An extensively updated version of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel code is scheduled for release in July. Recognized around the globe, the code covers safety rules for design, manufacture, and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels. Systems for nuclear power are also included. The update incorporates recent advancements in design, materials, and applications. It details what is needed to maintain ASME code symbol stamps on products. You can order the new code along with other pressure vessel documents online at www.bsi-global.com/index.html.
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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