AP-60 polymer is for sealing in high-pressure, high-temperature settings that also require high resistance to wear and friction. The material is a fully fluorinated, chemically modified fluropolymer alloy of Alkoxy-TFE with a fraction of polybenzmidazole as a polymer matrix. It is reinforced with organo-metallic microspheres and high-purity graphite fibers. The polymer seals at 650F and 2,500 psi, with intermittent high-temperature excursions.
Engineers at Fuel Cell Energy have found a way to take advantage of a side reaction, unique to their carbonate fuel cell that has nothing to do with energy production, as a potential, cost-effective solution to capturing carbon from fossil fuel power plants.
To get to a trillion sensors in the IoT that we all look forward to, there are many challenges to commercialization that still remain, including interoperability, the lack of standards, and the issue of security, to name a few.
This is part one of an article discussing the University of Washington’s nationally ranked FSAE electric car (eCar) and combustible car (cCar). Stay tuned for part two, tomorrow, which will discuss the four unique PCBs used in both the eCar and cCars.
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