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.
?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.
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.
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.
By Tom Stone Established in New Jersey’s Chemical Corridor, Fuel:Bio Holdings looks to bring greener pastures to the Garden State in the form of biodiesel.
By Bill Menz Pressure regulators are highly technical and specialized fluid-handling components.
caption Russ Schnell of DuPont Performance Elastomers
I guess a good place to start would be an introduction. My name is Jeff Reinke, and I’ve taken over for Lisa Arrigo as the editorial director of Chem.Info magazine.
By Dave StaplesI t used to be a relatively common practice for plants to wait for equipment to fail, and then repair it.
By Jim Drago Downtime in a chemical processing plant has been estimated to cost $500,000 per day, so it behooves the industry to prevent gasket failures by discovering their root causes.
Bullet List Accuracy. Measurement devices impart process visibility, ?allowing plant operators to see what is going on inside the pipes and production systems, which is actionable data that provide the basis for planning and management systems, not ?to mention real-time process control. To be useful, this data must be accurate.
The very strict hygiene regulations applied in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries are quickly migrating into the chemical industries.
Constructing any commercial facility can have its challenges. Building a chemical plant, with its inherent safety and environmental requirements, can be particularly formidable.
It is well-known that oxygen rich atmospheres are potentially dangerous environments. And within the chemical industry in particular, oxygen is not the only hazardous chemical commonly used.