2011

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  • Product-Focus Series: Venture Measurement at the 2011 Chem Show

    Jimmy Shoulders, Vice President of Sales at Venture Measurement, which includes Niagara Meters -- a provider of instrumentation products critical to process industries, told Traci Purdum, senior digital editor, about the company's ForceMeter.

    11/03/2011
  • Product-Focus Series: Brooks Instrument at the 2011 Chem Show

    This year's Chem Show has aisle after aisle of exhibitors displaying solutions for the chemical processing industry. Traci Purdum, senior digital editor with Chemical Processing magazine, spoke with Steve Kannengieszer, director of marketing, mass flow products at Brooks Instrument.

    11/02/2011
  • Product-Focus Series: Edwards Vacuum at the 2011 Chem Show

    Reporting from the 2011 Chem Show, Traci Purdum is joined by Dr. Don Collins -- Market Development Manager for the chemical and pharmaceutical dry pump section at global vacuum company, Edwards Limited, which is headquartered in the UK. Edwards invented the concept of the low-maintenance, cost-effective, oil-free dry vacuum pump.

    11/02/2011
  • Product-Focus Series: Fike at the 2011 Chem Show

    Traci Purdum, senior digital editor for Chemical Processing, is joined by Daniel Willis -- National Sales Manager for Industrial Protection Products at Fike. He has tremendous knowledge the changing codes and regulations within the industry.

    11/02/2011
  • Rosenzweig's Ramblings April 2011: Biofuels Development Gets a Boost

    Mark notes that moving promising biofuels technology from the lab to demonstration scale often poses a significant financial as well as technical hurdle. Now, though, developers can take advantage of an expanded government research facility.

    Mark Rosenzweig, Editor-in-Chief
    05/26/2011
  • Rosenzweig's Ramblings February 2011: Don't Neglect Energy Auditing

    Mark stresses that we should not ignore energy auditing. Technology and regulations will make chemical operations increasingly energy efficient. For instance, sites adopting digital fieldbuses gain access to data on equipment health that can provide early warning of performance degradation as well as diagnostic information that can lead to true predictive maintenance.

    Mark Rosenzweig, Editor-in-Chief
    05/25/2011
  • Rosenzweig's Ramblings January 2011: Gas Buoys U.S. Chemical Industry Outlook

    Mark hopes for the best that abundant supplies of domestic natural gas may open up more feedstock opportunities. Longer-term, the prospects may be even brighter: "With improving competitiveness resulting from developments in shale gas, the United States may once again become a favorable location for investment."

    Mark Rosenzweig, Editor-in-Chief
    05/25/2011
  • Rosenzweig's Ramblings March 2011: Is Water The New Carbon?

    Mark discusses the fact that companies face increasing pressure to disclose, as well as optimize, water use. The rising cost and tighter regulation of water, coupled with concerns about adequate long-term availability in many regions, is prompting many chemical companies to treat water conservation as an imperative in their sustainability efforts.

    Mark Rosenzweig, Editor-in-Chief
    05/25/2011
  • Video Part 1: Combustible Dust Hazards -- the NFPA Discusses How to Mitigate the Risks

    Combustible dust hazards are a real threat for any processor that stores, handles or processes solids. In this 7-minute video, Traci Purdum, ChemicalProcessing.com's senior digital editor talks in-depth with Guy Colonna P.E., Division Manager at the NFPA about implementable practices for mitigating the risk of dust explosions. Included in this video are best practices for hazard analysis, protective measure methods, process change management and developing a dust hazard protection program. Watch now. You can also view the rest of this series: Part Two. Part Three.
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    02/28/2011
  • Video Part 3: The Legislative Impact on NFPA Combustible Dust Hazard Codes

    In this video, Guy Colonna P.E., Division Manager at the NFPA discusses the impact legislative action has on recent changes to NFPA standards and codes for combustible dust hazard mitigation with Traci Purdum, ChemicalProcessing.com's senior digital editor. Colonna explains how OSHA public rule making and HR849 impact the NFPA voluntary consensus standards and what this means to facilities. Watch now. You can also viiew additional videos in this series: Part One. Part Two.

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    02/28/2011
  • Video Part 2: Understanding Recent NFPA Combustible Dust Hazard Codes & Standards Changes

    In this video, Traci Purdum, ChemicalProcessing.com's senior digital editor asks Guy Colonna P.E., Division Manager at the NFPA to explain recent changes to the NFPA Combustible Dust Hazard Codes & Standards and the impact these changes have on processors. Colonna discusses current revisions to the NFPA 654 doc that allows for better characterization in determining combustible dust triggers or thresholds, a performance-based approach method for standards compliance and more. Watch now. You can also view Part One. Part Three.

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    02/28/2011
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