plant security Articles

  • Rotork’s RHS solves valve access issue at water treatment plant

    Recent rehabilitation at the drinking Water Treatment Plant #2 in Olathe, Kansas, USA, has included the installation of Rotork IQ3 intelligent electric valve actuators to replace electric actuators from another manufacturer. In the gravity filter plant, 18 butterfly valves are situated in an area beneath a walkway which made it difficult to access and operate the old actuators. With the new ...


    By Rotork

  • Security Modifications

    B&V Energy provided major security upgrades on a tight timetable to help the nuclear facility comply with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) directive to fortify against increasingly sophisticated attackers. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, life in the United States was tinged with a feeling of unease. An unforeseen vulnerability was exposed and security was immediately brought ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Food security: Facts and figures

    Food security is deeply connected to other development challenges and poor health. Michael Hoevel traces the links. Food security addresses one of humankind’s most fundamental needs — access to a nutritious and adequate diet. It is also seen ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Redefining Security for the 21st Century

    By Lester R. Brown One of our legacies from the last century, which was dominated by two world wars and the cold war, is a sense of security that is defined almost exclusively in military terms. It so dominates Washington thinking that the U.S. foreign affairs budget of $701 billion in 2009 consisted of $661 billion for military purposes and $40 billion for foreign assistance and diplomatic ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Homeland Security for Drinking Water Supplies

    As it has done with other jurisdictions, Congress has recently passed legislation aimed at protecting our nation's drinking water resources. Historically, water supply protection has been a high priority, including reservoir protection, continuous monitoring, and secure and redundant facilities to ensure an uninterrupted supply of drinking water. The Clean Water Act (1972), requires pollution ...


    By AECOM

  • Ensuring food security: Key resources

    From nutrition to gender issues, Michael Hoevel scans the best online resources relating to food security. Addressing food security requires looking at multiple phenomena simultaneously — from hunger, livelihoods and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New CCTV systems improve security and process monitoring at Corus Group’s UK-based steelmaking plants

    Although closed circuit television (CCTV) systems are commonplace in today’s society, many manufacturing companies have yet to take full advantage of their capabilities, not only as security devices, but also as an aid to monitoring critical processes or machines within a production environment. Corus Northern Engineering Services (CNES), the asset management and condition monitoring arm of ...


  • Edina Secures Large Data Centre Rental

    In November 2008 Edina secured an order from Dornan Engineering to supply critical standby generation plant and fluid chillers for phase 1 of a new datacentre in Stockholm Sweden. Phase 1 would involve the complete fit out of a 400m2 data hall 1500 watts /m2. The data centre was scheduled to open in February and in order to facilitate the rapid build schedule Edina’s equipment needed to be ...

  • Biofuel, agriculture crops, CDM and food security

    Despite the abrupt emergence of biofuels, little is known about how they will affect human wellbeing – especially the welfare of the most vulnerable groups, such as the poor populations. In order to understand the pathways of impact through which biofuels ultimately affects human well-being, a well-framed and theoretically-consistent quantitative framework is needed, which accounts for both ...


  • Behaviour analysis techniques for supporting critical infrastructure security

    Protecting critical infrastructures from cyber–threats in an increasingly digital age is a matter of growing urgency for governments and private industries across the globe. In a climate where cyber safety is an uncertainty, fresh and adaptive solutions to existing computer security approaches are a must. In this paper, we present our approach to supporting critical infrastructure security. Data ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing security risks to the nuclear fuel cycle: current knowledge and challenges ahead

    Since the terror attacks on 11 September 2001 in the USA, the world has suffered 11 major terror attacks with suspected links to al-Qaeda, resulting in over 1045 dead and about 6000 persons injured. These attacks were targeted against nightclubs, tourist hotels, social clubs, luxury apartments, mosques, UN and Red Cross Headquarters abroad, a military compound, banks, offices of political ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water security for Kuwait: assessing the feasibility of water imports from Iran

    According to a recent paper by Schwartz and Ibaraki (2011), overuse and depletion of groundwater resources have caused the extinction of whole civilisations. Water–scarce countries seek additional supplies through a variety of methods such as conservation, drilling additional wells, building desalination plants and importing water. Kuwait, where surface water is totally absent, has aquifers that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wastewater Disinfection Technology Evaluation: From the Public Health and Security Perspectives

    This paper will compare alternative wastewater disinfection technologies based on the security vulnerability and the production of disinfection by-products while considering the effectiveness, reliability and cost of each technology. Increasing public attention and tighter regulation on DBPs, along with perception of security vulnerability on the existing chlorination systems, require more ...

  • Best Management Practices as Alternative Control Strategy, Securing Public Acceptance and Support

    ABSTRACTBest management practice (BMP) programs for commercial and industrial dischargers of fluoride and molybdenum were considered and developed as an alternative to numeric industrial pretreatment limitations (local limits). This project, which encouraged the active participation of affected dischargers, was based on technical evaluations of the relative effectiveness of different control ...

  • Farmer Innovation: Improving Africa’s food security through land and water management

    The nature of agriculture is changing. Farmers across the world struggle to produce more food while facing changing rainfall patterns, a warmer world, and increased competition over land and water. Ecosystem degradation, declining soil fertility, and water stress add to these land use pressures. Nowhere are these challenges more severe than in sub-Saharan Africa’s drylands. Farmers in ...

  • The secret to Africa’s drylands is the wetlands? What prospects for future food security?

    When you think of the Sahel in Africa, what picture does it conjure up? Dry sandy areas with scattered trees and perhaps hungry-looking children looking after cattle and goats? Maybe fewer of you imagine big river systems, heaving with fish, and lined with flooded forests? The magic of this zone, which stretches across Africa and borders the Sahara, is that it is both very dry and very wet. And ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Burkina Faso farmers lead the way on food security and climate change resilience

    If you want to know how to grow crops in the face of climate change, drought, and land degradation, ask Ousséni Kindo, Ousséni Zoromé, or Yacouba Sawadogo—three farmers in Burkina Faso’s Yatenga region. Policy makers, researchers, and NGO representatives gathered earlier this year at ...

  • A critical moment to harness green infrastructure—not concrete—to secure clean water

    Natural ecosystems provide essential services for our communities. Forests and wetlands, for example, filter the water we drink, protect neighborhoods from floods and droughts, and shade aquatic habitat for fish populations. While ...

  • India’s Watershed Development Boosts Food Security, Improves Livelihoods

    India struggles with water scarcity, a problem that poses especially huge implications for the country’s food security and rural livelihoods. The country has long-battled its scarcity issues through Watershed Development, a participatory approach to improve water management through afforestation and reforestation, sustainable land ...

  • Can mountains of animal bones boost food security in Ethiopia?

    By turning a wasted resource into fertilizer, researchers aim to help a hungry nation replenish depleted soils As unemployed young men pick through trash heaps near Jimma University in southwestern Ethiopia to find treasures to sell, they search for one of the hottest resources in demand at the moment: discarded animal bones. ...


    By Ensia

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