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How to Select a Flame Detector

November 29, 2010 7:38 am | by Edward Naranjo, Product Manager, General Monitors | Comments

Gaining perspective on flame hazards, and flame detection principles and technologies puts you in a better position to select the best flame detector for your application.

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Inept Dust Collection & Blindness

November 24, 2010 9:22 am | by Luanne Huneycutt, American Fabric Filter Co. | Comments

To prevent blinding in dust collection systems, consider filter type, filter size and  selection of the filter media used.

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ERP Plus Aids in the Pursuit of Profits

November 24, 2010 5:56 am | Comments

As the foundational system of record for the business, ERP can be one of the best tools process manufacturers can use to implement cost-cutting measures and to achieve these goals.

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Recalling the Recalls of 2010

November 23, 2010 7:39 am | Comments

Digest these prevention strategies gleaned from 2010’s pharmaceutical and food processing recalls.

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Do Your Homework Before You Go Wireless

November 23, 2010 5:17 am | Comments

Paul Richards, CEO of Wireless Sensors, and Todd Hansen, Director of Strategic Marketing for Honeywell Sensing & Control, discuss the considerations processors should make prior to installing a wireless sensor system.

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R&D is a Company’s Life Blood

November 18, 2010 11:32 am | by DAVID MANTEY, Editor, Product Design & Development (PD&D) | Comments

Michelle Brand, previously with Ticona, discusses her new role with a former competitor and how the “almighty drive to keep cost down creates an end-state detrimental to humanity.”

Five Ways to Lose Points on Pest Control Audits

November 17, 2010 5:16 am | by ZIA SIDDIQI, Ph.D., B.C.E., Director of Quality Systems, Orkin LLC, & JIM BAIL, Director of Technical Services, Food Processors Program, NSF | Comments

With the ever increasing demands of our daily jobs, sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of pest management details that can make a big difference during a third-party audit.

Improve Performance through Intelligent Safety System Design

November 16, 2010 5:43 am | by GEORGE SCHUSTER, CFSE, Senior Industry Consultant, Safety and Sustainability Solutions, Rockwell Automation | Comments

Today, processors understand a well-designed safety system improves efficiency and productivity, and machine builders increasingly recognize how safety systems improve business and machine performance.

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pH Electrodes Reduce Maintenance Hours

November 15, 2010 5:50 am | Comments

An agricultural chemical manufacturer migrated its pH analyzers to a system with electrodes that can be continually cleaned, calibrated and regenerated under controlled conditions in the lab.

Choosing the Right Lift Truck

November 11, 2010 5:54 am | by SUSAN COMFORT, Class II Narrow Aisle Truck Product Manager, & JOE LAFERGOLA, Business and Information Solutions Manager, The Raymond Corp. | Comments

Three steps can help operations managers understand how lift trucks are being used in a facility and whether they are being used for the applications for which they are intended.

SIS Prevents Dangerous Overpressures

November 9, 2010 11:53 am | Comments

At a facility for dehydrating raw natural gas from wells, engineers designed a SIL-2 safety instrumented system to help protect low-pressure pipe and process equipment against overpressures.

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Biodegradable Design

November 9, 2010 4:45 am | by MEAGHAN ZIEMBA, Associate Editor, Product Design & Development (PD&D) | Comments

Biodegradable material helps consumers reduce their carbon footprint and lessen the waste dumped into landfills.

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Best Solution for Handling Lime Slurry

November 8, 2010 5:43 am | by TODD LOUDIN, President, Larox Flowsys North America | Comments

Valves and related equipment in lime slurry service need to be selected carefully to prevent freeze-ups and other process disruptions.

Best Practices for Powering Wireless Devices & Avoiding Interference

November 5, 2010 11:10 am | by Luke Simpson, Associate Editor | Comments

Todd Hansen, Director of Strategic Marketing at Honeywell Sensing & Control, and Paul Richards, CEO of Wireless Sensors, offer best practices for powering wireless devices & avoiding interference.

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Sweetening the Wastewater

November 3, 2010 12:05 pm | by DAVID DELASANTA, President, CASTion Corp. | Comments

L&S Sweeteners used to pay fines due to sugar levels in its wastewater. Those sugars are now reclaimed, yielding slurries with a market value and eliminating the need for a wastewater treatment plant.

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