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Federal Jury Hears Case Against Ex-BP Engineer

December 2, 2013 11:52 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jury selection is underway in the Justice Department's case against a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages and voicemails about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.                                      

Mass Flow Meter

December 2, 2013 10:54 am | Brooks Instrument | Product Releases | Comments

Brooks Instrument has recently updated the SLA5800 and SLAMf model families of digital mass flow meters and controllers to make them easier and more user-friendly to integrate into a wide range of chemical and petrochemical research, laboratory, analytical, life sciences and fuel cell applications.

Variable Flowmeter

December 2, 2013 10:36 am | Brooks Instrument | Product Releases | Comments

The MT3809 VA meter, the newest version of Brooks Instrument metal tube VA meter, has been designed to perform effectively in extreme conditions, particularly for chemical, petrochemical, oil, natural gas and LP applications.

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Air/Gas Flow Meter For Wastewater

December 2, 2013 9:53 am | Fci-Fluid Components International | Product Releases | Comments

The Model ST51 Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) provides air/gas flow measurement for wastewater digester gas systems. 

Seismic Testing For New Shale In Western PA

November 26, 2013 4:10 pm | by TIMOTHY PUKO, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | News | Comments

Three white trucks roll head-to-tail along Route 30 at about 1 mile per hour. Every 250 feet, they stop and slowly lower wood and metal pads to the road, then they shake. Some in the gas industry call this "getting elephants to jump at the same time." These are seismic testing trucks, sending vibrations 20,000 feet deep to get a picture of new areas for shale drilling.

LED Light Bar

November 26, 2013 3:10 pm | Larson Electronics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The LEDP5W-18R LED Light Bar from Larson Electronics produces over 8,000 lumens of light output and can withstand abusive conditions in construction, marine and industrial environments.

Data Collection Meters

November 26, 2013 2:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

GrayWolf introduces remote, cloud-based access and control of any of its WiFi enabled AdvancedSense, WolfPack or DirectSense meters for portable and semi-permanent monitoring of gases, particulates, pressure, humidity and temperature.

Mississippi River Oil Spill

November 26, 2013 11:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A towboat sank Monday in the Mississippi River near the Quad Cities-area community of LeClaire, releasing oil into the water and prompting a response from several agencies who were trying to determine how much fluid leaked, the Coast Guard said.

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Range-Free Multi-Controller

November 26, 2013 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release a new version of the WideField3 programming tool for the FA-M3V range-free multi-controller.

Explosion Pressure Venting

November 26, 2013 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TARGO-VENT has been developed to provide a cost effective, safe solution for explosion venting in high traffic areas.

A couple of weeks ago one of Chevron's fracking well pads exploded and caused a deadly fire in a small town in Pennsylvania. Since, the apology letters and coupons for free pizza have met with a great deal of internet scorn. Is there a "right" way to apol

Are LEDs Lighting Your Way?

November 25, 2013 4:45 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

For chemical processing facilities LED's can be a solution to concerns about energy efficiency, cost efficiency and overall lighting performance when building new and retrofitting old plants. In an effort to investigate their potential further, Chem.Info sat down with Andrew Struhs and Devin Sikorski from Dialight, to talk about LED's benefits for processors.

Jury Awards Worker $28M For Lung Damage

November 25, 2013 11:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Laclede County jury has ordered a Missouri company to pay $28 million to a worker who claimed his lungs were damaged at a compressor plant in south-central Missouri.                                          

Pressure Calibration Products

November 25, 2013 10:46 am | Fluke Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation has broadened its suite of precision pressure calibration products with the addition of two new models of pressure calibrators.

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Nuclear Decommissioning Talks Continue In VT

November 22, 2013 12:04 pm | by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Peter Shumlin and other top state officials are in talks with the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's owners about how to dismantle the reactor and handle spent fuel after the plant closes late next year.                   

Digital Hot Plate

November 22, 2013 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Torrey Pines Scientific, Inc. announces its NEW EchoTherm Digital Stirring Hot Plate for use in chemical, pharmaceutical, environmental, biochemical and other laboratories where reproducible and accurate sample preparation and experimentation are a must.

Temperature Scanner

November 22, 2013 11:28 am | Fluke Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Calibration introduces the 1586A Super-DAQ Precision Temperature Scanner for applications such as thermal mapping, process sensor calibration, quality control testing, lifecycle testing, process monitoring and environmental testing that are common in various industries including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food processing, aerospace and automotive.

High Voltage Reed Sensors

November 22, 2013 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics announces the MK30 series of high voltage reed sensors for high voltage surface mount applications including electronic PCBs, medical devices, electric vehicles, white goods, industrial applications and more.                                  

Wireless Vibration Sensors

November 21, 2013 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin Corporation is now offering wireless vibration sensors for paper and metal manufacturing, power plants, waste treatment plants, pumping stations, food and beverage packing facilities and many other industries that rely upon motor-driven equipment. 

Custom Dial Faces

November 21, 2013 10:17 am | Palmer Wahl | Product Releases | Comments

Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group announces its new custom dial face design and manufacturing service.

Drive Pumps

November 20, 2013 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mag Drive pumps from Moyno are progressing cavity wobble stator pumps that offer magnetic drives.

Signal Converter For Electromagnetic Flowmeters

November 20, 2013 10:32 am | Krohne, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new IFC 050 electromagnetic signal converter is a suitable long term choice for measuring volumetric flow in several applications in the water treatment, food and beverage, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, agriculture and steel industries.

Q&A: Navigating GHS Standards

November 19, 2013 4:05 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Chem.Info sat down with Andrew Scherz, Senior Product Manager at Epson America, to talk about the GHS deadlines chemical companies now face and some strategies for a smooth implementation of the new standards. Is your company ready for the first deadline - December 1st? 

CO Proposes Air Quality Crackdown For Drillers

November 19, 2013 11:53 am | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under pressure to tighten air quality standards for oil and gas drillers, Colorado officials on Monday proposed the nation's first statewide standards for methane emissions and other heightened safeguards.                               

Fire At Texas Exxon Mobil Plant

November 19, 2013 11:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Exxon Mobil spokesman Dave Eglinton says the fire at the King Ranch unit at Kingsville continued burning today. The gas plant remains closed following the incident.                                     

Uncertainties Abound In Decommissioning Efforts

November 19, 2013 11:25 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's costly, risky and dependent on technologies that have yet to be fully developed. A decades-long journey filled with unknowns lies ahead for Japan, which took a small step this week toward decommissioning its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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