High Productivity Technology Demonstrations

By Nate Ames on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 in Advanced Energy, Defense, EWI – Company, Heavy Industry, Oil & Gas. No Comments

The EWI Nuclear Fabrication Center just completed the last high productivity technology demonstration.  The first demonstration was completed with AREVA to demonstrate a new machining technology, the second with Babcock & Wilcox to demonstrate an integrated laser/robotic technology for welding tube sheets and the final with PCC to demonstrate and compare Tandem GMAW & LaserRead more

High Productivity Welding Demonstration

By Nate Ames on Friday, April 6th, 2012 in Advanced Energy, Aerospace, Arc Welding, Defense, EWI – Company, Government, Heavy Industry, Oil & Gas, Rail. 1 Comment

EWI, PCC, the EWI Nuclear Fabrication Center, and the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy are hosting a high productivity welding demonstration on April 19th.  The demonstration is designed to provide fabricators the necessary information and first hand exposure to high productivity welding processes like Laser Hybrid Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and GMAW Tandem.  TheRead more

Utica Shale Maps

By Nate Ames on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 in Advanced Energy. No Comments

While conducting some research on the Barnett and Bakken Shale production rates, Google led me down an unintended path.  The search engine took me to a presentation by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources given to the US Energy Association on November 8, 2011.  The presentation showed a map of the maturity of the Shale in Ohio. Read more

Neutron Cross Sections

By Nate Ames on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 in Advanced Energy, Materials Engineering. No Comments

When talking about nuclear materials, a phrase that often gets spoken is Neutron Cross Section.  In a generic sense, the neutron cross section of an element is the respective probability of a neutron to hit the element (and presumably to cause damage to the element).  Different elements have different neutron cross sections, attached is a spreadsheetRead more

Utica Drilling Permits Running Strong

By Nate Ames on Thursday, December 15th, 2011 in Advanced Energy. No Comments

Every few weeks the Ohio Department of Natural Resources publishes a spreadsheet that details the Utica permits issued in Ohio and the status of the drilling for each permit.  These are available for download at http://ohiodnr.com/oil/shale/tabid/23174/Default.aspx.  To help Ohioans visualize the Utica Shale activity in Ohio, EWI has created an interactive Google map (https://www.ewi.org/ohio-utica-permits).  WeRead more

NFC Fall Meeting

By Nate Ames on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 in EWI – Company. No Comments

The NFC held our fall meeting in conjunction with ATI’s Corrosion Solutions Conference 2011 in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada last week. For those of you that were unable to attend, I wanted to pass along a summary of events. This was ATI’s 8th Corrosion Solutions Conference and the first time that a Nuclear Material SummitRead more