A ruling that found Virginia's Dominion Energy liable for an arsenic discharge from a coal ash storage facility into water has been overturned on appeal. The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals found that the lower court erred in determining that the pollution originated from a "point source" covered by the Clean Water Act.
Flood resilience projects spread across six coastal parishes in Louisiana will each get a portion of $41 million in funding. Projects include residential relocations, elevated housing and a park for stormwater storage.
A UK study provides initial estimates of the percentages of suspended sediments and phosphorus loads that are likely to be trapped by "Natural Based Solutions" added to small catchments to enhance their natural attenuation. Results from the modeling used indicated that 5% to 10% improvements are possible after adding about 2,600 to 10,400 cubic yards of storage.
There's still time to attend the Texas Stormwater conference in Grapevine, Texas, Sept. 24-26, 2018. Register today so you won't miss out on this first-of-its-kind event. It will be a great opportunity to learn more about stormwater regulations under the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. Register today!
Get a head-start on your Annual conference experience by joining us Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, for IECA's Pre-Conference Workshop Program. IECA will be offering six half-day workshops, providing you the practical education you need to get the job done. Browse pre-conference courses offered.
Due to misinterpretation of legalese, CFM International has undertaken efforts to clarify its aftermarket actions regarding its agreement with the International Air Transport Association. Under the agreement, CFM waived the license fees of certified MROs, said that it will not remove repairs from maintenance manuals, and stopped forbidding the use of non-OEM parts or repairs in engines.
Developing a monitoring program for predictive maintenance includes determining which components of a system have the largest effect on production, in what ways they could fail and how they look without flaws. An AI monitoring system can quickly analyze a stream of data with multiple variables, comparing data from optimal run cycles with real-time data from dozens of other components to predict machine failure.
Airlines are using sensor data from planes to detect potential problems with engines and pneumatic systems, but it will take time before the technology fulfills its promise, writes Jon Hemmerdinger. Transmission costs and "limited computational power" are among the factors that keep airlines from fully using the data that's streaming out of newer planes.
Showcase your industry expertise at SMRP's first international event, the SMRP Peru Symposium on March 6-7 in Lima, Peru. The call for track session and workshop abstracts is open through this Friday, Sept. 21. Click here for more information on submission guidelines.
Take advantage of iconic facility tours offered during the SMRP 26th Annual Conference, Oct. 25 in Orlando, Fla. Learn about unique maintenance, reliability and physical asset management programs through available tours at University of Central Florida, Disney and Kennedy Space Center. SeaWorld and Lockheed Martin tour waitlists are also available. Register today!