No, this isn’t ice, but hydrates, ice-like crystals that are capable of burning, because they consist largely of natural gas. Hydrates can form when oil, gas and water are being transported in the same pipeline, and they are a serious problem for the petroleum sector. By transforming them into a sort of dry ”snow” instead of slush, SINTEF scientists can prevent hydrates from forming plugs, and they are simply carried along with the oil.
Fire and ice?
Skaters – mind the ice!
Recent winters almost free of snow have encouraged Norwegians to get their skates on and venture out onto the frozen lakes. But what happens to your body if you fall through the ice, and what should you do if an accident occurs?
True hygge with environmentally friendly log fire
A crackling log fire is pure HYGGE. But what’s actually the best way to have log fires in our modern, well-sealed and fully-insulated homes?
Cables aflame at 1100 °C to test fire resistance
" If the cable itself had adequate fire protection, it would revolutionize this market.
Development of materials and processes for 3D-printing of components for fire stopping vents
The objective of this project is to develop an intumescent material and a corresponding production process for automated industrial production of components for a patented type of fire stopping vents for buildings.
Norwegian researchers are developing ice-cold eco-technology
Thanks to toxin-free technology that also saves energy, Norwegians can eat their ice cream without worrying about the climate.