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A Cost-Effective Approach to Explosion Consequence Modeling

by BREEZE Software and Data / Trinity Consultants  (Apr. 23, 2015)

Failure to identify and mitigate explosion hazards is a persistent cause of industrial accidents, impacting sites ranging from fertilizer storage facilities to refineries. While some explosion consequence assessments are performed to comply with regulatory requirements or industry-specific process safety standards, in many cases the potential for ...

SGS Informs on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Waste Management in Greece

by SGS  (Dec. 30, 2014)

On 25 September 2014, the European Commission (1) announced that it is asking the European Union Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste. Greece Inadequate Management of Hazardous Waste The fine is EUR 14,904,736 and a daily penalty payment of EUR 72,864 until Greece fulfills its obligations. The hazardous waste ...

How toxic is coal ash? A laboratory toxicity case study

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Oct. 27, 2014)

Under a consent agreement among EPA and proponents both for and against stricter regulation, EPA is to issue a new coal ash disposal rule by the end of 2014. Laboratory toxicity investigations often yield conservative estimates of toxicity since many standard test species are more sensitive than resident species, thus could provide information ...

ASTM’s Technical Information Resource

by ASTM International  (Jul. 10, 2014)

All of ASTM International’s standards, papers and chapters, and books can be found, searched and subscribed to in one resource, ASTM Compass. A researcher investigates a new asphalt additive and tests with a standard from Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. An ...

Vector Laboratories - Small Business Scheme - Case Study

by LRQA Limited  (Jun. 23, 2014)

Operating in a competitive market dominated by larger companies, Vector Laboratories aims to 'punch above its weight’ and increase its market share. Central to this drive is their quality management system which has been certified to ISO 9001 since 2002. 1. QMS Implementation ...

InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer for Biodiesel Blend Measurements

by Wilks - A Spectro Scientific Company  (Apr. 17, 2015)

Synopsis: Simple, yet powerful, filter-based IR spectrometers are ideal for compliance to the new ASTM 7861 test method for accurately measuring biodiesel blend ratios. The Wilks InfraSpec analyzer was the instrument used to develop and validate this method and thus is the industry standard for field measurement of FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester) ...

NOVEL Series Spectrophotometer

by HINOTEK GROUP LIMITED  (Apr. 16, 2015)

NOVEL Series Spectrophotometer ...

Portable XRF in Minerals Exploration Research & Development - CSIRO and Olympus Innov-X working together for industry - Case Study

by Northern ANI Solutions Ltd.  (Apr. 9, 2015)

Portable X-Ray Fluorescence in Mineral Exploration Science Portable XRF has been integrated into a wide range of R&D projects within the minerals exploration science theme of the CSIRO’s Minerals Down Under Research Flagship. We are committed to understanding how this new technology can be implemented more readily into the exploration ...

Texas refinery identifes the source of boiler contamination and restores production using on-line steam condensate analyzer

by GE Analytical Instruments  (Apr. 6, 2015)

Background A major refinery in Texas, USA, recently experienced steam condensate contamination and major fouling of a boiler resulting in damage that led to an unplanned shutdown. The financial impact of the damaged boiler, unscheduled maintenance and loss of production drove a review of current condensate monitoring techniques. The review panel ...

Organics Monitoring: A Practical Guide

by GE Analytical Instruments  (Apr. 6, 2015)

Preventing product loss, lowering waste treatment costs, and reducing system maintenance and energy consumption through organics monitoring in the chemical, refining, food, and wastewater treatment industries. Summary Process water and steam condensate contamination includes organic, inorganic, and biological components. Sources of organic ...

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