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Industry projections state that the automation marketplace could top $95 billion by the end of next year, a large portion of which can be attributed to investments that processors may need to make in order to stay competitive as the industry expands its global operating parameters.
In the mad race to compensate for a waning economy that has especially upset the manufacturing sector, plant managers are opting for more operational efficiencies, whether through equipment or a transformation in standard operating procedures.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Production from the nation's factories, mines and utilities rose more than expected in July, with the first gain in nine months driven by increased output from auto companies. The increase provides more evidence that the worst recession since World War II is easing.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Daehan Solutions employees have filed suit in Lowndes County accusing the Hyundai supplier of operating a hazardous workplace because of chemicals in the air at the Alabama plant. The 93 workers filed the suit Wednesday against Daehan and 28 other defendants.
August 14, 2009 PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona sheriff who has aggressively cracked down on illegal immigration sent deputies into a Phoenix paper plant where they arrested 44 employees suspected of identity theft or immigration violations.
By Luke Simpson, Associate Editor, Chem.Info The Apple Insider reported on Thursday that Apple is working on new technologies that would make touch-screen devices like the iPhone easy to use and read in unstable industrial applications.
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DEBORAH JIAN LEE AP Energy Writer - August 13, 2009 WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - DuPont said Thursday its finance chief will move to a new role and its chief operating officer will retire as the chemical maker consolidates 23 businesses into 14, in a bid to streamline its business.
You can find ultrasound in several industrial processes, but the trend toward using sonochemistry (driving and accelerating chemical reactions through the application of ultrasonic energy) for size reduction and oil processing applications is garnering the most attention these days.
Drought conditions, rising water costs and effluent restrictions are forcing plant operators to consider more sustainable technologies for treating facility water. In the case of cooling water treatment, chemical solutions have traditionally been used to control scale, corrosion and bacteria.
Operations engineers are now working with new technologies to help cut energy usage levels and associated costs. Without fail, it seems that the best solutions are also the most simple.
Valves are generally the largest source of fugitive emissions inside industrial facilities and can be the most difficult to contain to meet current emission requirements.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is actively pursuing cheaper automotive fuel cells as part of its push for alternative energy solutions.