Parker Hannifin acquired thermal shielding-maker; Dwyer releases catalog; and other news briefs.

Dwyer Instruments Inc., Michigan City, Mich., released its 2009 catalog. The a 562-page guide includes thousands of measurement and control instruments for temperature, temperature, flow, pressure, level and other related variables. The catalog contains pricing, applications, product dimensions, specifications and more. The digital version of the catalog, available on CD, has interactive features such as keyword search and the ability to add notes. The catalog can be requested at the company's web site.

Parker Hannifin Corp., Cleveland, acquired EmiTherm Sdn Bhd, a provider of electromagnetic interference shielding and thermal management products in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with 2007 revenues of approximately $4.2 million.

A 40-page catalog fromIdeal Industries Inc., Sycamore, Ill., includes products that promote electrical safety and compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards and the National Electrical Code. Products include lockout/tagout kits and stations, insulated hand tools, facility signage and electrical testers.
Heightened regulatory demands have made lockout/tagout critical to plant operations. The catalog describes a lockout/tagout training program for employee safety and OSHA compliance. The kit includes a 10-minute video to explain the importance of lockout/tagout and to demonstrate how to properly apply the devices. In addition, reference cards, a compliance manual and 10 handbooks are provided for classroom training. To receive a copy of the catalog, call (800) 435-0705 or visit the web site.

The redesigned web site launched by theWater Environment Federationincludes a water blog, water “hero” section and a resources library. According to Alexandria, Va.-based WEF, the site is easier to use. “WaterBlog” centers on virtual water, discussing how much water is needed to produce food, clothes and other goods and services. The blog will alternate bi-weekly with the “Water Hero” section on the home page with photos and brief biographies of members who work every day to clean the world’s water. Recognizing the unsung heroes of clean water will help tell the story of the role WEF members play in protecting public health and the environment. “Access Water Knowledge,” the resources library, contains technical and educational material for water quality professionals. To learn more about nominating a water hero, contact Linda Kelly at lkelly@wef.org.

A step-by-step guide fromKaeser Compressor Inc.is designed to help staff at industrial facilities save money by maximizing efficiency and extending equipment life. The eight-page “Cost Savings with Compressed Air System Maintenance” reference manual outlines maintenance activities for all aspects of a compressed air system, including aftercoolers, compressors, dryers, filters and drains. It describes the maintenance needs for different component types such as reciprocating vs. rotary screw compressors and refrigerated vs. desiccant air dryers. Each section includes “A Problem Solved!” feature with solutions for common air system problems, and “5 Steps to Save Money with Maintenance,” which offers suggestions for impacting the bottom line. The guide also provides maintenance checklists, product diagrams, rules of thumb and a reference library list. To request a copy, call (800) 777-7873 or visit the company's web site.

Beijer Electronics, Malmore, Spain, has signed a long-term agreement to supply operator panels toAlfa Lavalof Lund, Sweden. The companies will jointly prepare a standard solution for the processing equipment that Alfa Laval currently sells worldwide.

A 28-page control pinch valve catalog fromRed Valve, Carnegie, Pa., reviews the company’s core product line, introduces new products and details several applications and installation options. It can be requested on the company's web site.

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