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System Spruces Explosive Mess

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

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.

Armed With Safety & Efficiency

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

?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.

Either Way—? It’s A Green Initiative

July 17, 2008 11:46 am | Comments

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.

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The Right RTO Media For Ethanol Refining

June 18, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

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.

Biofuel Cost Savings

June 18, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

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Powering The Power Plants

June 18, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

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.

Choosing The Proper Regulator For High-Purity Applications

June 18, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

By Bill Menz Pressure regulators are highly technical and specialized fluid-handling components.

Q&A With DuPont: Seal Of Approval

June 18, 2008 6:21 am | Comments

caption Russ Schnell of DuPont Performance Elastomers

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Ready To Roll

June 18, 2008 6:20 am | Comments

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.

Predictive Maintenance: Diagnosis For Machinery Health

June 18, 2008 6:20 am | Comments

By Dave StaplesI t used to be a relatively common practice for plants to wait for equipment to fail, and then repair it.

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Causes & Costs Of Gasket Failure

June 18, 2008 6:20 am | Comments

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.

Automated Measurement Key To Bio- Ethanol Refinery Efficiency

June 18, 2008 6:20 am | Comments

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.

Finding the Right Scale and Platform for Hazardous Areas

May 5, 2008 6:30 am | Comments

The very strict hygiene regulations applied in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries are quickly migrating into the chemical industries.

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Good Chemistry Behind a New Plastics Production Plant

May 5, 2008 6:30 am | Comments

Constructing any commercial facility can have its challenges. Building a chemical plant, with its inherent safety and environmental requirements, can be particularly formidable.

Choosing a Safe Lubricant When Using Reactive Chemicals

May 5, 2008 6:30 am | Comments

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.

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