Visit us at the 2013 CHEM SHOW

Come visit us at the 2013 CHEM SHOW at the Javits Center in NYC on December 10-12!

With the USA's Petroleum & Natural Gas Growth on the Rise, So Should Careful Monitoring

The US Energy Information Administration just released the 2013 expectations for petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbon production. With the USA's growth on the rise so quickly, the proper handling, producing and storage of these gases must be managed correctly to ensure safety and process efficiencies.

Read the article to find out more details on this global industrial trend.

Choosing an Analyzer For a Tough Environment

It is important when selecting an analyzer to find the right fit for your application. In some cases that might mean finding one that can withstand the vigors of a tough, industrial environment. In this case you would want it to:

A Faster Reponse in a Specialty Chemical Plant

One of our customers, a global producer of high performance materials, industrial specialty chemicals and coating solutions, was using a catalytic sensor to monitor the LFL of the off-gas vent stream and experiencing an unacceptable 25 second response time. 

The Connection Between Safety and Productivity

According to Sustainable Plant Magazine, there is a growing trend among the manufacturing industry, Being Safe = Being Productive. And you can actually quantify it. 

Fire Prevention Week Part 2

To continue our discussion on Fire Prevention Week, which ends Saturday October 12, let's look at the validity of the NFPA's standards, are they law or guideline?  

From time-to-time we encounter a company who claims that they are under no obligation to follow the National Fire Protection Association’s Guidelines (NFPA) because it is an “association” and not a law-making body. Therefore NFPA-86 is not a law and does not apply to them.   

Fire Prevention Week

According to the NFPA, fire prevention week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.

Safely Using Hydrogen

Many companies are concerned about the use of Hydrogen in their plant to operate an analyzers.  The use of hydrogen in our analyzers is so small that a typical hydrogen system containing less than 400 ft3 of hydrogen (or two standard 200 ft3 cylinders each) would be exempt from any increase in building or Fire Code requirements.

Here are links to learn more:

The 2013 NCCA Fall Technical Meeting

This year we will be presenting at the 2013 National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) Fall technical meeting, September 24-26 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Maryland. We will be discussing how to control dampers for energy savings in coil coating ovens. In addition to the presentation, stop by and visit with us at the annual NCCA Trade Show (9/25, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.). For more details on the event visit The NCCA's website.

Using Infrared Technology in a Flexible Packaging Application

The flexible packaging industry is a large and vast marketplace, often times there are different gas detection solutions depending on the particular process you are trying to monitor. Today we are goign to focus on rotogravure and flexographic printing presses that apply solvent borne inks to a variety of web materials including plastic, paper and foil. 

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