Tweet If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it. End of story. Nothing is more important to Entergy than the safety of its customers and employees. As of 2011, 70 Entergy work sites had earned Star status under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program (OSHA VPP), the highest possible safety […]
If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it.
End of story. Nothing is more important to Entergy than the safety of its customers and employees.
As of 2011, 70 Entergy work sites had earned Star status under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program (OSHA VPP), the highest possible safety rating for an industrial work site.
In 2011, Entergy employees had the lowest total number of recordable safety incidents in company history.
In 2011, Entergy achieved the lowest Recordable Accident Index (a standardized OSHA index for comparing accident rates) in company history.
We lead the industry with integrity.
We don’t do the right thing to stay out of trouble or get ahead. We do the right thing because it’s the right thing. Our culture demands the highest ethical standards.
Entergy’s sound ethical principles, along with its innovative initiatives in the community, have propelled the company to the forefront of the industry.
Our adherence to our values has earned us respect and a reputation as a company that improves its community.
In 2011, Corporate Responsibility magazine named Entergy one of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” in the nation. It was the fourth time in five years that Entergy earned the distinction. The magazine’s annual ranking is based on an analysis of publicly available information used to rank performance of the 1,000 largest companies in seven areas: climate change, environment, philanthropy, employee relations, financial, governance and human rights.
In 2008, for the second year in a row, Entergy was named to the Forbes list of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies for its corporate governance practices and accounting transparency.
More awards and recognition.
We never, ever coast.
Entergy is good, very good at keeping the lights on and getting them back on after storms.
Improvements to Entergy’s distribution and transmission infrastructure since 1998 have resulted in a 51 percent reduction in frequency of outages and a 24 percent decrease in the length of outages.
Entergy’s employees and contractors executed the safest and fastest storm restoration effort in the company’s history following two back-to-back hurricanes that struck within a two-week period in 2008.
Entergy is recognized as a leader in safe, effective storm restoration. In 2011 the Edison Electric Institute honored Entergy with the association’s “Emergency Recovery Award” and “Emergency Assistance Award” for its outstanding power restoration efforts to its own customers throughout 2011 and to other utility company customers following Hurricane Irene. Entergy has received an Edison Electric Institute storm response award for 14 consecutive years.
We improve the quality of life in our communities.
Entergy is committed to participating in the development and improvement of the communities in which we live.
Entergy and the Entergy Charitable Foundation gave more than $16.5 million in grants in 2011 to improve the quality of life in the communities in which we operate.
Entergy along with its employees, customers and shareholders raised more than $2.9 million in local bill payment assistance funds in 2011.
In 2011, for the 10th straight year, Entergy was recognized as a leader in sustainability, ranking among the best in climate strategy, corporate governance, occupational health and safety, price and risk management, and scorecard measurements. Entergy was named to the 2011-12 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, one of only 13 U.S. utilities included on that list. DJSI North America evaluates the largest North American companies based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria. Entergy has been included on either the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index or DJSI North America every year since 2002.
Entergy was the first U.S. utility to voluntarily commit to stabilize its greenhouse gas emissions.
We empower with trust and respect.
What’s at the heart of a great place to work? At Entergy, we believe it is the trust and respect that we place in our employees. The company values and respects its employees and works hard to make sure they know it.
Entergy offers a competitive total rewards package of compensation and benefits, and pays for performance through incentive plans and merit pay increases.
Entergy helps employees prepare for the future through retirement and savings plans and student scholarships.
Entergy invests in an employee development program that encourages employees to create career plans for accomplishing their goals through continuing education, specialized training, cross-training opportunities and special team projects.
Entergy promotes an inclusive work environment through more than 20 diversity and inclusion councils and employee-initiated employee resource groups.
We’re leading the way with nuclear clean air energy.
Entergy began pursuing a national nuclear growth strategy in 1998 by buying nuclear energy plants. Today, Entergy is one of the largest nuclear fleets in North America, operating or providing management services to 12 reactors in eight states.
In 2003 Entergy won the highest award given to a utility company, the Global Power Company of the Year award. BusinessWeek said Entergy has created “one of the nation’s most efficient and safest fleets of nuclear energy plants.”
With Katrina bearing down in August of 2005, Entergy shut down its Waterford 3 nuclear plant 25 miles west of New Orleans and Waterford 3 was safely powered up after being on generator power for five days following Katrina. It is a hurricane-hardened facility that provides 1,176 megawatts of power in the state of Louisiana.
Entergy Nuclear lives up to its commitment to diversity in the workforce. Donna Jacobs, Senior Vice President is one example. She was honored with the 2009 Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women’s Achievement Award from the American Nuclear Society. Jacobs holds the distinction of being the first woman plant manager of a domestic nuclear power plant and was the first American recipient of the Women In Nuclear Global Woman of the Year Award.
In 2010 Entergy was recognized with the nuclear industry’s top honors: The Top Industry Practice “Best of the Best” award to Palisades Power Plant in Michigan for a reactor head inspection robot; and the worldwide “Nuclear Project of the Year” given by Power Engineering for an innovation to radiation shielding using tungsten awarded to Arkansas Nuclear One.
More Entergy Nuclear awards and recognition.
Entergy employs approximately 15,000 people.
Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity.
Entergy owns more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear generation and is a leading U.S. nuclear operator.
Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Entergy supplies natural gas to approximately 191,000 customers in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Entergy operates a system composed of approximately 15,700 miles of interconnected transmission lines at voltages of 69 kilovolt and above and approximately 1,300 substations across a 114,000 square mile area.
Entergy is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of more than $11 billion in 2011.
Entergy and its Charitable Foundation awarded grants totaling $16.5 million in 2011.
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Tweet How many businesses were started at the suggestion of the president of the United States? We were!! Thomas M Brownlee and Pres. Ford. At the height of the energy crises in 1977, Thomas M. Brownlee was invited to the White House as a past president of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, along with […]
How many businesses were started at the suggestion of the president of the United States? We were!!
Thomas M Brownlee and Pres. Ford.
At the height of the energy crises in 1977, Thomas M. Brownlee was invited to the White House as a past president of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, along with 40 other national trade executives, to learn first hand of the energy crisis. They were requested to contact their members across the United States regarding their meeting. Seven weeks later, they were invited back to the White House to report their progress. Mr. Brownlee had written 2,500 chambers of commerce and organized Orlando’s first area Metropolitan Energy Conservation Task Force…after his report; President Ford said to him (with a smile) “Mr. Brownlee, you should be in the energy conservation business yourself.”
After extensive studying, thought and prayer Mr. Brownlee decided to give this brand new venture a try. In 1977, he left the Executive Vice Presidency of the Orlando Area Chamber of Commerce and formed a total energy management company. He named the company Brownlee Energy Management Company (BEMCO) which was later changed to Brownlee Lighting.
Initially two bedrooms in the Brownlee home were utilized for office and storage space as BEMCO began selling 34-watt GE Watt Miser lamps, to replace the 40-watt fluorescent tubes currently in the marketplace and also sold 3M energy saving window films, silicone roofing systems and represented Honeywell Controls.
Later they built retrofit fluorescent units to fit into existing incandescent fixtures. BEMCO also contracted with a large air conditioning firm to receive commissions from referrals made while selling lighting retrofits to major accounts of 10-14 story high rise buildings.
Looking back over the past 28-years, Mr. Brownlee says, “the first few years were difficult; lots of studying, learning and selling. To make things tougher, in 1977 very few people were concerned about the need and benefits of conserving. Yes, lots of gas lines, but very few thought they could make money by investing in energy saving products. To paraphrase a famous country song, we were singing about conserving before conserving was cool.”
“Our first year gross sales were about the same as my Chamber paycheck, but with lots of expenses. The next year was better. The third year proved that we were going to be successful when we landed major retrofitting projects at Rollins College & Langford Hotel.
“Initially we tried a turnkey approach by offering low cost installation for the products we sold. This prevented tying up a property’s maintenance staff or the necessity to hire outside electricians. Being short handed ourselves in those early days though often meant having to begin the installation after office hours and working until completion…not until 2:00 am on a couple of occasions.
“It was difficult to get firms to use the Securex Reflector and throw away a 150-watt PAR Flood. In speeches I was often asked what properties with lights on 12-24 hours should do. I said take it out and throw the energy guzzler away and I’d throw one to a friend in the front row. Sometimes it would take a flare of dramatics to get their attention when it came to learning about conserving.”
As knowledge and demand for services grew, BEMCO served as energy consultants for central Florida commerce focusing heavily on the hospitality industry. At this time, Orlando had more hotel rooms than any city in the world. All of the hotels were using the inefficient incandescent bulbs. It was a natural for the company to target hotels and motels for energy upgrades. Mr. Brownlee knew many of the hotel owners personally from his chamber days and found that his products were very well received once they were shown how they could lower their energy bills.
Over the next few years, business gravitated to the point that 80% of the work was in energy efficient lighting because the return on investment was better than any other phase of energy management.
Returns of 100% were common and 400-800% returns were available with the then, new Reflector Retrofit System. It allowed the replacement of a 150 watt incandescent flood lamp with a 60 watt lamp and business owners when shown the system were quick to react and gladly had us install them.
As business continued to grow more space was needed for storage. Brownlee first expanded into a three-car garage, using a pool table for assembly and a ping-pong table for packing. Later they built a shed next to the garage and stored lamps in the basement of their home and employed a college student studying electrical engineering to help. Their first large shipment, for an apartment complex in Pennsylvania, required utilizing the dining room of their home for storage while completing the order. It was at this point that Mr. Brownlee’s lovely and understanding wife said “OUT”.
Rental space was soon found. It was quite a shock to begin “paying rent”. Later in 1992, they had to expand into an even larger building. It turned out to be a smart move. Business took off. In 1995 they were again running out of room and decided it was time for a major change.
Property located in the Orlando West Commercial and Industrial Park was purchased and construction of Brownlee’s own 30,000 sq. ft. building was soon completed. The grand opening was held in August of that year with the mayor of Orlando cutting the ribbon.
Today, company Founder and Chairman, Thomas M. Brownlee is in semi-retirement. Executing a smooth management succession transition, sons Curtis M. Brownlee is now company President and Thomas J. Brownlee is Vice President. All three remain on the Board of Directors.
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Tweet Boehringer Ingelheim worldwide Boehringer Ingelheim is a research-driven group of companies. We are dedicated to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing pharmaceuticals that improve health and quality of life. The Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation currently has more than 44,000 employees and 145 affiliated companies spread around the globe. […]
Boehringer Ingelheim worldwide
Boehringer Ingelheim is a research-driven group of companies. We are dedicated to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing pharmaceuticals that improve health and quality of life. The Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation currently has more than 44,000 employees and 145 affiliated companies spread around the globe.
From the 1950s until the late 1980s, Boehringer Ingelheim launched a number of important and innovative products onto the market, including the respiratory agents Alupent® (1961), Bisolvon® (1963), Berotec® (1972), Atrovent® (1975) and Berodual® (1980).
Among its products used in the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system, Boehringer Ingelheim launches Catapresan® (1966), which uses a new active principle in the treatment of hypertension. This is followed by Mexitil® (1979), which is used in the treatment of arrhythmia.
In 1977, the company launches Asasantin®, which is used in the treatment of thromboses and embolisms and combines the effects of Persantin®(1959) and acetylsalicylic acid (ASS). This is followed in 1979 by the mucolytic agent Mucosolvan®.
The launch of Actilyse® in 1987 is, in two ways, a milestone for Boehringer Ingelheim. Not only is it the first thrombolytic treatment for acute heart attacks, but it is also Boehringer Ingelheim’s first proprietary product developed at its biopharmaceutical production site, which opened the year before.
Following the death of Hubertus Liebrecht (1991), the owning family made some fundamental decisions regarding the company’s alignment. This was in response to changing global healthcare standards and the increasing cost of healthcare, and was designed to maintain the company’s leading position as a research-based pharmaceutical company.
The Board of Managing Directors is composed of members who are not part of the owning families. Members of the Boehringer and von Baumbach families continue to sit on the Shareholders’ Committee, which is similar to a supervisory board in public companies.
R&D activities are restructured so that the available resources can be utilised more effectively and innovative products launched more quickly.
The corporate vision “Value through Innovation” is promoted and becomes firmly rooted in the company. This vision defines the targets and framework for the future of the company and represents the global leitmotif and orientation framework. Boehringer Ingelheim presented this vision for the first time in February 1994 at an international management conference held by the company.
Since then, this vision has spread throughout the Group – complete with launch events for each individual company.
The motto “Value through Innovation” has characterised this spirit of cooperation and will continue to inspire employees in the future too. Strengths are expanded and a distinctive personality is forged.
The principles of “Vision & Leadership” have since been integrated in “Lead & Learn”. They show how value can be created through innovation, how the employees at Boehringer Ingelheim can tackle future challenges and work as a team.
Since this realignment, the company has enjoyed a number of successes in many different areas:
- A range of important new products have been launched.
- Boehringer Ingelheim has become one of the most successful foreign companies operating in the USA and Japan.
- R&D has been transformed thanks to groundbreaking new technology, such as high-throughput and ultra-high-throughput screening.
- The acquisition of the injectables manufacturer, Ben Venue Laboratories (USA), has given the hospital segment a major boost.
- New marketing alliances have been formed with leading companies, such as Genentech, Abbott Laboratories, Glaxo Wellcome, Pfizer and Eli Lilly.
- Acquisition of the micro-technology company STEAG microParts GmbH from STEAG AG, Essen (2004). The main product is the Respimat® Soft Inhaler.
- Expansion of the Animal Health division with the acquisition of segments of the animal health operations of Fort Dodge (Pfizer / Wyeth) in 2009.
From 1992 until the end of 2000, Erich von Baumbach, son-in-law of Albert Boehringer, is Chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee, which represents the owning families Boehringer and von Baumbach.
From 2001 until the end of 2006, this position is occupied by Dr Heribert Johann after he stepped down from his position as spokesman for Boehringer Ingelheim’s Board of Managing Directors.
In January 2007, he was succeeded by Christian Boehringer, who has been part of the Shareholders’ Committee since 2001.
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Tweet KatherineAlfredo uses the Ultrameter II to record and analyze data in Ghana to develop a cost-effective solution for fluoride removal. The task of providing safe drinking water to the inhabitants of rural Ghana is a daunting one. Though Ghana has achieved government stability and fostered economic development over the past decade, just 71% of […]
The task of providing safe drinking water to the inhabitants of rural Ghana is a daunting one. Though Ghana has achieved government stability and fostered economic development over the past decade, just 71% of the rural population has access to improved water for drinking and sanitation, and groundwater demand is projected to increase by 69% by the year 2020.
In rural areas, groundwater is plentiful, but natural geographic contamination by inorganic contaminants like iron, manganese and fluoride render government-sponsored boreholes useless. Fluoride in the upper-east, upper-west and northern regions of Ghana often exceeds the general World Health Organization recommended limit of 1.5 mg/L.
The effects of excess fluoride consumption are serious. Mottling of tooth enamel in children progresses to structural damage to teeth. As daily fluoride intake increases, skeletal fluorosis, weight-loss, thyroid dysfunction, kidney failure and eventually death result; therefore, hand pumps in contaminated locations are capped or abandoned. This comes at a high cost to the community members and government sponsors.
Impoverished rural communities cannot afford to waste effort and funding on further drilling of boreholes contaminated by fluorides, but they do not have the resources to determine the extent and location of the contamination. Testing and mapping is needed to guide future efforts. It is this need that inspired Katherine Alfredo, a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, to propose a project for a Fulbright Fellowship.
The purpose of the fellowship was to map the extent of the fluoride concentration in the Bongo District of the Upper Eastern Region for use by local authorities and eventually use the data collected in the development of a cost-effective defluoridation filter for existing capped wells.
Alfredo began her research by observing and recording local water usage habits. She conducted borehole water usage counts on centrally and noncentrally located borehole sites tracking the quantity of water collected daily. Coupling this data with familial compound water usage surveys, Alfredo was able to begin understanding the volumetric demand placed on each borehole daily and how that volume translates to the household level.
Along with the quantity studies, 286 boreholes throughout the Bongo District were visited between January and March 2009 with the help of local guides using a bicycle for transportation.
At each borehole, GPS data and borehole identity information were collected. When no borehole identity number was present, the identity number of the pump was recorded; if that was unavailable, an identity was created for logging purposes. A 1-L sample of water was retrieved for testing and used for all of the water quality tests.
An aliquot of the sample water was placed in an Ultrameter II 6P to measure pH, ORP, conductivity, total dissolved solids (TDS) and temperature.
Alfredo found the Ultrameter II to be an ideal tool for her work. “I was so impressed with the Ultrameter II and its ability to hold a calibration,” she said. “This one fact not only made my sampling progression quicker, but it also saved me from carrying more than 100 mL of each calibration fluid with me on any given day, given the fact that I performed all of my sampling via bicycle, carrying all the equipment on the bicycle as well, was something of extreme importance to me.”
The Ultrameter II utilizes a KCl gel-filled pH sensor for accurate electrometric pH readings within ±0.01 pH. The pH levels of the water were of specific importance to Alfredo’s research of adsorbing fluoride on aluminum-based adsorbents. This is because the amount of fluoride an adsorbent is able to absorb is directly related to the pH of the water. The ideal pH for removal of fluoride by activated alumina from raw water, for example, is 5.5.
Conductivity readings from the Ultrameter II were within ±0.01 mV achieved through an advanced design 4-electrode conductivity cell. These readings will be used to simulate influent water containing excessive levels of fluoride in Alfredo’s laboratory. Using Bongo as a design test case, she plans to adjust the ionic strength of her synthetic influent to reflect that seen in the Bongo District.
Solution temperature measured by means of thermistor was logged automatically by the Ultrameter II with each parameter measured. Fluctuations in temperature will be studied to see how temperature affects fluoride removal.
TDS readings were used as a quality indicator of water as it is dispensed from a borehole. The amount of all dissolved solids is important in determining the potential for interference and competition for adsorption sites on the aluminum adsorbents. Preventing any ions from competing for active sites on alumina surfaces will greatly increase the efficiency of filtration. ORP readings gave a good indication of the general biological activity in the water.
Additional testing was performed using two 2-mL tubes filled with sample water to measure nitrate/nitrite and ammonia using test strips. In another 2-mL tube, a 1:1 dilution of the sample was created using distilled water to measure alkalinity using test strips. Using a 0.45-micron filter, a 30- or 60-mL sterile plastic bottle was completely filled for fluoride concentration testing later in the laboratory and was labeled with a sample ID number that was later used to correlate borehole data with water quality information.
Finally, sample time, the date and basic notes on the state of the borehole construction and surroundings were logged in the logbook. Fluoride concentrations were measured using an ion selective electrode typically within 72 hours of collection.
Each capped borehole, new borehole or nonfunctional borehole that was visited had its corresponding borehole identity (actual or created) recorded in a handheld GPS device. After each governance was covered, eight capped boreholes (due to elevated fluoride levels—not broken parts) were chosen for water quality testing to be compared to the nearby functional boreholes. For each capped borehole, additional information corresponding to the total depth of the borehole and depth to the water surface were collected.
An undisturbed sample was retrieved using a point source bailer 15 ft from the bottom of the borehole under the assumption that at this level the aquifer would be flowing through the screened interval. Water quality information and the samples were collected using the same methodology as that for functional boreholes.
Using GIS, a base map of the Bongo District was created and the sample identity number, borehole identity, latitude, longitude, measured fluoride concentration (mg/L) and pH were uploaded for each borehole tested. Using the interpolation tools in GIS, an inverse distance weighted interpolation was performed on the fluoride concentration borehole data to approximate the concentrations throughout the aquifer. This data will be correlated to the geologic and drainage information for the area during the next phase of research.
At the time of Alfredo’s departure, she had reported the pH and fluoride concentration of each well to the two water and sanitation government agencies in the Bongo area—the Community Water and Sanitation Agency and the Bongo District Assembly Water and Sanitation Team.
Alfredo continues to analyze data recorded in Ghana and experiment with cost-effective solutions for fluoride removal in rural communities.
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Tweet Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies is the world pool supply leader. The best selection of pool cleaners, pool chemicals, pool heaters, pool pumps and pool filters for your above ground pool, in ground pool or spa. A Genuine American Success Story In March of 1963, a one-man pool supply operation working out of a backyard […]
Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies is the world pool supply leader. The best selection of pool cleaners, pool chemicals, pool heaters, pool pumps and pool filters for your above ground pool, in ground pool or spa.
A Genuine American Success Story
In March of 1963, a one-man pool supply operation working out of a backyard shed in North Hollywood, California, began. That journey continues today – 46 years later – as Leslie’s Poolmart, Inc., “The World’s Largest Retailer of Swimming Pool Supplies” . With over 600 retail stores in 35 states across America, plus the availability of Commercial Sales, Mail Order and Internet shopping, Leslie ’s offers every customer the ultimate experience.
Leslie’s offers a comprehensive product line including chemicals, cleaning devices, equipment, parts, recreational and safety products, as well as many unique items for the backyard and patio. We also offer professional on-site equipment installation and repair services in most areas.
Leslie’s is the best place to find everything you need to make owning a swimming pool and spa fun and easy, at the best prices guaranteed. But we’re so much more than just great products at great prices. Our highly trained staff of Pool Professionals provide you with unique solutions for all of your pool and spa’s problems and needs.
The Leslie’s Experience Does Not Stop There
Because we are the world’ s largest with over 600 stores nationwide, manufacturers offer us many exclusive products. You won ’t find these in any other store but ours. We also offer free in-store water analysis, free in-store labor on repairs and free pool school seminars. Our express parts program can find any part we don’t happen to stock in our stores and get it to you fast. Our 120% best price and our 100% satisfaction guarantees ensure you won’t pay more and your satisfaction comes first. It’s all part of our commitment to bring you the best value and customer service in the industry, no matter which method of buying is most convenient for you – in-store, through Mail Order or online.
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Tweet Travco Plumbing provides sewer, drain and plumbing services. With over 30 years of experience, we can do any residential or small commercial plumbing job. We will gladly help you with any plumbing service, remodeling, or new construction needs. Our team of professional and experienced plumbers will surely provide you with quality craftsmanship and service. […]
Travco Plumbing provides sewer, drain and plumbing services. With over 30 years of experience, we can do any residential or small commercial plumbing job. We will gladly help you with any plumbing service, remodeling, or new construction needs.
Our team of professional and experienced plumbers will surely provide you with quality craftsmanship and service.
We’re proud to be Green Plumber Certified
We have an A+ ranking on the Better Business Bureau: check us out!
We install Salt-less Water Softeners – saving you money!!
We have over 30 Years’ Experience
We are fully insured & licensed
Here is a list of services Travco Plumbing Inc. can do for you!
• New Residential Construction
• Small commercial
• Service work
• Gas Piping (Outdoor Grills, Fireplace, Dryers)
• Sewer Camera Service
• Rooter Service
• Water Main And Sewer Replacement
• Water Softener/ Treatment Sales And Installation
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Tweet SCIENCE AT BALL AEROSPACE Ball Aerospace has worked behind-the-scenes in support of scientists in the astrophysics, planetary, earth science and solar communities for more than 50 years. The company supports scientists through all phases of mission development – from mission concept, to technology demonstration, to data delivery. Ball Aerospace was founded by physicists from […]
SCIENCE AT BALL AEROSPACE
Ball Aerospace has worked behind-the-scenes in support of scientists in the astrophysics, planetary, earth science and solar communities for more than 50 years. The company supports scientists through all phases of mission development – from mission concept, to technology demonstration, to data delivery.
Ball Aerospace was founded by physicists from the University of Colorado who developed key technologies for accurately pointing sounding rockets. Since the company’s beginnings in 1956, many of our talented employees are scientist/engineershave worked with science teams to design, build and test instruments and spacecraft.
Based on its innovative and collaborative culture, Ball is often called the “Scientists’ Aerospace Company.
For the James Webb Space Telescope, we applied our expertise in cryogenics to enable allow the infrared telescope, the mirrors and actuators to function at temperatures as low as -400 degrees Fahrenheit (33 K). Because the James Webb mirrors need to act as a single mirror on-orbit, we developed high-precision cryogenic actuators. Working with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, we developed wavefront sensing and control techniques to align the 18 mirror segments to an accuracy of <20 nanometers.
For the Kepler mission, we designed and built the largest telescope NASA has ever flown in space. Kepler features a 1.45-meter-diameter mirror and an advanced focal plane with 42 CCDs and a total of 95 million pixels.
For the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explore (WISE) mission, Ball designed, built and tested the spacecraft and conducted flight system testing and support operations.
For the Hubble Space Telescope, Ball built COSTAR, the instrument that corrected the telescope’s flawed optics. Ball built all of Hubble’s current main instruments, bringing our total instrument contribution to Hubble to seven.
These missions build on a legacy of executing many scientific ‘firsts.’ From confirmation of the ozone hole, to the first all-sky survey in the infrared, Ball Aerospace applies technology to achieve the most challenging science requirements.
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Tweet Corning Specialty Materials is a globally recognized leader in advanced optics and material solutions, with a diversified technology portfolio of products and processes that enable high-technology systems for customers worldwide. Our capabilities include sophisticated technologies in forming, coating, and finishing that deliver high-performance, versatile, and durable solutions to multiple markets Corning designs and manufacturers […]
Corning Specialty Materials is a globally recognized leader in advanced optics and material solutions, with a diversified technology portfolio of products and processes that enable high-technology systems for customers worldwide. Our capabilities include sophisticated technologies in forming, coating, and finishing that deliver high-performance, versatile, and durable solutions to multiple markets
Corning designs and manufacturers a complete line of non-contact, laser-based form metrology instrumentation. Flatness, parallelism, depth, height and thickness measurements are performed with sub-micron accuracy in just seconds. Depending on the model, each system can measure a wide range of materials on a variety of surface finishes, on part sizes from 40 mm to 300 mm*.
Designed to operate in a many types of working environments, Tropel® Metrology Instruments are ideally suited for the shop floor and the QC lab. Whatever your application, Corning has a metrology system that is right for you.
* With special stitching software available on some models, parts larger than 300 mm can be measured.
Automotive, Data Storage, Display, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Semiconductor
Compressors and Pumps, Flat Panel Display, Fuel Cells, Fuel Injectors, Fuel Pumps, Hard Disk Drives, Photomasks, Rotary Seals, Thin Sheet and Cover Glasses, Wafers and many others.
Tropel® Metrology instruments are available through a worldwide network of distributors.
Corning’s lines of high-performance metrology instruments include:
Tropel® FlatMaster® Wafer
Tropel® FlatMaster® MSP
Tropel® FlatMaster® MSP 300 Wafer
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TweetBefore you send your Ultrameter II 6P or UMII 4P in for repair, read this: CARE and MAINTENANCE of your Ultrameter II 6P Rinse your Ultrameter II with clean water after use. Avoid solvents. Shock damage from a fall may cause instrument failure. A. Temperature Extremes Solutions in excess of 71°C/160°F should not be placed in […]
Before you send your Ultrameter II 6P or UMII 4P in for repair, read this:
CARE and MAINTENANCE of your Ultrameter II 6P
Rinse your Ultrameter II with clean water after use. Avoid solvents. Shock damage from a fall may cause instrument failure.
A. Temperature Extremes
Solutions in excess of 71°C/160°F should not be placed in the cell cup area; this may cause damage. The pH sensor may fracture if the Ultrameter II temperature is allowed to go below 0°C/32°F. Do not exceed rated operating temperature.
Leaving the Ultrameter II in a vehicle or storage shed on a hot day can easily subject the instrument to over 66°C/150°F. This will void the warranty.
B. Battery Replacement
Dry Instrument THOROUGHLY. Remove the four (4) bottom screws. Open instrument carefully. Carefully detach battery from circuit board. Replace with 9 volt alkaline battery. Replace bottom, ensuring the sealing gasket is installed in the groove of the top half of case. Re-install screws, tighten evenly and securely.
NOTE: Because of nonvolatile EEPROM circuitry, all data stored in memory and all calibration settings are protected even during power loss or battery replacement. However, loss of time and date may occur if battery is removed for longer than 3 minutes (180 seconds).
C. pH/ORP Sensor Replacement (6Psi)
Order model RPR. When ordering, be sure to include the model and serial number of your instrument to ensure receipt of the proper type. Complete installation instructions are provided with each replacement sensor.
D. Cleaning Sensors
The conductivity cell cup should be kept as clean as possible. Flushing with clean water following use will prevent buildup on electrodes. However, if very dirty samples — particularly scaling types — are allowed to dry in the cell cup, a film will form. This film reduces accuracy. When there are visible films of oil, dirt, or scale in the cell cup or on the electrodes, use isopropyl alcohol or a foaming non-abrasive household cleaner. Rinse out the cleaner and your Ultrameter II is again ready for accurate measurements.
2. pH/ORP (6Psi)
The unique pH/ORP sensor in your Ultrameter II is a nonrefillable combination type that features a porous liquid junction. It should not be allowed to dry out. However, if this occurs, the sensor may sometimes be rejuvenated by first cleaning the sensor well with Isopropyl alcohol or a liquid spray cleaner such as Windex™ or Fantastic™ and rinsing well. Do not scrub or wipe the pH/ORP sensor.
Then use one of the following methods:
1. Pour a HOT salt solution ~60°C/140°F — a potassium chloride (KCI) solution such as Myron L pH/ORP Sensor Storage Solution is preferable, but HOT tap water with table salt (NaCl) will work fine — in the sensor well and allow to cool. Retest.
2. Pour DI water in the sensor well and allow to stand for no more than 4 hours (longer can deplete the reference solution and damage the glass bulb). Retest. If neither method is successful, the sensor must be replaced.
“Drifting” can be caused by a film on the pH sensor bulb and/or reference. Use isopropyl alcohol (IPA) or spray a liquid cleaner such as Windex™ or Fantastic™ into the sensor well to clean it. The sensor bulb is very thin and delicate. Do not scrub or wipe the pH/ORP sensor.
Leaving high pH (alkaline) solutions in contact with the pH sensor for long periods of time is harmful and will cause damage. Rinsing such liquids from the pH/ORP sensor well and refilling it with Storage Solution, a saturated KCl solution, pH 4 buffer, or a saturated solution of table salt and tap water, will extend the useful life.
Samples containing chlorine, sulfur, or ammonia can “poison” any pH electrode. If it is necessary to measure the pH of any such sample, thoroughly rinse the sensor well with clean water immediately after taking the measurement. Any sample element that reduces (adds an electron to) silver, such as cyanide, will attack the reference electrode.
Replacement pH/ORP sensors are available from Myron L Meters here: Get Ultrameter II 6P Replacement pH/ORP sensors Here.
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Elon University is a selective, independent university renowned as a national model for engaged learning, along with excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs. Elon’s beautiful and historic campus in central North Carolina is designated as a botanical garden.
Elon’s rich intellectual community is characterized by active student engagement with a faculty dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarly accomplishment. The curriculum is grounded in the traditional liberal arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional and graduate programs. Elon students put knowledge into practice, fulfilling their roles as global citizens and informed leaders motivated by concern for the common good.
Elon sends more undergraduate students to study abroad than any other master’s-level school in the nation, and was named one of the top three universities in the nation for community service by the federal government’s Corporation for National and Community Service. In addition, 79 percent of students complete internships, 45 percent of students hold at least one campus leadership position, and about 375 students annually work with faculty members on undergraduate research projects.
In its 2012 “America’s Best Colleges” guide, U.S.News & World Report rates Elon the #2 Southern University and among the top 56 colleges and universities in the nation “with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”Newsweek-Kaplan has named Elon the nation’s “leader in engaged learning” and Princeton Review ranks Elon among the nation’s 376 “best colleges.” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and the Fiske Guide to Colleges both name Elon one of the nation’s “best value” private universities.
Elon’s 358 full-time faculty teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors. The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Law; and the School of Health Sciences. Master’s programs are offered in business administration, education and interactive media, and doctoral programs include physical therapy and law. Elon operates on a 4-1-4 academic calendar, including a four-week term in January.
Elon’s 5,225 undergraduate and 691 graduate students come from 48 states, the District of Columbia and 57 other nations. About 25 percent are from North Carolina, with 8 percent each from Maryland, New Jersey and Massachusetts, 7 percent from Virginia and 5 percent each from Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New York.
Elon Phoenix athletics include 16 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports in NCAA Division I (FCS football), and Elon is a member of the Southern Conference. In addition, many students actively participate in 18 intramural and 21 club sports.
Elon’s 620-acre campus is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s most beautiful college environments. The campus includes the 56-acre Elon University Forest, a land preserve and natural area for scientific research.
Elon was founded in 1889, and its core values have remained constant throughout history: close relationships between faculty and students, a culture that supports constant innovation, and a strong sense of community. Daily events, social gatherings and sidewalk conversations are the hallmarks of this friendly and welcoming academic community.
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