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Joseph Kinley

Joseph F. Kinley - Special Projects Co-ordinator

Joseph KinleyJoseph was born in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and was brought up on the family farm. From an early age he began working with his hands and developed a knack for fixing things. As he grew older repairing the farm equipment became just another chore.

During the summer of 2000 he took a Marine Engineering course in Comox, British Colombia where he learned how to operate and maintain marine diesel engines and systems. With his knowledge of diesel systems operation he took a position as an Apprentice Diesel Mechanic at LIFE in 2003 where he converted truck engines to marine engines and helped to install them in fishing boats.

In 2005 Joseph enrolled as a Maritime Surface and Sub-Surface officer in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve and finished his training in 2009. He continues to work with the Naval Reserve at his Unit HMCS SCOTIAN, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Joseph completed his Mechanical Engineering Degree at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick and works full-time with LIFE and ProSolarTec as a Project Engineer.

Prometheus News

Thermocouples

As the ProSolarTec continues to improve its solar concentrating technology, the technologies used to measure and record data must also follow suit. Prometheus field tests currently use data acquisition software coupled with high-grade thermocouples to accurately measure temperatures of up to 8 different locations simultaneously. The testing has recently surpassed the upper limit of K-type thermocouples and in order to record these higher temperatures the Prometheus Team is now using platinum based R-type thermocouples. As the accuracy of the tests improves, more detailed fine-tuning can be executed on the prototypes, further increasing the success of the project's experiments.

 
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