Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

 

September 28, 2022

 

BASF Blade The renewable energy solutions provider, Energiekontor AG, has partnered with Omega-Tools GmbH, a maintenance company, and BASF’s coatings division to increase the efficiency of its wind turbines with Novaflex BladeUp film product.

With its microscopic line structures, the functional film ensures a noticeable increase in the yield of the turbines. The riblets reduce the formation of air turbulence on the surface of the blades, so that a larger proportion of the wind can be used for generating electricity.

In a measurement campaign that has been running for about a year, an increase of up to three per cent in power output was determined, and for this purpose, BASF’s Novaflex BladeUp was installed on a 1.3-megawatt SWT 1,300 turbine in Germany.

“We are impressed with the significant increase in power yield with Novaflex. This makes it all the more important that we implement this option for our plants in a timely manner and thus contribute to the energy transition,” said Carsten Schwarz, Member of the Management Board from Energiekontor AG.

BASF is also interested in extending the Novaflex product to turbines and blades from other manufacturers and other performance classes. “An integration into the manufacturing processes of the blade manufacturers would also be possible, so that new wind turbines can directly generate a higher electricity yield,” said Jörg Lenz, head of the Beyond Paint Solutions business unit at BASF.

Energiekontor has awarded Omega-Tools GmbH a first contract to equip wind turbines of the tested type with BASF’s film and intends to include further turbine types.
In the long term, Energiekontor AG wants to equip all available turbines—their own and those managed by their company—with BASF’s product.

Feature Video: DeVilbiss TEKNA Gun Flexes on Muscle Car Show

CFCM TeknaGun 400

Carlisle Fluid Technologies’ DeVilbiss TEKNA spray gun was recently featured on an episode of Detroit Muscle on Power Nation TV to bring a 1973 AMC Javelin back to life. Featuring a high finish quality and operator ergonomics, The TEKNA gun’s high transfer efficiency provides materials savings for solvent or waterbase paints.

The spray gun technology, which has been used in automotive refinishing processes for many years, is designed to spray all types of materials and comes with high efficiency or HVLP air caps that produce large spray patterns with even material distribution.

 

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New Bacharach Sling Psychrometer


CFCM slingpsychrometer 400Paul N. Gardner USA, global distributors, producers, and designers of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries, has introduced a new offering: The compact, portable Sling Psychrometer.

As an easy way to measure relative humidity levels quickly, this uniquely compact Bacharach Sling Psychrometer accurately determines per cent relative humidity without the necessity of consulting complex tables. There is no need to wet the wick each time a reading is taken, and it contains a slide rule calculator which correlates wet and dry bulb thermometer indications for direct reading of relative humidity. When not in use, the thermometer case telescopes into the handle for protection.

The Sling Psychrometer consists of two thermometers that are turned by vigorously swinging the handle and exposing the thermometers to rapid air movement. These two thermometers are called dry bulb and wet bulb. The bulb of one thermometer is placed in direct contact with the room air to measure dry-bulb air temperature. The bulb of the other thermometer is covered with a silk or muslin sleeve that is kept moist to record the wet bulb temperature. Evaporation cools the wet bulb more than the dry bulb, and the humidity is obtained as a function of change in temperature. The atmospheric humidity is determined by calculations, steam tables, or using a psychrometric chart. Gardco.com  

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