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Ametek Process Instruments, Pittsburgh, has acquired the Trace Analytical process gas chromatograph assets from the SAES Getters Group. The gas chromatographs are used for ultrahigh-purity semiconductor, industrial process and environmental compliance applications. Visit www.ametekpi.com or www.traceanalytical.com.
BOC Edwards, Crawley, England, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Aixtron AG to supply its Zenith III-V integrated pump and abatement system to compound semiconductor customers for arsenide and phosphide MOCVD applications. The company, part of The BOC Group plc, will continue to sell its full range products and services directly to end users for all other applications. Visit www.bocedwards.com or www.aixtron.com.
Cyanide Destruct Systems Inc. (CDS), Guelph, Ontario, announced the formation of a new precious metal refining company, CD&E Refining LLC, a partnership between CDS and Envirite Inc. Located in Pennsylvania, at Envirite's York facility, the company will provide a specialized refining service for precious metal solutions and gold-plated scrap. Visit www.cyanidedestruct.com.
Ecovation Inc., Victor, N.Y., announced that its patented anaerobic Mobilized Film Technology system in operation at Coca-Cola North America's syrup plant in Ontario, Calif., was named Southern California's Large Industry Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year by the California Water Environment Association. The award was presented at the 32nd annual Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention & Stormwater Conference & Exhibition in Monterey, Calif.. The Coca-Cola North America syrup facility is located along a coastal watershed where TDS discharge is closely monitored by local agencies. Visit www.ecovation.com
Engelhard Corp., Iselin, N.J., is supplying three enabling catalyst technologies to reform hydrocarbon fuels in a new hydrogen generator operated by Detroit Edison. Detroit Edison's St. Clair Power Plant produces 1,400 MW of electricity for 2.1 million homes in southeast Michigan, including those of some PE editors. The Engelhard catalysts will help reform hydrocarbons into hydrogen, which then can be used for industrial use or in fuel cell applications to produce electrical energy. Visit www.engelhard.com or www.dteenergy.com.
Enviance, Carlsbad, Calif., and Acme Brick, a Berkshire Hathaway Company from Fort Worth, Texas, announced that Acme would implement the Enviance system at its 28 manufacturing facilities across the United States to streamline and automate its environmental compliance activities. The system's initial focus will be on air permitting, including Title V, task management and document control. Visit www.enviance.com.
Flowserve Corp., Irving, Texas, and GE Energy have formed an alliance making GE Energy a preferred supplier for Bently Nevada machinery protection and asset management solutions to Flowserve Pumps. The Bently Nevada products will offer high-technology instrumentation, software and services that provide information to assure the top condition and performance of industrial machinery and other plant equipment assets. The technology would provide on-site and remote diagnostics. Visit www.gepower.com and www.flowserve.com
Infilco Degremont Inc., Richmond, Va., has received a purchase order to supply two hot windbox fluid incineration systems to the R.L. Sutton Water Reclamation Facility in Cobb County, Ga. Each of the two systems will include the company's Thermylis® hot windbox fluid bed incinerator, heat exchanger, venturi scrubber and cooling tray scrubber. Cobb County officials had sought a long-range sludge management plan. Incorporating composting and incineration, the R.L. Sutton solids handling plant will operate 24 hours per day. Visit www.infilcodegremont.com
Niton LLC, Billerica, Mass., has announced the opening of Niton China Inc. The new office, located in Shanghai, will provide local sales and service support to the company's distribution network within the Peoples Republic of China. “Niton is now positioned to not only assist existing customers but to expand in new emerging markets for portable XRF,” said Bill Kinsey, managing director of Niton China. One such market is the burgeoning Chinese consumer electronics industry, which is being forced to comply with strict new European WEEE/RoHS directives. Visit www.niton.com
Pepperl+Fuchs, Twinsburg, Ohio, announced the acquisition of Extec Oesterle GmbH. Headquartered in Esslingen, Germany, Extec is a leading manufacturer of industrial PC components and visualization equipment used in hazardous locations, with a focus on equipment used for the human interface to automation systems in such locations. Visit www.am.pepperl-fuchs.com.
RAE Systems Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., announced that it has received the first order against a 5-year “Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity” contract to supply the U.S. military with MultiRAE Wingtank Entry Kits. The contract specifies a minimum order of 150 units each year, and the first order has been placed for 280 units that will be shipped this calendar quarter. The kit's PID technology senses and triggers LEL alarms in jet fuel environments. Visit www.RAESystems.com.
Scott Specialty Gases, Plumsteadville, Pa., recently announced it has expanded its product line to include calibration gases for instruments used to detect chemical warfare agents (CWAs). Scott's increasing involvement in homeland security is a result of requests from the U.S. military and from companies that are developing specialized instruments and detectors to identify CWAs. Visit www.scottgas.com.
USFilter, a Siemens Company, of Warrendale, Pa. has been awarded by the Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha [Neb.] with a more than $6 million contract to provide clarification and dewatering technology for the district's new 100 MGD Platte West Water Treatment Plant. One of the largest lime softening plants currently being designed in the United States, the plant will treat water from shallow wells along the Platte River using a lime softening and granular media filtration process from USFilter General Filter Products. Visit www.usfilter.com.
Waters Corp., Milford, Mass., announced today that Frost and Sullivan, Palo Alto, Calif., has named Waters the 2005 Leading Analytical Instrumentation Company of the Year for its outstanding contribution to the analytical and scientific instrumentation market. According to Frost and Sullivan, the award is presented each year to a company that has “demonstrated unparalleled excellence within its industry.” Visit www.waters.com
Zenon Environmental Inc., Oakville, Ontario announced it has been selected to supply King County in the state of Washington with the largest membrane bioreactor in the world. The ZeeWeed MBR will treat an average flow of approximately 38 MGD with peak flows up to 54 MGD, serving over 100,000 households. In addition, the company received an order for a second smaller plant, which results in a total order value to the company of $30 million. Zenon also recently made headlines in acquiring two German companies, Alpha Plan GmbH and Saxonia BioTec GmbH. Visit www.zenon.com.