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Corrosion Detection Transmitters

April 7, 2006 7:43 am | Comments

CorrTran Corrosion Detection Transmitters are now available for intrinsically safe (IS) applications. Isolation barriers work in concert with CorrTran to eliminate the potential of high energy causing ignition of the hazardous location.

General Electric Buys Ultrafiltration Technology Company

April 7, 2006 7:34 am | Comments

GE Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Co., has agreed to acquire Zenon Environmental Inc., a global leader in advanced membranes for water purification, wastewater treatment and water reuse to municipalities and industries worldwide.


March 28, 2006 7:14 am | Comments

Accu-Flow Hopper/Feeders combine the precision of the company’s standard series feeders with low-level surge storage capacity. For additional accuracy, a broad line of loss-in-weight hopper/feeders are also available.


Flexible Wall Feeders

March 28, 2006 7:14 am | Comments

Company applies the latest advances in volumetric and gravimetric feeding to its new PosiPortion feeders. A flexible wall design helps to assure that they are ideal for precision dosing, filling and continuous feeding. They handle free-flowing granules, pellets or stubborn powders.

Heavy-Duty Mechanical Feeders

March 28, 2006 7:14 am | Comments

Heavy-Duty Ultra Force Mechanical Feeders are available in 11 models with capacities to 2,500 tons per hour. The long stroke and low frequency of these rugged machines move high volumes of bulk material. Tray sizes up to 96 in. wide and 144 in. long are available. Special sizes can also be provided.

Volumetric Feeders

March 28, 2006 7:14 am | Comments

For volumetric feeding applications, the Tuf-Flex Series Feeders handle a wide variety of fine powders, flakes, granules, chips and pellets. Designed with a unique form of agitation, they are manufactured with a Tuf-Flex vinyl hopper that is agitated on the exterior by two alternating paddles.

Feeder/Conveying System

March 28, 2006 7:14 am | Comments

Self-contained feeder and conveying system is ideal for conveying powders pneumatically over short distances with high accuracy. Typical flow rates are between .015 and 1.25 cu ft/hour. A venturi eductor entrains the powder into the conveying air stream.

Turbine Agitator

March 28, 2006 7:08 am | Comments

The GT Turbine Agitator for agitator service in applications up to 600,000 gallons features an efficient, double reduction gear drive that delivers maximum mixing power with minimum energy consumption.


Drum Mixer Compounds Wide Range of Particles

March 28, 2006 6:12 am | Comments

The fill hopper to the left of the mixer is in the “up” position as the operator loads a new batch into the mixer. Modified paddle mixer solves a tricky problem By Charlie Divine In 1985, Mortex Manufacturing Co. Inc.

Bulk Bag Packaging Goes Nuclear

March 23, 2006 6:59 am | Comments

Fig. 1. Workers stand next to the Silo 3 packaging systems. On system #1 is a Lift-liner package inside a loading frame prepared to be loaded. New packaging options offer more transportation strategies By Kenneth M.

Cooling Tower Technology: Pros, Cons and pH Factors

March 20, 2006 10:17 am | Comments

With heat playing a major role in all chemical processing operations, it's hard to find a plant today that doesn't have a cooling tower or two on its roof or grounds.

What’s Protecting Your Pumps?

March 20, 2006 7:47 am | Comments

The service life of pumps and their bearings can be maximized if bearing options are evaluated based on their designs and operating environments.

Clariant Announces Expansions

March 20, 2006 6:48 am | Comments

Clariant's fine chemicals business has begun $12 million in plant expansions at four sites in the U.S. and Europe.

Energy Tops List of Worries

March 20, 2006 6:48 am | Comments

Most U.S. manufacturing industry CFOs surveyed by Bank of America (BoA) are confident of U.S. economic expansion this year but they fear energy costs will hurt manufacturing. BoA says its eighth annual survey of CFOs shows that they continue to view the current state of the U.S. economy in a positive light, giving it an average score of 66 on BoA's 100-point scale.

China to Drill Off U.S. Coast?

March 20, 2006 6:48 am | Comments

A top U.S. chemical industry official is warning that Chinese companies may soon drill for oil and gas 50 miles off the U.S. coast.


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