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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.

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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.

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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.

Coolers For Hazardous Locations

November 19, 2013 11:00 am | Hoffman/Lamson | Product Releases | Comments

Hoffman Vortex A/C Enclosure Coolers for hazardous locations keep electrical equipment cool, clean and protected with compressed air.

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3D Water Jet Head

November 19, 2013 10:43 am | Nlb Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Torrent 200, a new 3D water jet head from NLB Corp., combines high flow with high horsepower to increase the efficiency of tank, tote and reactor cleaning.

Residents Return Home After Texas Pipeline Explosion

November 18, 2013 12:26 pm | News | Comments

Most residents of a rural North Texas town evacuated after a gas pipeline explosion that took place last week can now return home.                                             

IL Ruling Compromises Coal's Future

November 18, 2013 12:04 pm | by TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Illinois Pollution Control Board will decide this week whether to give a Houston company extra time to install pollution controls at five Illinois coal-fired power plants, a scenario that underscores the uncertainty facing an industry squeezed by environmental regulations and competition from natural gas.

Fuel Removal At Fukushima: What's At Stake?

November 18, 2013 11:55 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Work began today to remove nuclear fuel rods from a heavily damaged reactor building at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant. It's the first major step toward decommissioning the plant, a decades-long process fraught with uncertainty and challenges.

Hazardous Location Enclosures

November 18, 2013 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hoffman Zonex enclosures for hazardous locations protect terminations and electrical equipment where potentially explosive dust and gas are present and in applications where additional hardening is needed.

Fire Heavily Damages Detroit Chemical Company

November 15, 2013 11:39 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Detroit company that makes adhesives, paint, primers and sealants was heavily damaged by a blaze that forced authorities to evacuate surrounding homes and a nearby elementary school.                                 

Plans To Bury Nuclear Waste In NV Drawing Fire

November 15, 2013 11:06 am | by KEN RITTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal plans to truck radioactive material from a World War II-era plant in Tennessee to Nevada for burial in the desert are rekindling a long-running battle to prevent the Silver State from becoming the nation's nuclear dumping ground.    

Mississippi Refinery Fire Kills 1, Injures Another

November 15, 2013 11:02 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities are investigating the cause of an early Friday explosion and fire at a southern Mississippi refinery that killed one worker and injured another.                                         

Alabama Awarded $12.6M For Oil Spill Restoration

November 15, 2013 10:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Alabama is getting $12.6 million for three projects designed to restore some of the natural resources affected by the Gulf oil spill in 2010.                                           

Silo Cleaning Solutions

November 14, 2013 3:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Martin Silo Solutions eliminate the need for confined space entry and hazardous cleaning techniques for blocked vessels and plugged discharge chutes, allowing the material to be recaptured and returned to the process stream.

Extreme Condition Cables

November 14, 2013 2:57 pm | Balluff Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New High Durability Cables from Balluff help prevent downtime and replacement for physical, washdown, temperature and weld slag situations.

Railroads Retrofitting Flammable Liquid Cars

November 14, 2013 11:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. railroads are supporting new safety standards for rail cars that haul flammable liquids to address flaws that can allow crude oil, ethanol and other substances to leak during accidents. Safety experts say the soda-can shaped cars have a tendency to split open during derailments.

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