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 The service is said to replace outdated guesswork, inventory write-offs, and bad valuations while saving hours of time with audit-ready reports.
Dräger has announced the X-am 8000 multi-gas detector, capable of simultaneously detecting up to seven gases including flammable gases, vapours, and oxygen and is applicable to a number of industries including chemical, oil and gas, fire services, mining, shipping, pharmaceutical and water treatment.
A new family of enzymes has been discovered which paves the way to convert plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics, chemicals, and fuels. The discovery was led by members of the same UK-US enzyme engineering team which, in April, improved a plastic-digesting enzyme, a potential breakthrough for the recycling of plastic waste.
The Multi-Carrier-System, a configurable transport system, has been announced by Siemens. In this configurable transport system, the transport carriages, which are driven by linear motors, are flexibly moved to the individual units such as a filling, closing or labeling unit.
Hoskin Scientific has introduced Bronkhorst EL-FLOW Prestige line of mass flow meters/controllers for gases. The latest generation has benefits based upon further advances in flow-signal processing and a highly stable flow control regime that is virtually impervious to process fluctuations, the company says.
With the Ralston Instruments PSV Test suite of software and hardware, it is said to be possible to conduct the test and record most of the information on a FieldLab calibrator. After the test is completed the data is then transferred electronically to a PC where a certificate with graphs, customer data, tag data and other required information can be created.