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BIOFUEL BOOM: Columbia Bioenergy Sets Standard in Northwest

October 2, 2007 4:46 am | Articles | Comments

Although Columbia Bioenergy never used a blueprint when building its new plant in early 2005, it currently stands as Washington state's largest producer of biodiesel with a current production capacity of 10 million gallons per year. As it continues to elevate the biodiesel movement in the Pacific Northwest, two of the company's leaders rely on their roots in the farming industry, key partnerships, and quality equipment to reach new heights. Here's their story…


Winning Recipe: Indicator Helps Company Keep Tabs on Ingredients

October 1, 2007 12:09 pm | Articles | Comments

To keep better track of the chemicals used in its batching operation, a leading producer of wood chemical treatments has adopted a new kind of weighing solution that enables it to monitor how much of each ingredient is used.


The 4 Keys to Choosing the Correct Crawler for Your Needs

October 1, 2007 12:02 pm | Articles | Comments

Finding the right crawler among the myriad of choices in the marketplace requires careful consideration and some compromise. Here are the most important issues to consider when determining the ideal crawler size for your application.


Zero Tolerance: Coupler Makes Possible Safe Transfer of Butadiene

October 1, 2007 11:49 am | Articles | Comments

Texas Petrochemicals and OPW Engineered Systems team up to create the safest possible way to transfer flammable butadiene. Hooking up a railcar now takes seconds instead of half an hour. Here’s the story of how they did it…

Planning and Pumping the Unknown: What You Need to Anticipate

October 1, 2007 11:34 am | Articles | Comments

Careful projections and attention to detail are required when designing a total pump system. Keep in mind that friction is the most expensive element in any design. Here's a review of factors to investigate in order to save money and improve performance.

The Issues and Advantages of Non-Metallic Pump Bearing Design

October 1, 2007 11:20 am | Articles | Comments

Preventing contaminants from infiltrating your pumped fluids can avoid significant problems. Here's a look at non-metallic vertical pump bearings, how they can help, and what you might want to do once you know all the facts.

The Challenges of High-Level Measurement of Tanks With Floating Roofs

October 1, 2007 11:12 am | Articles | Comments

This article reviews common approaches used to indicate when the roof reaches a high point — including RF admittance switches, which can be calibrated so that they alarm on the material in the vessel if the roof sinks, preventing an overfill condition.

Standing Tall: Plastic Cooling Towers Capture Metal’s Old Territory

October 1, 2007 11:00 am | Articles | Comments

Factory-assembled cooling towers made with engineered molded plastic boast longevity as well as savings on maintenance, downtime, energy, and even real estate. Here's a look at a handful of real-world solutions using these versatile designs.


Ultrasonic Level Transmitter

October 1, 2007 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LVU800 Series general-purpose loop-powered two-wire ultrasonic transmitter with NEMA 4X enclosure provides non-contact level measurement up to 10 m (32 ft) and is suitable for challenging ultra-pure, corrosive, or waste liquids.

Portable Scale With Sealed Keypad

October 1, 2007 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HH320 Hand-Held Scale operates on two AAA alkaline batteries and fits into a pocket, briefcase, or backpack so that it can accurately weigh items anywhere.

FTIR Analyzer Module

October 1, 2007 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Illuminator is a compact (16 in. x 9 in. x 8 in. ) FTIR module that integrates well with a variety of sample interfaces in virtually any configuration.


Electric Cabinet Oven

October 1, 2007 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Model No. 944 is a 750°F electrically heated cabinet oven currently used for sintering operations.

Gel Threadlockers in Squeeze Dispensers

October 1, 2007 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Permatex gel threadlockers flow easily into threads, even in blind holes, and cure in the absence of air once confined between close-fitting metal surfaces.

Potentiometric Titrator

October 1, 2007 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AquaCounter COM-300A automatic titrator performs pH, acid/base, complexometric, redox, Karl Fischer, photometric, non-aqueous titrations and ISE (Ion-Selective Electrode) measurements.


Electronic Enclosures for Caustic Environments

October 1, 2007 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 709 Series of air-cooled rugged electronic enclosures protects computer cards in caustic environments with applications in drilling and exploration equipment, chemical processing facilities, and industrial plants.


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