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  • Rotork CK valve actuators deliver intelligent modular solutions

    Built on the cornerstones of reliability and safety inherent in all Rotork products, the CK enhances the scope of Rotork flow control technology. The modular CK design provides flexibility and configurability, enabling quick selection from stock to meet customer specification with short lead times. ...


    By Rotork

  • MediBurn: Destroying Medical Waste in Developing Countries and Remote Locations

    A devastating earthquake occurs in Haiti. An outbreak of Ebola is reported in Africa. A volcano destroys half of the Caribbean island of Montserrat. What do they have in common? In each case, Elastec’s MediBurn was employed to assist in the recovery. MediBurn is a diesel fueled medical waste incinerator designed for use in hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, laboratories, blood banks and ...


    By Elastec

  • `Extreme sleepover #20` – welcome to dataworld

    I’m standing 100 feet underground in a fluorescent-white room. In the centre, stand four rows of server cabinets. I’m following Matej, a data centre technician, as he carries out some diagnostic tests on the facility’s IT equipment. To get here we had to go through several security checks, including a high-tech biometric fingerprint scanner and a good old-fashioned, ...


    By Cambridge University

  • Oracle Utilities Launches Smart Grid and IoT Device Management Solution in the Cloud

    Oracle recently introduced Oracle Utilities Operational Device Cloud Service (ODCS), a new cloud offering that is designed to enable utilities to further automate the management of their grid assets and devices, at a total lower cost of ownership. The utilities industry is going through tremendous transformation as a result of IoT and increasing distributed energy resources. The ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New York PSC mandates grid-scale storage projects for investor-owned utilities

    With the mass proliferation of energy storage capacity, New York regulators have mandated investor-owned utilities deploy energy storage systems by the 2018. The state Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order last week requiring each individual utility to have energy storage projects “deployed and operating at no fewer than two separate distribution substations or ...

  • Public Service Enterprise Group Outlines Capital Investment Program

    Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) said that it plans to invest approximately $15 billion over the next five years upgrading its energy infrastructure. PSEG reaffirmed its 2017 earnings guidance of $2.80 to $3.00 per share. Speaking at the company's Annual Investor Conference in New York, Ralph Izzo, PSEG chairman, president and CEO, told the financial community that the company's strategy ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • UL and Ricoh Announce Training Collaboration to Focus on Additive Manufacturing Education

    UL, a global safety science organization, and Ricoh USA, Inc., a technology and services company, today announced a collaboration through which the two companies will  provide training to UL and Ricoh customers. The initial goal of the relationship is to promote the proper usage and advancement of Additive Manufacturing (AM) ...


    By UL LLC

  • DN600 WaStop protects from flooding in Depew, New York

    Flooding occurred regularly at the pubic works (water and sewer) yard where offices, public works trucks and snow plows are located. An old underground valve vault in the compound flooded every year in the spring snow melt. The vault drained into the creek and was protected with an Iron flap valve. The flap valve always seized partly open rendering if useless for flood protection. The operators ...


    By Wapro AB

  • GUIDETTI SRL, as synonymous of innovation, easy-to-use technology

    GUIDETTI SRL, as synonymous of innovation, easy-to-use technology, solutions for different needs, electric cables’ recycling, radiators’ recycling, WEEE solutions, aluminum processing, separation between materials having different specific weight, has never disappointed market’s expectations. Every year, GUIDETTI ...


    By Guidetti Recycling S.r.l.

  • CNPC Valve Authorized Centralized Purchasing in 2014

    In the bidding process CNPC Valve Authorized Centralized Purchasing in 2014 organized by China Petroleum Materials Corporation for entrusting of CNPC, more than 30 China Valves manufacturers have won the qualification of CNPC Valve Authorized Centralized Purchasing to provide high pressure valve to CNPC, ...

  • US: Groundwater atlas

    The US Geological Survey series of publications “The Groundwater Atlas of the United States” describes the, location, extent and geological and hydrological characteristics of the nation’s important aquifers and is available online and in various print formats and scales. These have been produced over recent years as described in a useful summary fact sheet. Find out ...


  • Registration Open for Webinar on Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: Increasing Water Availability

    Registration is now open for a December 7, 2016, National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) webinar, “ ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Government Officals and Special Guests Gather to Celebrate Completion of 3rd Largest AFO Project in North America

    Last week, government officials, special guests and educators gathered in London, Ontario to celebrate the successful funding, installation and commissioning of a 50 km AFO system on the Lake Huron Water System’s water main transmission pipeline – a 1200mm diameter PCCP supplying more than 500,000 people in southwestern Ontario. The event was covered by the London ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Baltimore region embraces program to locate, map, assess and repair water distribution assets

    Over the past decade, the City of Baltimore has seen vast improvements in control point operability and system sustainability of its water distribution assets. The report card is looking better each year. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works shoulders a big responsibility.  The Department provides 265 million gallons of water daily to 1.8 million ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • No “Tail-Light Warranty” here!

    Some bolted steel tank companies’ warranty lasts only as long as you can see the taillights on their trucks as they leave the job site. We take great pride in the quality of our bolted tanks and the skill of our tank installation teams. Superior Tank Co., ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • FirstNet Leadership to Present Opening Remarks at Penton’s IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum on November 2 in Chicago

    Penton’s IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum, a new business technology conference focused on mission-critical LTE network solutions, today announced that First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) leadership will present the Opening Remarks on Wednesday, November 2 at 9:05 a.m.The Forum is scheduled for ...


    By Penton

  • Heavy equipment isn’t something we take lightly

    For 10 months we’re focusing on a different hazard – the Top 10 safety hazards that reflect the most common risks and hazards we face every day in our jobs at CH2M, and we’re sharing the actions we can take to stay safe. This month we’re discussing the best ways to stay safe around heavy equipment.   Working with or around heavy equipment is dangerous. One of the most ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Solar power coming to new Crack Shack Encinitas location

    Chef Richard Blais (right) with Crack Shack owner Michael Rosen, inside the soon-to-be Crack Shack restaurant in Encinitas. (Photo by Hayne Palmour IV) Thanks to Pam Kragen: Union Tribune. “I want to elevate the chicken and egg back to the high perch they rightfully belong on.” Chef Richard Blais. Independent Energy Solutions will be adding the solar touch to the new Crack Shack ...

  • Europe collaborates to coordinate open ocean observatories

    European scientists are joining forces to better understand oceanic change, by coordinating ocean data acquisition, analysis and response on scales ranging from the provincial to the global. Marking a major milestone, the first Assembly of Members meeting of the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO) will be held September 28-29th in Rome, Italy. Dr Henry Ruhl of ...

  • HubBoxes, Gateways, and a SPARC to light your way

    Well, it’s been a while since we’ve posted an update here, and that’s because we’ve been working like crazy on a brand new, totally revamped, hardware/software platform. It’s a line of fully autonomous wireless algae pond and PBR monitoring and control systems. This new hardware line is in a word, awesome, and customers are loving it. We’ve now incorporated ...


    By Algae Lab Systems

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