After years of struggling with utilities for reliable and affordable natural gas delivery, American Crystal Sugar completed a tariff review and developed creative procurement tactics that protect facilities from future curtailing.
Between 2000 and 2009, biomass power consumption in Sweden grew from 88TWh to 115TWh while oil-based power consumption fell to 112TWh from 142TWh.
Although Imperial Sugar may not be the lone offender of combustible dust crimes, it is perhaps the most memorable.
The natural gas explosion at ConAgra’s Slim Jim plant could have been avoided with the use of combustible gas monitors and tighter gas-purging procedures.
Although there are readily available safe alternatives to using natural gas for pipe cleaning, an astonishing amount of power plants still use it, even if it is fraught with potentially far-reaching and unsafe consequences.
A runaway chemical reaction and explosion overtook a Synthron chemical-manufacturing facility when managers attempted to fulfill an order exceeding normal batch sizes.
Hindsight prevention strategies for five explosions that made history.
Workers at the Bayer CropScience facility in West Virginia would override safety interlocks in order to compensate for an undersized heater in a pesticide residue treater.
The use of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in cooling towers can reduce water and chemical usage while increasing the lifespan.
In a recent survey, 35 percent of respondents cited interpretation of rulings and policies of agencies (such as the FDA, USDA and EPA) as their plant's biggest obstacle when it comes to regulatory compliance.
Manufacturers need the right initiatives combined with vast support from local and state governments, industry organizations, and educational institutions in order to maintain a safe level of sustainability.
For a plant with 50,000 fittings, the average annual economic loss due to leakage from fittings alone is estimated at more than $25,000.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to high-speed door safety, but the best practice is to consider how the features align with safety goals, operating environments and budget.
Print-on-demand and other advanced labeling options help the chemical industry meet regulatory, quality, sales and inventory management.