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Infrared Gas Detector

May 3, 2007 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The IR5000 open-path hydrocarbon gas detector can be configured for distances of 20, 100, or 130 meters. With unique single-gas detection beam technology, it boasts reduced drift and greater immunity to false alarms.

Ergonomic Lifter and Transporter

May 3, 2007 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

This Dandy Lift has a battery-powered lift mechanism, providing a clean and quiet way to transport, lift, and position loads. A 24-volt battery allows users to lift and lower loads at the touch of a button.

Polyethylene Conical Tank and Stand

May 3, 2007 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

A 560-gallon polyethylene conical bottom tank with stand serves as a mix vessel for chemicals and for corrosive acids such as sulfuric and hydrochloric acid.

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Double-Contained Piping Systems

May 3, 2007 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Duo-Pro dual-contained polypropylene, PVDF, and Halar piping systems are offered in sizes ranging up to 20 in. in diameter, making it possible to mix and match the carrier and containment pipe in different materials.

Knowing Your Limits: Traversing the Ups and Downs of Alarm Trips

May 3, 2007 8:46 am | Articles | Comments

A limit alarm trip, known by many names, is a hardware device that monitors a process signal — such as temperature, pressure, level, or flow — and compares it against a preset limit. If the process signal moves to an undesirable high or low condition, the alarm activates a relay output to warn of trouble, provide on/off control, or institute an emergency shutdown.

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How to Build a Digital Foundation for Enterprise O&M Management

May 3, 2007 8:33 am | Articles | Comments

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.

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Daily Grind: Reduction Technologies Hit Uniformity and Energy Goals

May 3, 2007 8:06 am | Articles | Comments

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.

ISO 9001:2000: Superior Felt

May 3, 2007 7:49 am | News | Comments

Superior Felt & Filtration LLC, Ingleside, IL, has achieved full ISO 9001:2000 certification.

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Record Year: Flomerics

May 3, 2007 7:49 am | News | Comments

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.

Approved: Elfab's SoLo

May 3, 2007 7:49 am | News | Comments

Following comprehensive testing, Opti-Gard SoLo is the latest rupture disc from pressure-management specialist Elfab to be awarded ASME BPVC Section VIII approval.

Notable: K-Tron

May 3, 2007 7:49 am | News | Comments

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.

New Plants: Dow Epoxy

May 3, 2007 7:49 am | News | Comments

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.

Certified: Lanxess Corp.

May 3, 2007 7:49 am | News | Comments

Lanxess Corp.'s Orange, TX, and Addyston, OH, sites have achieved RC 14001 certification.

New Name: BakerCorp

May 3, 2007 7:49 am | News | Comments

Baker Tanks, Seal Beach, CA, has changed its name to BakerCorp.

Acquired: Effox Inc.

May 3, 2007 7:49 am | News | Comments

CECO Environmental Corp., Cincinnati, a leading provider of air pollution control and industrial ventilation systems, has acquired Effox Inc. in an all-cash transaction.

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