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LED Luminaire For High Bay Applications

July 17, 2014 9:14 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The luminaire incorporates patented WaveStream LED optical technology to efficiently improve light quality and distribution for indoor high bay commercial, retail and industrial applications.

Explosion-Proof Vacuums: An Investment In Safety

July 17, 2014 1:00 am | by Rachel Leisemann Immel, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Plant explosions should serve as a reminder for industrial users to review their vacuums to ensure they are suitable in explosion-proof applications, such as those relating to combustible dust. In addition to satisfying OSHA requirements, manufacturers must also keep workers safe.

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3M Buys Subsidiary Stake For $885M

July 16, 2014 10:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

3M will take full control of its Sumitomo subsidiary by acquiring the 25 percent of the company that it doesn't already own for $885 million.                                 

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Mine Fire Lawsuit Settled

July 16, 2014 10:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit over the deaths of two miners in a 2006 fire at an underground coal mine in West Virginia, according to court documents.                   

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Officials Suspicious Of Connection Between Gas Project & Oil Referendum

July 16, 2014 10:48 am | by BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The decision Alaska voters make on an oil-tax referendum next month could have implications for a proposed liquefied natural gas project, the senior project manager said Tuesday, a point deemed a scare tactic by one state lawmaker.  

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China Moves Oil Rig Out Of Vietnamese Waters

July 16, 2014 10:44 am | by CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

China on Wednesday moved an oil rig out of waters claimed by Hanoi after two months of drilling that triggered a near-breakdown in ties between the neighbors and led to deadly protests in Vietnam.                      

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Banning Old Oil Train Cars

July 16, 2014 10:43 am | by PHUONG LE, MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Environmental groups asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban shipments of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars, citing oil train wrecks and explosions and the agency's own findings that accidents pose an imminent hazard.

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California Gets Tough On Refineries

July 16, 2014 10:38 am | by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency is coming to one of the nation's largest petroleum-producing areas to hold public hearings on a proposal aimed at reducing toxic air pollution from California to Texas through tough new controls on oil refineries.  

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Factory Output Rises For 5th Straight Month

July 16, 2014 10:37 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factory output increased for the fifth straight month in June as manufacturers cranked out more aircraft, chemicals and furniture.                               

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Gold Mine Expands Onto Federal Land

July 16, 2014 10:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Fairbanks Gold Mining Inc., which is owned by Kinross, has submitted the request to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to expand the open-pit gold mine onto federal land.                     

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Power Plant Fuel Leak Threatens River

July 16, 2014 10:29 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Polish officials say a malfunction at a coal power plant has caused a leakage of fuel, and emergency officials are working to make sure it doesn't contaminate the nearby Vistula River.              

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Texas City Rejects Fracking Ban

July 16, 2014 10:10 am | by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press | News | Comments

The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid early Wednesday that would have made it the first city in the state to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community.

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Signal Conditioner & Display Unit

July 16, 2014 9:34 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The compactly housed E725 signal conditioner and display unit from RDP Electrosense can be used in either a stand-alone or panel mounted mode and offers flexibility and high performance. 

Explosion Proof LED Fixture

July 16, 2014 9:23 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Larson Electronics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

This Class 1 Division 1 & 2, Class 2 Division 1 & 2 explosion proof light fixture from Larson Electronics provides 24,000 lumens of high quality light while drawing only 300 watts.

10 Safety Tips For Operating Aerial Lifts

July 16, 2014 1:00 am | by Terex Corporation | Articles | Comments

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 269 of the 775 construction fatalities recorded in 2012. Those deaths could have been prevented.                  

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