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In More Flow Control [VIDEO]

May 21, 2009 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sierra Instruments introduces its Smart-Trak® 2 - a significant re-design of the Series 100 digital mass flowmeters and controllers (see video). The result of more than 5 years of user feedback, new features of the Smart-Trak® 2 add even more control, independence and flexibility.

A Flowmeter That Doesn't Get In The Way

May 21, 2009 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

OMEGA Engineering presents its FW1000 Series minimally invasive wedge flow sensors, which offer: High accuracy and repeatability. No need for inlet or outlet straight plumbing. Installation in any full pipe orientation (horizontal, vertical or inverted).

Tuff Rug Sucks Big Time

May 21, 2009 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kafko ’s new Oil Eater Tuff Rug is designed for high-traffic areas such as forklift aisles and walkways. It’s made from 100 percent recycled materials, is highly absorbent, and quickly sucks up oil leaks, dirt and grime.


INEOS Selects SIL3 Over SIL2

May 21, 2009 5:15 am | Articles | Comments

Only requiring SIL2 compliance for phenol and acetone production, this company opts instead for SIL3 via HIMA’s HiQuad H41q/H51q processors.


Lift, Rotate & Discharge Drums Without Dust

May 21, 2009 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MTS hydraulic Lift & Seal System™ from Material Transfer safely inverts drums containing corrosive, dusty, hygroscopic powders, then meters the materials into an existing process.

Combating Animal Rights Extremists

May 20, 2009 12:30 pm | Articles | Comments

If you are processing meat, milk or eggs, the goal of these groups is to shut down your facility.

Biological Warfare

May 20, 2009 11:26 am | Articles | Comments

The battle for efficient ethanol production has moved to the microbe level.

Sessions & Speakers At 2009 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

May 19, 2009 6:02 am | News | Comments

By The Associated Press - May 18, 2009 WASHINGTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) - May 18, 2009-- Biobased chemicals and plastics can further reduce U.S. reliance on petroleum and contribute to the profitability of an advanced biofuels industry.


Fire at Delaware Oil Refinery Extinguished

May 19, 2009 5:52 am | News | Comments

RANDALL CHASE Associated Press Writer - May 19, 2009 CLAYMONT, Delaware (AP) - A blaze caused by a home-rattling explosion at a Delaware oil refinery has been extinguished, and investigators were looking into the cause, officials said Monday night.

Energy Giant Valero Invests In Qteros

May 18, 2009 11:14 am | News | Comments

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Qteros, the Massachusetts company whose breakthrough Q Microbe(TM) technology turns biomass into ethanol, announced that Valero Energy Corp. of San Antonio, one of the nation's largest energy companies, has become a significant investor.

EWG Fights Move To Increase Gas Ethanol Content

May 18, 2009 7:45 am | News | Comments

By The Assocaited Press - May 18, 2009 WASHINGTON (AScribe Newswire) -- The corn ethanol industry is misrepresenting scientific facts in efforts to dupe the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) into waiving critical public health protections for the sake of boosting ethanol sales.

Columbus Chemical Fire Finally Out

May 15, 2009 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Luke Simpson, Associate Editor, Chem.Info May 15, 2009 A fire at a Wisconsin chemical warehouse is finally out after burning for more than two days. The company will now begin the cleanup in the hope of resuming limited operations at the plant by Monday.

Columbus Chemical Plant Explosion To Be Investigated

May 13, 2009 5:02 am | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) - A fire at a chemical plant that triggered explosions and forced the evacuation of about 140 homes was burning itself out Tuesday and residents were allowed to go home. The blaze at a warehouse of the Columbus Chemical Industries plant erupted Monday night.

Mission Critical at Bearspaw: Calgary Waterworks [VIDEO]

May 12, 2009 12:14 pm | News | Comments

The DeltaV system improves control at reduced installation and maintenance costs in this large 3100 I/O water treatment plant. Not suprising considering they managed to eliminate over 9 miles of wiring.

Biofuel Focus Needs to Shift From Feedstock To Downstream Strategies

May 12, 2009 6:53 am | News | Comments

May 12, 2009 By The Associated Press After 30 years of progress, the biofuels industry has plunged over a cliff amidst rancorous debate over its near-negligible carbon mitigation, competition for arable land, and poor economics.


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