“The product is suitable for use in Zone 1, as well as for use in Class 1, Div 1.” This statement is heard or read again and again in the descriptions for products for use in hazardous areas.Read More
Black-light videos from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will help crime labs manage an invisible risk. When two scientists from the NIST brought black lights and glow powder into the Maryland State Police crime lab, they weren’t setting up a laser tag studio or nightclub.
For chemical plants, chemical tank farms and refineries, atmospheric corrosion of steel is a continual concern that can require re-priming and re-painting every few years to prevent safety issues and the premature replacement of costly infrastructure.
In most applications, operators trust analyzer results to indicate whether their product is meeting specifications. But when analyzer results are not accurately reflecting an end product’s characteristics, it’s likely that a sampling system design or performance issue has compromised the process sample.
Technology limitations, as well as the real and perceived ill-effects of traditional petrochemical synthesis, have led to alternative models of chemical production, including synthetic biology (synbio).
OT (operational technology) cybersecurity is competing with all other company priorities in terms of funding and backing, and too often leadership teams lack deep technical expertise. From the OT cybersecurity executive sponsor’s view within an organization, a significant challenge is weeding through technical detail to determine the criticality or importance of a technology investment.
A power plant was experiencing a feed water flow problem. The issue was on a line with static pressure exceeding 1000 psi which fed water to one of their steam generators.
Arjay Engineering has published a guide focuses on oil in water for environmental compliance — with much of the content that can also be applied to process applications as well. Since most environmental concern is directed to petroleum-based oils, there is a focus in this guide toward these types of oils.
Airlite Plastics Company has expanded production capabilities at its plant in Nazareth, PA, with a semi-custom sheet line. The new line, installed in 2019, supports Airlite’s thin-gauge sheet production for products of various thicknesses and textures.
Ingredients stored in silos are notoriously difficult to measure. Powders, granules, and other solids are prone to uneven distribution when added to or emptied from the silo during processing. 3D level sensing technology was created to address these difficulties bringing volume accuracy to a new level.