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11/13/2018

Attend tomorrow's webinar to learn more about two recent sediment beneficial use case studies that demonstrate how ecotoxicity tests and risk assessments allowed sediments to be used as topsoil amendments as cost-effective and environmentally sustainable alternatives to landfill disposal. These studies set the precedent for future SWM pond sediment beneficial use projects as well. Learn more and register now!

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ieca.org
11/13/2018

Enter your pictures featuring solutions for erosion and sediment control, stormwater management and products used during the projects for your chance to win money and get recognized in the Environmental Connection Magazine and by IECA Annual Conference attendees. Deadline to submit photos is Dec. 14, 2018. Photos will be voted on at the IECA Annual Conference, Feb. 19-22 in Denver. Learn more and submit now!

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eventscribe.com
11/13/2018

In the aftermath of the Lion Air crash, Boeing has issued operational guidance for pilots on what to do with erroneous readings from angle-of-attack sensors, and the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered airlines to comply with that guidance. The notice comes after flight data revealed an airspeed indicator was damaged during the crashed jet's previous four flights, prompting questions about its maintenance.

11/13/2018

Schneider Electric's Chad Kennedy offers tips on how to mitigate the effects of a natural disaster on a facility before and after it strikes. Before a natural disaster hits, businesses should prepare a pre-evacuation plan and update their records, and after it hits, they should be cautious with electricity and not attempt to clean equipment.

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Plant Engineering
11/13/2018

A maintenance strategy should go beyond preventive care to using data and real-time monitoring to create a predictive program, writes Greg Kryshtalowych, director of global service operations at Ingersoll Rand. A good preventive maintenance program that extends equipment lifecycles starts with establishing specific goals and objectives, he writes.

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Manufacturing
11/13/2018

SMRP is currently accepting workshop proposals and track session abstracts for the 2019 SMRP Symposium in Phoenix, June 26-27, 2019. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your expertise and contribute to the advancement and education of attendees. Submit by Nov. 30 to be considered! For more information, check out the submission guidelines.

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smrp.org
11/13/2018

SMRP is excited to be recognized as a Global Event Partner for the 5th Middle East Maintenance Conference & Exhibition in Kingdom of Bahrain, Nov. 25-28, 2018, hosted by the Gulf Society for Maintenance & Reliability and the Bahrain Society of Engineers. SMRP will present a session, led by SMRP Chair Vlad Bacalu, as well as participate in the exhibit hall and host the CMRP and CAMA exams. Learn more.

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maintcon.org
11/13/2018

The clotting ability of blood crucial to healing wounds also may pose a risk of stroke or heart attacks, but clinicians have little way to assess the danger. Australian National University researchers are taking a holistic approach to the problem with a microfluidic device with channels coated with collagen to imitate a blood vessel and using a holographic microscope they developed to help assess the clotting potential of a blood sample.

11/12/2018

Over the weekend, aerospace manufacturer Rocket Lab launched its two-stage Electron rocket featuring nine kerosene-fueled engines and a Rutherford engine, a mostly 3D-printed design. It placed six small satellites and a drag sail experiment into orbit.

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Gizmodo Australia
11/12/2018

Potable water is becoming rarer and more precious worldwide, putting a high priority on the detection of water loss through leaks. WatchTower Robotics has developed a soft robot the size of a softball that can detect leaks as it's carried along by ordinary water flow through a pipe.

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