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Evaluating Industrial Flowmeters

Flow measurement plays a critical role throughout the chemical process industries (CPI). Repeatable measurements are needed to maintain consistent production and quality standards in a wide range of process-control applications. Inaccurate liquid- and gas-flow measurements can mean the difference between…

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Advances in Industrial Flowmetering

    With typical operations running around the clock, the chemical process industry (CPI) demands high performance from its instrumentation. Today's flowmetering solutions include tools for the entire life cycle of a flowmeter. From engineering, commissioning and start up to…

Reduce the risk of project document delays

Despite successful completion of major engineering objectives, the deadlines of project milestones are often missed by weeks or even months while the supporting, official-document packages are being assembled. These costly delays can be avoided with Sword Inc.'s (edlinks.chemengonline.com/6893-535) C2Share, launched…

A new way to calculate thermochemical properties

Using Interactive Supercomputing Inc.'s (Waltham, Mass; edlinks.chemengonline.com/6893-538) Star-P software, chemists from MIT (Cambridge, Mass.; edlinks.chemengonline.com/6893-539) and Oakwood College (Huntsville, Ala.) have developed a new method for performing calculating thermochemical properties derived from first principles (ab initio). Up to now, approximations…

Advances in process modeling

Aspen Technology, Inc. (Cambridge, Mass., edlinks.chemengonline.com/6893-544) announced a milestone accomplishment as a result of combining the company's thermophysical and thermochemical property data sets with those maintained by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Gaithersburg, Md.; edlinks.chemengonline.com/6893-545). Through…

Plant-design market

P&ID's are often generated using Autodesk, Inc.'s (San Rafael, Calif.; edlinks.chemengonline.com/6893-548) AutoCAD software platform and user generated drawing blocks. To better facilitate this wide use, Autodesk launched AutoCAD P&ID 2007 software at daratechPLANT 2007, hinting at a forthcoming suite of…

Temporary seal

TubeMaster, Inc. (Louisville, Ky.; edlinks.chemengonline.com/6893-552) has filed patent applications for a new seal technology used in tubes that have both catalyst and thermocouples. Called ThermoCoupleMaster, the new seal is especially suitable for multi-tubular reactors in petrochemical plants. The device makes…

Level Measurement

    Instrument-maintenance training available This manufacturer is offering instrument-maintenance training on its Levelflex guided-radar level instruments. These schools (photo) are designed to teach you fundamental, theoretical and practical knowledge about instrumentation and application technology, with an emphasis on service…

Create ‘as-built’ drawings in half the time

Until now, creating a set of "as-built" plant drawings meant either laser-scanning the outline of an entire piping system, or measuring all the components manually. By paring Leica Geosystem's in-field-to-model laser technology with Coade's CADWorx Plant Design Suite, Coade, Inc.…

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Wireless Diagnostics for Steam Traps

    Steam traps have been around for a hundred years or so, and for the most part, nothing revolutionary has come forward to change the basic way a trap functions. Any operation that uses steam to produce a high-quality,…