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  • Hercules, Inc., to Pay $245,521 Civil Penalty for violations of clean air act’s leak detection and repair requirements

    Hercules, Inc., a Wilmington, Del., chemical company, has agreed to pay a $245,521 civil penalty to the United States for violating the Clean Air Act’s Leak Detection and Repair requirements at its manufacturing facility in Louisiana, Mo. According to a stipulation of settlement and judgment filed today in U.S. District Court in St. Louis, Hercules violated the National Emission Standards ...

  • Providence Awarded Patent for Automatic Image Processing for Leak Detection

    Providence today announces the receipt of a United States Patent No. 8,009,932 B2 for Automatic Alignment of Video Frames for Image Processing. Liming Zhou, PhD, and Yousheng Zeng, PhD, PE, at Providence are the inventors of this system.  Dr. Zeng explains, "This technology was developed to enable a new way of ...


    By Providence

  • a1-cbiss Win Tender for Hotel Refrigerant Leak Detection

    In March of this year, a new upscale four-star hotel in Liverpool put out a tender for the supply of a refrigerant leak detection solution. Widely known for our refrigerant leak detection expertise, we were personally requested to tender for the project. Karl Roberts, Gas Detection Sales Engineer commented “We soon got ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Picarro Launches Revolutionary Solution for Natural Gas Leak Detection and Management

    Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, today introduced a first-of-its-kind solution for natural gas pipeline leak detection and ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Gas Leak Detection Equipment: Why Do We Need It?

    The strongest motivation behind refrigerant gas leak detection is the European Union F-Gas regulation brought into effect as part of the EU’s environmental obligation under the Kyoto protocol to lower refrigerant gas emissions. The much anticipated changes of F-Gas regulation aim to strengthen the existing regulation in terms of reducing leakage of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC’s), to ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Read Our Latest Articles About F-Gas Regs & How It Affects Leak Detection

    a1-cbiss know a thing or two about refrigeration gas leak detection systems and how the F-Gas Regulations are affecting this good practice. Since the F-Gas Regulations agreement has been passed, those involved in the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration industry, need to make themselves familiar with the new legislation and act upon the new requirements. Read our articles by following the link ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • ASTM F2096 - 11 Standard Test Method for Detecting Gross Leaks in Packaging by Internal Pressurization (Bubble Test)

    The internal pressurization test method provides a practical way to examine packages for gross leaks. This test method is extremely useful in a test laboratory environment where no common package material/size exists. This test method may apply to large or long packages that do not fit into any other package integrity test method apparatus. This test method may be used as a ...


    By ASTM International

  • The simple solution to gas detection

    The Kitagawa Gas Detector Tube System is used by industries worldwide to detect gases and vapours, simply and reliably, without the need for calibration effort or power supply. It’s as easy to use as 1-2-3! - Lightweight, compact and easy to carry - Simple to operate for all personnel - An accurate reading obtained in a few minutes - Can be used in flammable atmospheres - ...

  • Detection of high concentrations of Formaldehyde

    PPM Technology’s handheld Formaldehyde detectors the Formaldemeter™ htV and htV-m now offer improved performance and reliability; the instruments are able to accurately measure very low and/or high concentrations of formaldehyde in the environment; the recent incorporation of a new miniature solenoid valve makes it possible to regulate the supply of air into the instrument's fuel ...


    By PPM Technology

  • New Mexico radiation leak raises concerns

    The radiation exposure of at least 13 workers at a nuclear dump in a New Mexico salt bed more than 2,000 feet below the ground has brought new attention to the nation's long struggle to find places to dispose of tons of Cold War-era waste. The above-ground radiation release that exposed the workers during a night shift two weeks ago shut down the facility as authorities investigate the cause and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Leak confirmed at nuclear waste dump in New Mexico

    Federal officials Thursday confirmed a leak of nuclear waste at a southeastern New Mexico repository, but it could be weeks before workers can safely access the underground dump to determine what happened. The release of radiation from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant poses no public health threat, officials emphasized, but the state environment secretary said he was concerned with the lag in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nuclear dump leak raises questions about cleanup

    For 15 years the trucks have barreled past southeastern New Mexico's potash mines and seemingly endless fields of oil rigs, hauling decades worth of plutonium-contaminated waste to what is supposed to be a safe and final resting place a half mile underground in the salt beds of the Permian Basin. But back-to-back accidents and a never-supposed-to-happen above-ground radiation release have ...


    By Associated Press

  • Plastics producer SABIC agrees to reduce harmful air pollution from leaking equipment to resolve clean air act violations in Indiana and Alabama

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today SABIC Innovative Plastics US LLC, and its subsidiary, SABIC Innovative Plastics Mt. Vernon, LLC, have agreed to pay an approximately $1 million civil penalty and improve leak detection and repair practices to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at chemical manufacturing facilities in ...

  • New High Speed Micro Leak Detector for filled Aerosol cans

    Our AeroCan° family of Micro Leak Detection Systems for filled aerosol cans offers a very economical and practical solution to achieve immediate production  savings and improve safety and quality by eliminating bubble detectors and water  bath operators. In addition, the complementary water bath test  method with  partially submersed cans generates accurate data to be easily ...


    By J.U.M. Engineering GmbH

  • Gas leak in Ipswich restaurant – carbon dioxide hits the news again

    Last Monday (22 June, 2015) saw an incident involving a leak of CO2 from a drinks machine in McDonald’s on Tavern Street, Ipswich. The restaurant was evacuated for several hours to allow firefighters to ventilate the building. Members of staff were treated at the scene but thankfully no-one was ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Utility plans to mask awful odor from uncontrolled gas leak

    A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues - possibly for three more months - to plug the well. SoCalGas officials told county supervisors Tuesday that the substance is safe and would neutralize ...


    By Associated Press

  • Aeration may remove antidepressant drugs from water leaked from landfill

    Aeration is an effective means of eliminating antidepressants from landfill leachate, a new study finds. The concentrations of five different drugs were reduced by this treatment process, which could be an effective means of tackling the growing problem of pharmaceutical infiltration into aquatic environments. Pharmaceuticals, while an important component of modern medicine, can have negative ...

  • TDL-500 with Archer GPS finds methane leaks fast

    Finding gas leaks or proving none exist has just become much easier. With a continuous log of GPS position and methane (CH4) analysis proving zero ppm or showing leak readings from just 1ppm to 100%, Geotech has provided an easy-to-use leak detector. With almost-instant response from the Geotech ...


    By Geotech

  • Second Carbon Monoxide Leak at Baltimore School has Parents Concerned

    Last month it was reported that six students at Dickey Hill Elementary & Middle School complained of illness believed to be related to a carbon monoxide (CO) leak at the school.  Baltimore fire officials stated that 40 others were also probably exposed to the deadly gas.  The leak was detected in the cafeteria and the school was the location of another carbon monoxide leak the prior ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Fracking Study Finds New Gas Wells Leak More

    In Pennsylvania's gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells. The results suggest that leaks of methane could be a problem for drilling across the nation, said study lead author Cornell University engineering professor Anthony Ingraffea, who heads an environmental activist ...


    By Associated Press

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