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Radioactive Dust Causes Health and Safety Concerns at Former Nuclear Weapons Worksite

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 14:59

The  Los Angeles Times  recently published an in-depth report about radioactive dust that workers were exposed to at a former nuclear weapons plant that was being demolished in Washington. The project came to a halt late last year, but not before contamination concerns went on for close to a year. According to the article, “The releases at the Department of Energy cleanup site spewed unknown amounts of plutonium dust into the environment, coated private automobiles with the toxic heavy met...

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GEA supplies largest buttermaking machine in India

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:20

GEA recently sold its first buttermaking machine type BUE to an Indian dairy producer. Creamy Foods Limited, located in the state Uttar-Pradesh, placed an order for a GEA BUE 6000, which has a capacity of up to 6000kg/h butter, making it the largest buttermaking machine in India. The new machine will be brought into operation in February of 2019. Creamy Foods Limited is one of the largest global producers of ghee — the Indian equivalent to clarified butter in Europe and the primary cookin...

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Game Changing Technology: Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ Engine Reduces Fuel Burn by 40 Million Gallons

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 22:59

Pratt & Whitney customers have saved an estimated 40 million gallons of fuel worth more than $75 million USD, avoiding nearly 383,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions since the Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine entered service in early 2016.  That's equivalent to the energy use of 41,000 US homes for one year! The Pratt & Whitney GFT engine has also demonstrated its ability to reduce fuel burn by 16 percent, to reduce NOx emissions by 50 percent to the regulatory standard, and to lower...

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Canon commences partnership with AVEVA to promote imaging technologies for smart factories

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 18:19

Canon Inc. (Headquarters: Ohta-ku, Tokyo, Japan; Chairman & CEO: Fujio Mitarai) announced today that the company will commence a partnership with AVEVA Group plc (hereafter "AVEVA"; Headquarters: Cambridge, U.K.; CEO: Craig Hayman) with the aim of realizing smart factories through Canon imaging technologies. Canon aims to realize smart factories—innovative facilities in which production equipment and machinery are connected to a network—with plans to provide a wide range of system solutio...

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Komatsu has been included in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 19:23

Komatsu Ltd. (President and CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi) (hereinafter "Komatsu") announces it has been included in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index again this year. - -  Created by the global index and data provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible inv...

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Major overhaul of northrail's Gravita locomotives in just eight weeks

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 13:24

- - • Manufacturer's comprehensive expertise decisive factor for award of order - • Short lead times reduce downtimes - • Product improvements enhance ease of use and availability - - - As part of a major inspection and overhaul of 13 Gravita 10BB locomotives from the northrail fleet, Voith is upgrading the vehicles with state-of-the-art technology. A decisive factor in the award of the order was Voith's comprehensive expertise. It is this proficiency that allows a lead time of just e...

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GE Power awarded twin boiler equipment orders by BHEL for supercritical thermal power projects in Patratu and Udangudi

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 17:25

 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has awarded twin boiler equipment orders to GE Power's Steam Power business for supercritical thermal power projects at Patratu in Jharkhand and Udangudi in Tamil Nadu,  at a combined order value of $72.4 million  out of which the scope for GE Power India Limited (GEPIL) is $ 68.3 million. BHEL is executing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for a Phase-I expansion of Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited's (PVUNL) 2,400-MW (80...

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Bosch plans to sell its packaging business

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:59

- - • Faced with the need to transform, Bosch wants to focus its resources - • Packaging technology is not a core Bosch business - • Few business or technology synergy effects within the group - • SME rivals are at a structural advantage - • Aim is for all the division's roughly 6,100 associates in 15 countries to be retained by new owner - • Division will remain a stable partner for its customers - - - After intensively and thoroughly considering all its strategic options, Bosch has decided t...

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FDT IIoT Server-based Architecture Reaches Member Review Milestone

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 07:15

FDT Group, an independent, international, not-for-profit standards association supporting FDT® technology (IEC 62453), today announced that its emerging FDT IIoT Server™ (FITS™)-based specification has been released for FDT member review. The FITS architecture is set to empower the intelligent enterprise with native integration of the OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA), as well as comprehensive control and web services for secure mobile, cloud, fog and enterprise-wide applications in the p...

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NIOSH Offers Health Screening for Black Lung Disease in Miners

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 16:43

In early March, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced it would offer a series of free, confidential health screenings to coal miners as part of the Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP). The screenings are intended to provide early detection of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), also known as black lung, a serious but preventable occupational lung disease caused by breathing respirable coal mine dust. - - NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D., s...

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Are Some Workers Inadvertently Exposing Family Members to Lead Hazards?

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 17:12

Occupational exposure to lead has been recognized as a health threat for a number of years. This is why today, there are a number of rules and regulations in place that are meant to protect workers from exposure hazards. However, if these regulations are not followed, or if workers have no idea they are being exposed to lead, they, and even their families, could be at risk of lead poisoning. The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) states that indeed a secondary source o...

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Zume Pizza Unveils New Bake-and-Take Robot to Make Pizza Prep Safer Than Ever Before

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:42

Zume Pizza, one of the fastest growing companies combining people and tech to transform the way food is sourced, made and delivered, today announces the addition of Vincenzo, the smartest and most precise food robot, to its co-botic kitchen. In addition, Zume Pizza welcomes Rhonda Lesinski-Woolf as President of the company as it fulfills its mission of making healthier food more accessible by modernizing the workforce, reskilling employees, and investing in higher-quality ingredients....

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California Workers and Residents Learn How to Identify Wood Smoke Exposure Risks

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:32

While the smell of burning wood is pleasant to many, exposure to wood smoke can cause health concerns. In the work environment, there are numerous occupations across California in industries that burn wood for heat, to produce energy, or for cooking that expose employees to wood smoke. Many of these workers are exposed to varying levels of wood smoke on the job every day. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that the smoke from wood burning is made up of a complex mixtur...

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GE and Vattenfall Debut World's First Upgrade with Additive Manufactured Components to GT13E Gas Turbines

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:17

- - • New Upgrade Continues GE's Investments in Its Power Services business - • New MXL2 with Additive Manufactured Performance Upgrade to Boost the Power and Efficiency of Existing GT13E2 Gas Turbines - • Breakthrough   Technology  Can Help Power Producers Achieve up to $3 Million of Additional Revenue per Year and Save up to $2 Million in Fuel Annually - • Launch Customer Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG to Implement Upgrade at the Heizkraftwerk Berlin-Mitte Power Plant in Germany's Capit...

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TerraSpeed Supreme: New thermal coating impresses at Hamburger Austria and Mondi

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:59

- - • Thermal coating for better stability and excellent sheet release - • Longer service life and fewer web breaks - • More than 15 successful installations - - - TerraSpeed roll coatings from Voith have been used successfully for many years. The product range now has a new addition – TerraSpeed Supreme, featuring new and impressive design parameters that give the coating outstanding performance values. TerraSpeed Supreme is already being used successfully in more than 15 installatio...

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Fluke Process Instruments Introduces ThermoView TV40 for Industrial Thermal Imaging Applications

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 05:29

Fluke® Process Instruments today announced the ThermoView® TV40, a high-performance industrial thermal imager designed for the most challenging environmental conditions. Supported by intuitive and powerful analysis software, the new thermal imager provides a fully integrated solution for temperature control, monitoring and data archiving to ensure process traceability and product quality. - - Backed by 150 years of industrial application experience, the ThermoView offering consists of the...

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GE Power Announces New Achievements by HA Gas Turbine and Services Upgrades

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:07

GE Power (NYSE: GE) today announced a growing list of accomplishments by its industry-leading HA gas turbine and its services portfolio—including the 26th  HA in commercial operation and the new MXL2 with Additive Manufactured Performance upgrade for the GT13E2 turbine. These accomplishments reiterate GE Power's unique position to help gas power producers efficiently and profitably meet the growing demand for electricity. According to the International Energy Agency,  world energy demand...

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Metso receives major valve orders for more than 8,000 valves in China

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:38

Metso has received two valve orders totaling 8,200 valves from major pulp and paper customers in China. The orders are booked in Metso's first quarter 2018 orders received. "We have strong pulp and paper industry expertise and flow control solutions optimized for our customers' process needs. We are honored to be the trusted provider for reliable solutions and further, enable efficiency and accuracy. For our customers, only world-class flow control is good enough," says Tan HangPheng, VP...

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GE Board of Directors Authorizes Regular Quarterly Dividend

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 18:57

The Board of Directors of GE (NYSE:GE) today declared a $0.12 per share dividend on the outstanding common stock of the Company. The dividend is payable Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to shareowners of record at the close of business on Monday, June 18, 2018. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 15, 2018. About GE GE (NYSE:GE) GE drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges: Energy, health, transportation—the essentials of modern life. By combining world-class engineering with...

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Enhancing sustainability through collaboration

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:36

Scientists from Saudi Aramco's Research and Development Center (R&DC) recently organized the eighth annual meeting of the Saudi Arabian Section of the Combustion Institute. The meeting, held at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, brought together more than 100 experts from institutions in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, and the U.S. The theme of the meeting was “Clean and Efficient Utilization of Fuels for a Sustainable Future.” The meeting was jointl...

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