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2011-03-23 09:37:00

ARVADA, Colo., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sundyne Corp., a subsidiary of Hamilton Sundstrand, recently shipped three new HMP 7000 high-pressure integrally geared centrifugal pumps engineered specifically for installation in a modern petrochemical plant. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The new Sundyne HMP 7000 pump extends the HMP product line hydraulic envelope with flows up to 1,585 gpm (360 m3/hr) in order to meet the expanded production...

2010-07-15 15:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Greenpeace: Today, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced chemical plant security legislation that would eliminate catastrophic risks to millions of Americans, create thousands of new jobs and provide economic stimulus to local governments. The Lautenberg legislation is based on the compromise bill (H.R. 2868) adopted by the House of Representatives last November. Disaster prevention, a defining policy...

2010-06-10 10:16:00

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operators of petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants want to work closely with federal agencies, labor unions and others to make further progress in preventing injuries and fatalities at their facilities, the president of NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, told a Senate subcommittee today. "Nothing is more precious than the good health and the lives of our employees and contractors," NPRA President Charles T....

2010-03-25 11:43:00

SAN DIEGO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ --Genomatica, a leading sustainable chemicals company, announced today that TPG Biotech has led the new investment in Genomatica's bold vision for a sustainable chemical industry. TPG Biotech, part of the venture capital platform of global private investment firm TPG, augments the full participation of existing investors Mohr Davidow Ventures, Alloy Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The firms have collectively invested $15 million for the initial close...

2009-11-06 16:41:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight years after the September 11th attacks, the House of Representatives today approved the "Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009" (H.R. 2868). This is the first time either house of Congress has approved permanent and comprehensive chemical security legislation. "Although it's a compromise, this bill represents a historic first step toward protecting the 100 million Americans living in the shadow of high-risk chemical plants," said...

2008-10-27 12:00:23

InEnTec LLC and Lakeside Energy LLC today announce a new partnership to facilitate construction of commercial scale Plasma Enhanced Melter (PEM(TM)) gasification facilities that will convert hazardous waste and chemical residuals into useful chemical products. Under the terms of the agreement, Lakeside Energy will provide all project equity and working capital requirements for InEnTec Chemical LLC, a newly formed entity, to build its business. Lakeside Energy is providing the equity to...

2008-10-14 12:00:25

SpectraSensors, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of precision optical laser-based gas analyzers that enable the petrochemical industry to get cleaner, better fuels to market faster, has announced the general availability of three new products designed specifically to improve process efficiency in refineries and chemical plants. Process efficiency is a highly critical yet often overlooked aspect of the environmental impacts from energy and chemical production. Improved process...

2008-09-22 03:00:24

By Stone, Gretchen Mae Safety culture has become increasingly important for the chemical industry since John Bresland, chairman and CEO of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, started his career in 1966. "I think companies are doing it on their own. It requires leadership at the ton. safety culture starts at the top and not at the bottom," said Bresland, who will address the Chemical Industry Council Aug. 28 at the 2008 West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's Business Summit. Much of his talk will...

2008-09-04 09:00:20

Zeolyst International announced today that it has completed the addition of new manufacturing capacity to its two manufacturing sites in Kansas City, KS, USA, and in Delfzijl, The Netherlands. The new capacity addition to Kansas City is focused on pressure synthesized zeolites and increases the overall plant capacity by about 40%. The new capacity addition to Delfzijl is directed at producing Ultra-Stable Y-Zeolite and increases the overall plant capacity by about 50%. This new...

2008-08-31 00:00:31

By The Associated Press INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) - Federal officials are investigating the cause of a plant explosion that rocked an area west of Charleston, hurling a fireball hundreds of feet into the air, killing one worker and injuring a second.Among many other chemicals, the Bayer CropScience plant produces methyl isocyanate, which killed at least 15,000 people in the infamous leak at a Union Carbide pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, in 1984. But the chemical was not involved in the...


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