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Nanotechnology: Truth & Consequences

August 10, 2006 7:05 am | Comments

Exciting? Dangerous? Experts wrestle with this unparalleled enigma Nanotechnology: Truth & Consequences The reason nanomaterials are exciting is the reason they are dangerous. They offer hope to the hopeless but could destroy as well as create.

At Coors Brewing Company

August 9, 2006 10:17 am | Comments

4B’s HotBus Hazard Monitoring System ‘By constantly monitoring the bearing temperature, it is possible to anticipate the point at which the bearing is going to stop working effectively.

Sealing Against the Acronyms

August 9, 2006 10:10 am | Comments

How to choose the right sealing compound ‘Seal materials must be chemically resistant to the product processed, CIP media used, and the harsh SIP sterilization process using superheated steam up to 140°C.’‘Even materials that may appear similar react differently in chemical media.’ By Dr.


Protection Technology

August 9, 2006 10:10 am | Comments

How new technological breakthroughs are affecting explosion protection Before the HRD Suppressor… The pressurized HRD suppressors of today are a far cry from the first suppressors used in explosion protection.

Infrared Technology

August 9, 2006 10:10 am | Comments

Not all infrared monitors are created equal ‘Photoacoustic infrared technology enables gases to be detected at extremely low levels due to its inherent stability and reduced cross—sensitivity.’‘There is no zero point involved—providing more accurate and reliable readings.

And Non-hazardous Locations

August 9, 2006 10:10 am | Comments

NEC changes allow companies to save with new alternative ‘The NEC permits ITC cable to be used in cable trays, raceways, hazardous locations, or as open wiring in specified circumstances.

MBR Technology

August 9, 2006 10:10 am | Comments

The advantages of membrane bioreactor systems With Figure 5: Reverse Osmosis With Figure 6: Aerobic MBR Applications Sidebar: Membrane separation technology benefits: •Continuous process, resulting in automatic and uninterrupted operation.

How Much Is in the Silo?

August 9, 2006 10:10 am | Comments

How to meet accuracy expectations for bulk solids storage V red = ? r 2 H / 3 = (3.14 x 25 x 2) / 3 = 52.3 ft 3 V green = Volume of 1 ft of straight wall = V cyl – V orange V cyl = ? r 2 h = 3.14 x 56.25 x 1 = 176.6 ft 3 V orange = 0.2618 (D 2 + D d + d 2 ) h = 0.


Place Gaskets

August 9, 2006 10:09 am | Comments

The best choice depends on your application What Causes Gasket Failure? It’s easy to point fingers when a joint won’t seal, or when a sealed joint begins to leak. Usually, the gasket gets the blame.

To Multiple Users

August 9, 2006 10:09 am | Comments

New technology improves data and service ‘With the large capacity memories available now, storing 52 weeks of a one—minute minimum, maximum, and average value is a simple process.

Baghouse Operations

August 9, 2006 10:01 am | Comments

Preventive Maintenance Prevents Disaster and Penalties By John Johnson and Viola A. Bielobradek Pleated baghouse bag - upgrading a baghouse to pleated elements may triple its efficiency.

Maximizing Fieldbus Installations with Second Generation Device Couplers

August 9, 2006 9:59 am | Comments

Up-front engineering is the key By David Rizzo, Contributing Technical Writer David Rizzo is a technical writer for Power PR, 18103 Prairie Ave., Torrance, CA 90504. Additional information is available at or by calling 310-787-1940.

Simpler Approachto Process Controls

August 9, 2006 9:57 am | Comments

Controlling T-Buss with Modbus cuts installation costs ‘It costs less to run a single pair of wires to all sensors than to run multiple pairs from each point.’ Abraham Brecher is president at Tracer Electronics, 158 Edison Rd.

Safety Goes High-Tech

August 9, 2006 9:57 am | Comments

Smart devices promise to keep companies competitive Gil Guajardo is safety product manager at Omron Electronics LLC, One Commerce Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173, which specializes in advanced electronics and control system components. Additional information is available at

Tips for IncreasingPlant Productivity

August 9, 2006 9:57 am | Comments

Start by examining batch time and process controls Bernard Seguy is president of RHE America, 2525 Cabot Dr., Ste. 205, Lisle, IL 60532, which specializes in the design, engineering, supply and installation of process equipment for synthetic resin and polymer emulsion manufacturing plants.


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