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1 Death In Gas Accident On Offshore Platform

September 15, 2014 10:13 am | by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.                                    

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Chemical Reform Bill Faces Uphill Senate Battle

September 15, 2014 10:03 am | by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their chemical regulation bill to committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, who told The Associated Press this week that the draft still falls short.

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Flexible Screw Conveyor

September 15, 2014 9:35 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Vac-U-Max | Product Releases | Comments

The Flexible Screw Conveyor is an economical method of conveying product from bulk bag unloaders, bag dump stations and storage vessels.

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Vanes, Rotors & End Plates

September 15, 2014 9:30 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Metallized Carbon Corporation announces the availability of custom vanes, rotors, and end plates for use in rotary vane pumps pumping both liquids and gases.

Right-Shorting: Finding The Best Place To Manufacture

September 15, 2014 1:00 am | by Jeff Sweeney | Articles | Comments

Do manufacturing jobs "belong" on-shore? Is off-shoring or outsourcing inherently bad? Both questions are based on an erroneous assumption that effective trade creates winners and losers. A job producing something in Vietnam does not equate to one fewer job here in the US. It does not have to be a zero sum game. Experience has shown that a properly executed strategy can and should create winners on both sides.

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Combustible Dust: Solutions Delayed

September 12, 2014 5:14 pm | by CSB | Videos | Comments

Check out the CSB safety video about a fatal combustible dust explosion at a facility that milled and processed scrap titanium and zirconium metal and killed three employees and injured a contractor.                                                 

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Static Mixer For Water Purification Applications

September 12, 2014 9:38 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Chemineer introduces their Kenics UltraTab static mixer, designed for turbulent flow applications where a high degree of mixing is required in a compact space.

Size Reduction Equipment

September 12, 2014 9:32 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Gericke Cone Nibbler is a new generation of size reduction equipment complementing the Nibbler range.

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Emerging Regions Prove Increasingly Profitable For The Industrial Valve & Actuators Market

September 11, 2014 4:07 pm | by Frost & Sullivan | News | Comments

The increase in oil exploration activities, investments in new refineries, and modernization of existing facilities will spur the uptake of valves and actuators, particularly in emerging markets.                                    

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Scientists Discover Radioactive Waste-Eating Bacteria

September 11, 2014 4:01 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Tiny single-cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal, according to researchers involved in a study at The University of Manchester.                                              

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Statoil Widens Natural Gas Capture Project

September 11, 2014 3:57 pm | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Norwegian oil company Statoil plans to widen a natural gas capture program in North Dakota's oil fields, a move the company says will reduce flaring.                                       

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Groups Sue Over Oil Shipments In Older Cars

September 11, 2014 3:56 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Department of Transportation over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.                               

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Feds Tighten Rules On Workplace Death Reporting

September 11, 2014 3:54 pm | by TOM RAUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal government on Thursday moved to tighten its rules on the reporting of workplace deaths and severe injuries, declaring that employers beginning Jan. 1 must report any fatalities within eight hours of the accident or incident.

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Eastman Chemical Buys Taminco For $1.73B

September 11, 2014 3:51 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Eastman Chemical said in a statement that the acquisition will strengthen Eastman Chemical's presence in markets such as food, feed and agriculture. It also provides opportunities to speed up growth in the personal care, coatings and oil and gas.

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Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body at a southwestern Indiana aluminum plant.

Alcoa Lands $1B Boeing Contract

September 11, 2014 3:46 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa Inc. said Thursday that it won a multi-year contract worth more than $1 billion to supply aluminum products to aircraft maker Boeing Co.                                       

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