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Wanted a Heat Transfer Fluid with Free Convection of Water and Low Specific Heat

11/19/2014 by petercl14
I have been looking for sometime and testing many fluids without success. I need a heat transfer fluid with a low specific heat around 50% that of wat...
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Last comment 11/22/2014 by Tornado

Lime, Pac, Polymer Usage of Textile Waste Water

11/12/2014 by Anonymous Poster
Right now we are using lime, pac, poly for textile water treatment. Our treatment system is sbc then batch type aeration we are facing prob...
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Last comment 11/20/2014 by James Stewart

Advantages & Limitations for Using Ceramic Lining in Pipes

11/11/2014 by moozy4zn
The pipes used for transporting fluidized coal, from the crushing plant to the boiler, needs to be lined with ceramic. what are the advantages and dis...
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Last comment 11/12/2014 by old salt

What's the Grade ST44 Equal to in API 5L Standard

11/11/2014 by hysteelpipe
As the title, What's the Grade ST44 equal to the steel grade in API 5L standard
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Last comment 11/19/2014 by Whitephone

Combustion Reactions

11/10/2014 by Govind Rao
Dear All, I am a mechanical engineer who has strayed into chemical engineering. I am attaching an Xl sheet showing different combustion reactions. I...
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Last comment 11/12/2014 by Noudge79
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Oil & Gas Technology

54 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...
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Last comment 09/30/2014 by jdsighter
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Plastics & Resins Blog

124 blog entries, 434 comments (0 Viewing)

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...
Views: 180, Comments: 1
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

Electrical Self Storage from Coated Cables

07/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
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Last comment 07/21/2014 by jack of all trades
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Plastics Fabrication

78 blog entries, 290 comments (0 Viewing)

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: 363, 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...
Views: 690, Comments: 4
Last comment 06/20/2014 by Just an Engineer

Testing Resins for Beverage Packaging

01/29/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The ISO DIS 13106 international standard provides guidance in testing and specifying polypropylene blow-molded containers for manufacturers and purcha...
Views: 449, Comments: 0
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Coatings & Surface Engineering

87 blog entries, 423 comments (0 Viewing)

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: 384, Comments: 6
Last comment 09/22/2014 by Anonymous Poster

Waterproof, No-maintenance Concrete

06/25/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
How would you like to build your home or driveway with concrete that repels water instead of absorbs it and won't crack for as long as you own the...
Views: 670, Comments: 3
Last comment 10/20/2014 by James Stewart

Surface Studies Reveal Nano Clues

03/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Scientists are looking at how surface structures affect larger scale molecular behavior, from crystallization to self-assembly. At Harvard University,...
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Chemical Manufacturing

85 blog entries, 311 comments (0 Viewing)

Taking a Toxin's Fingerprint Reveals Potential Hazards

09/18/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
In an age of chemical biological warfare, hazardous spills, and terrorist threats, detecting the presence of toxic chemicals is a growing concern....
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Last comment 09/22/2014 by James Stewart

North America Tops in Biopolymers

05/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The market for biopolymers - those containing material produced from renewable sources - is growing rapidly, driven largely by industrial demand i...
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Last comment 05/20/2014 by ranabir chakraborty

Regulators Unprepared for Nanotech Risks?

04/16/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Are regulators prepared for the potential risks posed by nanotechnology? According to a survey by universities in the U.S. and Canada, the answer...
Views: 409, Comments: 3
Last comment 04/23/2014 by texasron
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Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics

110 blog entries, 894 comments (0 Viewing)

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

Carbon Fiber Lacks Traction in Auto Market

03/06/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Despite its advantage in weight savings over metal, carbon fiber still has a long way to go before it will gain traction in the automotive market. A l...
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Last comment 03/07/2014 by aDIYguy

Asbestos: Businesses Are Open to Wrongful Blame

01/21/2014 by CR4 Guest Author
- About Asbestos - Asbestos-related diseases account for approximately 4,500 deaths each year. More often than not, a person will contract one of t...
Views: 589, Comments: 9
Last comment 01/24/2014 by aDIYguy
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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...
Pathfinder Tags: AT&T Bible chemistry communications DuPont ...
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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...
Pathfinder Tags: disaster Risk
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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...
Pathfinder Tags: engineering designs liberty ships material selection shipbuilding steel
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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...
Pathfinder Tags: aluminum Copper costs material selection profitability ...
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Last comment 02/04/2013 by catisred