eNews Vol. 15 No. 18
Candian Process Equiptment & Control News
Valve World


Explosion at Irving Oil blamed on sulphur removal system malfunction

Irving Oil and Saint John Emergency Measures Organization officials have said four workers were treated at the Saint John Regional Hospital for minor injuries after an explosion at the Saint John, NB, Irving refinery on October 8, according to the CBC. Read More

Oliver Jung appointed Chairman of the Festo Management Board

Festo Group based in Esslingen, Germany, has appointed Oliver Jung as the family-owned global automation company's new Chairman of the Management Board, effective Nov 1. Jung brings to Festo a wealth of experience from major internationally operating family-owned companies. Read More

Dürr closes acquisition in the industrial environmental technology business

Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany-based Dürr has completed the previously announced acquisition of the industrial environmental technology business of the U.S. company Babcock & Wilcox as of October, 5th, 2018. Read More

Davis-Standard R&D pioneer Norton Wheeler dies at 96

Norton Wheeler, Jr., one of Davis-Standard's most beloved and accomplished technology innovators passed away the end of September at his home in Mystic, Conn. He was 96. Wheeler's distinguished career at Pawcatuck, CT-based Davis-Standard spanned six decades. Read More

Vortex announces acquisition of Kasa Fab

Vortex has announced the acquisition of Kasa Fab, a custom metal fabrication and manufacturing company. Located in Salina, Kansas, Kasa Fab was a division of Kasa Companies, which includes Kasa Controls & Automation, IntelliFinishing and Kasa Anlagen. Read More

Process Products

All-in-one combustion analyzer for all high efficiency boilers

The updated BTU1500-NP hand-held combustion analyzer from E Instruments is for high efficiency and condensing systems, boilers, burners, engines, turbines, furnaces and other combustion applications. The unit features a new large colour graphic display and expanded internal memory. Read More

Innovative technology for petfood feeding, conveying and extrusion

The Coperion K-Tron Twin Screw KT20 Feeder with interchangeable feeding tools is mounted on a 24 kg fully enclosed platform scale for high accuracy feeding of difficult flowing petfood ingredients including additives, probiotics and flavours. All feeder parts in contact with the material being fed are stainless steel, and feeding equipment is easy to disassemble. Read More

Brochure features laboratory presses and accessories

A new brochure from Carver features product specifications for the company's line of presses, including its standard hydraulic laboratory presses in two-column and four-column, benchtop and floor standing, plus manual and automatic models with clamping capacities from 0.5 to 100 tons. Read More

All-metal armoured variable area flowmeter

The BGF all-metal armoured variable area flowmeter from Kobold is suitable for high pressure or high temperature applications. The unit features low pressure loss, vertical or horizontal installations and direct reading scales. Read More

FDA-compliant tubing tackles food and other processing applications

The Festo PTFEN line of FDA-compliant pneumatic tubing is said to deliver excellent high pressure, heat, corrosion and hydrolysis resistance required for harsh operating environments in many process industries. Read More

Feature Articles

Municipality prevents motor failure in water/wastewater application

Since 2008, a Municipal Utility District (MUD) in Texas has worked with Less Watts, Inc. (LWI), a company that specializes in motor reliability and power quality testing for the water and wastewater industry. LWI supports Metropolitan Utility Districts by providing motor acceptance testing, commissioning, and condition monitoring services. Read More

Pumps launched into space bound for ISS life support rack

Liquid pumps made by pump technology leader KNF were on board an HTV-7 unmanned cargo spacecraft launched from Japan on September 23, 2018. Destined for the International Space Station (ISS), the spacecraft and its vital payload successfully docked three days later. Read More

What Made-in-China 2025 means for petrochemicals and chemicals

The petrochemical and chemical industries with their high degree of industrial cross-linking and connections, has an important position in China's industrial-economic system. These branches are an important sign of national economic-social development level and comprehensive strength. Read More
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