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Multi-channel controller measures toxic gases

The Q4C is a multi-channel controller display and alarm unit that utilizes digital communications to interface with a maximum of four remote digital QEL transmitter/ sensors.These are used to measure a wide variety of toxic gases such as CO, NO2, NH3, HS2, SO2, refrigerants, and com- bustibles. The RS-485 communication is connected via a 4-wire multidrop daisy chain configuration to reduce the overall installation costs of the system. Alarm setpoints are set through the front keypad or through QEL-supplied software that is downloaded to the controller from a PC or laptop computer. Common relay configurations include voting, averaging, delay on actuation and de-actuation, normally or not-normally energized and latching.The audible alarm has three buzzer settings, continuous, intermittent and double-tap intermittent. An additional feature includes 24 VDC transistor outputs for a horn and strobe.

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Newly improved portable multi-gas monitor ideal fit for confined-space applications

TRIPLE PLUS + IR Multi-gas monitor.

Over 80,000 units of the Triple Plus + IR design are presently in use worldwide. The Triple Plus + IR is now offered along with the Triple Plus + which replaces the older Triple Plus now in production almost a total of 20 years. These users have come to depend on its robust and reliable performance. The extremely durable case and internal construction means it won't break when you drop it and resists shocks and vibrations. The unit offers UL, CSA, and numerous other approvals for use in hazardous areas, is water and dust resistant to IP65, and floats if it falls into water!

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Researchers develop method to fingerprint air pollution

A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) collected emissions samples from several power plant stacks in the United States and developed a unique method for detecting the isotopic signatures of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions under different configurations. These isotopic signatures will be instrumental in helping to identify emission sources of air pollution across the nation.

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Waste to energy biomass system to be installed in Metis community

Wood waste biomass will be used to power a new waste to energy system in northeastern BC.

Waste to Energy Canada, Inc (WTEC), a provider of integrated environmental and socioeconomic solutions around the globe, today announced they have been chosen to supply a biomass waste to energy system to the Kelly Lake Metis Settlement Society community in British Columbia, Canada.

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Vancouver firm to develop gas storage in Turkey

Sky Harvest Windpower Corp. has formed a joint venture corporation under the name Levant Energy Inc., a British Columbia corporation, for the purposes of developing underground natural gas storage plants in the Republic of Turkey. Sky Harvest will initially hold a 65% interest in the joint venture by investing $500,000 in the newly formed subsidiary. The investment is subject to certain conditions, including Sky Harvest’s completion of further equity or debt funding in order to finance the acquisition. The joint venture intends to use these proceeds to identify and commence securing proposed natural gas storage sites, as well as starting associated permitting processes. It is anticipated that Sky Harvest’s interest in Levant Energy Inc. will be diluted as additional funds are raised.

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Siemens broadens wastewater and water treatment portfolio

Siemens Industry Automation Division entered into an agreement to acquire Cambridge Water Technology, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, on January 24, 2012. With this acquisition, Siemens intends to strengthen its product portfolio with a leading-edge technology. The acquisition of Cambridge Water Technology is an important building block to Siemens’ strategy of pursuing leading-edge technologies with high customer value for municipal water and wastewater treatment as well as select industrial markets. Siemens works with a clear focus to provide cost-effective yet high-quality water treatment in both developed and developing countries
by using innovative and standardized solutions.

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Air sampling pumps with sealed case

Air sampling pumps with sealed case

Extreme environments in the construction, mining, petrochemical and many other industries can expose workers to dangerous airborne particulates and vapors, such as lead, mold or asbestos, or a variety of organic or synthetic chemicals. Sample pumps must be accurate and rugged to survive in all kinds of work environments while reliably collecting physical samples for further analysis. Casella CEL offers its TUFF line of personal air sampling pumps that feature a sealed case with over-molding that protects it from damaging moisture, extreme temperatures, solvents, and impact.

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Clear the air with smart collector

Clear the air with smart collector

The Clean Air Smart Collector are designed for weld smoke, grinding particulate, laser and plasma cutting dust and various other mainly dry filtration applications. They come in a variety of sizes ranging from 1-48 cartridges and air volume of 500-30,000 cfm and more. The Clean Air Smart Collector range of high performance collectors comes in a variety of sizes and options. They range in size from our smallest collector the DFC 1 to our largest the DFC 96.

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Multigas detector

MSA’s ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detector for detection of up to six gases simultaneously is now available in Canada with CSA approval with an industry-leading temperature rating of -40C to +50C.  Recognized world-wide, CSA International (Canadian Standards Association) is a provider of product testing and certification for a wide variety of products.

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Odour control for Arkansas wastewater facility

Envirogen Technologies, Inc. has started up an odour control system for the City of Fort Smith, Arkansas that will remove hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and other odour-causing compounds from air at the city’s P-Street wastewater facility. The new system consists of a single chamber biofilter and will remove more than 99% of average inlet concentrations of H2S and 90% of other organic reduced sulfur compounds. The system is designed to handle up to 12,000 cubic feet per minute (cfm) of air from the facility’s influent pub station, pretreatment system, bioselector and inlet channels. The Fort Smith installation is another example of Envirogen’s ‘green’ biological treatment technology for odour control that is becoming the option of choice across the United States from small to very large requirements. It will be Envirogen’s first biofilter installation in the State of Arkansas.

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Heavy-duty pneumatic slide gate

Heavy-duty pneumatic slide gate

Imperial Systems, Inc. recently announced that their Heavy Duty Pneumatic Slide Gates are engineered stronger and better. Heavy Duty Pneumatic Slide Gates are used to control air flow and conserve energy.  These gates deliver a positive shut-off to service machinery or to divert air.  It operates using a compressed air cylinder.  Innovative safety guards reduce the risk of injury.  Imperial Systems, Inc. heavy duty pneumatic slide gates are constructed of a 10 gauge body with 16 gauge blade.  Imperial Systems, Inc. also fabricates Extra-Heavy Duty Pneumatic Slide Gates and those are constructed of 3/16” plate.  Heavy Duty Pneumatic Slide Gates are made for tough applications where material is a concern.  Available in 4” to 24” sizes.

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Upgrade replacement dust collector filters

Upgrade replacement dust collector filters

Introducing the new DeltaMAXX Upgrade Replacement Dust Collector Filter Line by Imperial Systems, Inc.  The DeltaMAXX Filters deliver long filter life, clean air and high cost savings.  The DeltaMAXX Filters are designed to perform as well or better than competitor cartridge filters. 

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Portable emission analyzer

Testo is pleased to announce the all new 350 portable emission analyzer. This new model represents a complete redesign of the already popular emission analyzer for measuring NO, NO2, SO2, CO and O2. Major improvements include an HD color graphic display, new exclusive sensor design, and a new housing, bump protection and industrial connectors, so it can stand up to any field condition.

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Dust collector filter

Dust collector filter

A new HemiPleat NoOval replacement filter from Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control offers high filtration efficiency, excellent energy performance and long life. Designed with an innovative "oval to round" configuration that allows a perfect fit into down flow-style dust collectors that use oval filters, the patent-pending HemiPleat NoOval filter carries a no-risk performance guarantee from the manufacturer. It is ideal for improving overall performance or solving problems such as short filter life with existing dust collectors.

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Precipitator line offers

Precipitator line offers

Operating on just 0.7 amps per 1,000 cfm of capacity, Smog-Hog electrostatic precipitators offer one of the lowest-energy, highest-efficiency air cleaning technologies available, capturing up to 99.9% of submicron smokes, mists and emulsion oils using washable collection cells. Green advantages for the system include reusable collection cells, minimal fan size, low energy use, make-up air reduction, potential material recycling, and elimination of costs for filter media disposal and replacement. Smog-Hog mist collectors are available for indoor or outdoor use, for small source-capture applications down to 200 cfm, or large process exhaust streams up to 40,000 cfm. The Smog-Hog is ideal for meeting OSHA and EPA regulations regarding metalworking oil smoke and coolant mists, welding smoke, quenching smoke, plasticizers, cooking smoke, asphalt smoke and similar mists.

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Air/gas flow meter

Air/gas flow meter

The ST51 Air/Gas Flow Meter supports the US EPA’s BACT (Best Available Control Technology) practices, which require technologies that achieve the maximum degree of emissions control that can be achieved by a particular facility and is based on a case-by-case decision that takes into account technical feasibility, cost and other energy, environmental and economic impacts. FCI designed the ST51 Flow Meter to measure and monitor GHG per the EPA’s requirements.  It features a thermal mass, insertion-style flow element with flow accuracy to ±1% of reading over a broad flow range from 0.3 to 400 SFPS  (0.08 to 122 MPS), and repeatability of ±0.5 percent of reading.  The flow element is available for use in line sizes from 2 to 24 inches (51 to 610 mm).  It operates over a wide turndown range of 100:1 and at temperatures from 0 to 250°F (-18 to 121°C). It withstands pressures up to 500 psig [34 bar (g)].

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