The CRISTOPIA thermal energy storage system has been delivered to the Valenciennes hospital (France)

With its 25 years of experience in thermal energy storage systems, the CIAT Group, is currently the world leader in the sector. The new Valenciennes hospital equipment is one more reference to be added to the 2,000 CRISTOPIA systems in operation worldwide, including Nuovo Palacongressi di Rimini (Italy), and the LARNACA airport (Cyprus). More than 5,000 MWh of electrical energy are saved every day thanks to CRISTOPIA equipment. Its range of use from -33°C to +27°C and its energy efficiency levels of 20% higher than those of the other solutions on the market are among the major factors contributing to its success.


PcVue v.8.2 SP1 Building Management System

ARC Informatique announces the release of PcVue v.8.2 SP1, the latest update of its management software package. PcVue stands out by federating all building management parameters in a single tool, including heating and air-conditioning, lighting, security, low-voltage electricity supply, fire alarms and other functions, for the service sector, industry, airports and hospitals. PcVue V8.2sp1 innovates with its building energy optimization modules and its capacity, unique on the market, to incorporate AutoCAD files directly. PcVue is installed in several thousand buildings around the world in more than 20 countries, including Airbus Industries, Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, Central China TV (Beijing), Milan hospital and many others.


Faiveley Transport tests new generation ECP brakes for major freight operator Queensland Rail

New brake technology developed by Faiveley and Railway Innovation is expected to change the way the rail industry operates. The OzECP brake system is superior to Electronically Controlled Pneumatic (ECP) brakes currently available on the international market. This innovative system can be retrofitted to existing trains while still allowing conventional brakes to be used as a back-up safety mode.

Ingersoll Rand

The End of Percussion Maintenance

Now operating on more than 300,000 pumps worldwide, the new Ingersoll Rand motor technology for diaphragm pumps is a true success story. The technology combats three confounding pump motor issues: freezing, stalling and poor energy efficiency. With the purchase price of diaphragm pumps comprising as little as 5% of the overall cost of ownership, the benefit of Ingersoll Rand’s innovative technology is clear. Operating for five years on all Expert series pumps (3/8’’ to 2’’ for non metal pumps, ½’’ to 3’’ for metal pumps), it has brought operating costs down by 20% to 50 %.


ProSoft Technology® new 802.11abg radios improve transport of Ethernet packets to support demanding industrial protocols

The RLXIB-IHW radios from ProSoft Technology® not only are 802.11 compliant, but also benefit from a specific development in order to support, in the best conditions, the transport of demanding traffic of industrial protocols.


Toulouse Tramway chooses the latest version of PcVue

The railway systems integrator Roiret Transport, subsidiary of the Vinci Group, has selected the PcVue software solution from publisher Arc Informatique to supervise the centralized technical management (CTM) of the new Toulouse tramway. After the Lyon tramway and the Singapore and Santiago (Chile) undergrounds, it is the thirtieth urban system to opt for this solution. Every day PcVue manages the information necessary for the transportation of more than 10 million passengers around the world.


FLOWTITE™, GRP pipe systems for water, sewage and industrial applications

FLOWTITE technology has been developed to provide many industries all around the world with low cost, long term piping solutions. They are 10 times lighter than a concrete pipe, as well as easy to handle and install. These GRP Pipe systems are corrosion-free and have a proven resistance to acidic environments.


Amitech Industrial Spain installs fibre glass reinforced plastic (GRP) pipes in the combined cycle plant at the port of Barcelona

Amitech Industrial Spain, a company belonging to the Amiantit Group, that specialises in fluid management, has obtained a new contract for supplying and assembling the water mains pipelines of the combined cycle power plant at the port of Barcelona. A total of 500 million Euro will be invested in this 850 MW installation which is due to start operating in the summer of 2010.

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