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Fire Tears Through Chemical Plant Near Detroit

August 28, 2009 4:27 am | News | Comments

A fire that started Thursday near a rail tanker car at a chemical plant spread quickly to silos holding gasoline, causing an inferno that sent huge plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky above Detroit and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people.

Top Five Considerations For Energy Management Systems

August 27, 2009 11:17 am | Articles | Comments

By Gus Ezcurra, CEO, Advanced Telemetry The economy has forced most if not all U.S. companies to seek ways to reduce non-essential and otherwise variable costs.

Space Age Bearings

August 27, 2009 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

NSK’s SPACEA™ series is a next generation range of bearings, ball screws and linear guides specifically designed for clean room, vacuum, anti-corrosion, non-magnetic and high/low temperature applications.

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Motor Built For Battery-Powered Applications

August 27, 2009 8:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Midwest Motion Products has released a new DC gear motor. It accepts any 24 volt DC source, including battery power, and measures 2.14” in diameter by 7.2” long. It also has: A keyed output shaft of ½” diameter by 1.5” long.

Fire Rages At Chemical Plant Near Detroit

August 27, 2009 8:14 am | News | Comments

COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer - August 27, 2009 HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) - A fire broke out Thursday at a chemical plant near Detroit, sending flames and black smoke hundreds of feet into the air and forcing a nearby expressway to be closed.

SAM: Compressor System Performance Manager

August 27, 2009 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kaeser Compressors’ Sigma Air Manager (SAM) monitors, sequences and analyzes low pressure air or vacuum system performance.

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Explosion-Proof Hydrogen Service Transducer

August 27, 2009 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies now offers an explosion-proof pressure sensor transducer/transmitter for use in hydrogen service and other hazardous applications.

Water Untreated With 'Killing Processes'

August 26, 2009 12:17 pm | News | Comments

Daniel Vitalis interviews Bryan Pullen, president of Summit Spring Water, to learn about one of the purest water sources on the planet. This video portrays a truly pure spring that is gravity fed and doesn't use any unnatural means to harvest the water.

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Extracting Humor From Food Manufacturing

August 26, 2009 12:09 pm | News | Comments

Mike Judge, creator of Office Space , returns with Extract , a comedy flick about the owner of a food manufacturing plant. The movie stars Jason Bateman as the plant operator and Ben Affleck as a local bartender.

Path To Success Paved With Recycled Plastic

August 26, 2009 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Correspondent Delia Gallagher speaks with Dr. Madhu from the Kerala Highway Research Institute concerning India's example of how to recycle plastic, using it for building roads in one of the wettest countries in the world.

Chemical Distributor Had Good Safety Record

August 26, 2009 12:00 pm | News | Comments

On February 7, 2007, KMBC's Kris Ketz reported from an explosion and fire at ChemCentral, which is a at Kansas City, MO chemical distribution facility that blends and repackages chemicals, such as waxes, resins, solvents, acids and other chemicals.

The Hercules Complex

August 26, 2009 7:08 am | Blogs | Comments

By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Chem.Info Yeah, I’m kind of a dork, but at least I know I’m not alone.

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Q & A: Rediscovering the Edison Nation

August 26, 2009 5:43 am | News | Comments

N.J. Slabbert is an award-winning writer and scholar, and co-author of the recent book, “Innovation, The Key To Prosperity: Technology & America's Role in the 21st Century Global Economy,” with Aris Melissaratos.

25,000 Advair Inhalers Stolen From Plant

August 26, 2009 4:44 am | News | Comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) - GlaxoSmithKline says two lots of its blockbuster asthma medication Advair Diskus were stolen from its facilities earlier this month, and could pose a risk to patients.

China To Curb Industry Overcapacity

August 26, 2009 4:30 am | News | Comments

BEIJING (AP) - China's Cabinet said Wednesday it will try to curb overcapacity and excessive investment in industries including steel and cement - a possible side effect of its massive stimulus plan.

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