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  • Record Number of Females Join Canada’s Top Engineering School

    Women now account for 30.6 percent of first-year students in University of Toronto (U of T) Engineering programs: a record for the Faculty and a number that surpasses all other Ontario universities. It is the only engineering school in Ontario with female first-year enrolment of more than 30...

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  • Explosion Results in Fines for Four Companies

    Two temporary workers hired to cut and weld pipes at the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point, MS on July 28, 2014, had no idea and had no training to know that the storage tank beneath them contained explosive methane and hydrogen sulfide gases. One of the two men found out later as he lay in a...

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  • Corn Flour Mill Cited for Explosion, Electric Shock Hazards

    The accumulation of combustible grain dust requires more than just wiping surfaces to eliminate them. Grain dust accumulation, in the right combination of particle size, air and an ignition source, can expose workers to possible explosions or combustible dust hazards, according to citations issued...

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  • China to Double Number of Robots by 2017

    By 2017, more industrial robots will be operating in China's production plants than in the European Union or North America. Operating unit numbers there will double from today's 200,000 to more than 400,000. To compare, in North America, numbers will rise to about 300,000 – with 340,...

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  • Chemical Industry Begins Year with Modest Gain

    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), increased 0.2 percent this month, following a 0.1 percent slide in December, as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). Accounting for adjustments, the CAB remains up 3.6...

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  • Columbia/Okura Announces Alliance with Fischbein

    Columbia/Okura LLC, a leading provider of robotic palletizing solutions in North America, announces the formation of a strategic alliance with Fischbein Americas, a world leader in bag closing technology and packaging solutions. This customer-focused alliance was initiated by each company’s...

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  • Atlas Copco 23rd in World Rankings

    Atlas Copco, an industrial group with world-leading positions in sustainable productivity solutions, ranks 23rd among the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index – a list presented January 22 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The company was also...

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  • Powder Flow Testers, Viscometers, Rheometers, Texture Analyzers

    Brookfield Engineering Laboratories has released its new 2015 full-color catalog with complete details on all product lines. The catalog introduces the new DV1 continuous sensing digital viscometer. Enhancements to the top-of-the-line RST rheometer for quick, automatic gap setting on cone/plate...

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  • Plant Reviews Help Upgrade Technology, Increase Plant Productivity

    Oseco, a leader in the pressure relief industry, offers extensive plant reviews to industries ranging from oil and gas to energy and chemical processing. They understand that older-technology pressure relief products, like pre-bulged and composite type rupture discs, can limit plant productivity in...

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  • Man Dies in Storage Bin Accident

    A 50-year-old man died Wednesday in a tragic accident inside a storage bin in Taylor County, KY. According to reports, the man was loading grain into a truck from a storage bin when the grain stopped flowing. It was also reported that the man entered the grain bin to unclog the blockage when...

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