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Architectural products

The Bilco Company has released its 2013 Architectural Products Catalog, detailing the company's line of roof hatches, automatic fire vents, floor, vault and sidewalk doors, and safety products for the commercial markets. The free catalog features an enhanced user-friendly layout, complete with updated patent information and product specifications. It also provides details on the company's Lumivent Automatic Fire Vent and redesigned Fall Protection Grating. Bilco

SCADA security

CSE-Semaphore, a CSE Global company, has released two white papers on cyber security protection for remote terminal unit (RTU) products in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. As more sophisticated security threats target SCADA systems, operators must decide how to protect their systems and processes. Users can assess threats, both cyber and physical, and implement measures for detection as well as prevention of intrusions and attacks in their SCADA systems. This paper, "RTU and Process Security from the Ground Up," outlines a sensible, cost-effective approach that is based on recent developments in SCADA. CSE-Semaphore, a brand of CSE-Global Group Company

IAQ guide

To promote good indoor air quality (IAQ) in buildings, ASHRAE is making available for free its "Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning," which provides strategies to achieve good IAQ using proven technologies and without significantly increasing costs. The book describes 40 IAQ strategies related to moisture management, ventilation, source control, and filtration and air cleaning. It also highlights how design and construction teams can work together to ensure that good IAQ strategies are incorporated from conception to completion. Other features include best practices for all aspects of IAQ building design, as well as tools for demonstrating the value of IAQ to clients. ASHRAE

DCS migration

Many process facilities have an outdated distributed control system (DCS) currently in place. Three new white papers from Rockwell Automation, "Justification for Migration," "DCS Migration Strategy and Implementation," and "Automation System Optimization," examine the different financial, strategic and optimization advantages associated with migration and address valuable plant inquiries that usually accompany the topic. The three papers focus on different steps within the migration process and give detailed insights into migration. Rockwell has also conducted three webinars on DCS migration to accompany the white papers. Rockwell Automation

Valve product line

Red Valve'Nes 28-page condensed catalog includes all of the latest information on its quality pinch valves, Tideflex® Check Valves, non-clogging air diffusers, Redflex® Expansion Joints, and other flow control products. This catalog features a variety of product dimensions and applications and is ideal for professionals involved in flow control. Red Valve Company Inc.

Water conveyance, drainage

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is pleased to announce the publication of its new book, "Pipelines for Water Conveyance and Drainage," offering a concise listing and description of 11 types of pipe commonly used for water conveyance and drainage. For each type of pipe, 20 characteristics are described, including such physical attributes as material, available sizes, standard lengths, protective linings and coatings, joints, and fittings. The book pertains to the following types of pipe: concrete, welded steel, ductile iron, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pressure, polyethylene profile wall, PVC and polypropylene profile wall, corrugated polyethylene, fiberglass, corrugated metal, and vitrified clay pipe and clay drain tile. The American Society of Civil Engineers

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