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Engineering Pro Mobility App | Engineering Applications

February 27th, 2013

TechCrunch reported that the mobile application market could be worth an estimated $25 billion dollars by 2015. With the introduction of tablets and smartphones into mainstream communication, having mobile tools for every industry is important. The engineering industry is no different. Mobile applications can be used to increase efficiency and productivity in the workplace.

Engineering Pro, developed by Multieducator Inc., is a lifeline for engineering students and professionals. The Apple iOS application costs $11.99 on iTunes, but is well worth the cost. Engineering Pro provides up-to-date formulas for engineers when they are out in the field. Sometimes engineers will be looking for formulas outside of their branch of engineering. Engineering Pro gives you formulas for all types of engineering including civil, mechanical, electrical, and environmental.

Currently, Engineering Pro provides engineers with 650 built-in formulas. The formulas are updated regularly in an every changing engineering environment. There are also 100 conversion formulas. These allow engineers to easily convert units when in the field.

The application is very user friendly, offering saved formulas as well as access to favorite formulas. To increase the usability of the application, you are able to email your formula results to anyone directly within the app. Therefore, if you are on site and reporting to your team, you are able to stay in constant communication.

The application offers the following formulas:

Chemical Engineering: Cogeneration, Crushers, Energy Loss, Vaporization, Steam, and Vapor Separators

Civil Engineering: Beams, Bridges, Columns, Concrete, Elevators, Piles, Piping, Plates, Roads, and Shear

Electrical Engineering: ACDA, Batteries, BTU Conversion, Cost, Kilowatt and Lumens, Generators, Impedance, Lighting, Motors, Ohms Law, and more

Environmental Engineering: Air Quality, CFC, Lake Pollution, River Pollution, Soil Pollution, Hydrology, Infiltration and Recharge, and more

Mechanical Engineering: Bearing, Belt, Boiler, Brake, Clutch, gears, Heat Transfer, Kinetic Energy, Metalworking, and more

Engineering Pro currently runs on version 3.2.1. It can be downloaded in iTunes for your Apple mobile device. Engineers must always be prepared on site. Having a simple formula application with you at all times will improve your efficiency as an engineer.

If you are looking for innovative and emerging engineering projects, contact the engineer staffing experts at The Talley Group today. The Talley Group specializes in recruiting engineers and professional staff for contract and direct hire positions across the country. With over 30 years of experience serving Fortune 100 companies to small privately owned engineering firms, the Talley Group is here to help you land your ideal engineering job.

PolyPlus Wins Edison Award for Lithium Air and Water Batteries

February 18th, 2013

When an innovative company wants to win an award, they look towards the Edison. The PolyPlus Battery Company won this prestigious honor with it’s Lithium-Air and Lithium-Water Batteries. The invention won the gold award in the power generation/utilization category.

Being recognized with an Edison Award provides companies with one of the highest stamps of approval and support in the invention industry. These awards honor excellence in creativity and product development as well as sustainability and human-centered design.

These environmentally friendly batteries enable a new group of environmentally-friendly power sources for land and sea. They are ultra-lightweight and made of water-stable lithium electrodes.

The company began in 1991 and is based out of Berkeley, Calif. It has become a leader in the development of these next generation lithium battery products. The company began through innovations made by two scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for an environmentally friendly and cost-effective lithium/organosulfur battery. Its lithium-sulfur battery is now a commercial product. They company currently is working to develop rechargeable and non-rechargeable Lithium-Air, Lithium-Seawater and Lithium-Sulfur batteries.

How it works

PolyPlus developed lithium electrodes that remain remarkably stable in a broad scope of electrolytes, including aqueous and nonaqueous solvents. PolyPlus seals the lithium metal core by using solid electrolyte membranes and a unique compliant seal. The solid electrolyte is conductive to lithium ions, and impervious to liquids and gases. Because of this, the core is electrochemically active, but chemically isolated from the external electrolyte. This isolation allows for the construction of these batteries with unprecedented energy density.

Lithium-Air and Lithium-Seawater batteries are built with non-toxic materials and purposely environmentally safe.

In a lithium-air battery oxygen is taken from the atmosphere, as needed for the cell reaction, resulting in a safe, high specific energy power source. The use of a solid electrolyte membrane in advanced lithium-air technology also eliminates self-discharge, allowing for extremely good shelf life and maintenance of high quality products.

In a lithium-seawater battery, a solid electrolyte membrane is used to prevent direct electron transfer from the negative electrode to species in the aqueous electrolyte, extending the voltage window.

Contact The Talley Group today to be part of the next generation of sustainable energy engineering.

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