The pressures to reduce costs and increase productivity in process manufacturing industries are unrelenting and are often labeled the top two enterprise-wide priorities for companies today. A seemingly logical consequence of the cost-cutting priority is the on-going practice of trimming operations and maintenance (O&M) staff allocations.
Conserve energy. Improve efficiencies. Lower production costs. Produce less waste. The list goes on. As energy and raw material costs have risen and had an impact on the production costs of most products, consumers, businesses, and engineers have become more conscientious about consuming resources.
Following comprehensive testing, Opti-Gard SoLo is the latest rupture disc from pressure-management specialist Elfab to be awarded ASME BPVC Section VIII approval.
K-Tron International Inc., Pitman, NJ, has closed its previously announced agreement to acquire certain assets of Wuxi Chenghao Machinery Co. Ltd., a privately owned company in the People's Republic of China.
Flomerics Group PLC, a leading supplier of simulation software, has announced that its sales have increased by 24 percent to $27.8 million and that profits have increased by 30 percent to $2.9 million.
Dow Epoxy, a business group of the Dow Chemical Co. and a global supplier of epoxy resins and related feedstock products, has chosen Shanghai Chemical Industry Park as the site for its world-scale 150,000-MTPA glycerine-to-epichlorohydrin plant and 100,000-MTPA liquid epoxy resins plant.
Superior Felt & Filtration LLC, Ingleside, IL, has achieved full ISO 9001:2000 certification.
Cyclonaire Corp., York, NE, a leading manufacturer of pneumatic conveying systems and controls for handling bulk materials, is building a 14,000-square-foot addition.
The Western States Machine Co. of Hamilton, OH, has announced that it now represents Comi-Condor in the U.S. and Canada.
CECO Environmental Corp., Cincinnati, a leading provider of air pollution control and industrial ventilation systems, has acquired Effox Inc. in an all-cash transaction.
Baker Tanks, Seal Beach, CA, has changed its name to BakerCorp.
Lanxess Corp.'s Orange, TX, and Addyston, OH, sites have achieved RC 14001 certification.
With its advanced differential pressure flow technology, the V2 System flowmeter features built-in flow conditioning for accuracy and requires minimum upstream/downstream straight-run piping when installed.
The Micro Motion F-Series high-temperature Coriolis meters allow users to run heavy refined products hotter for a more productive and repeatable process.