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Michigan Moves to Stop Brass (Thefts)

Michigan Moves to Stop Brass (Thefts) In previous newsletter issues, we've told you about the increasing thefts of brass, copper, and other scrap metals. Now, Michigan recently passed a law where anyone who knowingly buys or sells stolen scrap metal will be subject to felony penalties; including imprisonment for up to five years, a fine of up to $5,000, or both. Dealers will be required to maintain records of purchases and tag and hold most purchased nonferrous metal for seven calendar days. Maybe this will put a stop to stolen brass valves and copper pipe from your plant. Laws take effect April 1 — no fooling.

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ASCO Numatics Announces 2009 Engineering Scholarships
ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics Announces 2009 Engineering Scholarships ASCO Numatics announced the beginning of the 2009/2010 academic year application period for two $5,000 scholarships available to U.S. engineering students pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. ASCO Numatics will also make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled.<

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New Pressure Sensor Solution Starting at €97 National's high-performance series brings dramatically improved sound quality to high-fidelity consumer and professional audio equipment. National manufactures Class AB and Class D amplifiers and audio subsystems for speakers, headphones, and ceramic and piezoelectric speakers. National makes it easier to design better, richer-sounding systems with our acclaimed Boomer® and Overture® lines. With the capability to process an order, from order entry to shipping, in as little as 15 mins., Digi-Key processes more than 99% of its orders the same day.

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Actuators Assist UK Desulfurization Activity

Actuators Assist UK Desulfurization Activity More than 100 intelligent electric actuators have been installed at flue gas desulfurization plants operated by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) in the UK. It's all part of an upgrade to reduce the sulfur dioxide emissions from the coal-fired power stations and meet the European Union's Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD).

Asset Management Cuts Valve Maintenance

Asset Management Cuts Valve Maintenance Recently, an Eli Lilly biotech facility used asset management software to improve control valve reliability and reduce maintenance. Previously, more than 80% of control valves removed routinely for overhaul needed no maintenance. The software allowed a radical change to the maintenance process, saving 2,000 maintenance man-hours yearly.

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Winterizing Valves Prevents Accidents

Winterizing Valves Prevents Accidents Winter is cold, so don't let your valves freeze. A YouTube video by Chemical Safety Board Chairman John Bresland says companies should establish formal, written winterization programs. He also notes that dead legs (no flow) are susceptible to freezing hazards and should be surveyed and then removed, isolated, or winterized.

Freeze Pipes to Replace Valve

Freeze Pipes to Replace Valve Wait! Maybe you do want to freeze the pipe! A Saudi Arabian fertilizer plant wanted to replace a faulty 3 in. gate valve on the boiler feed water main header. But they didn't want to shut down the plant. Freezing the pipe with liquid nitrogen formed a plug, isolated the line, and allowed the valve to be replaced without shutdown.

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Smallest 6 GPM Check Valve Ever
The Lee Co.

Smallest 6 GPM Check Valve Ever Lee's Industrial Microhydraulic (IMH) division introduces the 832 Series Side Exit Chek® Valve. Featuring a side exit design, the valve measures just 8 mm in diameter and will flow in excess of 6 gpm of water at 100 psid. The valve is used in industrial hydraulic applications such as off-road equipment.

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Don't Drink the Water at Home

Don't Drink the Water at Home Be careful when drinking water at home. The American Chemical Society says water stagnation in your plumbing forms chloramines and releases the disinfectants added at your water treatment plant. So, like your grandma always said, turn the valve and run the water for a minute before drinking it. And listen to the ACS podcast.

Don't Drink City Water Either

Don't Drink City Water Either Stagnant water occurs in your city's water distribution system. Flushing methods are needed to keep it clean. But flushing can cause other problems and lose large quantities of water if not done properly. A well-designed valve and hydrant flushing program includes basic procedures that operators can easily implement.

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Rubber Band Tests Natural Gas Leaks

Rubber Band Tests Natural Gas Leaks Test for natural gas leaks with rubber-band-like flexible elastomeric polymer that can withstand temperatures up to 500 F. Just wrap it around a flange, punch a small hole in it, and sniff for gas leaks. Unlike masking, duct or aluminum tape, the band seals flanges for leak testing, but it doesn't bake on and leave nasty residue behind.

Tough Valves Handle Inner Mongolia

Tough Valves Handle Inner Mongolia Valves from TriFlow and pneumatic actuators are being used in a coal liquefaction plant in Inner Mongolia. To survive the ultra-abrasive, high pressure application, the 24 in. Class 2500 347 stainless steel butterfly valves use hardened trim, protective seats and seals, and purging. The plant produces nearly 19,000 barrels of oil daily.

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Punch and Die Grinder
DCM Tech, Inc

Punch and Die Grinder The Punch & Die Grinder (PDG) is primarily dedicated to the sharpening of turret press tooling. Sharpen large station dies and rooftop/shear angle tooling up to 10 degrees with the standard fixturing package. Typical grind time is less than five minutes.

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