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Sasol Chemicals employs AI-based monitoring technologies at Lake Charles Chemical Complex

Sasol Chemicals, a business unit of Sasol Ltd. (Johannesburg, South Africa), will deploy innovative, AI-driven technology at its Ethylene Unit at its Lake Charles Chemical Complex in Louisiana to measure and monitor energy usage and emissions to identify opportunities to…

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Traversing a Data-Powered Supply Chain

Transporting chemical products across global supply chains is complex and challenging, but data-supported technologies are helping to improve efficiency, sustainability and reliability Materials produced by the chemical process industries (CPI) are used in nearly all global product chains. According to…

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A Primer on pH Measurement

Understanding the basic principles of operation and construction designs of glass membrane sensors can help in choosing the right pH sensor One of the most critical measurements in liquid chemical processing is pH. In this article, the importance of the…

Yokogawa and JSR demonstrate 35 days of autonomous plant operation

Yokogawa Electric Corp. (Tokyo) and JSR Corp. (Tokyo) announce the successful conclusion of a field test in which artificial intelligence (AI) was used to autonomously run a chemical plant for 35 days, said to be a world-first achievement. This test…

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Quantum-inspired computing technology drastically accelerates materials design

Semiconductor materials contain numerous ingredients in various mixing ratios, and high-performance materials are obtained by optimizing the formulation. However, more than 1,050 theoretical combinations of ingredients and mixing ratios need to be analyzed, so it would take more than dozens…

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PAT Framework Provides Benefits in the CPI

Beyond product quality, process analytical technology (PAT) strategies optimize processes and efficiency in the chemical process industries The process analytical technology (PAT) initiative was started by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2003 to ensure quality of product…

Connecting Research and Production Data to Deliver Chemical Innovation

Enhancing data management using LIMS software provides enhanced product-development opportunities Accurate and efficient data management is key to productive and collaborative working practices, yet recording, storing and analyzing large quantities of laboratory data can be challenging. With many laboratories using…

Toray announces plans for blockchain-supported traceability platform

Toray Industries, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) will collaborate with blockchain technology solutions firm Soramitsu Co., Ltd., to initiate a proof-of-concept trial during the year ending March 2023 for a blockchain-based traceability system. One key goal of the Toray Group Sustainability Vision…

2021 Connected Plant Conference Game Changers Award Winners

Behind the digital tools that make the industrial internet of things (IIOT) in the power generation and chemical process industries are people.┬áThe 2021 Connected Plant Conference in Austin, Texas recognized the achievements of several individuals and companies who are fast…

Eneos and PFN achieve breakthrough in autonomous plant operation

ENEOS Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) and Preferred Networks, Inc. (PFN) announced that they have succeeded in operating a butadiene extraction unit autonomously at ENEOS Kawasaki Refinery's petrochemical plant for two consecutive days using a new artificial intelligence system. Jointly developed by…