Effective October 1, 2012, or as contracts permit, Air Products will increase product pricing and monthly service charges for merchant customers in North America.
Month: September 2012
SLAC employees witness space shuttle flyover
The space shuttle Endeavour delighted SLAC employees and other northern California crowds on a final flight, atop a customized 747, to its resting place at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where it will be on display as a museum exhibit.
Airgas to build new ASU in Chicago area
On September 20, Airgas, Inc. announced plans to build a new air separation unit (ASU) in the Chicago area in order to meet increasing demand for merchant gases in the region. The ASU, which will produce oxygen, nitrogen and argon, is expected to begin production in the fall of 2014.
October 7 is target launch date for resupply mission to ISS
NASA and SpaceX have announced October 7, 2012, as the target launch date for SpaceX's first resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft is scheduled for 8:34 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Norman Augustine to chair Fermilab director search committee
Norman R. Augustine, the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin Corp., has agreed to chair the search committee for the new Director of Fermilab.
JSC’s historic vacuum chamber ready to test Hubble’s successor
An upgrade eight years in the making is complete, and Johnson Space Center is now home to the only vacuum chamber in the world that is large enough and cold enough to provide a space-like environment for the James Webb Space Telescope.
Fermilab physicists rework plans for LBNE
On August 28, officials from Fermilab presented their revised plan for the first stage of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) to a federal advisory panel.
X-rays reveal spin waves in two-dimensional high-temperature superconductors
Physicists working at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Switzerland’s Paul Scherrer Institute have revealed key quantum characteristics of high-temperature superconductors, demonstrating new experimental methods and breaking fundamental ground on these mysterious materials.
Larsen & Toubro Ltd to manufacture ITER Cryostat
The ITER cryostat will be the largest high-vacuum pressure chamber ever built. On August 17, a contract for the manufacturing of the 3,800-ton steel structure was signed with the Indian company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Ltd.
OSHA cites Plains Gas Solutions for violations after explosion and fire
The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Plains Gas Solutions LLC in Eunice, Louisiana, for one willful and seven serious violations involving OSHA's process safety management standards following an explosion and fire that severely burned a worker.