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October 1, 2007
Plant Watch Liheng adds largest continuous polymerization capacity for PA6 to China September 25, 2007 — Liheng (Changle) Polyamide Technology Co. has contracted Lurgi Zimmer GmbH to build a polyamide-6 (PA6) plant in the province of Fujian. The plant will have a capacity of 200 tons/d of textile-grade chips, and will go onstream in 2009. SolVin to expand latex production in France September 24...
July 1, 2007
Union connections are now part of this mixing valve’s design Ideal for multiple-outlet, point-of-use applications, or with small hot-water heaters, the Model 220-USW thermostatic mixing valve (photo) is now being touted for its availability with union connections. The valve features a copper-encapsulated wax thermostat, a locked-temperature-adjustment capability, and integral check...
June 1, 2007
Expanded range of sizes now offers supersized rupture disks This latest addition to the FAS family of rupture disks (photo) extends the size range from 1 in. to the new 24-in. configuration. Its non-fragmenting design prevents contamination of piping systems in the event of rupture, and because the scored portion of the disk is placed away from the process, it can be used in sanitary...
May 1, 2007
Thermoplastic pressure regulators are introduced The Series PRA (photo) is a pneumatically controlled pressure regulator, also called a pressure-reducing valve, that maintains a constant downstream pressure from 5 to 125 psi with high accuracy over varying flowrates. The new design uses compressed air and two rolling diaphragms to control liquid pressure with greater accuracy than...
April 1, 2007
The world's largest pharmaceutical conference and exhibition, Interphex, will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York from April 24-26. Approximately 1,000 global companies that serve the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries will showcase their latest lines of equipment, technologies and services in the areas of manufacturing, sourcing and services, information...
April 1, 2007
NORTH AMERICA RFID Journal LIVE Annual Conference and Exhibition. RFID Journal LLC (Melville, N.Y.). Phone: 631-249-4989; Fax: 631-980-4314; Web: rfidjournal.com Orlando, Fla. Apr. 30-May 2 Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Seminar. New Standard Inst. (Milford, Conn.). Phone: 203-783-1582; Web: newstandardinstitute.com Boston, Mass. May 7-9 19th Coating and Drying Technology...
April 1, 2007
A demonstration plant that will produce 5,000 m.t./yr of succinic acid from biomass will be built in Pomacle, France, by BioAmber, a joint venture of Diversified Natural Products (DNP, New York, N.Y.; edlinks.che.com/6894-535) and Agro Industries Recherche et Developpement (ARD, Pomacle). Succinic acid, used in a variety of products, including cosmetics and foods, is produced mainly from maleic anhydride...
March 1, 2007
Loosen bulk solids that have solidified during storage and shipment The Hydraulic Bulk Bag Conditioner (photo) features two hydraulic rams with specially contoured end plates to press opposing sides of bulk bags. An optional hydraulically actuated, variable-height turntable allows in-frame bag rotation and conditioning of bulk bags at varying heights. "The new conditioner is intended for...
February 1, 2007
NORTH AMERICA Pittcon 2007. The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pa.). Phone: 412-825-3220; Web: pittcon.org Chicago, Ill.Feb. 25–Mar. 2 23rd International Pump Users Symposium and Exhibit. Turbomachinery Laboratory (College Station, Tex.). Phone: 979-845-7417; Fax: 979-845-1835; Web: turbolab.tamu.edu Houston Tex.Mar. 5–8 ...
January 1, 2007
A wake-up call for plant maintenance The new Simatic Teleservice Adaptor IE (photo) facilitates cost-effective remote maintenance of machinery and plants. In acute service cases or emergencies, an email can be sent via the device. The engineer then scans the plant status via remote connection and carries out modifications. A new version of the adapter with Industrial-Ethernet interface has...
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