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3 Hurt In Chemistry Lab Explosion

October 20, 2014 10:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Police in upstate New York say three students were rushed to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a chemical explosion at the University of Rochester.                                

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Power Plants Lead In Greenhouse Gas Pollution

October 20, 2014 10:55 am | by PHUONG LE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Washington state's major industrial sources released about 6 million more metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2013, a 30 percent jump from the previous year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.                         

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North Dakota Well Leaking Oil, Gas & Water

October 20, 2014 10:37 am | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota, authorities said Friday.                                           

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Flame-Free Pipe Press System

October 20, 2014 9:44 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Victaulic introduces Vic-Press, a flame-free press system that joins pipe in a matter of seconds.

Polyethylene Piping System

October 20, 2014 9:28 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

GF Piping Systems announces the new ecoFIT Industrial Polyethylene (PE) Piping System designed for a wide spectrum of broad-based applications. 

The Challenge Of Transporting Coal Combustion Residues

October 20, 2014 1:00 am | by R. Munson, BEUMER Kansas City LLC | Articles | Comments

Many projects are contemplating the design of coal combustion residues handling systems to comply with EPA regulations and to relieve pressure on existing ash ponds. For each of these projects, one critical aspect of their feasibility is to determine how to store the CCR at the point of production and how to transport it to the new landfill.

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Innovation Vertigo

October 17, 2014 1:00 am | by Andrew Rieser, President, Mountain Point | Blogs | Comments

A new report praises the early adoption of technologies like cloud computing as the quickest path to business success. However, in industries like manufacturing there is still trepidation in adopting new technologies and transforming old business models. An uneasiness with the pace of change and confusion over the best path forward leads to innovation vertigo...

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ExxonMobil Pledges Support For Biofuels Research

October 16, 2014 3:27 pm | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

The ExxonMobil Biofuels Program will initially focus on two research projects with Iowa State. The studies are related to the fast pyrolysis of biomass – rapidly heating biomass (including corn stalks, switchgrass or wood chips) without oxygen to produce liquid bio-oil, which can then be upgraded into transportation fuels.

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Gas Natural Sells Its Wyoming Energy West Assets

October 16, 2014 3:22 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Energy West Inc. is selling its subsidiary, Energy West Wyoming Inc. to Black Hills Corp. for $17 million.                                                      

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Oil Regulator: Price Drop Could Slow Drilling

October 16, 2014 3:18 pm | by JOSH WOOD, JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Recent oil price drops could halt drilling in several North Dakota counties and force the state to reevaluate its budget, according to the state's top oil regulator.                                          

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Senate Task Force To Aid WV Coalfields

October 16, 2014 3:14 pm | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Senate President Jeff Kessler is setting up a task force as part of a push to help West Virginia's struggling southern coalfields.                                       

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BASF Sells Textile Chemical Business

October 16, 2014 3:11 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chemical and oil company BASF SE says it is selling its textile chemicals business to Swiss-based Archroma for an undisclosed amount.                                  

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Lab Furniture Systems

October 16, 2014 2:49 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing furniture offerings including base cabinets, wall cabinets, countertops, sinks, fixtures, base-tables, mobile work stations, specialty storage cabinets and peg boards. 

Laboratory Double Planetary Mixers

October 16, 2014 2:43 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Charles Ross & Son Company | Product Releases | Comments

These Laboratory Double Planetary Mixers (DPM's) are ideal for processing a wide range of applications including viscous pastes, putty-like materials, powder blends and granulations. 

More Needed To Improve Oil Train Safety

October 16, 2014 10:27 am | by PHUONG LE, Associated Press | News | Comments

With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil-train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.    

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