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PTDA welcomes 7 new members.

September 8, 2014

PTDA recently welcomed 7 new member companies. Distributor members include Creswell Richardson of Chattanooga, TN and Powerhouse Industrial Supply Inc. of Springdale, AR. Manufacturers include Berliss Bearing Co. of Livingston, NJ; Donghua USA Inc. of Glendale Heights, IL; and Radicon USA of Elk Grove Village, IL. In addition, Coughlin Insurance Services of Larchmont, NY and DK Industrial LLC of Walpole, MA joined PTDA as associate members. Read More

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Safety Recommendations address loss of helicopter engine power.

September 5, 2014

Recommendations made to U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Coast Guard by NTSB included identifying and developing systems and procedures to mitigate risk of ingestion of raw gas discharges as well as subsequent implementation by fixed offshore oil platform operators. Recommendation to American Petroleum Institute included finalizing API Recommended Practice 2L revisions to address venting of raw gases as risk to turbine-powered helicopters operating near fixed offshore oil platforms. Read More

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IPC releases F revisions of electronics assembly standards.

September 5, 2014

With F revisions, IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies have been updated to include technical advances in solder on plastic surface mount components, new criteria for P-style and solder-charged Butt/I SMT terminations, and change to void criteria for BGAs. Also, enhancements have been made to language within documents to provide ease of use and clarity. Read More

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HI Executive Director Retirement sparks search for replacement.

September 4, 2014

Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced planned retirement, effective June 30, 2015, of Robert K. Asdal, who has served as HI Executive Director since February 1, 1991. HI Board Chairman Dennis Wierzbicki complemented Asdal's "ceaseless energy, enthusiasm and ideas" that helped continually grow HI programs and services. Continuing, Wierzbicki noted that "a worthy successor" is currently being sought via work with search committee and board. Read More

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EPA releases 3 final chemical risk assessments.

September 3, 2014

EPA released final risk assessments for specific uses of 3 chemicals found in common household products. Risk assessment for Dichloromethane, which is widely used in paint stripping products, indicates health risks to both workers and consumers who use these products, and to bystanders in workplaces and residences where DCM is used. Risk assessments for antimony trioxide used as a synergist in halogenated flame retardants, and HHCB uses as fragrance ingredient in products did not show concerns. Read More

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GE sponsors Food Safety Summit Resource Center.

September 3, 2014

PMMI has announced that GE's Intelligent Platforms business is a sponsor of the Food Safety Summit Resource Center at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014. GE will present 3-part series of educational sessions, "The Top 10 Ways Software Can Help Assure Food Safety," which will take place November 3, 4, and 5. Read More

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U.S. settles with DuPont to resolve Clean Air Act violations.

September 3, 2014

U.S. EPA and Department of Justice announced settlement with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company at its Belle, West Virginia facility for 8 alleged releases of harmful levels of hazardous substances between May 2006 and Jan 2010. Several releases posed a significant risk to people or the Kanawha River, and one DuPont worker died after exposure to phosgene. DuPont will pay $1.275 million penalty and will take corrective actions to prevent future releases to resolve alleged violations. Read More

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LEWA-Nikkiso and HI enter training partner agreement.

September 3, 2014

Hydraulic Institute has entered Training Partner Agreement with LEWA-Nikkiso America, Inc., a manufacturer of diaphragm metering and process diaphragm pumps. Partnership allows organizations to leverage high quality, co-branded educational and training programs designed for pump end-users, distributors, and engineering consulting firms. As part of Training Partnership, both companies will sponsor technical webinars and e-learning courses as well as host growing Pump Systems Optimization course. Read More