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06 January 2015

RotaBolt®-TD is first wireless monitoring system for bolted joints

The first system in the world to offer true remote, wireless monitoring of bolted joint integrity has been launched by James Walker RotaBolt® in partnership with wireless telemetry specialist Transmission Dynamics.

Tidal & Wave Energy

Tidal & Wave Energy

Relatively speaking, tidal and wave energy schemes are still in their infancy. Tidal barrages in France and Russia, that commenced power generation in the 1960s, led the way and the technology is well understood.

Unfortunately, few other tidal barrages have come on stream since then. Although a number of large schemes are proposed for sites across the world, the immense costs of the civil engineering works combine with local ecological concerns to hamper progress.

In contrast, existing and proposed tidal turbine schemes and wave energy systems are based on immature technology, with numerous different design concepts under investigation. Such systems have yet to prove their long-term viability or commercial value, although some are close to large-scale deployment.

In all cases, James Walker’s expertise in high-integrity fluid sealing, together with our ability to develop and manufacture customer-specific systems, will help to ensure the long-term viability of plant and prevent pollution of seawater by lubricant seepage.

Tidal Barrages

Tidal Barrages

The mechanical and electrical plant required for tidal barrages is similar to that used in hydropower...

Tidal turbines

Tidal turbines

We have designed and manufactured a wide range of sealing products for applications...

Wave energy systems

Wave energy systems

Many different devices have been experimented with over the years to create reliable electrical power from wave action...

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Deeper Water Offshore Wind Conference

21-22 April 2015

Cavendish Conference Centre, London Stand: TBA