Key Challenges of Monitoring in Wastewater Treatment

Publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) collect wastewater from municipal, commercial and industrial facilities, transport it through a series of contributor pipes, known as a collection system, and deliver it to the treatment plant.

Regulations prohibit these facilities from discharging flammable or explosive wastes from their processes into the liquid collection system. In addition to fire and explosion hazards, these wastes can affect the efficient and effective operation of the treatment facility. 

New Application Note: Using a Calorimeter to Measure Heating Value in Flare Stacks

In the industrial environment proper flare stack design is essential to handle multiple waste streams for maximum destruction performance with minimum emissions. Since destruction efficiency and emissions are important criteria to consider when designing a flare, when the design is done correctly, dramatic operating savings will also be realized.

Summer Safely: Food Safety

Food-borne illnesses are most common in summer, when high temperatures speed bacteria growth and outdoor cooking (without refrigeration or indoor plumbing) reigns supreme. So for our summer safely series this week let's discuss the recipe for staying healthy and safe during warmer months.

When bringing food to a picnic or cookout:

Summer Safely: UV Safety Month

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared July UV Safety Month. The goal is to spread the word about how important it is to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays. So for this week's summer safely series, let's talk about how to stay safe in the sun.

Summer Safely: Happy 4th

The start of summer is the perfect time to gather with family and friends for good food and fun times. This year, celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence safely! For our summer safely series this week let's go over everyone's favorite July 4th pastime, fireworks.

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals (stay at least 500 feet away from the show). 

Summer Safely: Keeping Workers Safe

Summer officially began this week, which means lots of fun & excitment but also gives rise to special safety concerns unique to the elements of the season. For the next few weeks we'd like to discuss the different ways we can all summer safely, both at home and in the workplace.

Solvent Based Printing 101

The key hazard in solvent based printing applications is an explosion from the buildup of solvent vapors in the oven or dryer atmosphere. 

This buildup could occur by a malfunction in the production process such as: a sudden or improper amount of coating, a change in ventilation controls or excessive speed. In any of these cases, the concentration of flammable vapor has an opportunity to rise above safe levels, creating a potentially explosive mixture of vapor in air.

An Educated Expansion

According to the flexible packaging association, the Flexible Packaging industry is the second largest packaging segment in the USA, with $31.1 billion in sales in the United States in 2014, while directly employing approximately 79 thousand people.

Flexible packaging converters range from small manufacturing companies operating a single facility, to large integrated corporations with up to 34 individual plant locations.

CalorVal BTU Analyzer Brochure

We are excited to introduce the CalorVal BTU Analyzer Brochure to our library.

The CalorVal is our micro-combustion calorimeter. Because of its unique construction and operating technology, it is the optimum analyzer for directly measuring the total heating value of varying waste gas streams of industrial processes.

Added Cost Savings Benefit in Coil Coating

Fire codes and safety laws limit the maximum solvent concentration allowable to 25% of the LFL under worst case operation. Large volumes of ventilation air must be heated and circulated to keep the solvent vapors in the ovens at safe operating levels.

However, if a flammable vapor analyzer is installed as a safety control, the maximum allowable concentration is 50% of the LFL, which means not as much air has to be heated to dilute the vapors.