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Determination of Frictional Flow Loss

October 11, 2011 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Oseco's FAS and PRO+ rupture discs boast the industry’s best KR values, a measurement used to determine the frictional flow loss through a rupture disc and holder.

Containment Technologies

October 10, 2011 10:38 am | by GARY PARTINGTON, Sales & Marketing Manager, Walker Barrier Systems | Articles | Comments

As new drug compounds are being developed to fight diseases, the potency of these compounds is increasing, which puts the personnel working with them at higher risk.

Watching What We Eat

October 10, 2011 6:50 am | by ADAM ARONSON, Chief Executive Officer, Arrowsight | Blogs | Comments

It is intuitive that when an employee knows he or she is being watched, he or she is less likely to make mistakes or take shortcuts.


Q&A: Heavy Metal Safety

October 10, 2011 6:33 am | by KIM DENNIS MACDOUGALL, Research Scientist, Kimberly-Clark Professional | Articles | Comments

A recent study released by Gradient found that towels are often contaminated with heavy metal residues from other industries that survived the cleaning process.

Crews Battle Massive Chemical Fire

October 4, 2011 12:05 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Heavy plumes of smoke billowed off the Magnablend chemical plant in Waxahachie, Texas, after a fire sparked while workers were mixing chemicals.  

Safety Testing in Scale-Up

September 29, 2011 11:22 am | by SWATI UMBRAJKAR, Ph.D., ANDREW J. STARKIE, Ph.D. & STEPHEN M. ROWE, Ph.D., Chilworth Global | Articles | Comments

Processes that are commonly most hazardous to scale-up are those associated with exothermic reactions and those that generate non-condensable gas.

Gas Leak Covers Road with Walls of Fire

September 28, 2011 9:46 am | Videos | Comments

An underground gas leak on a California roadignites into spiraling walls of fire.  

Look Elsewhere for Best Practices

September 27, 2011 12:05 pm | by ALAN NICOL, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions LLC | Blogs | Comments

Look for best practices in other industries to improve upon your weaknesses, because you may also find ways to do better that which you think you already do well.


Trapped: Saving the Chilean Miners

September 26, 2011 8:11 am | Articles | Comments

Sixnet, a machine-to-machine networking solution manufacturer, donated industrial Ethernet switches to the rescue effort that saved 33 miners from a collapsed mine in Chile.

Leveraging Technology to Deal with Disaster

September 21, 2011 9:54 am | by MIKE SCHMIDT, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Industry is wising up to the fact that developing a strong disaster recovery plan is a high priority and leveraging technology is an effective way to achieve it.

Worry-Free Safety Goggle, Hard Hat Use

September 15, 2011 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell Safety Products has designed the Uvex Stealth goggle retainer to attach flawlessly to most hard hats, helping to ensure workers’ eyes are protected.

Don't Drink the Water

September 14, 2011 10:38 am | by DAVID MANTEY, Editor, Product Design & Development (PDD) | Blogs | Comments

To answer questions surrounding the potential poisoning of groundwater, Halliburton CEO stood before his peers at the conference and raised a glass to safer fracking fluid.

Catch Cloths for a Cleaner Environment

September 14, 2011 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Fabric Filter manufactures catch cloths of 18-gauge vinyl to prevent errant product from dropping onto other lines or being transferred throughout the plant.


Is Quality a Company or Regulatory Responsibility?

September 12, 2011 6:49 am | by GIRISH MALHOTRA, PE, EPCOT Intl. | Blogs | Comments

It is the responsibility of companies to ensure that they have processes and methods that deliver quality products based on good science and engineering principles.

Equipment Precautions for the Next Irene

September 8, 2011 11:46 am | Articles | Comments

Schneider Electric urges the following precautions to ensure employee safety and avoid costly damage to physical equipment and the financial losses of a prolonged shutdown.

Is Corporate Wellness Really Worth It?

September 7, 2011 8:55 am | by ROSIE WARD, Ph.D., Health Management Services Manager, RJF Agencies Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The answer from RJF Agencies' Health Management Services Manager Rosie Ward, Ph.D., is only if you move beyond fruits, veggies and pedometers.

Capture Leaks & Drips at their Source

August 29, 2011 8:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Pig has designed its PIG™LEAKTRAPPER™ universal absorbent bag to secure to leaking nozzles, faucets and valves, capturing nuisance leaks and drips at their source.

Contain Leaks & Prevent Spills

August 22, 2011 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Pig specifically designed its PIG® Drive-Over LEAKBLOCKER dike to contain leaks, and help facilities meet spill prevention control and countermeasures.

An Object in Motion

August 22, 2011 5:43 am | by ANNA WELLS, Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Articles | Comments

Most manufacturers understand that conveying systems are necessary and, to a lesser extent, a necessary evil that can cause serious injuries if they aren’t careful.

Quality, Cost or Speed?

August 18, 2011 6:27 am | by THE QA PHARM | Blogs | Comments

“Quality, cost and speed — pick two.” This was a truism often quoted throughout my career, but does there always have to be a loser? It seems to work out that way.

China Bows to Chemical Plant Protesters

August 18, 2011 6:21 am | Videos | Comments

Authorities in Dalian, China, closed a chemical plant due to the demands of protesters who were afraid of a possible spill.

Growth, Change & Growing Pains

August 8, 2011 6:28 am | by MICHAEL KEATING, Vice President, Client Services from Crisis Management International | Articles | Comments

Many business continuity management programs are a byproduct of enterprise risk management or part of customer-driven service level agreements, but it's looking for a home.

Save Time Money via Recall Remediation

August 3, 2011 8:58 am | by MICHAEL CURRAN-HAYS, Senior Partner, Life Science, Kepner-Tregoe Inc. | Blogs | Comments

When a company is in the midst of a regulatory recall, the company must clearly understand that the FDA is its customer and it is imperative to get the recall right.

Backpacking or Fracking

July 27, 2011 1:21 pm | by JONNATHA MAYBERRY, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Which do you think of when you hear “state park”? Either way, I hope that extreme care is practiced: I want to see flames in my campfire, not in my water.

How Much Is Food Safety Worth?

July 26, 2011 7:12 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

Without proper funding, the Food Safety Modernization Act will only function in a slapdash fashion, selectively choosing the facilities it has the means to inspect.

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