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Product Case Studies
|Stainless Steel Shim Lacerations Prevented With Hexarmor Hand Protection|
Maintenance workers in refineries regularly use stainless steel slotted shims to level and maintain pumps, motors, and machines. While steel shims provide optimal efficiency in maintaining equipment, they also create a dangerous hazard for hands at work. Since pump and machine maintenance is an ongoing process, workers are constantly handling shims, which increases the potential for injury.
The Truth About Flame resistant Fabric Terms:
What’s Really Behind the “Inherent” vs. “Treated” Debate
In the protective clothing industry, there has been substantial debate about the merits of two types of flame resistant (FR) fabrics — “inherent” and “treated.” These two terms are commonly used to describe different approaches to producing the
FR properties of a fiber. Unfortunately, much of what has been written about the distinctions between “inherent” and “treated” fabrics has been inaccurate, incomplete or misleading. This paper seeks to set the record straight
by exploring: The unscientific origin of the terms — “inherent” and “treated” , The evolving meaning of these terms over time, Why “proven” vs. “unproven” is a more
useful basis for comparison.
|Determination of Mercury (Hg) in Water by Hand-held Portable Cold Vapor Atomic Fluoresence|
Water is the most abundant compound on the Earth’s surface, covering 71% of its surface area. It is a vital component for all known forms of life and is the aquatic habitat for thousands of species of microalgae, fish and
shellfish. With the presence of running water in our buildings, school yards, and outdoor fountains, it may be easy for people to believe that all water we encounter in our daily lives is abundant and usable. The fact is only 2.5% of the Earth’s water is freshwater, and only a small
percentage of that is both usable and easily accessible.