Fluid Sealing Industry News

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FSA Announces New Membership Category for Engineers and Engineering Companies

The Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) has received approval from its Board of Directors to adopt a new membership category, called Standards Partner, specifically designed to engage engineers and engineering companies who actively practice in design and consulting services relating to sealing devices and piping systems.

As a dynamic and growing association of sealing device manufacturers, the FSA has identified the collaborative opportunities to get their engineering communities together in advance of critical issues being identified. With the understanding that the [...]

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FSA Engages EPA on Attributes of Sealing Device Technology

The FSA recently wrote and advised the EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, concerning efforts to contain and reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. Containing methane leaks is necessary to address climate change challenges. Members of the FSA are committed to working with their oil and gas customers to offer the “best-in-class” sealing device technologies available. FSA members play a prominent role in preventing leaks and emissions while increasing energy efficiency in the oil and gas sector. [...]

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FSA Government Affairs Update

The “Environmental Goods” agreement is a project sponsored by the World Trade Organization to eliminate Trade barriers and export tariffs for goods that are beneficial to the environment. The unimpeded international trade of such goods would lead to their greater use, and therefore to a cleaner environment. The United States Trade Representative solicited comments on what should be included on the list of such goods. The FSA argued in a written response that sealing products, which are used to [...]

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FSA Technical Director Joins Pumps & Systems MENA Editorial Advisory Board

Pumps & Systems MENA, the new magazine for pump users in the Middle East and North Africa, announced that Henri Azibert, the Technical Director for the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA), has joined its Editorial Advisory Board.

“I look forward to working with the staff at Pumps & Systems MENA,” Azibert said. “The global pumps market is very important to our members.”

As an Editorial Advisory Board member, Azibert will be consulted on the latest trends and challenges in the [...]

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FSA Accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

Click HERE to watch the video, and hear who they have challenged…

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Funding Approved by DOE for Clean Coal Project

The Department of Energy (DOE) has approved financing for FutureGen 2.0, clearing a key administrative step for the “clean” coal project based on capture of CO2 emissions. DOE announced plans to fund the $1.68 billion initiative, which plans to capture at least 90% of the CO2 from a 168-megawatt operating coal fired electric power generator near Meredosia, Ill.

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Greenhouse Gas from Power Plants Declines

The U.S. EPA has released its third year of greenhouse gas (GHS) data detailing carbon emissions and trends from large facilities broken down by industrial sector, GHS, geographic region, and individual facility. The data, required to be collected annually by Congress, highlight a decrease in these emissions as more utilities switch to cleaner burning natural gas.

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NIST-MEP Launches Supply Chain Optimization Program

After an initial pilot project held in five states, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has launched a new supply chain optimization program. The program is designed to help U.S. manufacturers become more competitive. Manufacturers of any size can join, which seeks to increase competitive advantage through stronger, more collaborative supply chains.

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