Industry News - September 2012

Industry News - September 2012

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Baldwin Filters plant receives safety award

Baldwin Filters' Gothenburg plant received the Safety Spirit Award for 2011 from the Nebraska Safety Council. The award is based on training activities, safety committee activities, sustainability and current year statistics. Baldwin Filters, a CLARCOR company, produces 6,000 lube, air, fuel, hydraulic, coolant and transmission filtration products.

Lechler publishes spray product catalog

The Lechler Catalog 500 features spray products and accessories as well as information on spray system design, material options, conversion tables, product differentiation and a new section on lances and nozzle headers. The catalog can be downloaded at

Xylem offers System Syzer tool

The System Syzer version 4 software tool from Bell & Gossett, a Xylem brand, calculates flow rates and pressure drops in HVAC piping systems. It can be downloaded at Features include Spanish language option, support for PVC pipe, look icons to indicate what variable is to be solved, ASHRAE 90.1 pipe sizing standards, estimated pump energy cost based on pump size, head loss calculating, library of fittings, reducers and valves and NPSHA calculator with open and closed system support.

Premier Tech receives environmental award

Premier Tech's busi-
ness unit, Premier Tech Aqua from the Environmental Technologies Group, received the Phenix de l'environment, the highest environmental distinction award in Quebec, Canada, for its Ecoflo polyethylene ready-to-install product. The wastewater treatment system placed first in the Process, Product or Ecoresponsible Packaging category.

D & W Diesel named Parker Truck
Hydraulic distributor

D & W Diesel was named a Parker Truck Hydraulic Center distributor, offering a full line of products, including hydraulic pumps, motors, reservoirs and valves, as well as Parker Hannifin brands, such as Chelsea power takeoffs, and Racor filtration.

ATL pillows used in tanker cleanup

Pillow tanks from Aero Tec Laboratories were used by the New York City Fire Department in the cleanup of a fuel tanker accident. The truck, carrying 12,000 gallons of gasoline, rolled over while negotiating the Bruckner Interchange in The Bronx, N.Y., spilling 1,700 gallons of fuel. Hazmat teams transferred gasoline from the leaking tanker to multiple bladders until it could be transported by a second tanker.

Morrell, VOWRA executive director, passes away

Benny Charles Morrell, executive director of the Virginia Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (VOWRA), passed away in August at his home in Star Tannery, Va. Morrell, age 70, came to VOWRA in Sept. 2007 after retiring approximately 18 months earlier. He worked to organize educational conferences, craft newsletters, answer phone calls and emails, along with managing the day-to-day operations of the organization. A loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, he is survived by Hazel, his wife of 48 years. ■


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