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Smart glasses for industrial use in hazardous areas

Together with its cooperation partner Iristick, this company is introducing Visor-Ex 01 smart glasses (photo) — the intelligent wearable that combines high camera quality and reliable communication features in an ergonomic design. The device enables workers to perform all tasks…

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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…

Bringing AI operational management to the water industry

CREA is an operational intelligence platform that allows management and optimization of integral wastewater treatment processes using real-time data monitoring of key process parameters. CREA provides intelligent decision support, multiple control strategies and automatic reporting on key data analytics and…

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If Data is the New Gold, Where to Start Digging?

In a data-overloaded environment, companies may struggle to fully reap the benefits of Industry 4.0 technologies. Understanding data utilization can help transform process datasets into decision-making assets The chemical process industries (CPI) have been realizing for some time that information…

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…

LG Energy Solution and Siemens join forces to digitize battery manufacturing

 LG Energy Solution (LGES), a leading global battery maker, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Siemens AG (Munich, Germany) for joint collaboration in the field of battery manufacturing, particularly the digitization of production process. Under…

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…

Manage the automation lifecycle of water and wastewater units

The newest release of the EcoStruxture Automation Expert system, Version 21.2 (photo), provides complete lifecycle management, seamless integration of IT/OT services and improved system diagnostics for automation systems in water and wastewater treatment plants. EcoStruxure Automation Expert allows for automation…