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September 1, 2007
Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, Tenn.; edlinks.che.com/6899-534), which has been producing chemicals via coal gasification (flowsheet) since 1983, will build a $l.6-billion plant in Beaumont, Tex., that will roughly quintuple the size of its current production of chemicals from synthesis gas. The company plans to share ownership 50–50 with a financial equity investor. Scheduled for startup in 2011, the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Eastman-plans-a-dramatic-increase-in-chemicals-production-from-syngas_3347.html
August 1, 2007
What is billed as the first commercial-scale plant to produce ethanol from cellulosic feed will be built in Treutlen County, Georgia, by Range Fuels, Inc. (Broomfield, Colo.; edlinks.che.com/6898-541). The company received a construction permit from the State of Georgia last month and will shortly break ground for the plant. Scheduled for completion...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Commercialization-is-set-for-a-cellulose-to-ethanol-process_3304.html
July 1, 2007
    This organization has specified PROFIsafe for wireless networks The new version of the PROFIsafe profile (Version 2.4) describes the conditions for the functionally safe transmission of data via WLAN and Bluetooth. The concept has been approved by the BGIA and TÜV. Version 2.4 specifies the security issues involved in the configuration of wireless components for secure cyclic data...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/July-New-Products-international-edition-A_3174.html
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...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/June-New-Products-domestic-edition_3165.html
June 1, 2007
    Measure conducting fluids with this flowmeter This firm has extended the range of its flow sensor family with a magnetic-inductive model, the FCMI (photo). With its measuring principle, the flow sensor is suited for the detection of electrically conductive liquids. The device has a dynamic performance between 0 and 40 L/min and an accuracy of 2%. Because no mechanical parts are within the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/June-New-Products-international-edition_3173.html
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...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/May-New-Products-domestic-edition_3164.html
April 1, 2007
    Get a grip on slippery objects with these chemical-resistant gloves AlphaTEC gloves (photo) are said to be the first chemical-resistant gloves to incorporate Ansill Grip Technology. Designed as a liquid-proof product requiring less force to grip oily or wet objects, the AlphaTEC gloves have been tested at the production sites of 25 major industrial companies throughout Europe. The gloves...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Focus-on-Health-Safety-and-Environmental-Tools_3155.html
April 1, 2007
    Get a charge from this dust monitor The new TÜV-approved, dust-concentration measurement systems S303 and S305 (photo) are designed for qualitative and quantitative determination of dust emissions from dry fluegases. The triboelectric effect is used as a basis for the measurement: particles come in contact with a conducting surface causing a charge transfer between the particle and the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/April-New-Products-international-edition_3171.html
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...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Calendar-April_3181.html
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...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/A-sustainable-route-to-succinic-acid_3233.html
April 1, 2007
Demonstration plants to test six processes for producing ethanol from non-food-based biomass will be built with support from the U.S. DOE (edlinks.che.com/6894-543). Between them, the plants will produce more than 130 million gal/yr of ethanol from cellulosic feeds, including agricultural waste and perennial grasses. DOE's goal is to make cellulosic ethanol cost-competitive...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/DOE-funds-six-cellulosic-ethanol-plants_3241.html
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...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/March-New-Products-domestic-edition_3162.html
March 1, 2007
    When space is limited, consider this flowmeter for solids Although solid flowmeters based on centrifugal forces are commonly used in the CPI, space limitations often limit their applicability. The Baby FlowSlide has been developed to remove this limitation, and will be launched at Powtech. The system has a total height of only 400 mm and has a flow capacity between 50 and 5,000 kg/h. A larger...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/March-New-Products-international-edition_3170.html
February 1, 2007
    The 23rd International Pump Users Symposium returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center (Houston, Tex.) this year on March 5–8. Known as the meeting organized by pump users for pump users, this show is guided by an advisory committee that is made up of recognized leaders in the pump community. In addition to a wide variety of exhibits, the program provides an opportunity for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/23rd-International-Pump-Users-Symposium-preview_3161.html
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  ...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Calendar-February_3176.html
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...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Maintenance-Tools_3152.html
January 1, 2007
    Energy-efficient compressors are enhanced with numerous features These 15-, 20- and 25-hp compressors feature energy efficiency, reliability, low sound levels and compact size. The 1100e (photo), 1500e and 1800e compressors are available with a variable-speed drive that can efficiently adjust to changes in air demand. They also incorporate features that reduce noise levels — the air end...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/January-New-Products-North-American-edition_3160.html
January 1, 2007
    Pick the configuration needed for your dosing application The Primeroyal range of dosing pumps is said to be especially suitable for meeting the demands of the CPI thanks to their robust design based on the simple concept of a variable eccentric mechanism, which ensures optimum reliability and easy maintenance. In a recent application, the pumps were supplied in triplex format (photo) for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/January-New-Products-international-edition_3168.html
January 1, 2007
Exelus, Inc. (see also story on p. 11) has demonstrated a process that makes styrene monomer (SM) by the side-chain alkylation of toluene with methanol — an energy-neutral process — instead of the conventional dehydrogenation-of-ethylbenzene route, which is energy-intensive and also a major contributer to methane emissions. The change of feedstocks alone can yield...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Step-out-technology-makes-SM-with-less-energy-and-greenhouse-gas-emission_3187.html
January 1, 2007
Exelus Inc. (Livingston, N.J.; edlinks.che.com/6891-533) has demonstrated the performance of its ExSact solid-acid alkylation process, having achieved over 1,000 hours of pilot-plant operation on an untreated MTBE raffinate feedstock. The pilot-plant testing was performed to prove the robustness of the ExSact catalyst to common feedstock poisons, such as oxygenates, diolefins and nitriles, to furnish the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/A-milestone-for-a-new-solid-acid-alkylation-process_3190.html
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