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Applying Thermo? Then Guard Against Misconceptions

    In process engineering and design, thermodynamics theory is applied to real and complex chemical-process applications. Software design simulators, such as HYSYS, PROII and Aspen Plus, serve as powerful tools that simplify process thermodynamic calculations. They eliminate the need…

Analyzers

Measure more than pH with this non-glass meter This multiparameter meter measures pH, temperature, conductivity, total dissolved solids and salinity. Featuring a stainless steel pH probe and solid-state conductivity electrode, the IQ170 (photo, far left) is NEMA4X rated and can…

Turbine health

Emerson Process Management (St. Louis, Mo.; edlinks.chemengonline.com/5825-547) has introduced CSI 4500 Machinery Health Monitor application that provides live, continuous monitoring of turbines during transient conditions. A component of the company’s PlantWeb digital plant architecture, the new application provides information necessary…

Modeling gas-liquid separation

Process System Enterprise Ltd. (PSE; London, U.K.; edlinks.chemengonline.com/5825-542) has launched the latest of a series of gPROMS Advanced Model Libraries (AMLs) for Gas-Liquid Contactors (GLCs). This “open model” library of high-fidelity, non-equilibrium-component models covers a wide range of gas-liquid-separation operations,…

KEEP TABS ON VALUED PLANT ASSETS

Asset management means different things to different people, but in the chemical process industries (CPI) it’s all to do with making the most of expensive equipment. Asset management is frequently used as another term for maintenance, especially of the proactive…