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  • MINIFLASH – the new age in flashpoint testing

    Using a unique patented flashpoint method, the MINIFLASH flashpoint tester from GRABNER INSTRUMENTS offers best repeatability and unmatched versatility for flashpoint testing. By using only 1-2 ml sample volume and by testing the flashpoint in a completely sealed metal cup, the MINIFLASH guarantees highest safety and eliminates the risk of open fires commonly experienced when testing flashpoint. ...

  • Miniflash touch trailblazer for the new age in flashpoint testing

    Grabner Instruments MINIFLASH TOUCH is a uniquely designed portable flash-point tester that uses the Grabner continuously closed cup method to determine the flash point of petroleum products, liquids and solids. It combines all of the field-proven advantages of the MINIFLASH tester line with a new full color touch screen design. The MINIFLASH method offers the highest repeatability and ...

  • D7094 Flashpoint Method Accepted For ASTM D7467 Biodiesel Blend Specifications

    AMETEK Grabner Instruments’ ASTM D7094 flashpoint method made history in 2013, when ASTM members accepted the method for ASTM Diesel Fuel and Kerosene specifications. Recently, ASTM members expressed their confidence again in the method and voted to include the flashpoint method in ASTM D7467 Biodiesel (B6 to B20) specifications. A inter-laboratory study in 2013 using AMETEK Grabner ...

  • Flash point determination of Asphalt, Tar and Bitumen by use of Grabner miniflash

    Measuring flashpoint of asphalt, bitumen or tar is a most challenging test. Industrial coal tar pitch for example is solid at ambient temperature, softens around 100-130°C and becomes fully liquid at 180°C. When cooled down the tar sample becomes rock solid in seconds, making it difficult to clean flashpoint testing equipment and to continue with the measurements. The MINIFLASH flashpoint tester ...

  • MINIFLASH TOUCH - New Portable Flash Point Tester Launched

    Grabner Instruments launches MINIFLASH TOUCH, its new analyzer for easy and safe flash point testing of petroleum products and solvents. MINIFLASH TOUCH is the latest addition to the Grabner Instruments line of portable flashpoint testers, that combines all of the field-proven advantages of the MINIFLASH tester line with a new convenient touch-screen design. The touch-screen runs on a ...

  • Explosion proof and intrinsic safety 101

    Portions of the standard Spill Buster system operate in various “classified” flammable or explosive vapor zones or areas as defined in the US under the NEC codes. The location of the equipment on the site must be designed properly; or the equipment must be enclosed in appropriate enclosures, to prevent ignition of these vapors should the failure of a component occur. Since this is ...


    By Clean Earth Technology, Inc.

  • US dot issues emergency testing order for transport of crude oils

    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued an Emergency Testing Order that requires all shippers to test crude oil from the Bakken region to ensure the proper identification of the crude oil before it is transported by rail. The Emergency Testing Order is in response to a number of recent incidents involving the derailment of trains transporting crude oil from Canada to the United ...

  • California’s Prop 65 and Glycidaldehyde Public Health Concerns

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • World Inc.: How the Growing Power of Business is Revolutionizing Profits, People and the Future of Both

    New Book Predicts Powerful Social Revolution in International Corporate World and Global Market Renowned Consultant Reveals New Profit-Driven Social Response We now know that the world is flat, but the emerging evolution of corporate business will give society good reason to look forward to World Inc. Traditional thinking often has the worlds of Corporate Capitalism ...


    By AHC Group

  • Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

    Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Obama offered no indication of whether he'll eventually issue a permit for the pipeline, whose construction has become a flashpoint in the U.S. debate about environmental policy and climate ...


    By Associated Press

  • Gas Drilling-Reluctant Embrace story

    For years, activists have warned that fracking can have disastrous consequences - ruined water and air, sickened people and animals, a ceaseless parade of truck traffic. Now some critics are doing what was once unthinkable: working with the industry. Some are even signing lucrative gas leases and speaking about the environmental benefits of gas. In one northeastern Pennsylvania village that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Extractive Industries in Fragile Settings Present Opportunities and Risks for Women

    Women face enormous risks in conflict-affected settings. Yet they have also proven to be powerful actors, whose interventions sustain economic security or may reduce or discourage violence.  Under the right conditions, women can organize to build lasting peace that makes sustainable growth possible in resource-rich countries. These are some of the issues to be explored on Friday, October 11 ...


    By The World Bank

  • Keystone XL review drags on 5 times longer than average

    For six and a half years, the White House has had a quick comeback to questions about its yet-to-be-announced decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline: Talk to the State Department. Under a George W. Bush-era executive order, oil pipelines crossing U.S. borders require a presidential permit, setting off a government-wide review that the State Department coordinates. President Barack Obama, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Boost for cars or bust? Ethanol debate heats up

    It's a dilemma for drivers: Do they choose a gasoline that's cheaper and cleaner even if, as opponents say, it could damage older cars and motorcycles? That's the peril and promise of a high-ethanol blend of gasoline known as E15. The fuel contains 15 percent ethanol, well above the current 10 percent norm sold at most U.S. gas stations. The higher ethanol blend is currently sold in just fewer ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Safety Requirements Set for Keystone Pipeline

    Safety regulators have quietly placed two extra conditions on construction of TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg of the Canada-to-Texas project. The defects - high rates of bad welds, dented pipe and damaged pipeline coating - have been fixed. But the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety ...


    By Associated Press

  • Cuba girds for climate change by reclaiming coasts

    After Cuban scientists studied the effects of climate change on this island's 3,500 miles (5,630 kilometers) of coastline, their discoveries were so alarming that officials didn't share the results with the public to avoid causing panic. The scientists projected that rising sea levels would seriously damage 122 Cuban towns or even wipe them off the map. Beaches would be submerged, they found, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Edward Davey speech to Climate Security conference

    Thank you very much. On behalf of Her Majesty’s Government, let me welcome you all to Lancaster House. Next year, this magnificent building will celebrate a century in public hands. Over the past hundred years, it has welcomed esteemed guests from around the world: kings and queens. Presidents and prime ministers. Princes and popes. Today, we are ...

  • High-risk fossil fuel boom

    The most direct path to America's newest big oil and gas fields is U.S. Highway 12, two lanes of blacktop that unfold from Grays Harbor in Washington State and head east across the top of the country to Detroit. The 2,500-mile route has quickly become an essential supply line for the energy industry. With astonishing speed, U.S. oil companies, Canadian pipeline builders, and investors from all ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ASTM D6987 / D6987M - 11 standard test method for evaluation of diesel engine oils in t-10 exhaust gas recirculation diesel engine

    This test method was developed to evaluate the wear performance of engine oils in turbocharged and intercooled four-cycle diesel engines equipped with EGR. Obtain results from used oil analysis and component measurements before and after the test. The test method may be used for engine oil specification acceptance when all details of the procedure are followed. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Wärtsilä to supply main engines for 25 new Russian tankers

    Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade and Technical Press release, 18 July 2011 Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading systems integrator, has been awarded the contract to supply the main engines for a ...


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