The collection and conveying of dusts and powders can create static electricity hazards, and since static buildup can occur in dust collection equipment that handles conductive, insulative dusts and powders, much attention has been directed to preventing potentially hazardous electrical discharges from conventional filter bags and support cages.
A white paper titled "Implementing Foundation Fieldbus H1 Networks in Hazardous Areas" by Bruce Bradley, PE, of Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals Inc., Petersburg, VA, provides a rigorous discussion of hazardous environments, the standards and practices involved, and considerations for installing a Foundation Fieldbus H1 system.
A new booklet that provides a synopsis of the R&D tax credit in everyday language, including what expenses qualify and the documentation required, is being offered by CCR Cost Recovery Services LLC, Westborough, MA.
Eriez, Erie, PA, is offering a free brochure on its new line of ProGrade magnetic separators.
A brochure describing blowers and compressors, including pre-assembled, skid-mounted blower units in special noise abatement enclosures, is available from Dresser Roots, Houston, TX.
MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division, Cary, NC, has a new product catalog for liquid level applications such as oil and gas, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and specialty chemical.
For laboratory personnel who perform environmental trace element analysis, it can be a difficult task to stay up-to-date with changes in legislation, regulation, methodology, and research.
Applied Industrial Technologies, Cleveland, OH, has announced the availability of its 07/08 product catalog, which includes information on nearly 40,000 parts from more than 100 suppliers, including 20,000 bearings and power transmission parts and almost 9,000 fluid power products.
Turck, Minneapolis, MN, has released a catalog of more than 600 pages on inductive, capacitive, analog, and ultrasonic proximity sensors.
Oseco, Broken Arrow, OK, has issued the third edition of its CD catalog with expanded language capabilities and content.
The last couple of years have seen the introduction of an entirely new generation of diaphragm metering pumps. These pumps incorporate digital robotic-like technology to improve accuracy and process control, saving money by lowering the amount of chemicals used and reducing the number of pump sizes required by large users of dosing pumps.
Solution providers from around the world will come together in Houston, TX, Oct. 2-4 for ISA EXPO, considered to be North America's largest automation and control exhibition.
Sartorius Corp., Edgewood, NY, has been awarded ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for field calibration.
Farr Air Pollution Control, Jonesboro, AR, is offering its popular Gold Series dust collector with a new high-performance explosion vent for applications involving the capture of explosive dusts.