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Breaking The Language Barrier

August 6, 2008 6:06 am | Comments

G&F Industries, partnering with the Literacy Volunteers of South Central Massachusetts, has created a program to help employees who are non-native English speakers improve their workplace English language skills.

Savings In The Pipeline

July 24, 2008 9:41 am | Comments

Tyco Thermal Controls will provide nearly 400 miles of its Skin Effect heat-tracing system for the Barmer Salaya pipeline-a critical line used for transporting crude oil

Fueling Fleet Survival

July 24, 2008 8:29 am | Comments

The History Channel's Ice Road Truckers captures the Blackmer TX Series pump performing above and beyond in a frantic fuel transfer predicament


Top Five Ways To Ensure Washdown-Ready Interface Systems

July 24, 2008 8:29 am | Comments

Strongarm Designs recommends five ways to ensure your operator interface system is washdown-ready

Stabilizing The Ground Under Your Feet

July 24, 2008 8:29 am | Comments

Biomin conveys how organoclays can remove 77 percent or more of its weight in oil, which is critical when working to stabilize soil

Customized Bearing Lubricants—Key To Performance & Uptime

July 24, 2008 8:27 am | Comments

IBSCO suggests that an often overlooked key to bearing performance and reliability is in the suitability and integrity of the lubricant that aids bearing movement

Not Always A Touchy Subject …

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Bullet List The absence of slip rings, which can be difficult to maintain during extended and/or demanding test run duties, on the rig.

Cutting The Cord

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

While less glamorous than its consumer counterpart, wireless capabilities in the industrial sector continue to grow in importance.


Keep On Truckin’

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Bullet List A combination of fuel cell stack and advanced batteries to balance the need for rapid acceleration with operational efficiency, while generating zero emissions.


Valves Positioned As Energy Solution

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Model-free adaptive control technology allows valves to operate more efficiently, thereby granting more efficient coal-fired plant control. CyboSoft recently announced that it has been awarded a U.S.

Just Like The Real Thing

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Bullet List The provision of an off-line, scalable and customizable solution for automation system testing and operator training, which allows a newly hired worker to get acclimated to operations before being introduced to the plant floor. This can improve efficiency, reduce the chance for a mistake leading to downtime, and aid in improving worker safety.


Algae Comes Ashore

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Bullet List While corn can produce about 30 gallons of oil per acre per year, soybeans 50 and canola about 140, algae can produce well more than 10,000 gallons per acre per year of oil, and in some cases, this amount is closer to 20,000.

Vision-Guided Robots “See” Floor

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Bullet List Robust, flexible paths. Users can store up to 15 miles of delivery paths and unlimited unique paths. Paths can be in different areas of one facility or in different facilities. Learned paths can be backed up offboard using handheld USB devices.

More energy-efficient lighting can help to significantly trim operating costs, improve safety and enhance operations.

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

Bullet List Units that run cooler, reducing the need to offset the heat being created.

Scaling Up Simplicity & Safety

July 17, 2008 11:47 am | Comments

At its liquid products transfer site in Portland, OR, Peninsula Terminal Co.’s Transload Services Division receives tanker railcars transporting chemicals for the paper and fuel industries.


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