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March 1, 2012
Already, in the first two months of this year, the unpredictable and winding road of the so-called Boiler MACT, has taken yet another set of hair-pinned curves. Now industry groups are pushing even harder for an act of Congress that would put on the brakes and allow more time for the regulations to be reshaped. At stake, says Robert Bessette, president of the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO...
July 15, 2008
A Low Parts Count Makes this CO 2 Monitor Economical Boasting an in-house design and accurate CO 2 detection between 0 – 10,000 ppm, the ZG106A-M has a uniquely low parts count, making it an economically competitive option for determining indoor air quality, safety, and other monitoring criteria. The device comes standard with a data logger, a CO 2 level alarm, and an extreme level indicator. —...
June 15, 2008
In Poorly Lubricated Conditions, Try this Diamond Seal... Over 50% of pump lifecycle costs result from energy and maintenance; and applying the low-wear and low-friction attributes of diamond to mechanical seals can yield significant energy savings for fluid pumps. Ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) seals provide the benefits of diamond at expenses comparable to silicon-carbide (SiC) face seals. In tests...
May 22, 2008
Kemira Oyj (Helsinki, Finland; www.kemira.com) and Rockwood Holdings Inc. (Princeton, N.J.; www.rocksp.com) have agreed to form a joint venture (JV) that includes both parties’ titanium dioxide businesses and the functional additives business owned by Rockwood. The transaction values Kemira’s TiO2 business in excess of 250 million euros and will result in a small capital gain for Kemira. In...
May 15, 2008
U.S. petroleum companies are investing in new domestic refining capacity on a scale not seen in decades. Over the next five years the industry will add more than one million bbl/d of distillation capacity (see table), according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA, Washington D.C.; www.eia.doe.gov). "It’s a step change in expansion,"...
May 15, 2008
A Pump Intended for Non-API Processes The Sunflo P-2500 high-pressure centrifugal pump features distinctions from previous models in the P-2000 Series including: upgraded seal-housing drain cavities, enhanced seal design, numerous seal flush plans, labyrinth gearbox seal, and heavy duty bearings with more than 25,000 h of L10 life. However, the device also uses the same proven hydraulics with capacities to...
May 15, 2008
A process in which sulfur is extracted from natural gas in the field and converted to sulfur dioxide, which is then injected into the gas reservoir and reacts with hydrogen sulfide in situ to produce elemental sulfur, has been developed by Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.; edlinks.che.com/7372-535) and Alberta Sulphur Research Ltd. (Calgary, Alta.; edlinks.che.com/7372-536). The partners have formed a...
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