As we all look forward to a greener, more sustainable energy future, the promise of hydrogen based fuel cells is certainly one of the most exciting energy technologies on the cusp of mainstream acceptance. Fuel cells were a 10 billion… Continue reading Fuel Cell Thermal Management by CPI
Earlier this year the state of Texas saw one of its most devastating statewide power outages when winter storms rolled through the state and left freezing temperatures behind for weeks. While the vast majority of power was lost due to… Continue reading CPI Helps Keep Windmills Warm
Power requirements in your average helicopter represent a few uncommon challenges. Consider the startup power required to get those turbines spinning. Then the instantaneous braking force necessary to respond to the pilots commands in real-time as he dips and rises… Continue reading CPI Thermal Switches, Tried and True for Aviation Applications
As electric vehicles begin to change the face of transportation in USA, and the world, the conversation is all about charging the batteries. Charging stations are popping up all over the country. Most of these employ traditional charging cables with… Continue reading CPI Custom Thermal Switches for High Dielectric Applications.
Food processing and Galley equipment include many components designed to reach high temperatures and stay there for extended periods of time. In this equipment, fire hazards and thermal runaway are key safety concerns. Even food packaging equipment used in production… Continue reading It Gets Hot in the Kitchen
While change often comes slowly in the vast military industrial complex, there’s often good reason for that. That’s at least partly because battlefield conditions continue to dictate many of the same unique and complex operating requirements for vehicles, machines, guns,… Continue reading CPI Thermals Take the Heat in Military Vehicles.
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University has long been a staple of aviation education across the United States. Formed in 1925, It is the largest accredited university system specializing in aviation and aerospace. It has multiple locations with its primary campus residing… Continue reading CPI Thermals Help Young Pilots, Fly Safe
Thermal switches were originally designed to be reliable, standalone, systems that encompassed both a sensing element, and a switch. At a chosen set-point these thermocouple devices would reliably close or open a contact allowing for critical systems to be protected… Continue reading When Sensors Make no Sense
CPI’s X1 thermal switch is being increasingly used by both American and European avionics manufacturers and integrators as their thermal switch of choice for spot detection of overtemperature conditions in systems throughout the aircraft. Recent integrations include FAA approval as… Continue reading Aircraft Fire Detection – Spot Fire detection Systems
The International Space Station (ISS) may be one of the most underappreciated technological (and geopolitical) marvels on, or off the planet. While it has been under development since the 1990’s it is actually the joint effort of five different space… Continue reading CPI Thermal Switches – Keeping Astronauts Safe on the ISS