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Caution with Chemicals in the Workplace
When working in any industry where a serious accident could occur on the job, safety is absolutely paramount. This is especially true if your line of work finds you in a laboratory working with dangerous and/or sensitive materials such as chemicals. However, not all laboratories or lab managers are as thorough with safety training as is needed, and some researchers may not be as attentive as they should be during training. Nevertheless, safety remains a top concern for those working in these particular fields, so we’ve gathered some data on the industries that see the most injuries and have put together some tips to always keep in mind when working with hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
Coal Comeback? Coal Testing Outlook and Opportunities
Is the comeback of coal on the horizon. As many of you have seen President Trump is working on repealing some of the clean air act laws that lowered the emission rates of CO2 which mainly effected coal fired power plants. As many of you may also know the large coal and energy companies in the United States do not have the capabilities to test many of their coals in house. This is where specialty laboratories perform in house testing of coal samples and provide those analysis back to the companies requesting testing. Some of these tests such as the sink and float analysis are tried and true methods that have been used for the past 50 years to analyze coals. Two of the main materials used in sink and float analsysis are dibromomethane and perchlorethylene. These are both what are termed as halogenated solvents and are both very dangerous to work with and have been known to cause cancer. This is one reason why RightPath Industries makes all of our customers using halogenated solvents require the filling out of a user agreement form to ensure that staff is properly trained in how to handle the materials.
The main reason for the slow demise of coal over the past few years can be viewed as two fold. One being the clean air act which caused a significant disruption with competitive energy companies in having to provide new scrubbers to be below the new EPA limits. The second and perhaps the main reason is rise of fractal drilling and the marcellus shale gas reserve. Coal testing laboratories are also feeling the burden of lowered coal usages. There has been a reduction at coal testing labs by over 70% in the past 3 years. Many coal testing labs have since gone out of business due to the low sample request by energy companies.
As you can see in the above figure in 2012 Natural gas in 2012 became the predominant source of energy for the United States surpassing coal. This is mainly due to the large natural reserves and lower costs associated with extraction of coal from the earth utilizing techniques such as fractal drilling which drive the cost down considerably when in comparison with coal.
We believe that while the clean air act redaction might help in the short term for some coal fired power plants overall due to the large and cheap supply of natural gas moving forward coal production and with it ancillary markets and employment in the coal sector will continue to suffer.
As many of our customers in coal country there are still opportunities utilizing current infrastructure in many of the laboratories across the country. Many coal labs already contain the required staffing as well as testing equipment needed to begin operations in environmental as well as analytical testing services. If you are looking to make the switch please feel free to contact RightPath Industries and see how our team of experts my be able to help you.
Glycols on Sale and Available PEG, Propylene Drums and Up
Glycols on sale at RightPath Industries. We are currently offering specials from now through the end of the year on propylene glycol and polethylene glycol 400 (PEG 400). Please review pricing below for current sales specials. If you need an alternative grade or different please give us a call 888-255-2401 or contact us for your free quote. We look forward to working with you in offering you some of the best pricing in the industry across the United States.
PEG 400 NF Grade (Polyethylene Glycol 400)
Our alternative to brands such as Carbowax Sentry Grade our material is packaged in drums as well as totes and tank trucks. Pricing for drums is below.
PEG 400 NF Grade Drums (400lb drums) and Bulk
Propylene Glycol USP Grade (400lb Drums) and Bulk
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$300 in Credit All You Need to do is Compare Chemical Costs
We are offering all of our new customers $300 in credit towards their account with us. All you need to do is let us know what chemicals you are currently purchasing and an estimated cost for you to switch to RightPath Industries as your preferred chemical vendor. That’s right not what you are currently paying but what you would like to pay! We are always willing to work with our customers in offering them the best pricing, service and hands on approach in the industry. Unlike other companies that tell you they have laboratory or production experience and understand your needs, we actually do. We have worked in analytical laboratories so we understand what it means to you and how difficult and time consuming it can be to switch vendors and brands. We are willing to work with you to make this process easier and more streamlined. We can request entire lots so you do not have to QC every new lot of chemical that you are using in your analysis or production. We can keep your pricing the same the entire year so you do not always need to gather new quotes. We will only charge you whats on your quote so you do not have to constantly go back and forth with accounting and explaining charges you really were not aware about. We will do everything in our power to make sure your shipment gets there on time. We will answer your email and return your phone call the very same day. Now ask yourself, is this the service you are currently getting and if so am I paying a premium for it? We look forward to hearing from you and working together in the near future. Please feel free to browse our products or simply give us a call 888-255-2401 or contact us with the products you are looking for or are currently ordering.
Store credit will be applied to first 3 orders until the balance is 0
How to use our Website?
We have taken a look at other chemical and laboratory supply companies and decided that not every page needed to have 300 links and steer your all over the place. What we wanted was something complete, concise and to the point when looking for a product you may need. All that is needed to find a product on our website is to simple go to the search box at the top or lower right hand side of the page and type in the chemical name of the product you are looking for or the CAS number. You can also click on products and scroll through our offerings as well. We have done our very best at RightPath Industries to get you to the chemical you may need as quickly as possible. Please feel free to contact us today to lower your cost of goods for high purity solvents, acids and general chemicals all across the United States
Acetonitrile Shortage? We have stock!
Over the past few months we have been getting a significant number of request for acetonitrile as currently Ineos who is a major manufacturer, and the only actual manufacturer of acetonitrile in the USA has recently undergone some manufacturing issues. We currently have stock of Acetonitrile in both drums and small pack from production grade all the way to distilled in glass grade. If you are currently looking for a supplier of Acetonitrile or are looking to save money on your solvent purchase please feel free to contact us today.
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What is Distilled in Glass Grade?
The world of high purity solvents and chemicals is often convoluted and confusing. With many brands and several different grades how do you know that one will be interchangeable with another and how do you know it will work? Here at RightPath Industries we not only guarantee you proven offsets but we also will send you free samples just to calm your fears when converting from one supplier to another. We often sell what is called distilled in glass grade in our high purity solvents small pack line, but what is distilled in glass grade. Distilled in glass grade can be directly related to other brand name solvent lines such as Optima or Omnisolv. This grade represents a purity that is suitable for pesticide residue testing, as well as liquid and crystal chromatography. We offer this grade in various packing sizes and chemicals so please do not hesitate to contact us for your free quote. We offer pricing that is good for the entire calendar year and free shipping on all orders over $350. Also, please look over our sales and specials as we are also having solvents on sale.
A chemical grade of highest purity and meets or exceeds purity standards set by American Chemical Society (ACS).
High purity generally equal to A.C.S. grade and suitable for use in many laboratory and analytical applications.
A chemical grade of sufficient purity to meet or exceed requirements of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP); acceptable for food, drug, or medicinal use; may be used for most laboratory purposes.
A grade of sufficient purity to meet or exceed requirements of the United States National Formulary. (Since bought out and merged with the United States Pharmacopeia, USP-NF.)
A chemical grade of relatively high quality with exact levels of impurities unknown; usually pure enough for educational applications. Not pure enough to be offered for food, drug, or medicinal use of any kind.
Also called pure or practical grade, and indicates good quality chemicals meeting no official standard; can be used in most cases for educational applications. Not pure enough to be offered for food, drug, or medicinal use of any kind.
Good quality chemical grade used for commercial and industrial purposes. Not pure enough to be offered for food, drug, or medicinal use of any kind.
Are you using the right high purity products and high purity solvents for your analytical lab?
Are you using the right high purity products and high purity solvents for your analytical lab?In the world of high purity solvents there are some obvious choices when using solvents according to what method you are using. With recent rule and regulations moving towards changing in regards to USP methods 231 and 232 RightPath Industries is already suited to supply you with USP grade solvents and chemicals that already meet this testing specification. Please feel free to give us a call 888-255-2401 or contact us on how we can supply you with the solvents you will need for these methods today!
For more information regarding USP Methods 231 and 232 feel free to click the link below which will take you directly to the USP.org website
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