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3 Crucial Checks for Maintaining a Healthy System

3 Crucial Checks for Maintaining a Healthy System

Going to the doctor for an annual check-up is a smart approach because even if you don’t feel sick, the visit can catch problems like high cholesterol or blood pressure before they become serious. And what does high cholesterol feel like anyway? Similarly, the systems that support complex business-critical enterprise functions such … Read more »

Managing High-Frequency Data for Increased Regulatory Demands

Managing High-Frequency Data for Increased Regulatory Demands

IHS Large plants and facilities face increasingly stringent regulatory pressure to manage larger amounts of data at a faster frequency than ever before. Companies all over the world are moving to higher frequency data collection and calculations.

Exxon Singapore

ExxonMobil, Saudi Aramco Produce Chemicals Directly from Crude Oil, Cutting Refining Costs

New technologies developed by ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco can produce ethylene, an important chemical in plastics, directly from crude oil, potentially saving refiners as much as $200-per-ton of ethylene produced, according to a report by IHS. The two steam-cracking processes, developed by ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco, respectively, allow petrochemical producers … Read more »

EHS

Using Technology to Enable Next-Level EHS Performance

Technology can improve environment, health and safety performance — and yet 64 percent of survey respondents say they aren’t using EHS software, says LNS Research analyst Peter Bussey. Bussey presented new EHS research at Environmental Leader’s conference on Wednesday. The analyst firm surveyed more than 2,000 business leaders, including 300-plus … Read more »

SonnenBatterie

Why GE, Other Energy Giants Are Investing Billions in Battery Storage

General Electric has invested millions of dollars into German batter storage provider Sonnen — the latest move by an energy services giant to buy into the growing energy storage market.

EHS

Top EHS Software Suppliers Named

The leading environment, health and safety software suppliers are CMO, Enablon, Gensuite, Intelex, Medgate, ProcessMAP, IHS, SAP and Rivo, according to a Verdantix benchmark. The study findings are based on a 185-point questionnaire, live product demonstrations and buying preference data from interviews with 312 EHS managers in 18 countries around … Read more »

Mcity

Why Automakers, Tech Giants are Investing Millions in Autonomous Vehicles

Self-driving cars will cruise around a 32-acre “city” in Michigan over the next five years, speeding (or not) down roads, through intersections, obeying traffic signs and signals, while avoiding sidewalks, trees and construction obstacles. That’s the goal of the $20 million University of Michigan Mcity — the world’s first controlled … Read more »

construction workers

EHS Programs Reduce Risks, Increase Revenue

BP has paid $25.4 billion in environment, health and safety cases brought by federal regulatory agencies since 2010, according to a database that tracks major EHS violators. But the oil giant isn’t alone in its staggering EHS compliance costs. Seven other major firms — including Anadarko Petroleum ($5.2 billion) and … Read more »

GHS

Ignoring GHS Differences Has Adverse Business Effects

This article is sponsored by IHS. Since its first publication in 2003, over 50 distinct countries have adopted the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), which aims at standardizing the way chemical hazards are assessed and communicated. But because most GHS countries’ implementations incorporate adaptations and variations, the the dream of a … Read more »

Top Environmental Consulting, EHS Brands Revealed

ERM has the highest brand preference in the environment, health and safety consulting sector, the Bureau Veritas brand ranks highest in the verification sector, SAP tops the brand preference list in the EH&S software sector and IBM has the highest brand preference for EH&S technology services, according to a global … Read more »

Big Opportunity for Chemical Firms from Phthalate Phaseout

Plasticizers called phthalates — used in everything from plastic shower curtains to car dashboards — are being phased out of the marketplace due to environmental, health and safety concerns. This presents a major opportunity for chemical manufacturers, such as those that make phthalate replacements, reports Chemical and Engineering News. The … Read more »

Cellular-Enabled Smart Water Meter Project ‘First of its Kind’

Cellular-Enabled Smart Water Meter Project ‘First of its Kind’

The city of Santa Fe has chosen Badger Meter’s Beacon smart water meter system for full installation across all of it water meter endpoints, including both residential and commercial customers. The foundation for the project is a cellular-enabled smart meter, which can be installed and immediately used for the utility’s … Read more »