Improperly specified, installed or maintained sight glasses can represent the weakest link in a processing system. The wrong glass or materials used will limit observation, require extra maintenance and replacements, and even fail under pressure with catastrophic results – since glass can fracture at 5 miles/second.
The federal government has earmarked $275 million into LNG Canada’s $40 billion liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, BC. Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the announcement last month in Kitimat, announcing the $220 million will be directed toward buying energy-efficient gas turbines for the project, with the additional $55 million spent on replacing the Haisla Bridge in Kitimat, which is expected to see an increase in traffic.
A sawmill in McBride, B.C., that shutdown 13 years ago is getting a new life as a wood pellet plant. Boreal BioEnergy, under an exclusive technology license, can produce torrefied (black) pellets from almost any kind of available wood fibre.
LysteGro is a unique product (a CFIA registered fertilizer in Canada and considered a Class A biosolids in the U.S.) in that it is produced and delivered in a highly concentrated, liquid form (ranging from 12 to 17% solids depending on the feedstock).
Harting has introduced what it calls the world’s first M8 D-code connector for 100 Mbit/s Ethernet communications from the cloud to any sensor. The connector is IP67 protected and standardization to PAS IEC 61076-2-114, which also makes it a safe investment, as it can be combined with the connectors and sockets of various manufacturers.
From process manufacturing applications to complex processes in utilities, it is important to guarantee uptime and proper functioning of all machinery. Condition-based maintenance systems help to maximize yield and quality, while decreasing unscheduled outages and maintenance and repair costs.
Picomag is an electromagnetic flowmeter from Endress+Hauser for bidirectional measurement of conductive liquids. It is used for flow measurements in water or service water applications. Due to its easy installation and operation, its robust design and low price it can be used in applications where only limited principles could be used before.
Irving Oil and Saint John Emergency Measures Organization officials have said four workers were treated at the Saint John Regional Hospital for minor injuries after an explosion at the Saint John, NB, Irving refinery on October 8, according to the CBC. Flames were sent shooting an estimated 30 metres high and left a plume of black smoke billowing over the city’s east side for hours.
Leverkusen, Germany–based pharmaceutical giant Bayer has completed the biggest acquisition in its history in the second quarter of 2018, when it acquired Monsanto for US$63 billion. Bayer considerably expanded its seed business through the acquisition of Monsanto, particularly for corn and soybeans, the company says.
Stockpile Reports online subscription service from BinMaster that uses pictures from an iPhone or drone to calculate and monitor the volume, tonnage, and condition of stockpiles. The service is said to replace outdated guesswork, inventory write-offs, and bad valuations while saving hours of time with audit-ready reports.