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Properly Handling Ethanol Throughout the Supply Chain

May 31, 2007 11:00 am | Comments

No one knows whether or not ethanol — despite the renewable fuels thresholds set forth in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 — will ever become the first choice among motor fuels consumers. But there is no arguing that ethanol, in some form, will continue to be a major player in the powering of the nation's on-road vehicles.

Valve Selection Strategies for the Biofuel Gold Rush

May 31, 2007 10:41 am | Comments

Gold is glittering in the fields of Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and many other states, but it's not precious metal. It's corn destined to be processed into ethanol fuel. This boom, which began in the Midwest, is now spreading to many other sections of the country.


Blog Buzz: Level Measurement in Spotlight

May 3, 2007 12:09 pm | Comments

A non-promotional blog on level measurement has been launched by Monitor Technologies, Elburn, IL, a leader in level measurement and bin level indicators for powder and bulk solids applications.


Helpful Site: Planetary Mixers

May 3, 2007 12:09 pm | Comments

Charles Ross & Son Co., Hauppauge, NY, has launched a web site covering its line of planetary mixers.

Useful Brochure: Tubing and Hose

May 3, 2007 12:09 pm | Comments

AdvantaPure, Southampton, PA, has an updated brochure featuring information on its high-purity tubing, hose, fittings, assemblies, molded components, and RFID solutions.

Top of the Charts: Market-Based Management Book

May 3, 2007 12:09 pm | Comments

"The Science of Success: How Market-Based Management Built the World's Largest Private Company" is a new business book by Charles G. Koch, chairman and CEO of Koch Industries Inc.

Worth Clicking: Treatment Solutions

May 3, 2007 12:00 pm | Comments

Severn Trent De Nora, a provider of water disinfection treatment solutions, has launched a new web site to feature detailed information on its product line including its water treatment systems, sewage treatment systems, and on-site sodium hypochlorite generation systems.

Tech Library: Specialty Chemicals

May 3, 2007 12:00 pm | Comments

Sartomer Co. Inc., Exton, PA, has announced enhanced features to its online technical library including improved search functionality for its product selection guide and easier access to its growing archive of new product alerts.


Best Bet: Catalog With Coupons

May 3, 2007 12:00 pm | Comments

Labelmaster, Chicago, has special coupons in its new "Warehouse Source: Supplies for Distribution & Material Management" catalog.


Online Resource: Sound Guidance

May 3, 2007 12:00 pm | Comments

Will wearing dual protection — an earmuff in addition to earplugs — provide added protection against extreme noise levels? What are the pros and cons of using dual protection?

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

May 3, 2007 8:46 am | 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.


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

May 3, 2007 8:33 am | 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.


Daily Grind: Reduction Technologies Hit Uniformity and Energy Goals

May 3, 2007 8:06 am | 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.

‘Cool’ Data: Air Dryer Sheet

May 2, 2007 12:04 pm | Comments

Van Air Systems, Lake City, PA, is offering a new informational data sheet describing its compact HTR Series high inlet-temperature refrigerated air dryers.

White Paper: Advice on Asia

May 2, 2007 12:04 pm | Comments

East West Associates, Charlotte, NC, provides planning and project management services for companies establishing manufacturing operations in Asia, primarily China and Vietnam.


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