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2009-11-13 15:35:00

NEWBURY PARK, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help customers comply with restrictions on water use resulting from a reduced water supply, California American Water mailed local customers a water leak detection kit encouraging them to go green for the holidays and reduce water use during the winter months. California American Water's customers were supplied a leak detection kit to encourage them to check their water outlets for leaks and save water inside and outside, and...

2009-10-20 13:35:00

HOLLY, Mich., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Bar's Leaks(®) introduces a unique product that lets consumers save up to $2,500 by easily fixing blown head gaskets themselves. A head gasket is the seal between a vehicle's engine block and cylinder head. A "blown" head gasket is one that has developed leaks. This is a serious problem that can kill an engine and cost upwards of $2,500 to professionally repair. Recognizing that most blown head gaskets occur on older vehicles that...

2009-10-05 18:42:35

A British government document advising officials on how to keep documents from leaking to the Internet has been published -- on the Internet. The 2,400 page Defense Manual of Security, authored by the Ministry of Defense to help high-ranking military and defense officials keep documents safe from leaks, was published on Wikileaks, a Web site designed for anonymous leaks of documents from governments and other organizations, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Leaks usually take the form of...

2009-08-05 09:59:00

HOLLY, Mich., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Car dealers must destroy the engines of every vehicle they take in through the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) Program, formerly known as "Cash for Clunkers." They can do so by using new Bar's Leaks(R) DiFM Rendering Chemical Sodium Silicate or Bar's Leaks Head Gasket Repair. Unlike Head Gasket Repair and other sodium silicate (liquid glass) products that are sold to fix vehicles, Bar's Leaks DiFM Rendering Chemical Sodium Silicate was developed...

2009-07-30 14:58:35

Texas firefighters said a suspected gas leak that sent 34 people to hospitals turned out to be caused by a spray of perfume and people's imaginations. Lt. Kent Worley, a Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman, said two employees reported some dizziness in close association with someone spraying on some perfume Wednesday. A supervisor made an announcement over the building's PA system saying that anyone feeling these symptoms should exit the building to an outside location, the Fort Worth...

2009-07-21 08:59:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., July 21 /PRNewswire/ --Water running down a street is often, unfortunately, one of the first signs an underground water main is leaking and the water has reached the surface. But now, using new technology to listen for clues in its pipes, New Jersey American Water is able to determine where significant problems could arise in its water system, sometimes before the breaks occur. The result is saving millions of gallons of water. The new technology uses the Internet to...

2009-06-24 15:30:54

Purdue University engineers have created a system that saves energy and servicing costs by indicating when air conditioners are low on refrigerant. Professor James Braun, who led the research, said the new virtual refrigerant charge sensor is particularly practical for automotive air conditioners, which tend to leak refrigerant more than other types of units, and also for household central air conditioning units. Braun said maintaining the proper charge, or amount of refrigerant in a system,...

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2009-06-23 11:40:00

Engineers have developed a technique that saves energy and servicing costs by indicating when air conditioners are low on refrigerant, preventing the units from working overtime.The new "virtual refrigerant charge sensor" is particularly practical for automotive air conditioners, which tend to leak refrigerant more than other types of units, and also for household central air conditioning units, said James Braun, a professor of mechanical engineering.Maintaining the proper "charge," or amount...

2009-06-11 08:00:00

Partnership creates advanced leak detection along water utility distribution lines RALEIGH, N.C., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Two leading data collection providers in the water utility industry are partnering to offer an advanced solution that will quickly and accurately detect leaks along a water distribution line. Sensus and Fluid Conservation Systems (FCS) will pair their products -- Sensus' FlexNet(R) and FCS' Permalog+ AMR -- to provide an acoustic leak detection solution that can be used...

2009-06-09 14:59:42

A Florida man filed a complaint with the Florida Public Services Commission about a $4,616.84 bill that his water company attributed to a massive leak. Ed Cicerone, 29, of Holiday, said it would cost him thousands of dollars to repair the leak that resulted in a monthly bill for 1.4 million gallons of water and his homeowner's insurance has denied his claim, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Tuesday. They've been very resistant this entire time, he said. It makes me upset because I pay...