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Improving Safety with Lean Management

February 8, 2010 5:22 am | Comments

Robert Hafey, author of "Lean Safety, Transforming Your Safety Culture with Lean Management," talks about the strong connection between safety and lean.

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Spill Containment Tips

February 4, 2010 9:38 am | by KAREN HAMEL, New Pig Corporation | Comments

Effective spill containment helps minimize environmental impacts inside and ouside a facility, and lessens the overall response time.

Powder Bulk Handling Plant Perspectives

February 2, 2010 1:00 pm | Comments

Industry experts jot down their perspectives on critical issues, such as speeding up line cleaning and changeover, as well as minimizing combustible dust hazards in powder bulk handling.

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An Alternative to Diverging Roller Size Graders

February 2, 2010 10:01 am | Comments

Nutra Manufacturing increased throughput on its nutritional supplement packaging line with the use of an Impulse size grader.

Effective Cooling of Process Control Panels

February 1, 2010 1:05 pm | Comments

Choosing the most cost and energy efficient process control panel cooling solution from the many types available requires knowledge of their individual strengths and weaknesses, and the ability to match that to the operational environment.

Waste Heat Recovery System Creates Electricity

January 29, 2010 10:16 am | Comments

A waste heat recovery system at the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority is expected to produce 4.4 million kW hours of electricity per year.

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Increasing Heat Exchanger Performance

January 28, 2010 11:40 am | by NWAOHA CHIKEZIE | Comments

A look at how pressure, temperature and other operating variables affect the performance of heat exchangers.

How Modular Conveyors Can Reduce Costs

January 26, 2010 10:54 am | Comments

Two OEM engineers explain how modular conveyor technology reduces the high maintenance and modification costs often associated with traditional conveyor systems.

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Less Bulky Bag Discharge

January 26, 2010 8:40 am | by KEITH SIMPSON, Spiroflow Systems Inc. | Comments

Spiroflow builds a tailor-made low-loading bulk bag discharge system for a facility that demands a mini footprint, plus the power to operate within hazardous environments.

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Circulating Fluidized Bed Power Technology

January 25, 2010 12:09 pm | by ROBERT GIGLIO & JUSTIN WEHRENBERG, Foster Wheeler Power Group | Comments

Unlike conventional steam generators, CFB power uses fluidization technology to mix and circulate the fuel particles with limestone as they burn in a low temperature combustion process.

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Steam Boilers Cut Fuel & Water Consumption

January 25, 2010 6:46 am | Comments

As part of its compliance with a PepsiCo corporate mandate on resource conservation, the Quaker Oats Bridgeview Division food-manufacturing plant installed two Miura Boiler LX200 gas-fired steam boilers.

Automation as an Investment

January 22, 2010 8:46 am | by PAUL J. GALESKI, Maverick Technologies | Comments

Investing in automation is one way to outmaneuver competitors and emerge from this recession in a much stronger strategic position.

Differentiation of monkey embryonic stem cells into hepatocytes and mRNA expression of cytochrome p450 enzymes responsible for drug metabolism: comparison of embryoid body for...

January 21, 2010 12:38 pm | by Biol Pharm Bull | Comments

We investigated the effects of embryoid body (EB) forming conditions on the expression of hepatocyte marker genes such as alpha-fetoprotein, albumin and CYP7A1 in cells cultured on Matrigel-coated plates for 15 d. The expression levels of hepatocyte marker genes in the cells...

Hearing Protection Misconceptions

January 21, 2010 12:27 pm | Comments

Six of the most common bad assumptions about hearing protection for noise-exposed workers.

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A simplified method to determine five cytochrome p450 probe drugs by HPLC in a single run.

January 21, 2010 11:38 am | by Biol Pharm Bull | Comments

A simplified, rapid, selective HPLC method for determining five cytochrome P450 (CYP) probe drugs in single run is described. The five specific probe substrates of caffeine, chlorzoxazone, tolbutamide, metoprolol and midazolam, together with the internal standard diazepam, were...

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