Anderson Materials Evaluation, Inc. has worked with fossil fuel and alternative energy companies to improve their ability to generate energy inexpensively and safely and to deliver energy reliably, inexpensively, and safely to consumers. We have worked to improve smokestack scrubbing materials, solve corrosion problems in scrubbing towers, solve corrosion problems in coke plants, solve corrosion problems in both conventional and nuclear power plant water and steam systems, identify corrosion products on drilling equipment and pipelines, and determine the composition of fly ash by-products of coal-fired power plants. AME has solved problems in printed circuit boards for monitoring electric power usage and in gas flow meter sensors to measure natural gas usage. AME has determined causes for sensor degradation used in the exploration for undersea oil and gas deposits. We have analyzed materials for use in radioactive decay power generators in satellites and addressed radioactive storage container materials issues.
We have performed DSC and XPS surface analysis of photovoltaic materials to characterize their chemical compositions, including the measurement of unreacted constituents and impurities. AME has characterized corrosion and materials degradation problems for photovoltaic arrays. We have solved power transmission line problems due to couples for wind generating farms. We have characterized a number of biomass materials using DSC to determine energy output issues relating to transporting them and to alternative uses for by-products of the processes for making fuels from them. We have investigated many problems with energy storage in batteries. AME has identified causes of materials degradation and contamination in fuel cells. We also measured the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of polymers and metal alloys using TMA.
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