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The Advantages of Bulk Powders Heat Exchanger Technology

Technological advancements in the field of industrial processing have brought dynamic impacts and developments when it comes to productivity and product quality. If before, heating and cooling bulk powder materials using the traditional method is very inefficient and at the same time yields low quality final product. Today, we can find a lot of innovative technology that were expertly engineered to provide efficiency in the major industrial processes like heating and cooling bulk solids such as sugar, fertilizer, chemicals, plastics, dried biosolids, minerals, and many other types of grains, crystals and bulk powders.

The bulk powders heat exchanger technology is one of the worlds leading technologies in cooling and heating bulk solids materials and bulk powders of all types. It was expertly designed with technical superiority compared to other competing technologies we have today. Furthermore, it has many innate advantages that are incomparable and couldn’t be matched with the traditional method of processing bulk solids materials.

Produces Superior Bulk Powder Quality

Unlike with other bulk processing technologies, the bulk powders heat exchanger technology maintains the highest quality while heating and cooling bulk materials by not altering the particle characteristics through out the entire process. This was made possible by making the materials to pass through the bulk powders heat exchanger technology at a slow and controlled rate to avoid any damages to the products and by which also allows the precise prediction and control of the products final temperature.

Energy-efficient Processes

The bulk powder heat exchanger technology saves a lot of energy since it uses up to 90% less energy compared to the traditional method and other competing technologies. This proven efficiency is a result of a proprietary process that does not rely on air, which means users save energy while eliminating emissions. Unlike to the traditional method which rely entirely on air in all it’s processes, this new technology cools and heat bulk products with out the use of air. This means that you save energy and at the same time you eliminates emission and other accompanying problems by having the products contacts with the air.

No Emissions, Dusts, Fines and Odors

With the help of the indirect plate cooling design, air was not used in cooling bulk materials and it has no contacts with the products during the entire process, thus, the risks of bacterial contamination, odor contamination, and product moisture content changes are totally eliminated. Also, emissions, dust, fines and odors are eliminated because air is not used to directly cooling the product.

No Moving Parts and with Compact and Modular Design

The bulk powder heat exchanger technology was designed to process bulk product materials with out any moving parts to provide easy maintenance, reliable operation and years of low cost. In addition, this technology has a vertical configuration making it both modular and compact. Its modular design allows additional heat exchanger plate banks in the future if increased cooling capacity is required. On the other hand, its compact installation makes it easy to integrate in existing plants and is ideal for de-bottlenecking, revamps and capacity increases.

Calibration Plays an Important Role in Industrial Temperature Measurement

When we mention calibrated sensors from a technical standpoint, we are usually referring to a more accurate piece of equipment or measuring device that increases temperature accuracy with minimal human interaction. In the area of industrial measurement of temperature, calibrated sensors with instrumentation are built to be able to gather and relay more accurate information to a monitoring source.

Temperature measurement technology continues to evolve. And with the incorporation of calibration, it has taken a leap forward. Temperature measuring devices can now be set up for remote reporting, diagnostics and automatic adjustments especially when

Incorporated with computer technology

Industrial Temperature Measuring

In industrial arenas such as manufacturing and chemical processing where precise measurement is critical, resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), thermocouples and thermistors have been developed out of necessity. These are very accurate temperature measuring devices, each having advantages and disadvantages. For instance, a thermistor has more longevity than a RTD. But a thermistor isn’t able to measure the wide range of temperatures that a RTD can.

The nature of a accurate temperature measuring device differs greatly from that of everyday temperature reading instruments. This is because industrial temperature devices are built to measure and monitor temperature with so wide a range that they might not be able to report their findings accurately. This means that accurate temperatures cannot just be taken and read from a device such as a regular thermometer or a conventional temperature indicator. Accurate measurement readings can be taken and converted (digitized) into electronic information that can be transferred to remote monitoring equipment for analysis or incorporation into a program.

The Reason for “Calibration”

This is where “Calibration” comes in. With the latest microprocessor and sensor technologies working in conjunction with calibrated sensors, industrial and commercial temperature monitoring equipment can perform almost autonomously.

An example of this type of cutting-edge temperature monitoring and reporting equipment would be Instrulab’s Model 4312A Multichannel RTD Temperature Monitor. This programmable RTD unit monitors temperatures and records data from multiple sources. All readings and findings from this unit can be sent to a personal computer on demand with minimal programming required.

“Calibration” can also enhance standard industrial measuring devices. A system calibration of these devices can be performed at various temperatures used by a customer. A temperature offset correction can be used to determine the temperature reading at those points more accurately.

Looking Forward

Even in a sluggish and uncertain economy, companies are paying very close attention to ways they can increase the accuracy of their temperature requirements. Highly accurate temperature measuring equipment will play a big role within industries producing goods that depend on precise temperature readings. It’s all about efficiency and the need to optimize the manufacturing or processing environment for economic purposes.

Three Ongoing Trends That Are Changing Our Societies

There are many on-going changes we are currently witnessing in our societies, and three of them are the way technology and globalization are affecting the way we live, work and communicate.

1. Globalizing Industry

In the distant past, Europe, Japan and North America and to a lesser extent the old Soviet Union, were symbols of an industrial age, which produced and exported to a mainly agricultural World outside their borders. This brought great wealth and prosperity to the people who produced these goods.

Move on three decades later, the industrial leaders of our World have changed, with most industrialized products made in China, or outside the borders of these former industrial giants.

The wealth, and the jobs created have largely moved on too, although it’s the companies that make the profits, whilst the people who produce the products we consume, that earn considerably less than their counterparts did in the former industrial powers.

This great change, has led to a new world, were the former farmers in the developing World are now urbanized industrial workers, and the landscape of these countries now producing the goods are changing forever.

2. The Mobile Phone Revolution

At the start of the new century, few people could perhaps envisage, that the mobile phones we use would become common place across our globe, and people would own one, even in the most remote and poorest parts of the world.

This revolutionary change in the way we communicate, has also affected the way we work and the perceptions we have of our World. This change has also created millions of job opportunities around the world in phone shops, kiosks and in the telecommunications industry.

In many ways, people still use these phones to simply chat to someone, whether its through a simple call or a message on a social networking site, but the offshoot of this activity, has seen a growth of businesses catering for the growing mobile phone community, and an awareness that we interact differently to the past.

3. The Rise of the Robot

When the news that a factory in China had laid off tens of thousands of production line workers, replacing them with robots, many people were surprised, yet, this trend can be seen in many parts of our World.

Advances in technology just as during the industrial revolution in the 19th century, has meant that we can create factories, which produce goods with ever decreasing teams of staff to keep them running.

We have developed the technology to produce driverless cars, robotic production lines and drones that can deliver goods to our homes. It is almost inevitable that these technologies should at some point become more common, and create a new need to find alternative ways to employ people affected by this change.

We are probably witnessing some of the greatest changes seen since the industrial revolution to how we live, work and communicate with each other. The big questions are, how we ourselves adjust to these changes, and what the effect could be for the generations who follow us.

What Have We Done To Our Industrial Base In The USA – Why Did We Do It?

During the 2016 election there was lots of talk about jobs, mostly lost jobs to crumbled industries. Sectors of our economy which were once strong and vibrant, but we traded them away to other nations is bad trade deals. Donald Trump is correct most of the major trade deals we’ve made haven’t been good for our economy in the long-term, sure they may have won us brownie points on the international stage and helped us out ‘client nation’ other former super powers and slowed down an emerging super power – but to what avail if we don’t have decent jobs for our own citizens?

You should see the destruction we’ve done in the mining sector for no real reason, today we have incredible mining technologies to prevent environmental damage, but good luck trying to get that going again. How can we compete with manufacturing when the entire supply chain from resources to the finished automobiles has been trashed? We are so much better than this.

We’ve allowed our industrial capabilities to be crushed, and we have politicians pandering to the vocal minority and incited media rather than by reason and reality. It should not cost $50 million dollars in EIR work and lawyers to get a refinery approved or a new strategy to add clean-coal technology to an existing coal-fired energy generation plant that has existed burning coal for power for 50-years. I thought we wanted clean and cheap energy?

No, apparently we want to hijack the fossil fuel industry to divert the wealth of the industry to new unproven alternative energy folks who are friends or relatives of Pelosi, Reid, or donated big bucks to the Obama Administration’s elections. And it isn’t just the Democrats joining the crony-capitalist feeding frenzy, because when the money flows in politics, people line up and throw their politics out, they just want to get rich, problem is we the taxpayers get screwed, and now we pay again in higher energy costs for the subsidies, and inefficiencies.

Our companies are less competitive with higher costs in energy for manufacturing, industry, mining, and thus it is even harder to compete on top of the four items I previously mentioned. Of course, I digress again. The point is bad policies, cronyism and attacks on our corporations from unions, class-action lawyers, over regulation, and foreign influences have us running at 1500 RPM when we redline at 5,000 RPM. Think on this, because it is fixable.

Location For Sale – How New Technology is Making it Easier For Companies to Impact Your Life

Location is an old question that, until recently, required a complex answer. In a report published by ABI Research in March of 2008, an estimated 1 billion GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) chip sets will be shipped annually by 2013. People will be able to not only describe their whereabouts, but actually see exactly where they are in reference to all that surrounds them – and do so cheaply. The LBS (Location Based Services) industry has evolved to the point that such a feat is easy, can occur in real-time, and results can be shared or viewed by others.

As exciting as it is to see how GPS is forging the way for LBS, ABI’s report fails to take into account the market for emerging technologies that are superior to GPS in providing accurate location reporting. GPS, despite its merits, suffers from a debilitating weakness: the requirement for line of sight to the sky. GPS devices locate themselves using a signal that is broadcast from satellites that orbit the planet. Any obstruction between the GPS unit and the satellite results in a communication failure. To address such a crippling weakness, the LBS industry has developed more advanced technologies. One such technology, cellular assisted GPS, sits poised to revolutionize the multi-billion dollar business of location finding and tracking. Cellular assisted GPS utilizes the already familiar cellular technologies in place to aid and improve GPS in terms of accurate location reporting. Assisted GPS devices allow for location reporting even when satellite communication is not an option through cellular triangulation. By timing communications between multiple stationary cell towers and the mobile locator device, very accurate location information can be extrapolated in real-time.

The ability to use locating devices that work under strained and impaired conditions opens up the market even wider for the adoption of LBS on a global scale. Assisted GPS systems can be implemented cheaply in many areas not satisfied by GPS alone. In the personal security market, such a device could be deployed as an executive protection measure or child monitoring tactic. Theft prevention is a vast and ever increasing market for real-time location reporting that requires the ability to pin-point items obstructed from sight. The possibilities for fleet management, military intelligence, law enforcement, cargo tracking, navigation, and corporate business model planning are just a few of those conceived to date. These markets alone incorporate a very large fraction of the world’s population.

A key feature inherent in LBS technology is its adaptability. With very simple and inexpensive additions or modifications, an assisted GPS device is capable of delivering detailed status information. Devices are in use today that allow farmers to track fresh produce to the marketplace while monitoring the temperature of their cargo en route. As a business model, LBS help to reduce product loss and increase efficiency. By alerting monitors in real-time with such detailed information, it allows them to take the steps necessary to promptly resolve any issue. Such technology also increases consumer safety by ensuring that a shipment reaches its destination under established guidelines. With such capabilities, it would not stretch the imagination to see produce vendors requesting access to such data. Data gathered could be employed as a quality control measure as well as a very effective marketing tool. IContain created a remote asset management device that will enable anti-theft like control over assets in the RTO (Rent-to-Own) business. Customers who rent appliances from TV’s to Stereo’s no longer can walk to the pawn shop down the road and just sell the equipment. The cellular devices built for the RTO space will enable remote shut down and control off any critical asset from any distance. This has radically changed the landscape of the 8 Billion dollar RTO industry. Todd Kleperis, creator and founder of IContain has seen massive interest from RTO dealers in this device. “It’s just like a master remote control for the RTO stores, consider us the Onstar for your TV.” Most people have never even seen remote management of devices but it exists even in your vending machine.

Smart electronics are driving locations and soon your specific location when you use them. Imagine the day when your TV set that you just rented lets the store owner know if its still at your house or at your neighbors for the super bowl party. Gone are the days when you could just ignore the store manager who calls to ask for payment. Your home may never be the same.

Top Career Web Sites for Children and Teens

Career assessments and tests help you explore who you. Career books and web sites give you a glimpse of the world of work. Free career information is available on web sites. Some writers have written facts for children and teens. We would like to share some information with you. These web sites use graphics, multimedia presentation, activities, and other techniques to expand our knowledge of careers. We have written information on seventeen (17) web sites. Here are the four different types of exploring careers web sites:

Curriculum

General Career Information

Science Career Clusters

Specific Science Careers

Curriculum Web Sites

Curriculum web sites provide activities, tests, guidelines, as well as career information.

Resource One: Career Cruiser

Source: Florida Department of Education

The Career Cruiser is a career exploration guidebook for middle school students. The Career Cruiser has self assessment activities to match personal interests to careers. The Career Cruiser has information on Holland Codes. Careers are grouped into 16 career clusters. The Career Cruiser has information on occupational descriptions, average earnings, and minimum educational level required for the job.

Teacher’s Guide is also available.

Resource Two: Elementary Core Career Connection

Source: Utah State Office of Education

The Core Career Connections is a collection of instructional activities, K to 6, and 7 to 8, designed by teachers, counselors, and parents. Each grade level has instructional activities that align directly with the Utah State Core. This instructional resource provides a framework for teachers, counselors, and parents to integrate career awareness with the elementary and middle level grade students.

Career Information Web Sites

Some web sites provide excellent career information. Some web sites list facts about job tasks, wages, career outlook, interests, education, and more.

Resource Three: Career Voyages

Source: U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education

The Career Voyages web site is a Career Exploration web site for Elementary School students. The Career Voyages web site has information about the following industries:

Advanced Manufacturing

Automotive

Construction

Energy

Financial Services

Health Care

Hospitality

Information Technology

Retail

Transportation

Aerospace and the “BioGeoNano” Technologies

Resource Four: Career Ship

Source: New York State Department of Labor

Career Ship is a free online career exploration tool for middle and high school students.

Career Ship uses Holland Codes and the O*NET Career Exploration Tools. For each career, Career Ship provides the following information:

Tasks

Wages

Career outlook

Interests

Education

Knowledge

Skills

Similar careers

Career Ship is a product of Mapping Your Future, a public service web site providing career, college, financial aid, and financial literacy information and services.

RESOURCE FIVE: Career Zone

Source: New York State Department of Labor

Career Zone is a career exploration and planning system. Career Zone has an assessment activity that identifies Holland Codes. Career Zone provides information on 900 careers from the new O*NET Database, the latest labor market information from the NYS Department of Labor and interactive career portfolios for middle and high school students that connect to the NYS Education Department Career Plan initiative. Career Zone has links to college exploration and planning resources, 300 career videos, resume builder, reference list maker, and cover letter application.

Resource Six: Destination 2020

Source: Canada Career Consortium

Destination 2020 helps youth discover how everyday tasks can help them build skills they will need to face the many challenges of the workforce.

Skills are linked to:

School Subjects

Other School Activities

Play Activities At Home

Work at Home

Through quizzes, activities and articles, they might actually find some answers or, at least, a direction about their future. There are more than 200 profiles of real people who are describing what a day at work is like for them.

Resource Seven: What Do You Like

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

What Do You Like is the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Career web site for kids. The web site provides career information for students in Grades 4 to 8. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most of the material on the site has been adapted from the Bureau’s Occupational Outlook Handbook,a career guidance publication for adults and upper level high school students that describes the job duties, working conditions, training requirements, earnings levels, and employment prospects of hundreds of occupations. Careers are matched to interests and hobbies. In the Teacher’s Guide, there are twelve categories and their corresponding occupations.

Science Career Clusters

Some organizations have created web sites that feature science careers.

Resource Eight: EEK! Get a Job Environmental Education for Kids

Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Eek! Get a Job Environmental Education for Kids is an electronic magazine for kids in grades 4 to 8. Eek! Get a Job provides information about:

Forestry

Hydrogeologist

Engineering

Herpetologist

Park Ranger

Wildlife Biologist

Park Naturalist

There is a job description for each career, a list of job activities, suggested activities to begin exploring careers, and needed job skills.

Resource Nine: GetTech

Source: National Association of Manufacturers, Center for Workforce Success, U.S. Department of Commerce, and U.S Department of Labor

Get Tech is a educational web site that provides CAREER EXPLORATION information.
Get Tech has information about the following industries:

New Manufacturing

Information Technology

Engineering and Industrial Technology

Biotechnology and Chemistry

Health and Medicine

Arts & Design

Within each area, there are examples of careers.

Each career profile gives:

General description

Salary

Number of people employed to job

Number of jobs available in the future

Place of work

Level of education required

Location of training programs: University Pharmacy Programs.

Courses needed

There is a Get Tech Teacher’s Guide.

Resource Ten: LifeWorks

Source: National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Education

LifeWorks is a career exploration web site for middle and high school students. LifeWorks has information on more than 100 medical science and health careers. For each career, LifeWorks has the following information:

Title

Education required

Interest area

Median salary

True stories of people who do the different jobs

LifeWorks has a Career Finder that allows you to search by Name of Job, Interest Area, Education Required, or Salary.

Resource Eleven: San Diego Zoo Job Profiles for Kids

Source: San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo Job Profiles discussed jobs for people who:

Work with animals

Work with plants

Work with science and conservation

Work with people

Work that helps run the Zoo and Park

There are activities listed under each area, for example:

What we do

What is cool about this job

Job challenges

How this job helps animals

How to get a job like this

Practice Being a …

How to Become a …

Resource Twelve: Scientists in Action!

Source: U.S. Department of the Interior

Scientists in Action features summaries of the lives of people involved in careers in the natural sciences:

Mapping the planets

Sampling the ocean floor

Protecting wildlife

Forecasting volcanic eruptions

Resource Twelve: Want To Be a Scientist?

Source: Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of the Agriculture

Want To Be a Scientist is a career exploration web site for kids about 8 to 13 years old. Want To Be a Scientist has a series of job descriptions, stories, and other resources about what scientists do here at the ARS.

These stories include information about:

Plant Pathologist

Chemist

Soil Scientist

Entomologist

Animal Scientist

Microscopist

Plant Physiologist

Specific Science Careers

The last group of web sites is dedicated to providing information on specific science careers, for example veterinarians,

Resource Thirteen: About Veterinarians

Source: American Veterinary Medical Association

About Veterinarians has facts about:

What is a Veterinarian?

Becoming a Veterinarian

Making a Career Decision

What Personal Abilities Does a Veterinarian Need?

What Are the Pluses and Minuses of a Veterinary Career?

Veterinary Education

General Information

After Graduation From Veterinary School

General Information

School Statistics

Preparation Advice

Preveterinary Coursework

Where Most Schools Are Located

About School Accreditation

The Phases of Professional Study

The Clinical Curriculum

The Academic Experience

Roles of Veterinarians

Private Practice

Teaching and Research

Regulatory Medicine

Public Health

Uniformed Services

Private Industry

Employment Outlook

Employment Forecast

The Advantage of Specializing

Statistics

Greatest Potential Growth Areas

Other Professional Directions

AVMA Veterinary Career Center

Becoming a Veterinary Technician

Your Career in Veterinary Technology

Duties and Responsibilities

Career Opportunities

Education Required

Distance Learning

Salary

Professional Regulations

Organizations

Further Information

Resource Fourteen: Aquarium Careers

Source: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Aquarium Careers features careers information. For each Staff Profiles, there is Educational Background and Skills Needed. The Staff Profiles include:

Aquarist

Education Specialist

Exhibits Coordinator

Exhibit Designer

Research Biologist

Science Writer

The Aquarium Careers web site answers the following questions:

What should I do now to prepare for a career in marine biology?

Where can I find a good college for marine biology?

What should be my college major?

How do I pick a graduate school?

I’m not sure of my area of interest. What should I do?

Marine Science Career Resources include information on:

Marine Advanced Technology Education

Marine Mammal Center, California

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, California

Scripps Library

Sea Grant

Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Resource Fifteen: Engineering The Stealth Profession

Source: Discover Engineering

Engineering The Stealth Profession has a lot of information about engineers:

Types of Engineers

Aerospace Engineering

Ceramic/Materials Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical/Computer Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Other Engineers

True Stories

Salaries

Education Required

Work Schedules

Equipment Used

Resource Sixteen: Sea Grant Marine Careers

Source: Marine Careers

Sea Grant Marine Careers gives you facts about marine career fields and to people working in those fields. Sea Grant Marine Careers outlines information on:

Marine Biology

Oceanography

Ocean Engineering

Related Fields

In each area, there is a detailed description of the type of the work that the scientists do. There are feature stories for different scientists in the career field.

The career profiles include information on:

What is your current job and what does it entail?

What was the key factor in your career decision?

What do you like most about your career?

What do you like least about your career?

What do you do to relax?

Who are your heroes/heroines?

What advice would you give a high school student who expressed an interest in pursuing a career in your field?

Are career opportunities in your field increasing or decreasing and why?

What will you be doing 10 years from today?

What is the salary range?

Resource Seventeen: Do You Want to Become a Volcanologist?

Source: Volcano World

Do You Want to Become a Volcanologist? provides the following descriptions:

The Word Volcanologist

Daily work

Traits for success

Education

Salaries

Career web sites help you build awareness of the different aspects of careers: the tasks, wages, career outlook, interests, education, knowledge, and skills. We know that you will be fun exploring careers.