Even many greens have come around to the fact that if we're going to continue operating our infrastructure, we have to re-include nuclear power as a significant option. Right now, we power the United States and Canada with coal and oil and natural gas.
After almost a year of rumor and speculation, and over 5 months of waiting for the official announcement, it is now official. As of December 31, Brooks Instrument has a new home. But here's an important note.
You know how it is...go someplace and get sidetracked. Well, I am always a sucker for a pretty manufacturing plant, so since I had a free day, today, instead of doing what a normal person would do, and go sightseeing in Shanghai, I went and visited Emerson China's headquarters and plant.
After a grueling 15 hour flight, and some intense sleep therapy to overcome the jet lag, I'm finally ready to discover China. I've never been to China before, and I find it fascinating. The energy and excitement in China is palpable.
So here we have all those unloved, lonely discrete inputs in the process plant. Things like on-off switches, level switches, flow switches, alarm switches...all those things that we don't usually think of as being part of the process and that sit out in the plant feeling abandoned and uncaredfor.
Here's the third edition of our e-conference daily coverage of Emerson Exchange: http://www.putman.net/newsletter/cge_emex07/07/070912.html...
Just in case you missed it: http://www.putman.net/newsletter/cge_emex07/07/070911.html...
Shell Makes Gasification Fun and Emerson Makes Thermocouples Interesting
Making Old Ideas New Again
Terry Blevins gets around. In Monday's e-newsletter conference daily edition, we ran a video interview with Terry, and also Scott Broadley and Trish Benton of Broadley James Corporation. For those of you out in the cold in outer Ubangistan somewhere, Broadley James is one of the great names in wet chemistry.