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July 1, 2011
Metso (Helsinki, Finland; is supplying a 140-MWth biogasification plant to Vaskiluodon Voima Oy in Vaasa, Finland. When it starts up in December 2012, the €40-million gasification plant, which will be located next to the existing 565-MW coal-fired power plant, will convert biomass (mainly forest residues) into a so-called biogas that can be combusted with coal. The gasification facility...
June 1, 2011
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA; Washington, D.C.) recently released the complete version of its Annual Energy Outlook 2011 (AEO2011;, which includes projections for energy production, consumption, technology and market trends, and the direction they may take in the future for the world’s second-largest energy user. “EIA’s projections indicate...
June 1, 2011
The topic of fouling in heat exchangers has been of increasing interest in recent years, since it is so closely linked to the cost of building and running a chemical plant. It has been reported that fouling costs are about 0.25% of the gross national product (GNP) of highly industrialized countries, which, based on current estimates of GNP for the U.S. of $15 trillion, makes the staggering cost of fouling...
May 20, 2011
ABB (Zurich, Switzerland; has commissioned its first DynaPeaQ energy storage installation for U.K. Power Networks at a site north of Hemsby in Norfolk, England. DynaPeaQ was recently launched by ABB and is part of its family of FACTS (flexible alternating current transmission systems). It is an innovative combination of SVC Light (static var compensator) technology with a highly scalable...
May 19, 2011
A new Macrowave radio-frequency (RF) drying system provides greater efficiency than conventional web dryers and enables the high-speed drying of water-based patterned glue and coatings at line speeds previously...
May 1, 2011
GEA Air Treatment CAIRplus air-handling units for airflow from 3,000 to 23,000 m3/h are now available with adiabatic cooling. These models cool extracted air up to the saturation point. The cold produced by...
May 1, 2011
Combustion provides heat for many industrial processes and accounts for over 80% of the power used by turbines to generate electricity. Over the past several decades, regulatory action and concerns over environmental air pollutants, such as oxides of nitrogen (NOx), have pushed industrial process designers to develop burners that lower pollutant emissions and prompted manufacturers to switch to...
May 1, 2011
A new, three-ton chiller developed by this company is based on an absorption-cycle process with an aqueous ammonia solution as the working fluid. It is intended for...
May 1, 2011
Motorists filling up at U.S. gasoline stations these days may think that petroleum refiners are making good profits, but it depends on where the station gets its fuel. The industry is plagued by overcapacity and is concerned about government regulations that call for greater use of renewable fuels and tougher pollution control. The National Petrochemical & Refiners Assn. (NPRA, Washington, D.C....
May 1, 2011
Suitable for use with any of this company’s range of explosion-proof, electrical heaters, the new generation Smart Controller 2.0 features fieldbus networking, extensive monitoring and diagnostic routines, programmable temperature ramping...
May 1, 2011
Gas turbines are widely used throughout the chemical process industries (CPI) — especially in petroleum refineries and petrochemical facilities — to provide both mechanical-drive and power-generation capabilities. Presented below are a variety of recommendations related to the selection and arrangement of gas turbines and auxiliaries, performance testing, and proper operation and maintenance of...
April 27, 2011
GEA PHE Systems The new EcoFlex CDH heat-exchanger frame range features frame plates that have been considerably reduced in thickness. The cross section reduction in the clamping bolts has been compensated for by a greater...
April 13, 2011
The Dow Chemical Co. (Midlands, Mich.; has been recognized for its excellence in energy efficiency by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE; Washington, D.C.; The DOE awarded two Superior Energy Performance certifications to the company for achievements in energy efficiency at its Texas City Operations facility. The Superior Energy Performance program is a new American National...
April 12, 2011
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif; announced today that the 6.5-MW cogeneration facility it designed and built for Oregon State University (OSU) has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification. This rating is the highest achievable level of LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, making the OSU Energy Center the...
April 1, 2011
The ever important aim of energy efficiency in the chemical process industries (CPI) is brought closer to its target by the practice of energy recovery in heat exchanger networks (HENs). When heat exchangers are designed to work together to exchange heat between hot and cold streams, the required utilities are effectively reduced. The HEN designer usually applies the assumptions of fixed operating...
March 28, 2011
The 3D-file compatible Tracer Lynx heat-management-system (HMS) software interfaces with industry standard IDF and PCF files allowing HMS designers to utilize the master model data from clients to create 3D modeled plant...
March 28, 2011
This firm is a recognized worldwide leader in the field of industrial steam system engineering. Staffed by an experienced engineering team, the firm is uniquely focused toward assisting clients in the steam system...
March 28, 2011
Zeppelin Systems The Horizontal Cooler EFF (photo) delivers efficient cooling due to a newly designed vessel system and a newly developed, cooled mixing tool with large surface area. The Thermplate mixing vessel...
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