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Keep Processes Running At Peak Efficiencies

December 17, 2008 7:02 am | Comments

MTS Systems ' Temposonics® R Series linear position sensors and Level-Plus® M Series transmitters are being incorporated into automation and control applications in the food and beverage industry due to high reliability, accuracy and compatibility with smart sensor networks such as DeviceNet.

Couplings Pass 'Hell Hole' Test

December 17, 2008 5:40 am | Comments

Zero-Max Inc. , an ISO 9001-certified design and manufacturing company, introduces its composite disc couplings for the wind turbine industry.

And The iPod Shall Lead Us

December 17, 2008 5:40 am | Comments

It's hard to believe, but according to a recent post on BusinessWeek 's Web site, an Apple a day could help keep the unemployment numbers away. Per blogger Michael Mandel, the Apple iPod has created 13,920 engineering and retail jobs worth a combined total of $753 million in the U.S.


U.S. Squandering Millions Due To Clumsy Project Management

December 3, 2008 6:36 am | Comments

Troubled projects are costing taxpayers millions, according to joint research conducted by ESI Intl., an organization specializing in project and program management performance improvement, and Independent Project Analysis (IPA), a project benchmarking company.

Top Five Considerations For Singling Out Your Ideal Tank

December 3, 2008 6:36 am | Comments

Tank buyers often make purchase decisions based on cost. Companies in the market to buy a tank or silo think about longevity-which translates into getting the most economical tank that lasts the longest time. .

Fore! Making Your Turf Environmentally Friendly

December 3, 2008 6:36 am | Comments

Converted Organics, a company that diverts food waste from landfills to create an all-natural, organic liquid fertilizer, recently formed a strategic relationship with Simplot Partners, a proprietary fertilizer and turf maintenance product distributor.

Yes We Can

November 19, 2008 6:48 am | Comments

All of the news of our country's current economic crisis makes me a little wary of my own financial state; I think more than anything, it is the sense of instability that worries me most.

Solar Power Finds Its Place In The Sun

November 19, 2008 6:48 am | Comments

TUV Rheinland Group has joined forces with Arizona State University (ASU) to create TUV Rheinland PTL LLC-a comprehensive state-of-the-art facility for testing and certification of solar energy equipment. This collaboration (a private venture) will be based in Tempe, AZ, which receives an average of 325 days of sunshine annually.


Stabilizing Your Offshore Investments

November 19, 2008 6:48 am | Comments

Dassault Systèmes has announced that the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), an organization that sets standards for the international marine and offshore industry, has selected the analysis capability of Abaqus finite element analysis (FEA) software from SIMULIA to assist in the evaluation of the structural strength of offshore drilling and production units.


Process Water Does Have A Bottom Line

November 7, 2008 5:17 am | Comments

Industrial Water Reuse Can Increase Profits While Helping To Stave Off A Looming National Water Crisis

Alliance Collaborates On Producing Bio-Based Plasticizers

November 5, 2008 4:32 am | Comments

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), a food processing company, Battelle, a developer of new sciences and technology, and PolyOne Corp., a $2.7 billion polymer material and service provider, recently announced a collaborative effort to develop bio-based plasticizers that can be used to make softer, more flexible plastic products.

Rescuing The Twinkie

November 5, 2008 4:32 am | Comments

I recently learned that the makers of one of the most delicious entrees ever to grace a 7-Eleven’s counter has been in bankruptcy for the better part of the last four years.

A Watchful Eye With Smarts For Hot Tanks

November 5, 2008 4:32 am | Comments

Several hot tanks at the refinery are fitted with wireless temperature transmitters as a cost-effective means of keeping control room operators informed of internal tank conditions. This enables them to maintain temperature uniformity in the tanks, thereby preventing the formation of cold spots in which trapped moisture can lead to extensive damage-with repairs costing up to $200,000 per tank, according to the company.


Teamwork Breeds Efficiency, Efficiency Will Prevail

October 23, 2008 7:54 am | Comments

Efficiency. Whether it's energy, cost, time, I think we can all agree efficiency is crucial to success in the processing industry. As I think about all the forms of efficiency on the minds of processing plant engineers and managers, it gets me thinking: what about workplace efficiency?

From Single-Source to Best- of-Breed

October 21, 2008 5:18 am | Comments

Bullet List Performance of the MBR System. The most important consideration in the retrofit of an existing MBR is the performance of the biological system. In many cases, poor performance in the bioreactor will result in problems with membrane performance. In such situations, changes to the biological treatment system may be needed to improve the system. Simply changing the membrane modules may not be sufficient.


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