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Best Bet: Online Demo Features Fire/Gas Detection System

April 1, 2008 12:26 pm | Comments

A new online web demo features the HazardWatch integrated fire and gas detection system from General Monitors, Lake Forest, CA. Designed to help process and plant engineers protect their operations, equipment, and staff from fire and combustible gases, the HazardWatch

Recommended Resource: ‘Best Practices’ Guide Provides Real-World Help

April 1, 2008 12:26 pm | Comments

Instrumentation, process control, and plant engineers with challenging air or gas flow measurement applications can look for help in the new best practices engineering guide from Fluid Components International, San Marcos, CA.

The Best Ways to Skim and Save: A Guide to Oil Skimmers and Their Use

March 13, 2008 11:26 am | Comments

Waste oil doesn't have to be a burden to plant personnel. Using an oil skimmer ensures that oil will be removed with minimal effort. With the right equipment, a facility can manage the oil effectively while saving time and money. Here's how…


ANSI Pump Breakthrough: Early Warning of Potential Failure

March 5, 2008 6:39 am | Comments

ITT Goulds announced a next-generation ANSI pump at a recent teleconference with key members of the press. Marking an industry first, the company's Model 3196 pump now has onboard intelligence as a standard feature.

How to Move Abrasive Fluids While Minimizing Life Cycle Costs

March 5, 2008 6:37 am | Comments

Originally conceived as a cement pump, the hose pump is fast becoming the technology of choice for transferring abrasive dairy waste like sand-laden manure. So says Chuck Treutel, marketing manager at Watson-Marlow Bredel Pumps, a leader in peristaltic pumps. Treutel explains how this important trend has come about.

How to Improve Sustainability, the Process, and Bottom Line

March 5, 2008 6:37 am | Comments

Each day, the realities of global resource depletion and environmental degradation are at the forefront in the news and in our own minds. Often, it seems that the initiatives that strive for the good of tomorrow mean undue sacrifices today.

Taking Pressure Off Blower Selection With Regenerative Technology

March 5, 2008 6:35 am | Comments

Blowers provide critical enabling technology for chemical processing plants and refineries to handle or separate hazardous and corrosive gases, whether in vent header off-gassing, spot source, centrifuge venting, or scrubber applications. But changes are in the wind concerning the equipment used to perform these jobs, largely due to mounting industry pressures to reduce energy and maintenance costs, simplify processes, and improve productivity.

Low Fat and Tasty Membrane Concentrates Proteins to Make Fried Foods Better

March 5, 2008 6:35 am | Comments

Dr. Stephen D. Kelleher, founder and chief scientist of Proteus Industries Inc. of Gloucester, MA, has achieved something once thought impossible. He has developed a way to produce tasty low-fat battered and breaded chicken, meat, or fish products. Proteus Industries is the company behind NutriLean and NutraPure fat-impenetrable proteins.


What You Need to Know About Pharma-Grade Fabrics and Their Use

March 5, 2008 6:34 am | Comments

Woven industrial textiles have long been used in a variety of filtration, screening, and separation processes in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical compounds. Primarily these are found in liquid-solid and gas-solid separation applications in both API and finished pharmaceutical processing.

On-Line Viscometers: How They Can Be Used to End Production Losses

January 30, 2008 10:56 am | Comments

Loss of production is a thing of the past for a Hong Kong-based company thanks to the XL7 process viscometer from Hydramotion Ltd.


Storage Tank Coatings: The Most Important Selection Guidelines

January 30, 2008 10:50 am | Comments

If you're considering the purchase of a new storage tank, the type of coating found on the inside will be one of the most important factors you consider. Whether you plan to store liquid or dry bulk chemicals, or other liquid or dry bulk products, each material has its own specific requirements.

Personal Protective Equipment: The Top 10 Questions & Answers

January 30, 2008 10:46 am | Comments

Using the right personal protective equipment (PPE) — as well as disposing of it properly — is especially important in chemical plants where workers may be exposed to harsh and even dangerous chemicals. Here are questions often asked about selecting and using hand protection products and apparel in processing and handling applications.

All Shook Up: What You Need to Know About Mixers and Thickeners

January 30, 2008 10:19 am | Comments

Thickeners, already widely used, are being studied to take advantage of their unique properties. This trend, together with advances in mixing technology, suggests that thickeners are becoming even more significant. Here's a guide to understanding them better…

Keeping It Clean: New Seal Eliminates Risk of Bacteria and Contamination

January 30, 2008 10:12 am | Comments

Maintaining an ultra clean environment is a priority in many processing industries including the food and pharmaceutical arenas. A new spring-energized PTFE-based seal promises the ultimate in cleanliness. Here's an inside look at its new design…

Nuclear Myth Busters

January 30, 2008 9:56 am | Comments

Despite thousands of satisfied users of this technology worldwide, nuclear measurement gauges are sometimes a pariah to companies and their employees. From many companies perspective, the move to be more environmentally friendly has sometimes superseded the facts about nuclear gauges, their benefits to process operations, and most important, the safety and environmental issues surrounding this measurement technology.



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