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August 19, 2008
Following clearance from the European Commission on August 1, 2008, Ineos Nitriles has successfully completed its agreement to purchase the Seal Sands site on Teesside...
May 19, 2008
Drax Group plc (, a power generation business, and Alstom (Paris, France;, a global leader in power generation technology, have today announced the signing of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, of some £50 million, between Drax Power Ltd. (Drax; and Alstom Power Ltd. to build the main processing works associated...
May 15, 2008
A Pump Intended for Non-API Processes The Sunflo P-2500 high-pressure centrifugal pump features distinctions from previous models in the P-2000 Series including: upgraded seal-housing drain cavities, enhanced seal design, numerous seal flush plans, labyrinth gearbox seal, and heavy duty bearings with more than 25,000 h of L10 life. However, the device also uses the same proven hydraulics with capacities to...
May 15, 2008
Researchers at Oxford Catalysts Ltd. (Oxford, U.K.; have shown that the method of preparation — rather than the identity or combination of metals used — has the greatest influence on the performance of hydrodesulfurization (HDS) catalysts. The results of laboratory trials, presented at the annual ACS meeting last month (New Orleans, La.; April...
May 15, 2008
BP (London; and ConocoPhillips (Houston, Tex.; have combined resources to start Denali — the Alaska Gas Pipeline. The pipeline will move approximately 4 billion ft 3 /d of natural gas to markets, and is said to...
May 15, 2008
ACHEMA 2009 (; Frankfurt, Germany; May 11–15, 2009) is underlining its commitment to supporting research and innovation worldwide by offering universities free exhibition booths within the event’s Research and Innovation area. This enables universities to exhibit their research skills and capabilities to 180,000 visitors from 100 countries. The leading international event for...
April 25, 2008
Incuity Software, a supplier of Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) software, has been acquired by Rockwell Automation (Milton Keynes, U.K.; Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Rockwell Automation said that the acquisition will help it expand its FactoryTalk software suite. Incuity's products are used to monitor production operations and enterprise systems...
March 28, 2008
Invensys Process Systems ( has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Simon Carves Ltd. to provide an InFusion Enterprise Control System through an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for PTT Polyethylene Co. Ltd. (PTT PE). Invensys will provide a complete enterprise control solution for the grass-roots, 300,000 ton/yr low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant...
March 27, 2008
Sibur LLC has selected Ineos’ Innovene PP Process for a new 200,000 m.t./yr polypropylene (PP) plant to be constructed at the production site of Tomskneftekhim LLC, Tomsk, Russian...
March 15, 2008
An automated and precise powder dispenser Intended for distributing resins from reservoirs into reactors, reaction blocks, and microplates, The REDI automated powder-dispensing platform (photo) is available in several configurations. These include: the REDI super, which distributes powder samples from 100 mg to 100 g with ±2% accuracy; the REDI plus, a powder pipette suited for distributing a solid...
March 15, 2008
Scientists at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Chilton, Didcot, U.K.; have developed a laser-based method for the characterization of the bulk-chemical content of pharmaceutical capsules — without opening the capsules. In...
March 11, 2008
PSE Korea, the Korean subsidiary of Process Systems Enterprise (PSE; London, U.K.;, providers of the leading gPROMS advanced-process modeling (APM) software and related services, was officially declared open on 5 March 2008 at the PSE Korea Opening Ceremony in Daejeon, Korea. Speaking at the event, attended by some 70 delegates from Korean industry, research organizations and...
March 10, 2008
Invensys Process Systems (London; have joined ENPPI and GASCO in a joint venture (JV) to create Invensys Process System Egypt the first, “Industrial Automation Engineering Center of Excellence” in the...
January 16, 2008
The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; has signed a long-term supply contract for industrial gases with international steel producer Corus, part of Tata Steel. The agreement...
January 15, 2008
Researchers from the University of Glasgow (U.K.; have designed a device that can detect pollutants, then generate its own electricity to power an early warning system. The self-powered sensor consists of a...
December 14, 2007
Rockwell Automation (, a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions and Dassault Systèmes (, a world leader in 3D and product life cycle management (PLM) solutions, recently announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a joint solution to make the virtual design and production...
November 28, 2007
PetroChina Sichuan Petrochemical Co., Ltd.  (PetroChina) has chosen LP Oxo SM SELECTORSM 10 Technology for its new facility in  Chengdu, capital city of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province.  LP  Oxo Technology is cooperatively offered by Dow Technology Licensing, a business unit of  The Dow Chemical Co. ( and its consolidated affiliates and Davy Process Technology...
November 15, 2007
A program to develop ionic liquids and formulations to improve the performance and efficiency of solar cells has been initiated by BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany) and G24 Innovations, Ltd...
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...
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...
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