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  • Carbon dioxide leaks – and leaks, and leaks…

    The recently reported carbon dioxide incident at Greene King Brewery was just the  latest in a series of seemingly endless carbon dioxide leaks. Whilst breweries are a major producer and user of CO2, this is not the only industry whose staff, neighbours and ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Hydrophones for leak detection

    Sensor Technology, Canada, has received a repeat order for hydrophones custom-designed for a unique application in fire hydrants. Most of the hydrophones the company manufactures are used in marine applications, where designing for survival in sea water is the standard. For this project, the hydrophones are used in pipes carrying drinking water to millions of people, so finding suitable, food ...

  • Overflowing Tank Cause of New Leak at Fukushima

    Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger. The amount is tiny compared to the untold thousands of tons of radioactive water that have leaked, much of it into the Pacific Ocean, since a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japan to fund ice wall to stop reactor leaks

    The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it is funding a costly, untested subterranean ice wall in a desperate step to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant's operator. The decision is widely seen as a safety appeal just days before the International Olympic ...


    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

  • GF Piping Systems Presents Non-Corroding and Environmentally Friendly Solutions

    GF Piping Systems’ plastic piping provides better efficiency and lower weight compared to traditional piping materials. Thermoplastic plastic piping represents an environmental friendly solution thanks to a carbon footprint that is 5 times lower than metal. Applications such as Inert Gas Cleaning (Scrubbing), Advanced Water Treatment, Ballast Water Management, Laundries supply and drainage, ...


    By GF Piping Systems

  • Parched Emirates relies on sea as groundwater runs out

    As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United Arab Emirates over the past two decades, the Gulf nation's thirst for water grew at an enormous rate - so much so that today, it threatens to dry up all of the country's groundwater in as little as 15 years, experts say. To quench that demand, cities across the seven emirates that make up the UAE rely on desalinated ...


    By Associated Press

  • Innovyze surge product line revs up modeling performance, breaks speed barrier for analyzing all-pipe water networks

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the newest release of its industry-leading Surge product line. Innovyze Surge products give users the power to optimize water supply and distribution systems operation and management — reducing ...


    By Innovyze

  • Statement on approval of plan to remove oil in Gannet pipeline

    The Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention (SOSREP) has approved Shell UK’s plans to remove oil contained in the Gannet pipeline. The operation will recover the majority of the oil remaining in the carrier pipe, at a water depth of 91m (300ft), following an oil leak from the pipeline that was successfully stopped in August 2011. The flowlines of the ...

  • Oil slicks spread 9 miles off California, foul beaches, air

    An oil spill from a ruptured onshore pipeline that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic stretch of the California coast spread across 9 miles of oceanWednesday and officials said up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked out. Up to a fifth of that amount - 21,000 gallons - reached the sea, according to estimates. Federal ...


    By Associated Press

  • Toxic Water Splashes 6 in Japan Nuke Plant Mishap

    Six workers at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant have been accidentally doused with highly radioactive water, the plant operator said Wednesday, adding to a growing list of mishaps that are shaking confidence in the utility's ability to handle the crisis. The workers removed the wrong pipe from equipment at the plant, sending toxic water ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil pipeline blasts in eastern China kill 22

    Leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city exploded Friday, killing at least 35 people, injuring 166 and contaminating the sea in one the country's worst industrial accidents of the year, authorities said. The leaked oil triggered two huge blasts, one of them tearing up concrete along a city road in Qingdao. Photos ...


    By Associated Press

  • Thousands of gallons of oil sopped up from California coast

    More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky crude that escaped from a ruptured pipeline, officials said Thursday. Up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked from the pipeline Tuesday, and up to 21,000 gallons reached the sea just ...


    By Associated Press

  • Regulators order pipeline testing, other steps after spill

    The company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal regulators said Friday. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration required Plains All American Pipeline to remove the damaged section of pipe, test it and empty the remainder of the line. The ...


    By Associated Press

  • Applications and Operations of Sanitary Ball Valves

    Sanitary ball valves are designed to control product transmission. They are mainly used in chemical pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries. The entire bore design of chamber valves does not result in fluid resistance. This means that the use of ball valves is ideal in operations involving viscous fluids or fluids that contain particulates. In the operation of QF5 sanitary valves, a ...


    By Adamant Valves

  • Continental Disc Corporation announces two new HPX® Rupture Disc product enhancements

    ANNOUNCING…ENHANCEMENTS TO THE HPX® Rupture Disc PRODUCT FAMILY   Continental Disc Corporation is proud to announce the newest editions to its’ HPX® Product Family...the HPX-Ta™ Rupture Disc and the addition of Higher Pressures for the HPX® Rupture Disc. ...

  • Abanaki`s New Oil Skimmer Material Removes 56,000 Gallons of Oil in a Single Day of Gulf Clean-up

    CLEVELAND - Abanaki Corporation reported that its patent-pending Fuzzy2™ material being used on a disk oil skimmer in the Gulf picked up 56,000 gallons of oil in one day, triple the removal rate of a standard disk without the material. Originally designed for capturing light oils, the special high-nap oil skimmer material is proving to be effective with the thick, tar-like oil fouling Gulf ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • FPAL registration for Analox – another link in the oil & gas supply chain

    Analox is now fully registered as a supplier on the Achilles First Point Assessment (FPAL) database for the European oil and gas industry. Achilles FPAL registration gives members the advantages of both a collaborative community and an industry-specific trading environment. Buyers benefit from FPAL’s detailed ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Embargoed until 00.01 hrs Friday 28 January 2010:changing climate, changing infrastructure

    Roads, railways, energy and water supply networks and other infrastructure all need to be able to cope with the effects of a changing climate. The first batch in a series of reports produced by organisations which maintain national infrastructure and published by Defra today set out potential risks and solutions. Reports from seven organisations including Network Rail, National Grid and ...

  • Japan, UN, to Probe Earthquake Damage at Nuclear Power Plant

    TOKYO, Japan, July 24, 2007 (ENS) - Japan will establish an independent committee to investigate leaks of radioactive water, flooding, fire and electrical problems at the world's largest nuclear power plant that was damaged by a strong earthquake July 16, the government said today. The Tokyo Electic Power Company's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata prefecture was shut down after ...

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