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Humid, Hazardous Environment Transducer

September 17, 2009 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff's new Micropulse® ProCompact linear position transducer has a Micropulse ProCompact rod-style transducer that incorporates field-proven, non-contact magnetostrictive technology into welded, hermetically-sealed stainless steel housing.

Collect Samples Directly From Process Piping

September 16, 2009 12:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

September 16, 2009 Sure Seal, Inc., has launched its new SV series sampling system valves. The valves feature: A direct in-line closed-loop design that collects representative samples direct from the process piping or instrumentation loop without the need for flushing.

Raising The Roof

September 16, 2009 10:52 am | News | Comments

September 16, 2009 Footage of an explosion literally blowing the floating roof off a refinery storage tank after lighting bypassed the facility's lightning protection system and started a fire.


Extreme Maintenance

September 16, 2009 10:11 am | News | Comments

September 16, 2009 A bolt that wouldn't budge nearly stopped the $175 million replacement of Hubble's best survey camera.

Google's Cooling Water Treatment Plant

September 16, 2009 9:45 am | News | Comments

September 16, 2009 A tour of the 20,000 sq. ft. water treatment plant that Google built in Belgium to provide cooling water for its massive data center.

Clunker Recycling Pilot Plant

September 16, 2009 7:48 am | News | Comments

September 16, 2009 Currently, when a vahicle is junked, about 75 percent of it is recycled. Argonne National Laboratory's recycling pilot plant demonstrates how the remaining 25 percent, known as automobile shredder residue, can be separated into metals, polymers and waste.

These Things We Do

September 16, 2009 5:44 am | Blogs | Comments

September 16, 2009 By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group Do you know the

Illegally Dumped Chemicals Kill 3 In China

September 16, 2009 5:27 am | News | Comments

September 16, 2009 SHANGHAI (AP) - Three people have died and an additional 17 required medical treatment after they were exposed to bags of a toxic chemical illegally dumped by a factory in eastern China, the local government said Wednesday.


Robot Sub Hunts Toxic Waste Off Italian Coast

September 16, 2009 5:11 am | News | Comments

ROME (AP) - Italian authorities have dispatched a robot submarine with a video camera to a shipwreck off the Calabrian coast to see if it's carrying radioactive waste dumped by the mob in a lucrative disposal racket.

Slim Jim Plant Blast Leads To NC Gas Code Changes

September 16, 2009 4:52 am | News | Comments

MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer - September 16, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Three months after an explosion at a Slim Jim factory in North Carolina killed three people, a state panel has made emergency changes to its gas guidelines despite federal inaction on the standards.

Jamaica Tightens Rules After Chemical Spill

September 16, 2009 4:44 am | News | Comments

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Companies handling corrosive materials along Kingston Harbor will soon be required to have special permits to ensure the safe operation of hazardous chemicals after a 300-ton (270 metric ton) sulfuric acid spill, officials said Tuesday.

Great Lakes Toxic Cleanups Lagging Badly

September 16, 2009 4:28 am | News | Comments

JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer - September 16, 2009 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Cleanup of the most polluted sites in the Great Lakes is moving so slowly it will take 77 more years to finish the job at the existing pace, according to a federal report. The U.S.

Loyalty Leads The Way

September 15, 2009 12:53 pm | News | Comments

By Glenn Webb, Senior Product Specialist, Pump Solutions Group Loyalty is a trait in short supply these days. Baseball players who have been nurtured by an organization for upwards of a decade will brazenly chase the biggest free-agent contract.

Precision Low Pressure Regulator

September 15, 2009 12:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Industrial Products’ new Model M4100 pressure regulator is designed with a large diaphragm to provide high sensitivity and high accuracy for precision control in extreme low pressure applications, where output pressure must be continuously controlled to within +/- 0.

Improved Gas Detection

September 15, 2009 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Detcon has reengineered its gas detection sensor, named the Series 200 UniTox, to included a significantly-improved mechanical assembly.


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