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Gas Diaphragm Pump Primer

This 58-page booklet is intended to provide an overview of gas diaphragm pumps with mechanical drives, covering subjects such as their design, function, properties, and a comparison of diaphragm types. In addition, examples of applications and advice concerning selection of the right pump are included.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

7 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Vacuum Pump

A common question when someone needs a vacuum pump is, what kind of pump do I need? The right answer depends upon a variety of factors, such as the nature of the process or application, the working pressure and/or flow rate required, the desired process time, if the pump will be exposed to aggressive chemicals, and what sort of process control is desired (manual, electronic, automated). This paper addresses each of these issues, in turn.

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New, Safe, Simple, Standard practice to sample hazardous liquefied gas

The more hazardous a chemical is, the more complex sampling has to be, right? WRONG!!! In this paper, we will introduce a new technology used to grab Hazardous Liquefied Gas such as Chlorine, LPG or others in a simple, efficient and intrinsically safe way. We will demonstrate that “Considerable effort is required to obtain a representative sample” is a thing of the past.

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In-Line Analytical Measurements and Automated Maintenance

This collection of application notes gives a detailed overview of how in-line analyses of pH and gas is vital in overcoming the most complicated chemical industry process challenges. The guide also shows how our automated solutions reduce maintenance and minimize the risk of personnel exposure to hazardous or toxic environments.

See how our collection of sensors designed for applications in the chemical industry help you fight corrosion, reduce fouling and increase process efficiency.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

Specifying Control Valves to Optimize Continuous Processes

Process plants such as those in the chemical industry rely on a number of demanding operations requiring the highest level of measurement and control performance. Valves are the most important single element in any fluid handling system, because they regulate the flow of fluid to the process. This white paper discusses key factors to consider, such as sizing and trim materials, when choosing a valve to meet a specific application requirement.

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CASE STUDY: SL1000 PORTABLE TESTING FOR CHEMICAL AND PETROCHEMICAL

Water quality testing, dramatically streamlined. The Hach SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA) performs the same tests with less than half the manual steps. Get highly accurate results, with less opportunity for errors, in a fraction of the time, and up to six parameters tested simultaneously. Read how one customer improved their grab sample analysis time by 75%!

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The State of Automation in the Bulk Chemical Industry

Automation offers substantial benefits for bulk chemical manufacturers in cost reductions, streamlined processes, and competitive differentiation. However, market uncertainties and the rapid advances in automation technologies can leave manufacturers unsure of which investments will provide the greatest returns.

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Improve Capital Project Execution

The difference between whether projects are on-time and on-budget or late and over-budget often comes down to strategies. Transforming capital project execution requires new strategies and taking best practices from successful projects. This interactive ebook showcases actual successful capital projects and how companies across countries and industries are combining best-in-class project strategies and automation technologies to transform capital project execution.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

CASE STUDY: SL1000 PORTABLE TESTING FOR CHEMICAL and PETROCHEMICAL

Water quality testing, dramatically streamlined. The Hach SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA) performs the same tests with less than half the manual steps. Get highly accurate results, with less opportunity for errors, in a fraction of the time, and up to six parameters tested simultaneously. Read how one customer improved their grab sample analysis time by 75%!

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

Specifying Control Valves to Optimize Continuous Processes

Process plants such as those in the chemical industry rely on a number of demanding operations requiring the highest level of measurement and control performance. Control valve technology, in particular, plays a vital role in production processes. Valves are the most important single element in any fluid handling system, because they regulate the flow of fluid to the process. This white paper discusses key factors to consider, such as sizing and trim materials, when choosing a valve to meet a specific application requirement.

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Silo Failures: Case Histories and Lessons Learned

Silos and bins fail with a frequency which is much higher than almost any other industrial equipment. Sometimes the failure only involves distortion or deformation which, while unsightly, does not pose a safety or operational hazard. In other cases, failure involves complete collapse of the structure with accompanying loss of use and even loss of life.

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The State of Automation in the Bulk Chemical Industry

Automation offers substantial benefits for bulk chemical manufacturers in cost reductions, streamlined processes, and competitive differentiation. However, market uncertainties and the rapid advances in automation technologies can leave manufacturers unsure of which investments will provide the greatest returns. In this study, conducted by Chemical Engineering, we examine the bulk chemical industry outlook as seen through the eyes of the manufacturer as well as their individual approach to automation and plans for future investments.

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Solutions to Batch Mixing Issues

Inefficiencies in batch mixing operations manifest in a number of ways such as long cycle times, frequent reworks, defects or low product quality, difficulties in maintaining temperature, losses in raw material or finished product, and intensive clean-up, to name a few. This white paper, presented by Charles Ross & Son Company, will review some strategies for improving commonly encountered batch mixing problems.

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Predict, Prescribe, Profit: Creating a World that Doesn’t Break Down

What are you doing to reduce unplanned downtime at your plant? Equipment breakdowns and process interruptions are a $20 billion USD problem. Millions are being spend on new maintenance solutions, but is that even addressing the problem? Effective, earlier detection of issues would eliminate these failures. Download this white paper to learn how leading manufacturers are using big data to solve reliability problems that only a few years ago were unsolvable.

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Wasted Energy Means Wasted Dollars

Energy consumption may approach 90% of the lifetime costs of owning and operating productive equipment. In the asset-extensive chemical processing industries, reducing power consumption leaps to the forefront of any effort to reduce costs in industrial operations. PRÜFTECHNIK, world leader in machinery alignment offers state-of-the-art solutions to optimize your assets’ energy efficiency.

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Monitoring Iron Transport in the Steam Cycle via Grab Sample and Online Methods

Quantitative online monitoring of iron corrosion product transport is an ongoing technical challenge. Total iron measurements require digestion of the particulate and colloidal iron oxides which constitute the majority of these products. Particle monitoring is fast and simple, but is not quantitative. The present study combines a modified total iron analysis with a laser nephelometer to create a quantitative online monitoring system. This system is applicable in the steady-state flow regime, where flow corrosion products are consistent. The calibration is specific to the particular corrosion product characteristics present at the individual nephelometer installation site.

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Reduce Costs of Wiring, Engineering, and Changes

Emerson’s Smart Junction Boxes provide an off-the-shelf solution for faster project execution and reduced installation costs. Bring a positive step change to your project by reducing system footprint, eliminating I/O home run cables, and significantly reducing cabinet design engineering with Smart Junction Boxes and Electronic Marshalling technology.

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Dirty Tanks and Totes Are No Laughing Matter

Safety, sustainability and cost savings are important objectives for your company, and tank cleaning optimization has a positive impact on all of them. Using the right tank and tote cleaning device can significantly reduce downtime, while using fewer resources such as water, cleaning agents and energy – while increasing plant safety by eliminating confined space entry for manual tank cleaning.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

HCl Monitoring In Stacks And Scrubbers

Due to its polluting effects, hydrogen chloride (HCl) levels in industrial exhausts are of growing concern. To ensure levels are within required limits, HCl monitoring equipment is installed on stacks and scrubbers where the gas is present. However, measuring the gas can be very challenging with commonly used technologies. In situ, probe-type analyzers using tunable diode laser spectroscopy offer a cost-effective, low maintenance and reliable alternative.

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Migration Project Justification

Migrating modern control systems can be complex, often requiring detailed upfront planning, a methodical implementation strategy, and astute project management. Perhaps one of the largest challenges process engineers face is building a case and justifying a control system upgrade or migration project. To help, we have teamed up with Daniel Roessler to provide you with a complimentary chapter of his book titled “Migration Project Justification.”

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Differential pH Design Overcomes Common pH Sensor Challenges

A conventional pH measurement system has several weaknesses from dependence of an unbuffered chloride ion concentration in the reference electrode and vulnerability of sensor fails due to leakage and/or refills, to measurement error from precipitate deposit. Compared to conventional techniques, the patented Differential Electrode Technique provides measurements of greater stability over longer periods of time with less downtime and maintenance.

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CASE STUDY: NATURAL GAS SAMPLING

Sampling of natural gas for analysis and energy potential determination places special demands on the pump utilized for this purpose. This case study examines the required specifications and subsequent development and field testing of a diaphragm vacuum pump specifically designed to handle the unique challenges of mobile spot sample extraction.

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SAFE, GAS-TIGHT TRANSFER OF DANGEROUS AND/OR EXPENSIVE MEDIA

Gas tightness is an important factor when selecting a pump for transferring dangerous, rare, and/or expensive media. An extreme case is the handling of highly reactive media like pyrophoric gases, where one must be concerned not only with loss of the transferred gas, but also the intrusion of atmospheric air. This case study reviews one such case, including the issues encountered under actual operating conditions, and their solution.

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Simplify Commissioning to Shorten Project Timelines

Smart Commissioning is a technology-enabled process that drastically reduces commissioning time and effort decoupling the physical I/O design from the functional design. See how the advancements are far reaching and improve the full commissioning process from system design, to device binding and configuration, to testing and documentation.

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Stay Ahead of the Competition with These 7 Secrets to a Well-Run Plant

Have you ever received a call in the middle of the night because of a plant operational crisis that took longer to correct than you would like? What you may not know is that modeling technology, which solves these kinds of complex process issues, can be accessed by your team though an easy to use Microsoft Excel® interface. AspenTech’s 7 Secrets to a Well-Run Plant focuses on how conceptual design models help plant managers make better decisions. 

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TOC Analyzer Meets Tough Demands of Oil in Water and Hydrocarbons Applications

As known for many years, crude oil refinement is a very energy intensive process. Steam and hot water are of big concern for processing and contamination can lead to corrosion in pipes, boilers and heat exchangers. Reliable monitoring of these can lead to enormous cost savings in which Oil in Water (OIW) analyzers are required. Download the white paper to see why a TOC analyzer is an excellent choice.

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Ten Steps in an Effective Bin Design

Before choosing a bin and hopper for your bulk solids application, the flow properties and characteristics of the powder or bulk material must be known. Use this ten-step approach to determine the optimal bin design for your process.

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Six Approches to Improve Operations Performance

This white paper series analyzes the challenges operation teams are facing and the solutions they can leverage to achieve an efficient and productive path to improve operations performance. Explore six approaches using technology and service innovations that can improve operational efficiencies and run your plant more efficiently.

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Optical Dissolved Oxygen Measurement in Power and Boiler Applications

Dissolved oxygen (DO) is one of the key parameters that must be monitored and controlled in power and boiler applications to effectively minimize corrosion due to oxidation. With the optical process for the measurement of dissolved oxygen, a measurement method has been developed that eliminates the process related to disadvantages of traditional electrochemical (amperometric) measurement methods. Numerous guidelines exist from standards bodies on different chemistry methods that can be applied to effectively manage oxygen levels and the use of Luminescent Dissolved Oxygen (LDO) sensors for the measurement of oxygen is now accepted by ASTM.

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Differential pH Design Overcomes Common pH Sensor Challenges

pH is key indicator of water quality that, when measured continuously, can help identify costly issues. For chemical and refining applications, measuring pH is especially useful for monitoring the nutrient removal process and as an indicator of corrosion issues. In order to fully unlock the potential of this parameter, it is important to have a basic understanding of what the measurement means and how it is obtained.

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Accurate On-Line DO and TSS Monitoring Helps Optimize Petrochem Effluent Treatment

On-line water quality instrumentation at petrochemical effluent treatment plants is being used to provide operators with critical, real-time information to make informed process decisions to achieve improved effluent quality and optimize plant performance. As on-line technologies and analytical systems have become more advanced, accurate and reliable, plant operators have become increasingly confident in their uses.

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Encapsulation Technology by Design

Battelle’s encapsulation technology is based on a particle forming polymerization approach. Our unique method is amenable to encapsulate both solid and liquid active ingredients. Read about our detailed processes to understand how it can be used for a wide range of products, including personal care, pesticide, and household cleaning products as well as paints and coatings.

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CXS Chemical Dry Vacuum Pump Brings Smart Vacuum to the Process Industry

Edwards’ next generation chemical dry pumps offer clean, energy efficient vacuum that is highly reliable yet still flexible. These systems allow processors to minimise energy costs and reduce environmental impact.

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Texas cleaning chemicals plant cuts tank filling process from hours to minutes with ARO Air-Diaphragm pump and Controller

The production of cleaning chemical involves blending, batching and packaging product quickly enough to meet customer demand, while maintaining product quality and avoiding risk of leakage, spillage or worker injury. Automation options and fitting the right pumping equipment to the application can reduce taking filling time from hours to minutes and lower certain safety risks.

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OIL AND GAS AND REFINERIES: The Management Tool with Operational and Commercial Impact TOC Sampling and Measurement Challenges

Oil is a hydrocarbon with a very high concentration of TOC. If there is an oil breakthrough in the processing environment, things can become serious rapidly. It is imperative that plant operations have real-time, accurate and reliable information regarding TOC levels in the process water and wastewater.

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Cost, Time, and Water Savings Gained through Rotary Impingement Tank Cleaning

Tank cleaning has always been viewed as a necessary evil for manufacturers. During the cleaning process, a significant amount of resources (time, chemicals, water, electric and labor) is required between batches to ensure a reliable, uncontaminated, quality batch is produced.

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Fine Powder Flow Phenomena in Bins, Hoppers, and Processing Vessels

Fine powders often exhibit significant two-phase (solid/gas) interactions when they are handled in bins, hoppers, and processing vessels. As a result, numerous and more complex flow problems can occur which are not observed with bulk solids with much larger particle sizes.

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Spherical Disc Valves for Solids Processing Applications

Solids and slurries have completely different flow characteristics than liquid and gases, so it’s important to choose a valve for these applications carefully. Some factors to consider include material of construction, seat material, finish, flow control, actuation and mounting arrangements.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper – Spherical Disc Valves for Solids Processing Applications

Turn Down the Power

Given that electricity prices present a long-term upward trend, the imperative for greater energy efficiency is becoming more urgent. While regulation and legislation do have some effect in forcing change in the business community, a compelling business case — with clear methodology, reliable return on investment and financial efficiency — is much more powerful.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper – Turn Down the Power

The Impact of Ageing Infrastructure in Process Manufacturing Industries

Process manufacturing companies in the oil and gas, utilities, chemicals and natural resource industries rely on proprietary infrastructure to run their operations. Much of this infrastructure is rapidly ageing, thus increasing the risk of failure. Subsequent disruptions hamstring operations and impede opportunities for growth, with the impact of these interruptions felt worldwide. As a result, executives in these industries must make tough decisions about where, when and how much to invest in infrastructure upgrades.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper – The Impact of Ageing Infrastructure

Four Ways Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Can Increase ROI in Process Manufacturing Industries

Asset-intensive companies like those in the utilities, oil, gas, chemical, steel and mining industries, need to invest heavily in order to maintain operations and continue to grow their business, yet they are faced with an uncertain economic situation. Because of this challenge, it is essential that companies are able to fully optimize investment decisions and lower operating costs to ensure a healthy ROI. Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions can help your company achieve operational excellence, financial discipline and risk mitigation.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper – Increase ROI in Process Manufacturing Industries

Vacuubrand Inc.

Historically, mini-plants have utilized oil-sealed rotary vane vacuum pumps as a vacuum source because they provide relatively high flow rates and because they can reach relatively deep vacuum levels, such as 10-3 mbar. The same can be said of kilo labs. However, rotary vane pumps also include several critical disadvantages which make their use in pilot plants and kilo labs suboptimal. Most notably, these disadvantages include significant maintenance requirements in terms of both time and material related costs. By switching from an oil pump to an oil-free technology such as a diaphragm pump, there are significant benefits to be realized. These benefits include better process control, chemically inert wetted materials, and significantly reduced maintenance.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper – Oil-Free Vacuum


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Terry Davis
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TDavis@accessintel.com
404-634-5123

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