Reactive chemicals and intermediates are used extensively in the chemical process industries (CPI). Hazardous chemical reactivity can be defined as “any chemical reaction with the potential to exhibit rates of increase in temperature and/or pressure too high to be absorbed by the environment surrounding the system” . Reactive materials can be classified into two groups: self-reacting... More
The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.; www.wef.org) is holding its annual Weftec exhibition and conference from Sept. 27–Oct. 1, 2014 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. The event will feature numerous technical sessions and committee meetings, as well as a host of exhibitors showcasing new products and services for the water and wastewater industries. This show... More
This company has expanded its Atlas rupture-disc product line to include Inconel 625 material of construction. The material will now be offered in sizes of 1, 1.5, 2, 3 and 4 in. (DN 25, 40, 50, 80 and 100). Inconel... More
From plastics and synthetics to fertilizers and fuel, the general public takes for granted so much of what the chemical process industries (CPI) produces, and the risks associated with CPI production facilities are not typically considered. That is, until the next headline-creating industrial catastrophe occurs. The human toll of such disasters plays out across ruined lives, devastated communities and obliterated opportunities. The effects can stretch out... More
Escape and rescue kits protect workers exposed to heights 3M PPE Safety Solutions This company has expanded its personal safety portfolio to include a new controlled descent device for escape and rescue at heights, called the 3M and DEUS Escape and Rescue System (photo), that enables workers to steadily descend from heights up to 590 ft. The entire system weighs less than 3 lb and is easy to use, which is crucial in a rescue situation where time is of the... More
Water and wastewater treatment are extremely important at liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and other industries that are...