STLE Outstanding Large Section Award

Philadelphia STLE Awards

The Philadelphia Section Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers (STLE) recently won the outstanding large section award for all programs initiated during the year in this region including:

  • Meetings
  • Seminars
  • Scholarship Awards
  • Science Fair Participation
  • University of Philadelphia Nanotechnology Meeting on Penn Campus

The award was announced during the joint meeting with the University of Pennsylvania at the Singh Center for Nano-Technology by incoming STLE president. Dr. Martin Webster. Dr. Webster particularly noted the work done by Nick Ariano and his team (which includes Stephanie Johnston) with the Delaware Valley Science Fair to foster the study of science and engineering in grade schools and middle schools.

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) and Water Quality

Shale Image for Fracking Blog

Shale Image for Fracking Blog
The EPA has released their draft report on the impact of Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing) operations and drinking water. In their press release, the EPA states:

Assessment shows hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources” 

Our own Bruce Entwisle, President of Harry Miller Corp, says, “The EPA, which is certainly no friend of industry, recently deemed fracking to be not harmful to ground waters. Unfortunately, there have been deceitful videos circulated purporting to show gas permeating wells as a result of fracking; these videos were made by environmental groups opposed to drilling of any sort, and they made great theatre regardless of their veracity. In reality, hydraulic fracturing is done significantly deeper than the water table, or aquifers.  Stainless steel casings that do not rust are driven through the water tables so that no leakage occurs during the process. We’re gratified that the EPA has spoken and hope that the public at large recognizes this boon to our economy that manifests itself in jobs and lower energy costs for all Americans.”

Harry Miller Corp provides its support for the Fracking industry, and will continue to provide top quality Acid Inhibitors for Fracking processes and other custom solutions for this and other industries.

Harry Miller Corp Supports Abington Hospital

Harry Miller Corp Bruce Entwisle and Nick Ariano

Harry Miller Corp Bruce Entwisle and Nick Ariano

The Harry Miller Corporation is a supporter of Abington Hospital and a proud sponsor of The June Fete Gala Program. This photo of HMC Vice-President Nick Ariano and President Bruce Entwisle, recently appeared in the June Fete Gala Program Book.

The June Fete has a long and rich history in Philadelphia and has been going strong since 1912.

This fundraiser, hosted by the Women’s Board of Abington Hospital, provides money for the hospital to use for new technology, building improvements, for the new cancer center, among other projects.

Learn more about the Abington Health Foundation Women’s Board & Auxiliaries.

New Pickling Design Unveiled

Turbulent Pickling Testing - Johnston and Ariano

Turbulent Pickling Testing - Johnston and ArianoA Brand New Technology

David M. Price, Scientist-Processes and Control for ArcelorMittal, visited Harry Miller Corp. on May 19th, 2015 to view the company’s laboratory pickling design that replicates turbulent pickling lines. This new laboratory procedure, developed by Nick Ariano and Stephanie Johnston, is believed to be the first of its kind in the industry and carries the trademark, DPP for Dynamic Pickling Process.

Turbulent Pickler Technology

Turbulent picklers are fast becoming the newest technology utilized by the flat-roll steel industry and present special challenges to operations that want to achieve the utmost productivity (i.e.-low acid usage per ton of steel). The cost of hydrochloric acid has risen dramatically over the past few years as demand for the acid grows in the hydraulic fracturing, secondary oil recovery market (“fracking”).

Managing Increased Costs

The corrosion rate in a turbulent pickler is dramatically higher than that experienced in the older, more traditional continuous lines that use deep or shallow baths. Given a higher rate of corrosion in these lines, HCl is consumed at a greater rate; in fact, by as much as 1.6 times!

This new challenge makes the use of a highly efficient acid inhibitor like Activol® 1803 all the more important to protect the base metal once the scale is removed. As a result of its use, acid is consumed to a much lesser degree, saving significant dollars in the process.

Visit to Japan – May 2015

May 8th-14th, Harry Miller President, Bruce Entwisle, visited Daisho Seiki Corporation outside Osaka, Japan to qualify Harry Miller Products for use in their machines. While there, he created the following photo album of his travels:

Congratulations to Our Chemist, Simi John!

Simi John, HMC Developmental Chemist, will be expanding the size of her family in December of this year! The company recently hosted a baby shower to help her celebrate:

Developmental Chemist Simi Johns at Harry Miller Corp

Simi Johns and the HMC Team

The Harry Miller Corporation Family will expand!S

During her leave, Simi will be working to help us update our SDS and product labels to meet the new Globally Harmonized System requirements which go into effect in June of 2015.

Harry Miller Corp Renews ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Harry Miller Corp ISO-9001-2008

Harry Miller Corp has attained ISO 9001:2008 certification. An official audit of the Harry Miller Corp quality program was conducted on September 11th, resulting in the auditor’s recommendation for recertification. There were no non-conformities and only one OFI (Opportunity for Improvement) listed in the official report. Harry Miller Corp has maintained this certification since 2001.

President of Harry Miller Corp, Bruce Entwisle, said “We were complimented on our website that describes our quality program, we have good internal audit planning and good management review which tracks cost as well as an excellent quality management system.”

HMC embeds the ISO program in the organization itself to provide excellent end-results to customers as well as maintenance of certification.

“We are always happy to receive OFI recommendations and, internally, we always look for ways to improve our processes and our service. This year, the auditor only offered one opportunity for improvement (OFI) — which had to do with the layout of the back of our business cards — so we are quite pleased.”

The ISO 9001 standard is an internationally recognized system that outlines requirements for an organization’s management system to enable consistent production of high quality products. For questions about the ISO program, or our quality standards, please contact Harry Miller Corporation at: 215-324-4000

Drexel Co-Op Student Wins STLE Scholarship

Harry Miller Corp Co-op Student wins STLE Scholarship - Anthony Rose of Drexel

Scholarship Chair — John Irwin (right center) presents Drexel Co-Op Student — Anthony Rose (left center) with his 2013 Philadelphia STLE scholarship award. Also present are (far right) Harry Miller Senior Development Chemist and STLE Website Chair — Steph Johnston and (far left) Harry Miller Vice President and STLE Member of 40 years – Nick Ariano.

Released August 12, 1013 — Anthony Rose, a Drexel Co-Op student working for Harry Miller Corporation, has been awarded a 2013 STLE Philadelphia Section scholarship.

Rose is a Sophomore currently pursuing a degree in Chemistry at Drexel University with a 3.5 GPA. He has worked in Harry Miller Corp’s Quality Control Laboratory under the guidance of Simi John, QC Coordinator, at Harry Miller Corporation since April 2013.

While at Harry Miller Corp, Anthony has enjoyed the opportunity to expand his laboratory skills and be involved in the quality processes all Harry Miller products undergo. Rose was the only undergraduate student to receive the award. Out of the four recipients, the other three were PhD candidates.

Rose said, he “feels incredibly honored to be considered for the award” and “thankful for the generous gift and all the work that goes behind the STLE scholarship program.” He will conclude his co-op experience with Harry Miller next month.

The STLE is a professional society focused on advancing the science of tribology and the practice of lubrication engineering. Scholarships are given to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in the Physical Sciences, Engineering, Tribology, Math or similar studies with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Harry Miller Corporation has been a longtime supporter of STLE and the Scholarship program. The company has supported Drexel’s Co-Op Program since 2004 and has employed 14 Co-Op students since that time. Harry Miller Corp. also sponsors the STLE golf outing, sends employees to STLE technical sessions and education courses.

For more information on Harry Miller Corp or the Drexel Co-Op Program with Harry Miller Corp, contact:

Harry Miller Corp.
4309 N. Lawrence St.
Philadelphia, PA 19140

PHONE: 215-324-4000
FAX: 215-324-1258

Activol 1803 Protects J932 Steel During Pickling

One of our customers wanted to find a way to prevent gage loss on a continuous pickling line. Our labs conducted tests to find a solution at the proper concentration to meet their needs, reduce gage loss, effectively eliminate pitting of their steel, and result in a quality final product at the end of their pickle line.

The tests results can be viewed here:

Activol 1803 Offers Protection From Pitting and Gage Loss on J932 Steel During Pickling

If your company has a particular manufacturing challenge, call Harry Miller Corp. We can help you find the answers you need to protect your final product while improving your bottom line.

Harry Miller Corp Expands To South Africa

Released: November 9, 2011

Harry Miller Corp announces the formation of “Harry Miller Corp, South Africa” with its new General Manager, Mohau Lekopa.

Mohau brings years of steel mill experience to the new subsidiary from his former position with Arcelor Mittal’s plant in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa. The new entity will manufacture Harry Miller Corp’s products to serve the local steel and metalworking industries.

“We are always pleased to continue the expansion of our services internationally,” said Harry Miller Corp President, Bruce K. Entwisle, “and we welcome Mr. Lekopa to the Harry Miller Corp family.”

For more information, contact:

Bruce K. Entwisle, President
Harry Miller Corp.
4309 N. Lawrence St.
Philadelphia, PA 19140

PHONE: 215-324-4000
FAX: 215-324-1258