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This Edition Sponsored By Vortex Valves | February 11, 2011
Vortex ValvesVortex Valves are Engineered for Dependability
For over 30 years, Vortex has provided Slide Gates and Diverters designed specifically for handling dry bulk solids. Vortex Valves are engineered for dependability, durability, easy maintenance, and offer proven solutions to material handling and process efficiency problems. With an in-house team of engineers, Vortex Valves can be customized for individual applications or special installations.


Issue Highlights

Water Turns Green
Industry increasingly considers the resource a key element in sustainability.

EU Carbon Trading Gets Hacked
Cyber criminals view emission allowances as a gold mine.

Seal Off Centrifugal Pump Problems
Paying proper attention to seals can improve pump performance and life.

Readers Questions of the Week

How do you select between different grades of the same material?

What welding rod materials will resist chloride stress cracking?

Blog Updates

Subcommittee to Convene Hearing on CFATS

2011 Salary Survey Promises To Be Best Yet

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February 17 | 2 PM ET | Online Event

CFATS Webinar : Controlling Security Costs & Regulatory Updates
March 17 | 1 PM ET | Online Event

Process Safety Management for Chem/Petrochem & Refineries Conference
April 11-13 | Houston, TX

Asset Management
April 21 | 2 PM ET | Online Event

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