Public transportation across the country has been using CNG for decades, with about 12-15% of public transit buses in the U.S. currently running on natural gas (either CNG or LNG – liquefied natural gas). That number is growing, with nearly one in five buses on order today slated to run on natural gas. States with the highest consumption of natural gas for transportation are California, New York, Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.
When residents of a New York City neighborhood saw a tree disappearing down a hole in the summer of 2012, it was obvious something was amiss. Called to investigate, the Department of Environmental Protection determined the cause to be a collapsed 110 year-old sewer line buried 70 feet below the surface of the street.
Amusing as it may sound, such incidents are not uncommon. Most of our water and wastewater systems were built more than 50 years ago and they are aging. The American Society of Civil Engineers says $4.8 trillion in capital investment is needed over the next 20 years for repairs, and while the EPA estimates a more conservative $600bn and 20 years, there should be no doubt that this is a huge problem.
Your company’s reputation depends on how your products perform in-service, and their performance depends on choosing the right material for each component. Use PVC when the application demands stainless steel and you risk failure. Conversely, use stainless when it’s not necessary and you may price your product out of the market.
Taking paper waste to an offsite shredding facility can be inconvenient and expensive. Mobile paper shredding trucks offer a way to insure the security of important shredded documents and in recent years, have been increasing in popularity. In order to run a functional company, owners and operators of shredding trucks must maintain the hydraulic lifts of the truck, which is essentially the lifeline of their business.
Hydraulic technology offers drive components that are less bulky and well suited for high torque shredding. Shredding truck companies need high quality, reliable flow valves and monitors they can depend on for day-to-day operations. That’s where ChemTec comes in.
Safety and risk assessment, though very different, are fundamental to engineering. In order to avoid injuries and know the consequences of part errors and failures, ChemTec makes it a priority to have our patented line of flow meters, flow monitors and excess flow valves submitted to UL for their recognized certifications and strictly adheres to the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) standards to make sure our customers are getting the safest and most reliable product on the market.
Industrial Wastewater Treatment covers the mechanisms and process used to treat waters that have been contaminated in some way by anthropogenic industrial or commercial activities prior to its release into the environment or its re-use.
Most industries produce some wet waste although recent trends in the developed world have been to minimize such production or recycle such waste within the production process. However, many industries remain dependent on processes that produce wastewaters.
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is a natural gas that has been converted to the liquid form for ease of storage or transport. It takes up about 1/600th the volume of natural gas. It is odorless, colorless, non-toxic and non-corrosive.
LNG achieves a higher reduction in volume than Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), making the energy density of LNG 2.4 times greater than that of CNG.
The global medical device market will reach $440 billion by 2018, growing at about 4.4% per year, according to a new report from Evaluate Pharma. Contrast that with the prescription drug market, tabbed to grow at an annual rate of 2.5%, and device makers have reason for excitement.
Improving Bag Sealing Technology with More Customizable Products
With our fast paced society, consumer packaging is a vital component of contemporary living. Analysts forecast the Global Flexible Packaging market to grow at a CAGR of 4.95% from now until 2018. A key factor for this industry growth is the increase in the demand for convenience packaging.
Heat Sealing is the process of sealing one thermoplastic to another similar thermoplastic using heat and pressure. The direct contact method of heat sealing utilizes a constantly heated die or sealing bar to apply heat to a specific contact area or path to seal thermoplastics together. Heat sealing is used for many applications, including heat seal connectors, thermally activated adhesives, film media, plastic ports and foil sealing.
Industrial Laser Industry
Many scientific, military, medical and commercial laser applications have been developed since the invention of the laser in 1958. The coherency, high monochromaticity and the ability to reach extremely high powers are all properties which allow for these specialized applications. Laser applications include, but are not limited to:
- Scientific ( Heat Treatment, Laser Cooling, Nuclear Fusion)
- Military (Targeting, Firearms)
- Medical (Cosmetic Surgery, Laser Scalpel)
- Industrial & Commercial (Entertainment, Surveying)