In part one of our two-part series on the wind energy sector, we looked at the logistical challenges associated with the increasingly large equipment required to build wind turbines. With wind energy providing nearly two percent of U.S. energy consumption and growing rapidly, efficiently transporting and protecting wind turbine equipment is essential for industry expansion.
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Over the past decade, land-based wind turbines have dramatically increased in both height and overall size. Technology advancements have resulted in sophisticated blade designs that are longer and lighter than ever before. This, along with the manufacturing cost reduction associated with economies of scale, has decreased the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for wind turbines, making them a more attractive energy solution.
As we approach the holiday season, when gift shopping and gift giving become a priority, it’s hard to notice anything besides the variety of bags, totes, and sacks used by retailers to package and promote their merchandise. The exterior says something about what is inside. It’s the first impression of the gift. It is easy to conclude that if it’s wrapped without any thought, the contents of the package may not be as important. If the package is well-conceived and packaged with care, the product comes across as personal and special.
As a customer or employee, you probably never think about corporate culture and how it affects you. Many business owners work hard every day to improve their corporate culture to maximize the growth of their company. But the concept is still somewhat an enigma.
According to the Business News Daily, Punit Renjen, chairman of the board at Deloitte Research, tries to explain: "Organizations that have a culture of purpose focus on delivering meaningful impact for all their stakeholders — customers, employees and communities," are most successful. He adds, "Many businesses have made great strides to strengthen their role as corporate citizens. However, our survey suggests that there is still so much more work to do, and that could have a positive long-term impact for companies that do so."
One of the biggest challenges in storage and transportation is protecting your equipment from damage by the elements. Whether you’re hauling a load of new vehicles or keeping your generator dry and running, you need an effective cover to protect your property. One of the most popular solutions is shrink wrap. While shrink wrap certainly has its place in the market and is useful for one-time applications, some manufacturers need a different option.
The damaging effect of ultraviolet rays on human beings is well known. People who get too much direct exposure to the sun can develop such maladies as skin cancer, premature wrinkling, and eye damage, just to name a few. But people can generally find shelter out of the sun when it gets too hot. But consider expensive heavy equipment that can’t be stored in a shelter. Repeated exposure to UV rays will cause damage to heavy equipment that goes beyond the merely cosmetic. In fact, excessive UV rays can cause damage that could make the equipment non-functional.
3D modeling has had a major impact on the economy since its inception. From 3D PET scans to visually mapped building plans and roadway designs, this ever-improving technology has proven to be a key factor in the advancement of medicine, construction, and many other industries.
So we asked ourselves, why can’t we apply this same technology to our work at Transhield? Our engineers are constantly seeking innovative ways to improve our transportation cover materials and installation process. Incorporating 3D modeling technology has offered one more way to improve our product.
Fall is fast approaching and it’s time to think about closing up the lake house and getting the boat ready for winter storage. A little effort to clean and prepare for next year will not only extend the life of your boat but you’ll save yourself a lot of time and heartache come next summer. Here are five quick tips based on our experience winterizing boats.
What do you do in inclement weather? Layer up. That’s exactly what a Transhield cover does for a boat. A waterproof, shrinkable, outer layer provides protection from rain, snow, sun, dirt, and other airborne pollutants. The middle layer is a hot olefin adhesive, and the inner layer is a soft polyester nonwoven material to protect against etching and scratching. Transhield provides advanced fabrics to protect boats and personal watercraft.
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