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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…

Spherical ‘chip’ extends H2 sensor range a hundredfold

A prototype of what is called the world’s fastest, wide-ranging hydrogen gas sensor has been constructed by a team of researchers, led by Professor Kazushi Yamanaka at the Dept. of Materials Processing, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan; edlinks.chemengonline.com/5828-531), together with Toppan…

EDDL standards continue to evolve

The EDDL (electronic-device-description language) Cooperation Team (ECT; Karlsruhe, Germany; edlinks.chemengonline.com/5828-532) has released Phase 1 EDDL enhancement specifications. The enhancements on the existing EDDL include new capabilities, such as graphs, charts and images, the possibilities for archive data, and an EDD…