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  • PIG® Quick Deploy Leak Diverter Kit

    New Pig recently introduced the PIG Quick Deploy Leak Diverter Kit for quick response to roof and pipe leaks.

    New Pig recently introduced the PIG® Quick Deploy Leak Diverter Kit for quick response to roof and pipe leaks before they damage inventory, machinery, or create slip hazards. Complete with a discharge hose and fittings, the Quick Deploy Leak Diverter can be deployed by simply hooking the handle over a pipe or ceiling truss. Pinched corners help funnel liquid toward the center of the Diverter for better drainage, and the included PVC drain hose channels captured liquid to a collection container, drain, or other containment device.





  • Wisconsin Creamery Combats Dusty Whey Powder

    Ellsworth Co-op Creamery (Ellsworth, WI) processes 1.3 million pounds of milk a day along with fine and dusty whey powder that settles on the floor, ceilings, and machinery.

  • Choosing the Best Equipment Rental Company

    Renting equipment instead of spending large amounts of capital to own the same thing is often justified by today’s tighter budgets, reduced workforce and wide variety of projects. There is a measurement tool available that can provide an accurate and quick way for customers to objectively evaluate and compare the abilities of different equipment rental companies.


  • AAA Attraction Inspections: From Thrills to Chills

    Tag along as a AAA inspector sets out on a mission to find interesting, enjoyable and worthwhile things to see and see and do. Experience environments from museums and zoos to theme parks and zip lines. Learn what make an attraction fun and games — and what doesn't. Discover the attributes that qualify some attractions for the AAA GEM designation, indicating a Great Experience for Members.

  • BP Alaska: UAV Pilot Testing

    In Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, BP conducted pilot testing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology to enhance pipeline inspection and safety. Equipped with high-resolution cameras, the Aeryon Scout provides visual inspections of equipment, helping crews assess and respond to maintenance needs. The small rotor-wing aircraft is flown from a hand-held tablet computer. BP Alaska conducted the trials in cooperation with the University of Alaska Fairbanks in fall 2012.

  • NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace

    Paul Dunphy, electrical inspector/compliance coordinator in the Engineering and Utilities Division of Harvard University, discusses the NFPA 70E standard and his work with departments of the cities of Boston and Cambridge. More than 40 electricians work on the Harvard campus, and 70E is very important to how they work and work safely, he says, as he discusses recordkeeping, training, and the introduction of new technologies.