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Industrial Production Up 0.3% in September

Wednesday, 18 October 2017  |  Chris Guy

Industrial production rose 0.3% in September. The rates of change for July and August were notably revised; the current estimate for July, a decrease ...

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Emerson Agrees to Acquire Paradigm

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Emerson has agreed to acquire Paradigm for a purchase price of $510 million, reflecting a multiple of 13 times expected 2017 EBITDA. Paradigm will be joined with Emerson’s existing Roxar automation software. The acquisition is expected to close within the next 60 days, subject to various regulat...

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ValvTechnologies Receives ISO 15848 Certification

18 HOURS AGO

ValvTechnologies’ EcoPack technology has received ISO 15848-1:2015 certification from Odin Heavy Industries. To earn ISO 15848 certification, ValvTechnologies underwent a stringent evaluation process that included a series of 17 helium leak tests and eight thermal cycles on a fully assembled v...

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Shale Gas Leading to Billions in Chemical Investments

18 HOURS AGO

After years of high and volatile natural gas prices, new domestic supplies of more affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) have created a competitive advantage for U.S. chemical manufacturers, leading to greater investment, industry growth and new jobs. Companies from around the world ...

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Oil Demand May Peak in the Near Future

1 DAY AGO

Demand for oil in developed countries will revert to structural decline by 2020, wiping out about four million barrels per day by 2035. In contrast, developing economies will increase their demand for oil by nearly 16 million barrels per day by 2035.

While transport demand will flat-line around 2030,...

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Industrial Production Up 0.3% in September

-1 DAYS AGO

Industrial production rose 0.3% in September. The rates of change for July and August were notably revised; the current estimate for July, a decrease of 0.1%, was 0.5% lower than previously reported, while the estimate for August, a decrease of 0.7%, was 0.2% higher than before. Manufacturing output...

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Empire State Index at Highest Level Since 2014

20 HOURS AGO

Business activity grew at a robust pace in New York State, according to firms responding to the October 2017 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index climbed six points to 30.2, its highest level in three years. The new orders index came in at 18.0 and the ship...

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Pakscan Digital Valve Control Goes Wireless

rotork pakscan p3 wirelessRotork has extended the capabilities of the globally acknowledged Pakscan digital control system with the addition of a wireless option.

The modular nature of the latest Rotork Pakscan P3 master station now allows the user to have the choice of a fully wired loop for control and monitoring, a fully wireless control and monitoring system or wired control with wireless monitoring.

Utilizing the internationally accepted 2.4GHz frequency the Pakscan P3 wireless network card gives the user access to all the standard data available from the wired Pakscan system, together with the diagnostic and asset management information stored by Rotork actuator data logger and configuration files. It allows easy extraction of these files, which up until now have only been downloadable locally, using hand held tools.

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