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Siemens and Allgäuer Überlandwerk form joint venture for smart grid expansion

ven, 02/24/2017 - 21:23

Siemens and Allgäuer Überlandwerk GmbH (AÜW), based in Kempten, Germany, have formed a joint venture named egrid to commercially implement the results from IRENE and IREN2, two joint smart grid research projects in Wildpoldsried. It was agreed that Siemens would acquire a 49-percent share in the AÜW subsidiary, egrid applications & consulting GmbH. The transaction is subject to clearance by the competent competition authorities. The joint venture will offer innovative consulting services f...

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Identifying and Preventing Occupational and Environmental Exposure Risks to Manganese

ven, 02/24/2017 - 16:39

Manganese is a metal that is found in many types of rocks. It occurs naturally in most foods and may be added to some foods. The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) reports that consuming a small amount of manganese from food or water is needed to stay healthy. However, exposure to elevated levels can cause health concerns. - - Manganese is used principally in steel production to improve hardness, stiffness and strength. It can be released into the air, soil and water fro...

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Strong Demand in 2016 for FleetMind/Street Smart Vision™ by McNeilus Fleet Management Solution

mar, 02/14/2017 - 15:00

MONTREAL, CANADA and DODGE CENTER, MN – February 14, 2017  - FleetMind Solutions and McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, reported today significant market traction in 2016 for their Street Smart Vision system, the SSV10 “smart” truck solution that combines McNeilus refuse collection vehicles with FleetMind's mobile onboard computer and DVR platform.    -   - “In 2016 we added 15 new waste and recycling management customers for our SSV10 solutio...

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Los Angeles County Residents Concerned Over Hexavalent Chromium Exposure Hazards

lun, 02/13/2017 - 18:03

In 2013, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) responded to community complaints of a metallic odor thought to be coming from a metal forging and grinding operation in a town in Los Angeles County. Air monitoring for toxic air contaminants has been ongoing in this area ever since. - - Last December, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health sent directives to two companies in the affected area after monitoring and air tests conducted by the SCAQMD indicated that...

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Identifying Hazardous Fumes to Protect the Health and Safety of Welders

ven, 02/10/2017 - 15:37

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) describes welding, cutting and brazing as hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime, according to the agency. - - One of the significant health concerns associated with welding is exposure to welding fumes and gases. The welding process produces visible smoke t...

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GE Inaugurates Redhill (Stafford) Manufacturing Facility, UK

jeu, 02/09/2017 - 17:37

GE Energy Connections (NYSE: GE ) inaugurates its new Redhill Grid Automation manufacturing facility in Stafford, UK in the presence of Stafford MP, Jeremy Lefroy.  Present in the UK for close to a century, this facility heralds a new phase for its Grid Solutions business, being selected as a pilot for GE's digital ' Brilliant Factory ' programme. The site was also recently honoured by a visit from the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond. As the world's digital industrial com...

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Fluke Process Instruments Expands Line of Endurance Series High-temperature Ratio Pyrometers

mer, 02/08/2017 - 22:12

Fluke® Process Instruments announced the expansion of the Endurance® Series line of high-temperature ratio infrared pyrometers to include three new single-color models and one new two-color model with extended temperature ranges and enhanced optical resolution characteristics. These best-in-class pyrometers meet the demands of harsh industrial environments, including primary and secondary metals manufacturing, carbon processing, silicon production, and now foundries and welding, as well as...

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Exosite Webinar Alert: Are You IoT Curious? - -

jeu, 02/02/2017 - 17:00

  - Minneapolis — Feb. 2, 2017 — Exosite, a leading provider in the Internet of Things (IoT) platform market, today announced it will host an IoT Curious webinar on Thursday, February 9 at 12:15 CST. This free, 45-minute webinar is designed to help organizations overcome the initial challenges and pitfalls associated with IoT and to demystify this emerging technology by providing a realistic understanding of how companies can get off to the right start. - Hosted by Ryan Carlson, manag...

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New VN2000 Hot Tap and Compact Insertion Vortex Flow Meter Stands Up to Harsh Application Environments

lun, 01/30/2017 - 20:50

Badger Meter, exhibiting at AHR Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev., today announced the introduction of two new vortex flow meters: VN2000 Hot Tap and VN2000 Compact insertion vortex flow meters. VN2000 vortex meters offer a durable and reliable solution for measuring the volumetric or mass flow rate of steam, gas or liquids over a large flow range. Its versatile design is capable of measuring water as low as 1.32 feet per second and super-heated steam up to 250 feet per second. It is well-suite...

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Dynasonics U500w Ultrasonic Flow Meter Offers Latest in Metering Technology for Water Metering Applications

lun, 01/30/2017 - 20:38

Badger Meter, exhibiting at AHR Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev., today announced the introduction of the Dynasonics U500w in-line flow meter, an innovative ultrasonic transit time metering instrument that offers the modern solid-state metering technology in a compact, totally encapsulated, weatherproof, submersible and UV-resistant housing. Designed to reduce maintenance, improve accuracy and durability, lower operating costs and minimize water loss, the U500w measures potable and non-potable...

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New AquaCUE Flow Measurement Manager Provides Greater Control Over Valuable Water Resources

lun, 01/30/2017 - 20:22

Badger Meter, exhibiting at AHR Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev., today announced the introduction of AquaCUE® Flow Measurement Manager, an intuitive, cloud-based software platform that provides greater visibility and control over water resources in demanding sub-metering applications. AquaCUE brings a new level of optimizing information to light with targeted advanced metering analytics. The system puts interval meter data to work to address demands for actionable intelligence and improve ope...

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EMSL Buffalo Receives CA DOH Certification for Asbestos Analysis

lun, 01/30/2017 - 15:42

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Buffalo, New York laboratory has added a new accreditation through the California State Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (CA ELAP). EMSL has been approved for bulk asbestos analysis by the EPA 600 method. - - “We are proud of our Buffalo laboratory for earning this CA ELAP accreditation,” said Ed Cahill, Vice President of EMSL's Asbestos Division. “We are working continuously to expand our range of laboratory services and s...

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Contractor Fined Over $80K for Worker Exposure Hazards to Respirable Silica and Other Violations

jeu, 01/26/2017 - 17:53

In December, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that an Illinois contractor was facing over $80,000 in proposed penalties for two willful, two repeat and three serious safety violations. OSHA reports that the contractor failed to provide employees remodeling a home in Illinois with adequate protection from falls as well as the personal protective equipment (PPE) and training needed to work safely with silica and Portland cement. - - Just last year, OSHA issue...

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Identifying and Preventing Occupational and Environmental Exposure Risks to Antimony

mer, 01/25/2017 - 16:58

Antimony is a silvery-white metal that is found in the earth's crust. Although the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) reports that little antimony is currently mined in the United States, it is brought into the country from other places for processing. There are also companies that produce antimony as a by-product of smelting lead and other metals. - - Antimony ores are mixed with other metals to form antimony alloys or combined with oxygen to form antimony oxide. Mixed...

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Exosite CTO Mark Benson to Present at the 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo)

lun, 01/23/2017 - 17:00

LAS VEGAS — Jan. 23, 2016 — Exosite, a leading provider in the Internet of Things (IoT) platform market, today announced that CTO Mark Benson will present at the 2017 AHR Expo on February 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. The event will highlight new products, technologies and ideas in the HVACR industry, with an emphasis on building automation and control, HVACR-related software and indoor air quality. Benson will present on “Improving the Energy Efficiency of Int...

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New Investigation Shows Black Lung Disease Numbers Much Higher than Previously Thought

lun, 01/23/2017 - 16:07

In December, National Public Radio (NPR) released information from an investigation they conducted into the number of coal miners across Appalachia that suffer from a severe form of black lung disease. Complicated black lung, also known as progressive massive fibrosis, involves the development of large conglomerate masses of dense fibrosis following coal dust or silica entering the lungs. According to the NPR report, the number of progressive massive fibrosis patients they discovered was m...

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Papros: New Version of MRPRO(TM) Offers Automation for Relentless and Unflinching Support to Responsible Conflict Free Sourcing

lun, 01/23/2017 - 02:36

San Jose, CA-Jan 23, 2017 – Green leader Papros Inc, announced that today it issued a new version that supports the latest platforms and standards that most leading companies in the world need and are encouraging their supply chain to comply with to promote human rights. The algorithms allow for companies with any number of suppliers in the practical realm to efficiently and economically ensure strict and robust compliance by single click checks against CFSI and other lists. Enhanced supp...

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Syrma Technology to Showcase Environmentally-Friendly HVACR Power Components at 2017 AHR Expo

mar, 01/17/2017 - 02:40

SAN JOSE, California, January 17, 2017 -- Syrma Technology, a leader in electronic manufacturing services serving global OEMs, today announced the company's first appearance at the upcoming AHR Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 30-February 1, where they will highlight their engineering expertise and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at the premier annual showcase for the HVACR industry.   Building upon their prior engineering and manufacturing success—custom des...

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GreenWood, Inc. Project Team Receives Leadership Award at Caterpillar

mer, 01/11/2017 - 19:17

Greenville, SC - - January 11, 2017 - - GreenWood, Inc., an integrated maintenance, operations and construction solutions provider, was recently recognized for their team leadership at their Caterpillar project in Athens, Georgia.  The Athens Tech Foundation presented the GreenWood planning department with an Outstanding Workforce Leadership (O.W.L.) award which identifies and recognizes businesses for exemplary leadership initiatives.  At this site, GreenWood provides total maintenance se...

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California Workers Advised to be Aware of Metalworking Fluids Containing Microbial Contaminants

lun, 01/09/2017 - 15:46

According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), approximately 1.2 million workers in positions involving machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations could potentially be exposed to metalworking fluids (MWFs) on the job. - - Many of these workers are employed in a wide range of industries across California. Anyone of them could be exposed by breathing aerosols generated in the machining process or through skin contac...

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