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Difference Between SA516 60N and 70N ?

03/26/2015 by bluesky
Hi , i now facing a problem on design storage tank . temperature is -22 to 100 celcius , so which is better ? Thank You .
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Last comment 03/26/2015 by lyn

Chelated Iron Powder

03/17/2015 by HiTekRedNek
I need some assitance finding pure chelated iron powder in small quantity. About 1 pound. I can find it mixed in fertilzers,and health supplements,b...
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Last comment 03/25/2015 by James Stewart

Energy Consumption in a Crude Oil Refinery Distillation Process

03/17/2015 by RutherfordEng
Hello all, I am looking for advice in determining an analytical estimate for energy consumption in the distillation process of crude oil refining. My...
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Last comment 03/24/2015 by James Stewart

Calculating Partial Pressures of Air Chlorine Mixture

03/16/2015 by nightcrawler
If I have 100kg mixture of air* & chlorine, total pressure of system is 60mmH2O how can I get either mole fraction ratio or partial fraction r...
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Last comment 03/26/2015 by Codemaster

Coal Tar Production

03/13/2015 by vigaro
I am working for a recently built coke plant, and I found a strange behaviour regarding low of Coal Tar production by comparing our plant to other cok...
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Chemical Manufacturing

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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...
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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...
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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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Plastics Fabrication

79 blog entries, 291 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...
Views: 63, 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

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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Coatings & Surface Engineering

89 blog entries, 424 comments (0 Viewing)

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

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...
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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...
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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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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

08/09/2013 posted in Common Purposes
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Risk and Its Part In Engineering Failure

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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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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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