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  • The wildland fire threat

    The threat of wildfire is a major concern to more and more homeowners as construction of homes moves into the Wildland Urban Interface. Periods of drought are frightening times for residents of suburban and rural areas across the country, including the Northwest, the West, and the Rocky Mountain states as well as the Southeast. For those of us who live near natural areas of brush or forest, the ...


  • Importance of Dry Risers for Fire Safety

    Fighting fires in high rise buildings is challenging. It would not be possible for firemen to just aim their hoses from the ground floor and hope to reach those floors that are higher up. It would also not be feasible for them to run up flights of stairs trailing a hose behind them. Many high rise buildings can have twenty floors or more and a fire can happen anywhere. The ability to get water to ...


    By Nationwide Dry Risers

  • Case study - fire brigades and civil emergencies

    Location: Austria and China Year: 2011 FIRE FIGHTING AND CIVIL EMERGENCIES - Multi-Purpose Track EMPL is an international company specialized in special vehicles and with a strong division dedicated to fire-fighting trucks. Dragflow and EMPL have developed a special truck for fire brigades suitable to work also in the most ...


    By Dragflow North America

  • Case Study - Fire brigades and Civil emergencies

    Location : Austria Year : 2011 FIRE FIGHTING AND CIVIL EMERGENCIES - Multi-Purpose Track EMPL is an international company specialized in special vehicles and with a strong division dedicated to fire-fighting trucks. Dragflow and EMPL have developed a special truck for fire brigades suitable to work also in the most difficult ...


    By Dragflow S.r.l.

  • Vacuuming Wood Dust Can be Hazardous

    It’s well known that wood dust is highly combustible, but the practice of removing it with vacuum trucks can also be dangerous, because of the potential buildup of static electricity. WorkSafeBC has issued a bulletin stating that “static electricity discharges can ignite wood dust and therefore must be eliminated or adequately controlled during vacuuming.” When wood dust or ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Do you have the right portable extinguishers? A quick knockdown.

    Why do we have portable fire extinguishers? It may appear an obvious question however many struggle to answer this and I have heard many different analogies over the years. Fires in the workplace tend to start as small incidents and this is where portable fire extinguishers come into their own. By extinguishing, slowing down or preventing the dangerous escalation of the fire; an ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Precipitator Solves Dryer Problem

    Plum Creek Manufacturing, Columbia Falls, Montana, installed a PPC Industries electrostatic precipitator to solve a direct fired dryer dust plugging problem. The electrostatic precipitator was installed in a very congested area and the project had to be done so the dryer was off-line a minimal amount of time. Plum Creek personnel relocated existing equipment, poured concrete footings, ran all of ...

  • Portable Hydrant Flow Meters

    Leading the way for hydrant verification flow and pressure measurement Langham Industrial Controls strive to provide the most innovative market leading hydrant verification instrumentation. The Horizontal Standpipe Flow Meter provides unrivalled accuracy of ± 0.5% within a wide flow range. The swan neck design ensures that the AquaMasters electromagnetic sensor is always full and as the ...

  • Geoweb system stability test over soft subgrades, Assn of American Railroads, Transportation Technology Center, Pueblo, Colorado

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) maintains a very special research facility near Pueblo, Colorado, the Transportation Technology Center (TTC). Within the TTC is the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (with the apt acronym “FAST”) where years of extreme stress conditions can be applied in a few months. On FAST’s High Tonnage Loop, a 2.7 mile “loop of track” dedicated to High Axle ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • CO and CO2 - What`s the Difference

    It’s easy to understand why people confuse CO-carbon monoxide and CO2-carbon dioxide. The names sound the same, they both are colorless and odorless gases, and at high concentration, both can kill you. The media doesn’t help. Back in the old days, movies taught us that you could commit suicide by sticking a garden hose in your car’s tailpipe and window, then gunning the ...


    By CO2 Meter, Inc.

  • Pump Contract for MARS Tanker. Logistic Support Ship - Case Study

    In 2010 following many months of dialogue with BMT Naval Architects the initial purchase enquiry for the supply of pumps and systems for the 4 new logistic support ships for the U.K RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) was received from the Korean Shipyard DSME. DESMI participated in the tender process from the very beginning and had an open and honest dialogue with both the ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Performance monitoring & troubleshooting with a new individual condenser tube circulating water flow and fouling (ClA/FF) meter - case study

    Introduction Midwest Generation Joliet Station in Illinois has two coal-fired units, Unit 7 and Unit 8. Roth 550 MW units are located on the Des Plaines River and have been in operation since 1963-1964. The circulating water system is a once-through system comprised of a bar rack, traveling screens, circulating water pumps and reversible condensers. The original condenser tubes on Unit ...


    By Intek, Inc.

  • Improved Wastewater by Design of Washing Technology: Lee and Thomas Electrics

    Lee and Thomas Auto Electrics received a nasty surprise when it discovered that it had violated environmental regulations. An even nastier surprise was the $10,000 quote for installing a commercial separator to remove the offending oils and waste from the wash water it used on the auto parts it serviced. But the company staff put on their thinking caps and built an alternative system that met the ...


  • Maintaining Factory Settings with Pressure Washing Equipment

    Maintaining a factory is of prime importance in order to allow operations to run smoothly. Cleaning a factory may also be necessary due to a number of other reasons. For instance, if a food processing plant is not maintained on a regular basis, food and grease deposits can make the entire place unhygienic and eventually affect the quality of products manufactured. However, it is also a fact ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Old Tires Face the Zero Waste Option

    TIRE PILES and tire fires were a prominent environmental burden 20 years ago, but today's options are cleaner with better economic payback. Recovery and use of rubber as an industrial material are far more valuable than use of these feedstocks as fuel. While the price of energy may have doubled in the past few years, the price of virgin rubber compounds has more than tripled - from 30 cents to 95 ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case Study: Farm pond sludge and algae remediation

    Problem A 1 ½ acre farm pond located in southeastern Wisconsin was experiencing a severe algae bloom due to high levels of fertilizer runoff from the surrounding farm fields located on the north and east sides of the pond. Farm field runoff drains into the north end of the pond via a 4-inch drainpipe. The pond is further fertilized by the year round population of 6-8 resident ducks and by ...


    By Avir Environmental LLC

  • Innovating business models for sustainability

    How innovation in products, processes and business models can help organisations become more sustainable. By Richard Waters, Principal, Carbon Trust Advisory. Regulation, cost, reputation, revenue and risk management are driving many organisations to cut their carbon emissions, and become more sustainable. More businesses are looking at how they can put environmental sustainability at ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Goldilocks and the Certification Review Course

    Once upon a time, there was an EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) Professional named Goldilocks. Goldilocks worked for a shipping company. She was a valued member of the management team, and she was well respected by her co-workers. One day Goldilocks decided to enhance her career by becoming a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). She knew she needed to submit an application and pass a ...


    By Bowen EHS, LLC

  • Can we bury the carbon dioxide problem?

    Seriously — carbon capture and storage could be a game-changer. Mention “carbon capture and storage” — the process of trapping carbon dioxide produced in fossil-fuel burning or other industrial processes and burying it underground — in polite company, and you’re likely to be pounced on. It’s absurdly expensive. It can never be rolled ...


    By Ensia

  • Funding Innovative Uses For Scrap Tires

    Many States are cleaning up their stockpiles of scrap tires, but more roll in every day. According to the industry, each person in the United States generates one used tire annually. A number of states like North Carolina and Illinois are providing grants to stimulate markets for products made from scrap tire rubber, while states like Texas and New York are developing new civil engineering ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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