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Huge BLEVE Explosions In Downtown Seoul

October 7, 2009 10:50 am | News | Comments

Fire at a liquid gas station causes two massive BLEVEs (boiling liquid expanding vapor explosions), devastating an area of downtown Seoul.

Steel Company Gets $111,000 In OSHA Fines

October 7, 2009 5:49 am | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago steel company has been fined more than $111,000 for alleged violations of federal worker safety law. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Quinco Steel Inc. of Chicago Heights with the proposed penalties.

Champagne Beer

October 7, 2009 5:30 am | Blogs | Comments

By David Mantey, Editor, PD&D “Americans had a champagne taste while on a beer budget.” It wasn’t a particularly life-shattering statement, but as a fan of idioms I was immediately drawn to attention.


Irradiation, Training Could Reduce E. Coli Contamination

October 7, 2009 5:20 am | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Two food safety experts from the University of Minnesota say better training for meatpacking workers and wider use of irradiation could reduce the danger of illness from E. coli-contaminated beef.

Biofuel Company To Build New Plant

October 7, 2009 5:14 am | News | Comments

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - Biofuel company Qteros (cue-TAIR'-ohs) has announced plans to build a $3.2 million pilot plant adjacent to Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee that could eventually employ 150 people.

Three Injured In Chemical Plant Explosion

October 7, 2009 4:58 am | News | Comments

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Fire officials in Panama City say three workers were injured after an explosion at a local chemical plant. Lt. Tim Talley of the Panama City Fire Department says three workers at E.B.

Russia Aims To Lead Nanotechnology Industry

October 6, 2009 12:33 pm | News | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) - President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is thinking big when it comes to nanotechnology. Medvedev told an international nanotechnology forum Tuesday that Russia aims to be a world leader in an industry he said has vast potential.

Absorption Sensor For Process Automation

October 6, 2009 12:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Optek’s AF26 dual-channel absorption sensor is designed to automate manual processes and offer increased control of inline applications. The sensor: Measures color and concentrations using light at wavelengths of 380 to 1100 nm.


CRM: The Secret Ingredient

October 6, 2009 11:52 am | News | Comments

As with many a treasured recipes and favorite dish, Illes Seasonings & Flavors' name and genesis came from its founding family: current owner Rick Illes' grandfather, Dr. A.E.

Optical Multi-Gas Monitors

October 6, 2009 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Precisive has introduced two new series of multi-gas industrial monitors for process automation. Based on its unique Tunable Filter Spectroscopy (TFS) technology, the OXS-3100 series is designed for measurement levels in the ppm to percent range, while the OXS-4100 is used for sub-ppm ranges.

Triple Offset Butterfly Valve

October 6, 2009 11:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

NEWAY Valve has introduced a triple offset design butterfly valve, designed for piping applications that require higher temperatures and pressure settings.

Back-Flushable Filter Cassette

October 6, 2009 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microdyn Technologies Inc. will introduce its new cassette system for the ultrafiltration of highly viscous media at the Chem Show in New York.

Beefed Up Coolers

October 6, 2009 9:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Julabo FL series of recirculating coolers now includes models with up to 20-kW cooling capacity. The series also features: Air and water cooled models. A pump supplying 80 lpm, up to 87 psi. Wide operating temperature range.  Chem Show Booth #547 www.

Manufacturing Footprint Optimization

October 6, 2009 6:47 am | News | Comments

By Raj G. Konanahalli and Russ Dillion, AlixPartners LLP Chances are, your competitors are quickly rightsizing their manufacturing footprint in response to today's deteriorating global market conditions. Improving operations within facilities is likely not enough.

Fertilizer Maker Settles Alleged Clean Air Violations

October 6, 2009 5:31 am | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Minnesota-based company accused of violating the Clean Air Act has agreed to spend about $30 million to improve air pollution controls at its sulfuric acid production plant in Louisiana, federal authorities announced Monday.


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