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R-S series compressors or pumps can be built into new roadways, or retrofitted to existing roadways, to provide locally produced high density stable standard and emergency power.  R-S series convert  energy wasted, normally as waste heat & roadway destruction, from vehicles into compressed gas or fluid velocity.  Gas or fluid velocity or force can be converted to many forms of energy, including electricity, pneumatics, or hydraulics.   As traffic encounter the R-S  units gas is compressed or fluid is elevated to operate local generators.   This stored energy can then be used to for roadway lighting or signage. 

Local generation of energy will reduce transmission losses, maximize availability, and reduce the grid footprint of roadways.  Energy is generated in direct relation to usage.  Peak energy is generated at peak loads and peak demand.   

The demand synchronous generation of energy provides power as needed even during emergency situations such as earthquakes. or severe weather.  If the roadways are also fitted with traffic sensors, energy supplies can be optimized for usage when the need is highest.

R-S series devices are engineered to allow operation at various densities, which determines the impact of the devices on traffic flows.   Low density applications allow energy to be harvested from traffic with no significant impact on traffic flows.  Low density applications increase tire traction, and are ideal for wet or icy conditions.  The flexible road surface presented by R-S series embedded in the roadways, will prevent ice build up, and remove water puddles.

APMA: Air Pollution Mitigation  Array
150 Horsepower  : 1 mile : 4-lane : Average Speed 40 Mph : 70-80 ft3 per vehicle : particulate >100 micron
$172,675.00 - Quantity:

Outdoor Air Pollution

Poor air quality affects everyone but we are especially concerned about over 100,000 Maine children and adults with chronic lung disease. Recent studies have shown that severe health effect can occur in response to air pollution levels commonly experienced in Maine. Though we like to think Maine air is clean, air pollution blows in from other states and in-state pollutants add to the problem.

Nationally, millions of tons of harmful gasses and particles are released into the air each year. Fine particles and ozone are of particular concern because recent health studies indicate there may be no safe level of exposure to these pollutants. Molds, pollens, and strong odors receive relatively little regulatory attention but are significant outdoor air quality concerns for asthma and allergy suffers.

The American Lung Association of Maine supports an approach towards the continual improvement of the outdoor air that focuses on pollution prevention.


APMA Package Includes;
Part Qty..
R-SBC100 68
R-SBC400 8
Ground Vents 320
100 micron
Vortex Separators
Shipping Wt. 22,500 lbs

GSE : Air Pollution Mitigation Array
TPSA: Toll Plaza Safety Array
150 Horsepower  : 4-lane : Average Speed 40 Mph: 35Kw
$334,675.00 - Quantity:

Toll plazas can utilize R-S series devices to become independent of the grid, and increase safety.

Many common toll plaza hazards can be ameliorated or mitigated with R-S series speed sponges.

R-S devices graded by density can effectively slow vehicles in steps with out driver discomfort or cooperation.  The density of the R-S device, determines effective resistance levels that a vehicle must convert to move over the device.  Grading from very low to high density allows speed and forward momentum to be converted in steps.   The lowest density R-S unit will reduce the speed by 5%, but be virtually transparent to the vehicles occupants.  High density R-S units will remove as much as 20% from the forward momentum of faster moving vehicles.

R-S engineered density also allow for variable effects, based upon the speed of the targeted vehicle.   A vehicle traveling at 70 mph encountering a low density R-S will be slowed to 65 mph, and the driver will feel a dull thud, much like running over a rumble strip.  A vehicle traveling at 40 mph when encountering a low density R-S will be slowed to 38 mph, but the driver experience will be similar to that of running over a traffic counter.

Virtually all toll plaza crashes can be either eliminated or mitigated with stepped densities of
speed sponges. 

The byproduct of speed absorption is either compressed gas, fluid acceleration, or increase of vacuum.  Either of these effects can be utilized directly in hydraulics, pneumatics, air conditioning or heat exchange.   These effects can secondarily be employed to generate electrical power.

TPSA: Package Includes;
Part Qty..
R-VSSH202 6
R-VSSH440 8
R-SBC100 20
R-SBC400 4
35 kWe SD4-E Engine 1
Shipping Wt. 23,500 lbs

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GSE : Toll plaza Safety Array
BDAPA: Bridge De-icing & Auxiliary Power Array:
50 Horsepower : 4 lane : Average Speed 50 Mph: 35 Kw (optional)
($8.60 per m2 versus $48+ per m2 : Conductive concrete)
$74,500.00 - Quantity:

R-S series compressors or pumps can provide bridge engineers with a number of benefits.   With R-S series PEC technology embedded into the bridge road surfaces can both provide power and enhance bridge life by reduction of traffic generated vibration.

The R-S series units can be configured as both speed and vibration sponges, with the energy converted into electrical or hydraulic power.  Bridge life can be extended from 5-20% with and increase in new construction costs of less than 5%.

The selected density of R-S series devices determines the level of energy conversion, based upon vehicle speed and mass.  As vehicles encounter the R-S series units, with either engineered or programmable densities, excessive speed can be removed and converted into compressed gas or fluid pressure.   With engineered densities optimum traffic speeds can be maintained and enforced.

Energy from moving vehicles is normally absorbed into the structural supports of the bridge, and significantly shortens maintenance cycles as well as structure life.  If R-S series units engineered to absorb excess speed & vibration were embedded at 10ft intervals, the life of the structure would be increased by 4-6%.  A concomitant change in maintenance cycles would also reduce operational costs, while increasing structural integrity.

Bridge operations will less dependent upon grid power, and therefore less susceptible to emergency conditions. 

BDAPA: Package Includes;
Part Qty..
R-SBC100 16
R-SBC400 16
Optional :
35 kWe SD4-E Engine
Shipping Wt. 6,500 lbs.

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PADLSA: Private Airport De-icing & Landing Safety Array:
75 Horsepower : 2 run ways : Average Speed 120 Mph
($8.60 per m2 versus $48+ per m2 : Conductive concrete)
$567,500.00 - Quantity:
PADLSA: Package Includes;
Part Qty..
R-VSSH440 24
R-VSS200 48
R-SBC100 24
R-SBC400 16
Shipping Wt. 37,000 lbs.

 EPSA: Embassy  Physical Security Array:
100 Horsepower :1 Entrance: Max Speed 80 Mph
$275,500.00 - Quantity:

R-S series Speed sponges when placed strategically can increase the effectiveness of engineered barriers by controlling the speed of approaching vehicles.  Speed sponges in entrance ways and exclusion zones can effectively prevent any vehicle from employing mass to breach physical barriers.

An array of R-S series units will enforce safe approach speeds while permitting access.  Each unit can be configured to remove a specific percentage of a vehicles momentum.  Units can be engineered to enforce maximum speeds automatically without human operators, and the devices are automatically re-armed.   The automatic nature of the R-S series units can reduce the security personnel requirements of the facility.

Vehicles operating within acceptable speed ranges experience the R-S units as minor speed humps, but vehicles operating at unsafe speeds will experience the units like thick mud or wet sand.  R-S units engineered at low densities will covert significant forward momentum into gas compression or fluid velocity.  The  converted energy is available for support applications such as barrier activations.

R-S units can increase the effectiveness of current facilities, or reduce the construction costs of new facilities
: Package Includes;
Part Qty..
R-VSSH440 24
R-VSSV200 48
Shipping Wt. 11,300 lbs.

RTRA: Runaway Truck Ramp Array:
25 Horsepower : 1 Lane ;
$136,500.00 - Quantity:
RTRA: Package Includes;
Part Qty..
R-VSSH440 8
R-VSSH100 8
R-VSSV400 2
R-VSSV100 16
Shipping Wt. 6,100 lbs.



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