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Quadratic Equation of Vessel Thickness

04/30/2015 by VIRENCHOCHA
I came across following equation of determining for vessel under external pressure. t^2-(p*D/2*f)t-(1.5*U)p*D^2/[200*f](1-0.2*D/L) = 0 this is a qua...
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Last comment 05/04/2015 by Codemaster

Cathodic Protection on Sea Water Cooling Pump( Capacity 19200 cu.m/hr)

04/29/2015 by iqbalkhan
we are going to replace CW pump with a new pump.(sea water pump) The material spec of pump casing, impeller shroud and suction bell is ASTM A 890...
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Last comment 04/30/2015 by dvmdsc

Cracking Furnace Vs Reformer

04/29/2015 by Anonymous Poster
What are the major differences between cracking furnace and reformer.
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Last comment 04/29/2015 by PWSlack

How to Convert VHP Steam into HP Steam Using Pressure Reducing System

04/16/2015 by Haider9
In our plant they there is no direct line for hp steam. They just convert vhp steam coming from header into hp steam by using pressure reducing system...
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Last comment 04/17/2015 by old salt

Zink Test

04/14/2015 by Yuri B.
How to quickly find out whether iron is zink coated. When new they look alike. The most simple way would be to put it in water for a couple of days. B...
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Last comment 04/30/2015 by drbobwoolery
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Plastics Fabrication

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Scientific Scandal

05/01/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The international scientific community is responding to a serious breach of ethics in the publication of several papers from University of Texas r...
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Last comment 05/04/2015 by James Stewart

Updating Carbon Capture

02/25/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Scientists at Rice University are calling their newest discovery a breakthrough in carbon capture technology. They've developed a porous material that...
Views: 91, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/01/2015 by Kulas

Statewide Ban a Trend?

10/04/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The California legislature has approved a state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags from grocery stores and pharmacies beginning in 2015. If signe...
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Last comment 10/06/2014 by ozzb
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Coatings & Surface Engineering

90 blog entries, 426 comments (0 Viewing)

Coating May Prevent Evaporation, Aid Drought Stricken Areas

04/22/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Drought-stricken regions in the southwest U. S. may have hope for conserving their precious water supplies, thanks to an evolving monolayer coatin...
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Last comment 04/25/2015 by 1capybara

Next Salvo in the Superhydrophobic Wars

02/18/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Researchers at the University of Rochester have made a surface so superhydrophobic, it not only repels water, it simply cannot get wet! Using a femtos...
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Coatings Improve Artificial Leaves

01/01/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
If artificial leaves make you think only of silk flowers, think again. A few years ago, researchers developed a small photovoltaic device that functio...
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Last comment 01/02/2015 by pnaban
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Chemical Manufacturing

92 blog entries, 336 comments (0 Viewing)

Aerogel - How it Can Change Material Science

03/19/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
Aerogel is a synthetic and manmade porous ultralight material composed of a gel, with the liquid component of the gel having been replaced with that...
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Last comment 03/26/2015 by James Stewart

Mushroom Tech Could Be the Next 3D Printing

03/11/2015 by HUSH
Humans have a long history of building shelters out of whatever is available. Mud and straw. Bamboo. Sticks and leaves. These were acceptable shelte...
Pathfinder Tags: building construction mushroom mycelium
Views: 138, Comments: 3
Last comment 03/11/2015 by Unredundant

Chemical Demand Heats Up

03/11/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Demand for chemicals is heating up nicely this year, although the steep fall in crude oil prices clouds the forecast for pricing and margins. For...
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Metals & Alloys

79 blog entries, 388 comments (0 Viewing)

Mini Motor Made Only of Liquid Metal

03/18/2015 by HUSH
Last week there were some dubious media reports that scientists were a step closer to T-1000 technology. Being the avid Terminator fan that I am, I...
Pathfinder Tags: enclosed motor liquid metal pump skynet
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Oil & Gas Technology

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Unconventionals Enter a New Phase

03/02/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Wood Mackenzie's prediction in the Unconventional Oil & Gas Report suggests that the unconventional revolution is entering a new phase. In the pas...
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Is Tapping the Monterey Shale Worth It?

11/12/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Already pumping a tenth of total U.S. oil production, California sits on top of another massive formation, the Monterey Shale. The Unconventional Oil...
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Last comment 11/16/2014 by tcmtech

The Big Squeeze

10/05/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
As costs rise but returns remain constant, the oil and gas industry faces the same challenge that has dogged the manufacturing sector for 50 years...
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Last comment 10/09/2014 by ronwagn
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Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics

112 blog entries, 897 comments (0 Viewing)

Carbon Nanotube Cloth as a Protective Suit

02/12/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
The field of nanotechnology is vast and we are talking about a new feather in its cap: carbon nanotube cloth. As the name itself suggests, it is som...
Views: 190, Comments: 2
Last comment 02/13/2015 by Mike Proctor

Long Road Ahead for Carbon Fiber

12/26/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Despite the growing use of carbon fiber in the automotive and aerospace industries to make cars and planes weigh less and cut fuel consumption, i...
Views: 207, Comments: 1
Last comment 12/29/2014 by Unredundant
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Plastics & Resins Blog

125 blog entries, 436 comments (0 Viewing)

Juice and Germs in 3D

12/20/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
What do you get when you combine 3D printing, bacteria, and orange juice? A synthetic material that can be used in both medical and non-medical applic...
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Last comment 12/21/2014 by Noudge79

Graphene Forges on to the Fold

10/16/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
In what they're calling a method that will pave the way for the future of fully foldable displays, scientists from the University of Cambridge Graph...
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Last comment 10/16/2014 by SolarEagle

Television in a Tube

08/03/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Remember when your television was literally a tube? Now, that same TV could come rolled up in one. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's...
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Last comment 10/08/2014 by James Stewart
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Modern Living Through Chemistry? Electronics? Agriculture?

08/10/2013 posted in Common Purposes
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Can man live by bread alone? This rhetorical question has its roots in the Bible where related phraseology is found three times and the intent is s...
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Industries Serving Global Needs

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Risk and Its Part In Engineering Failure

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Flash Bainite Steel - Something New Under the Sun!

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For those who thought they knew everything that could be known about heat treating steel. Minimizing time rather than maximizing temperature soak s...
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Material Selection: Where Imitation is Not the Highest Form of Flattery

09/07/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
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Editor's Note: CR4 would like to thank PJ Sikorsky of GEA Consulting for contributing this blog entry. Imitation may be the highest form of flattery...
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Material Selection: The Times, They Are A-Changing

08/10/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
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Editor's Note: CR4 would like to thank PJ Sikorsky for contributing this blog entry, which complements his last post about material selection. Contin...
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