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GE Signs an Agreement to Maintain Central Puerto’s Power Plant in Argentina and Launch Its Digital Transformation
GE Signs an Agreement to Maintain Central Puerto’s Power Plant in Argentina and Launch Its Digital Transformation
8/24/2016 12:13:08 PM
GE (NYSE: GE) today announced it has signed an extension of a multiyear maintenance services agreement with Central Puerto to support its 760-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle power plant in Buenos Aires for an additional nine years. The over $70 million contract includes the first order in Argentina for GE’s advanced digital power plant solutions and extends a nearly two-decade …
Baton Rouge Testing Lab Offers PCR Based Sewage Contamination for Recent Flooding
Baton Rouge Testing Lab Offers PCR Based Sewage Contamination for Recent Flooding
8/23/2016 9:46:52 AM
Earlier in August, large amounts of rainfall across Louisiana led to flooding across the state. In additional to property damage and mold growth, residents in the flooded areas should be aware of potential sewage contamination. Environmental sewage contamination can affect drinking water and food supplies. “Residents affected by the recent flooding should be aware of the …
ABB presents digital grid approach at leading power sector event in Paris
ABB presents digital grid approach at leading power sector event in Paris
8/22/2016 9:56:07 PM
ABB is presenting its digital substation model at the Cigré conference and exhibition, in Paris from August 22-26, 2016, a leading global platform for power experts and a showcase for the latest technology developments in the sector. Digital substations will be a key component of next generation grids as they enable smarter power systems. This innovative technology concept …
EMSL’s Three Lab Locations Equipped and Staffed to Handle Lead and Copper in Drinking Water Samples
EMSL’s Three Lab Locations Equipped and Staffed to Handle Lead and Copper in Drinking Water Samples
8/22/2016 8:41:47 AM
Last year, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reported that over 5,000 drinking water systems in the United States violated the federal law for lead levels in water supplies. After 1,110 community water systems were analyzed, it was revealed that over 10% of the homes tested had lead levels of 15 parts per billion (ppb), which is over the action level established by …
Alabama Power Foundation awards Gateway grants for 2016
Alabama Power Foundation awards Gateway grants for 2016
8/20/2016 9:10:38 AM
The Alabama Power Foundation has awarded more than $42,000 in Gateway grants. The 22 grants support the construction or upgrading of signs to welcome visitors into cities, towns and communities across Alabama. Gateway’s goal is to help revitalize communities by funding well-designed signage to greet visitors. The signs can also help attract new business and industry to …
BMR Inaugurates Jamaica’s Largest Private Sector Wind Farm
BMR Inaugurates Jamaica’s Largest Private Sector Wind Farm
8/13/2016 11:52:18 PM
BMR Energy LLC celebrated the start of operations of its 36 megawatt wind farm in Jamaica, the country’s largest private-sector renewable energy project. With support from The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Canada, the BMR Jamaica Wind Project will help diversify the country’s energy matrix and ease the …
Modules for first heat recovery steam generator on the way to Egypt
Modules for first heat recovery steam generator on the way to Egypt
8/12/2016 4:47:45 PM
The modules for the first heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) for the Siemens Mega project in Egypt have begun their journey from South Korea to the Beni Suef power plant. On its arrival in mid-September, the boiler is scheduled to be installed at the plant. NEM, as part of Siemens, is delivering a total of 24 HRSGs for this Mega project, which includes three 4.8 gigawatt …
Siemens to supply nine compact steam turbines to Great Britain and the United States
Siemens to supply nine compact steam turbines to Great Britain and the United States
8/12/2016 4:19:18 PM
Within a period of just a few weeks, Siemens has received orders from customers in Great Britain and the United States for a total of nine compact steam turbines. The turbines are to be manufactured at Siemens’ production site in Frankenthal, Germany. Three SST-040 turbines have been ordered by the Dutch energy provider Kara Energy Systems B.V. for biomass power plants in …
Mold Removal Experts Improve Air Quality In Homes
Mold Removal Experts Improve Air Quality In Homes
8/11/2016 7:28:56 AM
Many people are not aware of the importance of regular air duct cleaning and maintenance. This lack of knowledge often leads to poor air quality and the growth of potentially dangerous mold in one’s home. Thankfully, there is an already well-known company available to help prevent and solve such problems. The Steamers , has now expanded their services to include mold …
Northeast Fresno Families Concerned Over Lead Levels in their Water
Northeast Fresno Families Concerned Over Lead Levels in their Water
8/10/2016 10:40:00 AM
Recently, KFSN broadcasted a report about water concerns for many residents of Northeast Fresno. Corrosive water has raised issues with lead leaching out of pipes and plumbing fixtures and into the water that residents use in their homes, schools and businesses.  KFSN reports that a quarter of the homes tested so far have shown lead levels above the federal standard. One …
Westinghouse Advanced Safety Systems Established With Latest Module Placements at V.C. Summer
Westinghouse Advanced Safety Systems Established With Latest Module Placements at V.C. Summer
8/10/2016 8:06:19 AM
This week Westinghouse Electric Company completed the placement of two modules that are part of the innovative safety systems of the AP1000® Unit 2 currently under construction at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station. The AP1000 plant safety systems rely on the laws of nature including gravity, natural circulation and condensation. The plant design harnesses these natural …
EMSL Chicago Laboratory Receives AIHA Accreditation for ICP-AES Analysis
EMSL Chicago Laboratory Receives AIHA Accreditation for ICP-AES Analysis
8/9/2016 9:44:42 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its Chicago laboratory has been awarded accreditation through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Accreditation Program (IHLAP). EMSL Chicago is now approved for Inductively-Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES) testing technique by NIOSH 7300/7303 methods. …
Pöyry launches specialist cyber security services for Industrial Control Systems
Pöyry launches specialist cyber security services for Industrial Control Systems
8/8/2016 9:35:48 AM
A successful cyber attack on a plant’s Industrial Control Systems (ICS) can be catastrophic. Unlike traditional data attacks, a compromised ICS can impact a plant’s physical operations, causing significant financial and reputational risk, and potentially even threatening lives. As an international engineering and consulting company, with cyber security centres of excellence …
Preventing Water Damage, Mold and Fire Hazards in Laundry Rooms
Preventing Water Damage, Mold and Fire Hazards in Laundry Rooms
8/2/2016 8:41:37 AM
Having a washing machine and clothes dryer in a home or apartment provides convenience and higher property values, but they can also increase property damage risks if they are not installed and maintained properly. One of the most common sources of water damage in a home is due to a washing machine. Large volumes of water are used when the machine is in use. If something …
Property Damage and Indoor Environmental Concerns Caused by Rodent Infestations
Property Damage and Indoor Environmental Concerns Caused by Rodent Infestations
8/1/2016 8:13:56 AM
While many people associate rodent infestations with large urban environments, they can also be a significant challenge in rural communities. In fact, virtually everywhere across the globe where people have settled, rats and mice can also be found. These rodents often try to live in and around people’s homes, schools and businesses as they seek shelter and food.  The …
EMSL Seattle Laboratory Receives Washington State Accreditation for PLM Analysis
EMSL Seattle Laboratory Receives Washington State Accreditation for PLM Analysis
7/29/2016 9:04:16 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its Seattle laboratory has received accreditation by the State of Washington Department of Ecology for asbestos analysis by polarized light microscopy (PLM) for solid and chemical materials. EMSL Seattle (Laboratory ID: C1025) is in compliance with provisions set forth in Chapter 173-50 WAC. “EMSL is pleased to have received …
Your Home Is Getting Smarter
7/27/2016 4:56:28 PM
With the technology for energy efficiency getting better and control of your environment at your fingertips, now is the time to consider an upgrade to your existing home cooling and heating systems. The money saved in operating costs can sometimes offset the costs of paying for replacing older equipment in just a few years. Smart thermostat controls are able to give you cost …
TestAmerica Announces Dr. Kesavalu (Doss) Bagawandoss as the Nashville, Tennessee Laboratory Director
7/27/2016 4:11:26 PM
TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, announced this week that Dr. Kesavalu (Doss) Bagawandoss joined TestAmerica as the Laboratory Director of its Nashville, Tennessee laboratory.  Dr. Doss joins TestAmerica from Intertek in Houston, TX where he was the Corporate Technical Director of the Shale Team and Laboratory Technical Services Group.  Dr. Doss is a …
EMSL Charlotte Laboratory Receives North Carolina Accreditation for Coliforms, Metals, Silica and Turbidity in Drinking Water
EMSL Charlotte Laboratory Receives North Carolina Accreditation for Coliforms, Metals, Silica and Turbidity in Drinking Water
7/27/2016 9:26:44 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce that its Charlotte laboratory has been approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) for Coliforms, Metals, and Turbidity for drinking water. EMSL Charlotte is in compliance with the provisions of regulations 10A NCAC 42 D 0.200 certification for drinking water analysis. EMSL Charlotte (Laboratory …

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