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  • 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

  • Fixing Leaks Saves Water and Money

    The arrival of spring brings an increase in outdoor activity -- including yard chores, deck and outdoor furniture clean up, and swimming pool prep -- that can drive water usage and utility bills up. While this increased seasonal cost is just another reality of home ownership, costs driven by water leaks should not be. American Leak Detection says that from both an environmental and an economic ...


    By American Leak Detection

  • ADS detects Chicago leak in 36” watermain

    ADS® LLC announced today that The Pitometer Group of ADS™ has recently been successful in locating a leak for the City of Chicago in a 36' PCCP watermain. As service providers to the City of Chicago for over 40 years, ADS is now able to detect leaks in pipes as large as 60' thanks to a new large diameter leak detection technology. This new technology pinpoints leaks in large diameter mains ...

  • GASSONIC OBSERVER-i Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector

    MSA is proud to announce the introduction of the new GASSONIC OBSERVER-i Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector designed with Artificial Neural Network (ANN) intelligence and real-time broadband acoustic sound processing technology, setting a new global industry standard in highly reliable ultrasonic gas leak detection with unprecedented suppression of false alarms. With the incorporation of ANN ...


  • 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

  • Pipeline that leaked wasn`t equipped with auto shut-off

    The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. The original owner of the pipeline skirted the Santa Barbara County requirement by successfully arguing in court in the late 1980s that it should be ...


    By Associated Press

  • Crowcon launches Gas-Tec Hydrocarbon Gas Detector for Leak Survey and Localisation

    Crowcon’s new Gas-Tec portable hydrocarbon gas detector is designed for rapid leak survey and localisation in applications such as gas distribution networks and landfill sites. Using Crowcon’s tried and tested flame ionisation chamber, the Gas-Tec also features next generation technology such as GPS, data and event logging. The new device allows survey teams to track progress and quickly pinpoint ...

  • Det-Tronics introduces Revolutionary FlexSonic Acoustic Gas Leak Detector

    Detector Electronics Corporation (“Det-Tronics”), the global leader in fire and gas safety systems, introduced its revolutionary FlexSonic Acoustic Gas Leak Detector today. Det-Tronics is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Designed to withstand the harshest environments, from arctic to tropical conditions, the FlexSonic ...

  • New Gassonic Observer-i Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector Is The Industry’s First Artificial Neural Network Intelligent Device

    Designed with Artificial Neural Network (ANN) intelligence and real-time broadband acoustic sound processing technology, the state-of-the-art Gassonic Observer-i Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector sets a new global industry standard in highly reliable ultrasonic gas leak detection with unprecedented suppression of false alarms.  With the incorporation of ANN technology, the breakthrough Gassonic ...


    By General Monitors

  • Det-Tronics recognized with exida’s safety award for the FlexSonic Acoustic Gas Leak Detector

    Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics),  the global leader in fire and gas safety systems, has been recognized with exida’s Safety Award, Sensors Category, for its revolutionary FlexSonic Acoustic Gas Leak Detector. Det-Tronics is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of ...

  • News Briefing: Statements From Enbridge News Briefing on Marshall, Michigan Pipeline Leak, September 8, 2010

    Excerpt from Joint News Conference, 3 p.m. Eastern Time, September 8, 2010MARSHALL, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 09/08/10 -- Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EEP) Patrick Daniel, President & CEO, Enbridge Inc. We continue to make steady progress in our clean-up efforts as we move towards our September 27th target date for completion of primary clean-up. Site A, the leak ...


    By Marketwire

  • New Low-Pressure Bursting Disc Delivers Industry-Leading Performance

    Elfab’s latest addition to its industry-leading Opti-Gard™ range has been developed specifically for low-pressure applications from 2 psig. Opti-Gard™ SoLo, the result of a unique design and manufacturing process, is the most technically-advanced reverse-acting bursting disc of its type on the market. Featuring a 95 per cent operating to burst pressure ratio and a performance tolerance of ...


    By Elfab Limited

  • New York City Schools Pressured to Remove Light Fixtures Contaminated with PCBs

    In New York City, 754 schools have fluorescent lights that are likely to contain polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, claims the city’s School Construction Authority. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PCBs are a group of man-made chemicals that can cause cancer and other adverse effects in the immune system, reproductive system, nervous system, and endocrine system. New ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Fairchild I/P transducers deliver high accuracy at very low pressures

    Precise pressure control, where output pressures must be accurately held at low pressures down to 70 mBar (1 psi), has traditionally been a difficult task for industrial instrumentation. The new Rotork Fairchild T7500 range of transducers is specifically designed for these low pressure control systems with set point accuracy of 0.1%, even at pressures of less than 100 mBar. T7500 transducers ...


    By Rotork

  • Rotork Fairchild launches innovative high performance polymer pressure regulator

    Rotork Fairchild has introduced a new polymer pressure regulator with innovative features for high precision pressure control duties. The Model 55 pressure regulator features a non-rising stem within a small footprint design, delivering high precision control in a lightweight and compact package. Manufactured entirely from polymer and stainless steel, the Model 55 offers compatibility with ...


    By Rotork

  • Field test to advance geological carbon storage while enhancing domestic

    A Department of Energy sponsored project in Hopkins County, Kentucky has begun injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) into a mature oil field to assess the region's CO2 storage capacity and feasibility for enhanced oil recovery. The project is part of DOE's Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) program and is being conducted by The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC). The ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • All–new low pressure regulator on two week delivery from Rotork Instruments

    Rotork Fairchild, a member of the Rotork Instruments Division, announces the introduction of the all-new Model 11 low pressure regulator. Available on a 1-to-2 week delivery, the Model 11 provides a reliable and highly accurate solution for very low pressure control applications. Designed to handle the most challenging duties, typical applications include leak detection systems, tank blanketing, ...


    By Rotork

  • EPA test results show mine spill unleashed highly toxic stew

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that surface-water testing revealed very high levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals as a sickly-yellow plume of mine waste flowed through Colorado. These metals far exceeded government exposure limits for aquatic life and humans in the hours after the August 5 spill, which sent 3 million gallons of wastewater through ...


    By Associated Press

  • ASTM E1827 - 11 standard test methods for determining airtightness of buildings using an orifice blower door

    Airtightness—Building airtightness is one factor that affects building air change rates under normal conditions of weather and building operation. These air change rates account for a significant portion of the space-conditioning load and affect occupant comfort, indoor air quality, and building durability. These test ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM E741 - 11 standard test method for determining air change in a single zone by means of a tracer gas dilution

    Effects of Air Change—Air change often accounts for a significant portion of the heating or air-conditioning load of a building. It also affects the moisture and contaminant balances in the building. Moisture-laden air passing through the building envelope can permit condensation and cause material degradation. An appropriate level ...


    By ASTM International

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