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Bell & Gossett Launches New TECHNOLOGIC Drive

The integrated pump controller and adjustable frequency drive of the new Bell & Gossett (B&G) TECHNOLOGIC drive series combines two standard pump functions into one unit to generate greater energy savings, reliability and versatility. It’s designed to handle up to four pumps in parallel and can be easily retrofitted for existing commercial HVAC and pressure [...]

Canada: Oil Train Accident Shows New Safety Rules Inadequate

By Rob Gillies TORONTO (AP) — A fiery oil train derailment in Ontario this month suggests new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate, Canada’s transport safety board announced Monday. The accident was the latest in a spate of fiery derailments in Canada and the U.S., a trend which American safety officials [...]

Intel Briefing – March 2015

Energy Department says video points to single drum breach at WIPP. A U.S. Department of Energy official stated February 12 that an ongoing investigation determined that the February 2014 radiation leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southern New Mexico appears to have been caused by a single drum of waste breach. Workers are [...]

Pekin’s ‘Sugar House’ Now Large Ethanol Producer

By Steve Targer PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — The old Sugar House has been through a lot of changes over the years. That’s the name “old timers” like Larry Whitehouse still use to describe the ethanol plant operated by Aventine Renewable Energy in Pekin, the site of a sugar processing plant that first went into operation [...]

New Column Capitals Being Installed on University of Virginia Rotunda

By Derek Quizon CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia has begun replacing the capitals on its historic Rotunda. The university unveiled one of the new capitals — load-bearing structures at the top of each column — at a news conference last Monday. The current capitals, which are more than 100 years old, have [...]