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Need Some Chemistry Assistance.

02/25/2015 by tcmtech
As some of you know I heat my house primarily off of my boiler system that burns pretty much anything including as I have it set up now used oil. Wel...
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Last comment 02/26/2015 by Deefburger

Question About Flow Switches

02/24/2015 by ControlExpert51
Greetings everyone, I'm wondering about a particular flow switch I've been looking for lately. The type I need is for a hazardous environment were H2...
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Last comment 02/25/2015 by Crabtree

Tank Material

02/24/2015 by Dan98
May I know which grade of Carbon Steel plate is best for constructing 10000 barrel capacity Base oil or Crude oil Storage Tank - atmospheric?
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Last comment 02/25/2015 by James Stewart


02/24/2015 by Jithin_Krishnan
Do SOHIC prone piping (sour gas), require PWHT to get rid of/reduce the impact of it? There are restrictions provided for welded pipes to use in sour...
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Last comment 02/25/2015 by Quality Matters

Cyanacrylate to Bond PMMA

02/22/2015 by HiTekRedNek
I have a crack in my Silestone counter top. I have a special very low viscosity Cyanacrylate glue,and am considering it to perform a repair.The crack...
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Last comment 02/25/2015 by James Stewart
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Plastics Fabrication

79 blog entries, 290 comments (0 Viewing)

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...
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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...
Views: 458, Comments: 12
Last comment 10/06/2014 by ozzb

A Much Closer Look

06/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
If you've ever been walking around and wished you had a microscope handy to take a good look at something, an accidental discovery by a team at...
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Last comment 06/20/2014 by Just an Engineer
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Chemical Manufacturing

89 blog entries, 325 comments (0 Viewing)

Phthalates Linked to Lower IQ

02/19/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Prenatal exposure to certain common chemicals can put infants at risk of a lower IQ and cognitive impairment, a new study shows. Research from Columbi...
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Last comment 02/20/2015 by reward54

Certified Green Products Win Out

01/26/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
It's a given that today's environmentally-conscious consumers prefer green products, everything from apparel and electronics to personal care and...
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Last comment 01/27/2015 by Just an Engineer

Bio-lubricants to Top $2.6 Billion

12/09/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The global market for bio-lubricants - everything from motor oil to mechanical greases - is expected to top $2.6 billion by 2020, according to a n...
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Last comment 12/10/2014 by Ed Watts
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Coatings & Surface Engineering

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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...
Views: 151, Comments: 1
Last comment 01/02/2015 by pnaban

New Cloaking Metamaterial Makes Surfaces "Unfeelable"

09/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Invisibility cloaks, disappear! There's a new transforming technology out there - though, getting your hands on it might be a bit tricky, as seen...
Views: 455, Comments: 6
Last comment 09/22/2014 by Anonymous Poster
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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: 140, 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...
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Last comment 12/29/2014 by Unredundant

Smart Fabrics: Fad or Future?

04/23/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Smart fabrics are rapidly taking up retail space alongside traditional running and other athletic apparel. For the most part, today's smart fabrics co...
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Last comment 04/30/2014 by russ1
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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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Oil & Gas Technology

55 blog entries, 659 comments (0 Viewing)

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

The Iraqi Effect

08/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Discussions on Iraqi oil make the latest U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projections especially noteworthy. Surprisingly (watch), the...
Views: 576, Comments: 27
Last comment 09/30/2014 by jdsighter
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Metals & Alloys

78 blog entries, 388 comments (0 Viewing)

Liquid Metal for iPhone? "Not Yet"

02/27/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Apple Holic blogger Jonny Evans writes that the inventor of LiquidMetal, Atakan Peker, says the resilient, amorphous metallic glass alloy is "years aw...
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Modern Living Through Chemistry? Electronics? Agriculture?

08/10/2013 posted in Common Purposes
by MillMatt
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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Last comment 08/11/2013 by roy hammy

Industries Serving Global Needs

08/09/2013 posted in Common Purposes
by MillMatt
A chicken is interested in the person who wants bacon and eggs for breakfast but the pig is committed. It's a light quip (for all but the pig!) but...
Pathfinder Tags: agriculture chemicals electronics petroleum transportation
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Last comment 12/18/2013 by MillMatt

Risk and Its Part In Engineering Failure

02/21/2012 posted in OH CR4P!
by cheme_wordsmithy
Ever played the board game RISK? Even if you haven't, you've most likely heard of it. The game is aptly named because, regardless of the strategy im...
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Last comment 04/23/2013 by N.

Flash Bainite Steel - Something New Under the Sun!

09/27/2011 posted in Speaking of Precision
by Milo
For those who thought they knew everything that could be known about heat treating steel. Minimizing time rather than maximizing temperature soak s...
Pathfinder Tags: flash processing formability heat treated steel heat treating steel
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Last comment 04/20/2013 by N.

Material Selection: Where Imitation is Not the Highest Form of Flattery

09/07/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by geanorm
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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Last comment 05/29/2014 by indel

Material Selection: The Times, They Are A-Changing

08/10/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by geanorm
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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Last comment 02/04/2013 by catisred