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Explosion Proof LED

November 4, 2013 11:41 am | Larson Electronics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The EPLC2-HB-150LED-RT explosion proof high bay led light fixture offers an alternative to fluorescent or metal halide lighting systems for petrochemical processing facilities, water treatment plants, warehouses and manufacturing lines. 

Anti-Vibration Thread Locker

November 4, 2013 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tectorius is pleased to present Vibra-Stop thread locker, sealant and anti-vibration compound in an aerosol spray.

Woman Killed In Polymer Plant Explosion

November 1, 2013 12:09 pm | News | Comments

Authorities are investigating a deadly explosion involving a boiler at Meggitt Polymers and Composites in the northwest Georgia town of Rockmart. A 56-year-old female was the only reported victim, according to state and county officials.

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The Rise Of Remanufacturing

October 31, 2013 3:54 pm | by Rajesh Krishnan, Director, Manufacturing and Hi-tech SBU, Wipro Technologies | Articles | Comments

Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about the new and emerging technologies in manufacturing that are likely to produce major industry changes in the coming months and years. One such area of technology is remanufacturing, but what exactly does that mean?

Plant Could Transition From Zinc Smelting To Petrochemicals

October 31, 2013 12:27 pm | News | Comments

Horsehead Corporation has filed a 60-day notice warning workers that it plans to close a zinc smelting plant by year's end. The move was expected, as the plant may become a $2.5 billion petrochemical "cracker" plant for Shell Oil. Still, the closing is tough news for the plant's nearly 500 hourly employees. 

Food Recall Prompted By Routine Check

October 30, 2013 11:26 am | News | Comments

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman says a Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. recall of packaged salads produced at its Topeka, Kansas plant was prompted by a routine check of products sold in Canada. That inspection found Listeria monocytogenes in some ready-to-eat salad.

Japan Approves Fuel Removal From Fukushima Pools

October 30, 2013 11:16 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, AP | News | Comments

Japanese regulators have given final approval for the removal of fuel rods from an uncontained cooling pool at a damaged reactor building, which is considered the highest risk at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Removing the fuel rods from the Unit 4 cooling pool is the first major step in a decommissioning process that is expected to last decades.

Cold Boxes And Air Conditioners

October 30, 2013 10:52 am | Benko Products | Product Releases | Comments

Benko Products announces Husky Cold Boxes and Air Conditioners, compact and portable cooling units suitable for plants with limited floor space.

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Streamlining GHS Labeling With On Demand Color Labels

October 29, 2013 3:11 pm | by Andy Scherz, Senior Product Manager, Epson America Inc. | Articles | Comments

Recent GHS regulations concerning color and labeling accuracy have prompted many manufacturers to overhaul their labeling operations. For Carolina Biological, a supplier of chemical supplies for educators, the issue of GHS compliance was resolved by switching to an on demand color labeling solution. Could this technology work for you?

Vacuum Pump Inlet Trap

October 29, 2013 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Multi-Trap Vacuum Inlet Trap, from MV Products, is designed to protect central source vacuum systems in hospitals, university science buildings and research facilities.

EPA Orders DuPont To Pay $800,000 For Violations

October 29, 2013 10:35 am | News | Comments

DuPont has reached a proposed agreement to settle alleged Clean Air Act violations at its Washington Works Plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia. The EPA said that the company has agreed to pay an $800,000 fine and implement several emissions safeguards. The penalty will be divided equally between the United States and West Virginia.

Ensuring The Long-Term Success of LEDs

October 28, 2013 2:55 pm | by Clifton Lemon, Soraa | Articles | Comments

Like other innovations spurred by a combination of technology development and government mandates, solid state lighting presents a real triple bottom line scenario – good for the planet, good for profit and good for end users. This scenario is already playing out with LEDs and manufacturers play a key role in making sure LED adoption will hit its full potential.

OSHA Offers New Resources For Chemical Protection

October 28, 2013 12:00 pm | News | Comments

Each year in the United States, tens of thousands of workers are made sick or die from occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today launched two new web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe.

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Anti-Explosive Bulk Bag Unloader

October 24, 2013 3:38 pm | National Bulk Equipment Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This bulk bag unloader system from National Bulk Equipment is designed for use in highly contaminant-sensitive process areas handling bulk materials known to generate combustible dusts.

Acoustic Cleaner

October 24, 2013 2:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Martin Sonic Horn is an acoustic cleaner suitable for use in the process industries, particularly in cement manufacturing.

High-Pressure Water Lances

October 24, 2013 1:43 pm | Nlb Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

NLB’s new NCG-286A high-pressure water jet lances increase operator comfort and cut down on hose and fitting failures. 

NH Gunpowder Plant Owner Convicted In Fatal Blast

October 24, 2013 10:51 am | News | Comments

The owner of a gunpowder plant where an explosion shook nearby buildings and killed two workers was convicted on Wednesday of negligent homicide and manslaughter.                                                           

LED Tank Light

October 23, 2013 4:01 pm | Larson Electronics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new cart mounted Explosion Proof Portable Tank Light, suitable for use in petrochemical tanks and storage containers on ships as well as any area where a portable lighting system providing high output is needed. 

ERP Considerations for Process Manufacturers

October 23, 2013 2:41 pm | by Jeff Mengel, Audit Partner & Craig Zampa, Consulting Manager of Information Technology Consulting, Plante Moran | Articles | Comments

Stop us when this sounds familiar: your company faces challenges with its current software, comprised of a mix of accounting systems with some inventory control and many spreadsheets. C-suite executives can’t get adequate reporting on financial performance, procurement is buying on “gut feel,” sales representatives fight over product allocated to other customers and production management spends their day reacting to emergency jobs...

Voltage Sag Corrector

October 22, 2013 3:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The DySC dynamic sag corrector from Rockwell Automation uses patented, double-conversion inverter technology to protect against brief voltage sags and momentary outages.

Power Monitoring Solutions

October 22, 2013 3:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Rockwell Automation has expanded its power-quality portfolio to include monitoring solutions to help OEMs and end users identify and mitigate power issues to improve uptime and productivity. 

Cooling Tower Monitoring

October 22, 2013 10:04 am | Emerson Process Management | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson has developed a new essential asset monitoring module that analyzes process and equipment data to determine overall cooling tower health.

Cross-Stack Storage Tubs

October 21, 2013 5:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Akro-Mils announces the expansion of its line of Akro-Tubs with the addition of a cross-stack model.

Saving The Environment Without Killing Jobs

October 21, 2013 12:36 pm | by Kevin Begos, AP | News | Comments

A conference in Pittsburgh focuses on putting a stop to coal mining, fracking for oil and gas and nuclear power, but organizers also want workers to join the battle against climate change. Union leaders say that workers need new jobs to make a transition to clean energy, noting that shutting down industries such as coal can turn entire communities into a ghost town.

Shutdown Impacted Food Safety, Stalled Salmonella Recall

October 18, 2013 10:33 am | by Don Babwin, AP | News | Comments

The federal government shutdown may have seemed like a frustrating squabble in Washington, but it crept into our lives in a number of ways — from missed vegetable inspections, to recall procedures. The FDA alone sent home 976 of its 1,602 inspectors.

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