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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…

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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…

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…

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Predicting aluminum-alloy mechanical properties at high temperatures

Aluminum is used for a number of applications because it is lighter than iron and easy to machine. However, Al is usually alloyed with Cu, Mg or other elements for improved strength. Developing such alloys that maintain their strength at…

MOL and Linde Engineering Digitalize Steam Cracker Plant Operations

Linde Engineering GmbH (Pullach, Germany) and MOL Group (Budapest, Hungary) have signed a contract for the digitalization of MOL’s steam-cracker-plant operations at MOL Petrochemicals in Tiszaújváros, Hungary. Linde will deploy its technology and expertise to help MOL optimize the plant…

Alfa Laval and Microsoft working to develop AI-powered digital tools for heat exchangers

Alfa Laval AB (Lund, Sweden) has signed a global collaboration agreement with Microsoft to develop a suite of innovative digital tools for facilitating service and maintenance of Alfa Laval plate heat exchangers. By using data intelligence and AI, the services…

Ineos to deploy AI technology to optimize emissions reduction

INEOS (London) announced that its Forties Pipeline System (Ineos FPS) will deploy innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven optimization technology at its Kinneil Terminal in Grangemouth that will deliver further carbon emissions reductions from its operations. The decision follows the announcement of…