Process Safety

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Safety March 5, 2021

Effective communication in a socially distanced world

Manufacturing facilities have unique challenges because of constant ambient background noise that limits effective communication. Practice and investing in the right technology can help mitigate these problems.

By Rick Farrell
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Safety February 16, 2021

Change packaging to meet grocery delivery demand

Food manufacturers may have to adapt their packaging to meet the requirements of grocery delivery due to COVID-19.

By Sean O'Brien
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Process Safety February 8, 2021

A team approach to resolving process upsets

Maintain business and process reliability with 24/7 knowledge management

By Dr. Joel Shertok and Andreas Eschbach
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Cybersecurity February 4, 2021

What OSHA can teach us about cybersecurity

Many of the lessons and changes applied to manufacturing after the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 can be applied to the growing challenge manufacturers face with industrial cybersecurity. Three keys to improving cybersecurity are highlighted.

By John Livingston
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Safety January 19, 2021

How wastewater surveillance can track COVID-19 infections

A method has been developed that detects the COVID-19 virus in wastewater samples as well as whether infection rates are going up or down.

By Michelle Horton
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Safety January 13, 2021

Method developed to find toxic chemicals in drinking water

Researchers have developed a method that casts a wider net for potentially harmful chemicals in drinking water using analytical chemistry and molecular toxicology, which could help water and wastewater operations.

By Doug Donovan
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Business of Engineering January 8, 2021

Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2020

Think Again: programmable controller programming languages, COVID-19 acceleration of engineering, automation and digitalization, and variable frequency drive parameters were among top articles posted on the Control Engineering website during 2020.

By Mark T. Hoske
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Safety December 2, 2020

Contactless measurement developed for COVID-19 tests

A contactless measurement system that could help detect illnesses such as COVID-19 has been developed by University of Michigan researchers.

By Catharine June
The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at North Carolina State University is proactively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy: Marc Hall, NC State
PPE December 2, 2020

Institute receives grant to improve mask materials

North Carolina State University’s Nonwovens Institute (NWI) received a $400,000 grant to investigate improving the properties of materials they’re using for masks and respirators.

By Laura Oleniacz
Professor Harley Johnson, far right, the associate dean for research at the Grainger College of Engineering, joins Wooldridge and Jones outside the mobileSHIELD facility. Courtesy: Fred Zwicky, University of Illinois
Safety November 19, 2020

University launches mobile COVID-19 testing lab

mobileSHIELD is designed to demonstrate a way to rapidly deploy I-COVID, the saliva-based test for COVID-19 developed at the University of Illinois.

By Lois Yoksoulian