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Stabilizing The Ground Under Your Feet

July 24, 2008 8:29 am | Comments

Biomin conveys how organoclays can remove 77 percent or more of its weight in oil, which is critical when working to stabilize soil

Customized Bearing Lubricants—Key To Performance & Uptime

July 24, 2008 8:27 am | Comments

IBSCO suggests that an often overlooked key to bearing performance and reliability is in the suitability and integrity of the lubricant that aids bearing movement

Not Always A Touchy Subject …

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Bullet List The absence of slip rings, which can be difficult to maintain during extended and/or demanding test run duties, on the rig.


Cutting The Cord

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

While less glamorous than its consumer counterpart, wireless capabilities in the industrial sector continue to grow in importance.


Keep On Truckin’

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Bullet List A combination of fuel cell stack and advanced batteries to balance the need for rapid acceleration with operational efficiency, while generating zero emissions.


Valves Positioned As Energy Solution

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Model-free adaptive control technology allows valves to operate more efficiently, thereby granting more efficient coal-fired plant control. CyboSoft recently announced that it has been awarded a U.S.

Just Like The Real Thing

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Bullet List The provision of an off-line, scalable and customizable solution for automation system testing and operator training, which allows a newly hired worker to get acclimated to operations before being introduced to the plant floor. This can improve efficiency, reduce the chance for a mistake leading to downtime, and aid in improving worker safety.


Algae Comes Ashore

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Bullet List While corn can produce about 30 gallons of oil per acre per year, soybeans 50 and canola about 140, algae can produce well more than 10,000 gallons per acre per year of oil, and in some cases, this amount is closer to 20,000.


Vision-Guided Robots “See” Floor

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Bullet List Robust, flexible paths. Users can store up to 15 miles of delivery paths and unlimited unique paths. Paths can be in different areas of one facility or in different facilities. Learned paths can be backed up offboard using handheld USB devices.

More energy-efficient lighting can help to significantly trim operating costs, improve safety and enhance operations.

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Bullet List Units that run cooler, reducing the need to offset the heat being created.

Scaling Up Simplicity & Safety

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

At its liquid products transfer site in Portland, OR, Peninsula Terminal Co.’s Transload Services Division receives tanker railcars transporting chemicals for the paper and fuel industries.

System Spruces Explosive Mess

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Minnesota Explosives Co. manufactures bulk explosives that are used to blast taconite rock into small pieces—the first step in recovering iron ore. To produce the explosive compounds, sodium nitrate is added to a high-temperature corrosive solution of ammonium nitrate.

Armed With Safety & Efficiency

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

?By Greg Carrino The mission of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is to reduce fire and other hazards by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training and education.

Either Way—? It’s A Green Initiative

July 17, 2008 11:46 am | Comments

Some interesting releases hit my desk as of late. They stand out because their relevance not only impacts the processing industry, but also demonstrates what I believe to be a great representation of a green vs. green battle. First, we’ve got a debate over a natural gas deposit in Colorado.

The Right RTO Media For Ethanol Refining

June 18, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

By Paul SimsT he nascent rise in environmentally friendly fuel awareness has increased both consumer and political demand for ethanol, generating a multi-billion dollar global industry.


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