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  • Oil field contract generates innovative Rotork actuator solution

    Rotork has received an order for 220 pneumatic actuators for the NASR Phase II Full Field Development Project in the UAE. The aim of the project is to increase the field's oil production capacity to 65,000 barrels per day (BPD) from the existing capacity of 22,000 BPD. Awarded by Hyundai Heavy Industries, the order included spring-return pneumatic actuators to operate 30" and 36" ...


    By Rotork

  • U.S. EPA proposes to disapprove California’s air quality plans for South Coast and San Joaquin Valley / agency asks CA to revise PM2.5 plans to better protect health of residents

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to disapprove California’s air quality plans for fine particles - also known as PM2.5 - for failure to achieve adequate emissions reductions in the South Coast and San Joaquin Valley air basins notoriously known for poor air quality. States are required to submit plans to EPA that identify how health-based air quality standards ...

  • BAM-1020 accepted as Australian Standard

    Ecotech and MetOne announce BAM-1020 inclusion to Australian standards. Ecotech Pty. Ltd. and MetOne Instruments Incorporated are pleased to announce that the BAM-1020 has been approved under Australian Standard AS/NZS 3580.9.11.2008 for the determination of particulate matter, PM10, using Beta attenuation.The BAM-1020 is the currently the only instrument available on the market that has both ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • A Resource for Environmental Guidelines and Standards

    ESdat environmental software have compiled a free resource of environmental guidelines and standards for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, United Kingdom and Malaysia. They can be opened in Excel, reviewed, and imported directly into ESdat. Users can also compile their own using these as a guide. The online environmental standards provide professionals with links to the publishers, ...

  • Fire standards caveats

    According to F2.2.1 of Form and Style for ASTM Standards, “Every fire standard shall state its purpose, specify the known limitations of the standard and specify the significance of the data that are gathered (including relevance to human life and property, where appropriate).” This column covers caveats used in fire standards. The three primary types of ASTM International fire ...


    By ASTM International

  • Stronger Standards for Smog Proposed

    Washington, D.C. - EPA is proposing to strengthen the nation's air quality standards for ground-level ozone, revising the standards for the first time since 1997. The proposal is based on the most recent scientific evidence about the health effects of ozone -- the primary component of smog. 'Advances in science are leading to cleaner skies and healthier lives,' ...

  • Sealless pump standards updated

    The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has updated the 2000 edition of the ANSI/HI standard on sealless centrifugal pumps and published ANSIHI 5.1-5.6-2010 Sealless Rotodynamic Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, Operation and Test. The revised standard covers sealless rotodynamic pumps driven by canned motors or through magnetic couplings with conventional motors. ANSI/HI 5.1 - 5.6-2010 is ...


  • New particulate monitor included on Australian Standards

    Ecotech Pty. Ltd. and MetOne Instruments Incorporated are pleased to announce that the BAM-1020 has been approved under Australian Standard AS/NZS 3580.9.11.2008 for the determination of particulate matter, PM10, using Beta attenuation.The BAM-1020 is the currently the only instrument available on the market that has both Australian certification for PM10 and U.S. EPA certification for PM10 and ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Deal reached on car emission standards

    Representatives of the European parliament and council of ministers have provisionally agreed next generation limits on passenger car pollution.  The law will set new Euro 5 standards for fine particles, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from 2009, and tougher Euro 6 standards for NOx only from 2014 (EED 07/11/06). In the discussions, the council basically accepted parliament’s proposed ...

  • ASTM E1366 - 11 standard practice for standardized aquatic microcosms: fresh water

    A microcosm test is conducted to obtain information concerning toxicity or other effects of a test material on the interactions among three trophic levels (primary, secondary, and detrital) and the competitive interactions within each trophic level. As with ...


    By ASTM International

  • Revised ISO 14001 Standard Released

    The International Standards Organization (ISO) has released the latest version of ISO 14001, one of the world’s most popular standards for environmental management. ISO 14001:2015, which sets out the requirements for an environmental management standard, is one of the world’s most widely used ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Find all the latest environmental standards

    Find all the latest environmental standards and guidelines in one handy place. Visit our free resource. Including: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, UK, and Malaysia. ESdat environmental software have compiled a free resource of environmental guidelines and standards for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, United Kingdom and Malaysia. They can be opened in Excel, reviewed, ...

  • MACT standards for sewage sludge incinerators

    EPA announced in the October 14 Federal Register proposed rulemaking to cut emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from sewage sludge incinerators (SSIs). According to EPA, SSIs represent the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the U.S. The proposed standards would apply to both multiple-hearth and fluidized bed incinerators. Units incinerating sewage ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • Decision issued on Iowa`s water quality standards

    EPA has approved the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (IDNR) designated use changes for 430 water bodies and disapproved proposed changes for 89 water bodies. Designated uses describe the achievable recreational activities and aquatic life uses for Iowa’s waters. “Healthy watersheds provide Iowa communities with safe drinking water, recreational opportunities, environmental ...

  • EPA Announces 2008 Renewable Fuels Standard

    Today, the EPA is setting a new renewable fuels standard (RFS) of 4.66 percent to meet the 2005 Energy Policy Act's mandate that at least 5.4 billion gallons of renewable fuels be blended into transportation gasoline in 2008. Based on the standard, each party determines the minimum volume of renewable fuel that it must ensure is used in its motor vehicle fuel. The standard for 2007 was 4.02 ...

  • Three times a winner - Twin-XULS sets the standard

    Oxford Instruments has recently completed the work necessary for the Twin-XULS to become the only benchtop XRF analyser to conform with an ASTM Method – D 7212, an Energy Institute method IP 351/05 and a reproducibility statement calculated by the US EPA. The Twin-XULS is a benchtop EDXRF spectrometer based on a unique, patented, low background proportional counter detector. Twin-XULS provides ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • OSHA proposes to bring its standards up to date

    OSHA has proposed a Standards Improvement Project (SIP)-III, to revise and remove requirements within several OSHA standards that are outdated, duplicative or inconsistent. This rulemaking will help keep OSHA standards up-to-date and will help employers better understand their regulatory obligations. For example, OSHA is proposing in SIP-III to update the definition for "potable water" in the ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • EPA proposes 2011 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency"s Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) established the annual renewable fuel volume targets, reaching an overall level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To achieve these volumes, EPA calculates a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BIO Welcomes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard Rules

    The Renewable Fuel Standard continues to ensure that the U.S. fuel market will be open to advanced and cellulosic biofuels as producers ramp up production. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of proposed RFS rules and volume projections for 2013: “This is a pivotal year for cellulosic and advanced biofuels. ...

  • The new generation Delta Blower G5plus sets the standard

    The new generation Delta Blower G5plus is the result of the proven concept of our positive displacement blowers. AERZEN has set the standard with the Delta Blower positive displacement blowers, and has now raised the bar even higher in terms of performance, efficiency and environmental awareness. To expand upon the success of the blower series, an exciting new design ...

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