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Air monitoring equipment from Markes International comes top in US EPA field trials

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23/09/2016

Markes International (Cincinnati, OH, USA) has come first and second in independent field-trials of air monitoring equipment carried out by the US Environmental Protection Agency.  The results of this second rigorous phase of assessment were announced on 10 August to an audience of air-monitoring experts at the National Ambient Air Monitoring Conference in St Louis, MO, and ...

Naval Air Station Successfully Tests Flight With 100 Percent Advanced Biofuel

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26/09/2016

On September 16, 2016, the U.S. Navy announced the successful flight test of the EA-18G "Green Growler" plane on 100 percent advanced biofuel. Lt. Cmdr. Bradley Fairfax, project officer and test pilot, stated that "The information presented to us in the airplane is pretty simplified but, as far as I could tell, the aircraft flew completely the same as [petroleum-based] JP-5 for the whole flight." ...

The Royal Dutch Navy starts project with environmentally friendly solution to prevent biofouling on ships

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23/09/2016

Today the Dutch algae control company, LG Sonic has received an official order from the Royal Dutch Navy to apply their ultrasound technology on a marine vessel to prevent the growth of biofouling. Before the end of 2016 multiple ultrasonic antifouling systems will be installed on a 130-meter long marine vessel. Biofouling growth increases the drag on a hull which results that a ship can consume ...

G9 rebrands as the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation

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22/09/2016

The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) has today rebranded itself as the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation (G+). Since its formation in 2012, the G9 has taken a leading role in facilitating health and safety improvements in the offshore wind industry. The importance of that responsibility was recognised at the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)’s ...

Software supports Multichannel test systems and simulation

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23/09/2016

With the latest release 2.0 of its MCM-Process RT software, Smart Testsolutions is offering numerous new features and functional enhancements. The new release now supports three CAN bus interfaces and has EtherCAT communications capabilities. In addition, the software has been enhanced to better address cell voltage monitoring (CVM). MCM-Process RT supports SMART customers implementing test ...

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) investigation in Chile

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22/09/2016

Last August 2016 Open World Company (Chile) carried out a GPR investigation on the territory of one of Chilean industrial companies. The purpose of this survey was to found leaks from the water pipe going through the industrial zone. The company had really big problem with this leak because they lost a lot of water. For this work Open World used VIY3-300 GPR to sound the ground up ...

BioSNG Pilot Plant Converts Household Waste to Methane

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26/09/2016

Advanced Plasma Power’s UK based pilot plant has successfully converted waste collected from homes in Swindon into methane, the primary component of natural gas. The production of methane is an important landmark in the three year project that will demonstrate the technical, commercial and environmental benefits of the production of natural gas from waste. The pilot plant gasified refuse ...

Thomaston, GA Earns Partnership for Safe Water Award

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23/09/2016

The City of Thomaston Water Treatment Plant, which Severn Trent North America has operated since 2012, has received the “Directors Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water, a program developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and associated Partner organizations to guide water suppliers toward improving water ...

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