hardness Articles

  • Integrating soft and hard risks

    All organisations need continually to improve and make efficiency savings without introducing unacceptable risks. Savings can be made by new collaborations and sharing at the interface between processes. Processes are what people do and so we use them to deliver value. We can also think and use process differently to improve performance. To identify added value we use a process map which shows ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tradition dies hard

    Traditions in the way we view our environment are strongly entrenched in our collective mind, and any perturbation that could change them is usually strongly resisted.  However, change does occur [1], even though there is resistance to it, and this includes changes in the scientific process as well. Science is continually developing, with advances replacing what was previously envisioned to be ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Chat for Compliance – a hacker’s view!

    The ongoing quest for compliance can sometimes be challenging when the needs are not always clear. For example, developing a new software is straightforward, customer needs or use cases, requirements, specification, test cases, validation testing… to name just a few. Assign resources, go! Sometimes however, the needs are rather technical and uncertain so trying to define the project for ...


    By qmsWrapper

  • HAV mis-measurement – to no standards whatsoever…

    Misunderstanding Hand Arm Vibration monitoring marketing material can put hands and safety policies at risk. Caveat emptor. We are regularly asked about new vibration measurement technology, particularly re the latest hand-held, glove or wrist mounted transducers that are presented as the latest assessment improvements. Whilst they may be useful tools, unfortunately some claims have been ...

  • 8 Reasons You Won`t Pass Your EHS Certification Exam

    You prepared for months, reviewed practice exam questions by the thousands, and you hope you’re prepared enough to take your ASP, CSP, CIH, or CHMM exam. However, there may be some things you haven’t considered that will keep you from passing your certification exam. I’ve talked to many clients over the years and there are some common themes in regards to reasons why candidates ...


    By Bowen EHS, LLC

  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Software is the soul of a tractor

    'Each year software is playing an increasingly important role, also when it comes to tractors. It is no longer possible to count the number of lines of code, as a single hydraulic valve from an outside supplier can contain as much code as an early HiTech tractor. Advanced software also allows a tractor’s functions to be altered after production. Software development, like all other tractor ...

  • Grazing effects on yield and quality of hard red and hard white winter wheat

    Six hard red (2137, Jagalene, Jagger, OK101, Stanton, and Thunderbolt) and six hard white (Burchett, Lakin, NuFrontier, NuHills, NuHorizon, and Trego) winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties were evaluated for grain yield and quality in southwestern Kansas in 2004 and 2005. Cattle commonly graze wheat in this region from late November to mid March in a dual-purpose system. The experimental ...

  • Dietary effect on GHG emissions is hard to swallow

    The news is enough to make climate campaigners choke on their high-fibre breakfast cereal: if Americans adopted the dietary guidelines suggested by their own Department of Agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) would actually go up by 12%. And even if Americans did what dietary ...


    By Climate News Network

  • UK energy – time to face some hard truths

    How can the UK meet its future energy needs? Tom Delay, CEO of the Carbon Trust, looks at how we can solve the problem with our energy future. The future of nuclear power in the UK looks well and truly stuck. The whole episode illustrates how high the stakes are at present for our energy future. Last month the new nuclear plant at Hinckley C was granted planning permission but we ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Things to Consider When Choosing A Hard Floor Cleaner

    A hard floor cleaner can be a good investment for any commercial or industrial area, provided you opt for the right kind of machine. Carpet cleaning is given a lot of focus and attention As compared to hard flooring, which sometimes gets the “step-daughterly” treatment, since these surfaces are relatively easy to wipe. If a spill can be wiped off the surface, there is a common ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Soft or hard market, what lies ahead

    The past three years for the U.S. economy have been some of the worst in recent memory. Companies have struggled for survival resulting in layoffs, acquisitions, bankruptcies, restructuring and, in many unfortunate cases, the closing of shop doors. This trend has not been lost on insurance carriers, and is one of the primary reasons we are currently experiencing a “soft market.” ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • What is so hard about drainage modeling?

    Drainage modeling often suffers from the misconception that it is simple, but while it appears obvious that rain water will flow to the lowest point, the physical processes involved are not always well-understood or predictable. Drainage models attempt to predict that part of the water cycle that involves rainfall and its consequences, including potential flooding. Although flooding is, at its ...


    By Innovyze

  • Mono nov working hard with zok international

    These cleaning solutions require delicate handling i.e. pumping, mixing and filtering to produce a pure solution with no aeration or foaming, which would interfere with the accurate metering and dosing of the chemicals involved. The Compact C progressing cavity pump, ith its gentle shearing action and capacity for handling viscous or difficult to handle fluids, forms a central part of the ...


    By NOV Mono - Mono Pumps Ltd

  • Using Steam Cleaner Machines to Clean Hard Surfaces

    An efficient steam cleaner can deal with the toughest grime and dirt and is one of the best cleaning machines available for hard surface cleaning. The cleaning power comes mainly from the output temperature of the machine, which can reach up to 386°F. There are a number of models incorporating the latest technologies available on the market. However, it is important to use machines that can ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • A Guide To Buy Large Area Hard Floor Cleaners

    Hard floor cleaning machines can be classified into small area cleaning machines and large area hard floor cleaners. What is much in the cleaning area, one might ask. The same machine that can be used to clean a small area can be used for cleaning larger areas. While it is technically true, it may not be practically feasible. What are Hard Floor Cleaning Machines? A variety of ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • `South Asian monsoon variations hard to fathom`

    Understanding how the South Asian monsoon will change in response to global warming  and resolving the uncertainties in projected changes are ‘demanding tasks’ for climate science, a review says. Current state-of-the-art general circulation models have difficulty simulating the regional ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • POLITICO takes a hard look at the future of energy

    In 2007, the investigative news site POLITICO launched and quickly became a go-to source for news about policy decisions coming from the nation’s capital. Now, the folks behind POLITICO are turning their lens to the U.S. energy sector with Future of Power, the inaugural special report of the Agenda, ...


    By Ensia

  • Desert Year: Why Is It So Hard to Care?

    Guest blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets Reposted from Real Climate Economics Why is it so hard to care about snakes? Or the desert? The climate? And especially the environment more generally? This time the snake was real.  Right there on the side of the road.  Some evenings ago, however, in the waning ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Using Steam Cleaner Machines for Cleaning Hard Surfaces

    An efficient steam cleaner can handle the toughest grime and dirt and is one of the best cleaning machines available for hard surface cleaning. The cleaning power comes mainly from the output temperature of the machine, which can reach up to 386°F. There are a number of models incorporating the latest technologies available on the market. However, it is important to use machines which can ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

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