Tuesday, March 10, 2009

 

Innovative emerging de-icing technology VRC


Dartmouth engineering professor and entrepreneur Victor Petrenko—along with his colleagues at Dartmouth and at Ice Engineering LLC in Lebanon, N.H.—have invented a way to cheaply and effectively keep ice off power lines.

The new proprietary technology is called a variable resistance cable (VRC) de-icing system. With only minor cable modifications plus some off-the-shelf electronics, the system switches the electrical resistance of a standard power line from low to high. The high resistance automatically creates heat to melt ice build-up or keep it from forming in the first place.

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releases/2009/01/07.html

Many other applications as well.
http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/faculty/regular/victorpetrenko.html

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