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New Emission Regulation to Change Limits

April 28, 2006 7:43 am | Comments

Chemical plants may be required to invest substantial capital in air pollution control equipment thanks to a new EPA regulation.

Searching for Batch Integrity on Rubber Mixing Line

April 28, 2006 7:22 am | Comments

Engineers find an innovative solution involving low-melt labels to guarantee the right mix when developing rubber products for automotive market.

Rotary Selector Valves

April 14, 2006 12:03 pm | Comments

The Beswick selector valve can be used as a quiet replacement for solenoid valves. In the standard configuration, a single input can be switched between 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 output ports.


Ramp Valve

April 14, 2006 12:03 pm | Comments

Hexane leakage in soybean processes is a costly operating expense as well as a potential explosion hazard. This Ramp Valve is a specialized slide gate with a stainless steel blade that moves up a ramp to allow closure at the end of the cylinder stroke.

How and Why Butterfly Valves Are Used

April 14, 2006 8:46 am | Comments

By Kevin Peterson Applications include air, gas, steam and liquid A butterfly valve is used to control the flow of material through a circular pipe or tube. Typically the material is air, gas, steam or liquid. Certain dry materials may also be handled through a butterfly valve.

Overcoming Issues Through Innovation

April 14, 2006 8:05 am | Comments

As plastics manufacturing faces more challenges than ever before, a strong leader is needed if the industry is to overcome pressing issues such as escalating natural gas prices and global competitiveness.

National Insecurity?

April 14, 2006 7:04 am | Comments

After four years of controversy and claims that America's chemical plants are prime targets for terrorist attacks, it appears that the government is forcing facilities to beef up security via regulatory action.

Water Treatment Challenge

April 14, 2006 6:31 am | Comments

In Las Vegas, Aquatic Life Goes With the Flow There are only 12 golden saltwater crocodiles known to remain in the world, and five of them are in Las Vegas.


New Group Evaluates Chemical Control Legislation

April 14, 2006 6:31 am | Comments

The European Union's proposed chemical control legislation, known as Reach, will prove time-consuming and hard to grasp in its entirety, but it's not unworkable.

Study Spells Trouble for Pesticide Industry

April 14, 2006 6:31 am | Comments

U.S. pesticide manufacturers may be in for some rough waters in the wake of a federal study that found trace amounts of the toxic products in most U.S. streams and rivers.

Clean Air Systems

April 11, 2006 8:39 am | Comments

These dust collectors can be constructed to fit all applications, regardless of the size of the job. From small portable units to large multi-unit dust collection systems, systems can be engineered from the ground up, including source capture hoods and duct work.

Pulse Jet Filters

April 11, 2006 8:39 am | Comments

These pulse jet filters are designed to handle demanding dust collection jobs, have no moving parts to wear out, and come in compact, top- and side-access modular housings that fit a wide range of facility layouts.

Cartridge Dust Collector

April 11, 2006 8:39 am | Comments

One of a wide range of self-cleaning cartridge dust collectors, the Model SPV-6 STERNPULSE is capable of handling 2,000 CFM of dust or smoke-laden air.

Dust Collector/Conveyor

April 11, 2006 8:39 am | Comments

Automated C&C dust collect and convey system captures nuisance dust from silo-filling operations and automatically sends it back to the source silo.

Baghouse Leak Detector

April 11, 2006 8:39 am | Comments

The B-PAC series of baghouse PLCs and diagnostic controllers with built-in, user-friendly HMI are turn-key, pre-engineered solutions for dust collector control and automation.


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