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Hitting the Books

August 11, 2006 5:54 am | Comments

Thermo Electron Corp., an analytical instrumentation manufacturer headquartered in Waltham, MA, has released a catalog offering access to unique, high-quality collections

New Application

August 11, 2006 5:54 am | Comments

A stainless steel scale provides continuous measurement of the hydrafluosilicic acid contained in a large tank at the Saginaw Water Treatment Plant as the chemical is carefully dispensed into the city's drinking water.

Fieldbus News

August 11, 2006 5:54 am | Comments

The Fieldbus Foundation announced that an updated version of its specifications defines features that enhance Fieldbus functionality and provide incentives for automation equipment suppliers to utilize the open, non-proprietary Foundation Fieldbus protocol.


Best Bets (958)

August 11, 2006 5:54 am | Comments

Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Co. in Exton, PA, has released volume No. 9 of "Elastomer Cure Concepts," a technical booklet that provides data to improve the processing and performance of elastomer systems using specialty rubber additives and chemicals.

Calibrating Pressure Sensors for Critical Air Environments

August 11, 2006 5:29 am | Comments

Several challenges face those responsible for calibrating pressure sensors for critical air environments, including pharmaceutical plants. Pressurization equipment requires highly accurate calibrations to certify that pressure sensors are working correctly.

Emphasis Shifts to Testing All Critical Phases of a Process

August 11, 2006 5:28 am | Comments

Fourier-Transform Infrared (FT-IR) and Fourier-Transform Near-Infrared (FT-NIR) are two technologies that are being increasingly used in the chemical processing industry. While these two technologies are similar, there are important differences between them that make each better suited for particular applications.

Industry Sees Ozone Technology As the Latest Food Factor

August 11, 2006 5:27 am | Comments

There is renewed emphasis on safe quality food production in the industry, and ozone-based technologies have become part of the solution for various production issues, particularly after the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) designation in 1997.

Upgrading Your Containment Strategy for Potent API Processing

August 11, 2006 5:27 am | Comments

The potency of pharmaceutical chemicals is characterized by occupational exposure values in g/m?; the lower the value, the more potent the chemical and the greater the level of containment required.


How to Adopt a Progressive Approach to Fieldbus Power in Chemical Processing

August 11, 2006 5:22 am | Comments

The chemical processing industry has conveyed its need for more power to more devices with longer cable distances.

The Challenge of Toxics in the Chemical Processing Industry

August 11, 2006 5:21 am | Comments

While acknowledging its failings and striving for improvements, the chemical processing industry should be proud of its record — virtually from the beginning — of sound stewardship in the management of toxics.

Understanding the Consequences of Risk-Based Regulation

August 11, 2006 5:20 am | Comments

The FDA has taken the first steps toward implementing a new method of delivering and managing compliance — a risk-based approach.

Searching for Speed and Flexibility in Chemical Product Prototyping

August 11, 2006 5:15 am | Comments

Companies have historically looked to chemical pilot plants to scale up products, but that traditionally limited role is expanding.

Warding Off Digital Attacks: How to Secure Your Process Control Network

August 11, 2006 5:14 am | Comments

If asked to picture weapons of terrorism, most people might conjure up images of explosives, biological contagions and the like.

Nanotechnology: Truth & Consequences

August 10, 2006 7:05 am | Comments

Exciting? Dangerous? Experts wrestle with this unparalleled enigma Nanotechnology: Truth & Consequences The reason nanomaterials are exciting is the reason they are dangerous. They offer hope to the hopeless but could destroy as well as create.

At Coors Brewing Company

August 9, 2006 10:17 am | Comments

4B’s HotBus Hazard Monitoring System ‘By constantly monitoring the bearing temperature, it is possible to anticipate the point at which the bearing is going to stop working effectively.


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