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Game Changers The technologies associated with the Industrial Internet of Things, and… COVER STORY Non-Destructive Testing: Managing Corrosion Under Insulation Corrosion under insulation (CUI) creates a pervasive and versatile challenge… Using Corrosion as a Process Variable Monitoring and analyzing historical corrosion data can provide insights not… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Flow Monitoring for Today's Chemical Processes New technologies provide diagnostics and calibration verification to improve maintenance… Chemical Recycling Makes Waste Plastic a Resource With an eye toward a circular economy, technology developers are… CHEMENTATOR
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A new, more comprehensive electronegativity scale The electronegativity of atoms is one of the most well-known… Accelerated electrons unlock sugars from cellulosic biomass Obtaining sugars from cellulosic biomass cost-effectively is difficult because the… Selective oxidation of methane makes formaldehyde, without generating CO2 Researchers from South Korea have discovered a high-performance catalyst for… Chementator Briefs ANG fueling station Ingevity (North Charleston, S.C.; www.ingevity.com) has completed… Process intensification for carbon capture could reduce costs In conventional solvent-based carbon-capture systems, CO2-rich exhaust gas contacts gravity-driven… Mechanical CO2 sequestration improves algae production A new, mechanical method for sequestration of carbon dioxide into… A single process to handle hydraulic fracturing produced water and offgases Two major concerns in hydraulic fracturing operations are finding efficient… New membranes resist biofouling using sunlight Membranes in large-scale water-treatment processes are often fouled by accumulation… Gas analysis made easier for high-dust areas A collaboration between Servomex (Surrey, U.K.; www.servomex.com) and FLO2R (Hadsund,… BUSINESS NEWS Plant Watch: March 2019 Plant Watch Sasol begins operating LLDPE unit at Lake Charles… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT Unified Operational Environment Improves Process Safety A unified gateway station and related components increase availability to… The Value of Safety Instrumented Systems A safety instrumented system (SIS) is important to ensure the… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Hygienic Process Equipment Fabrication In hygienic process operations, proper system construction and fabrication has… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: Calcium Carbide Production from Limestone This column is based on “Calcium Carbide Production from Limestone… SOLIDS PROCESSING Design and Calculation Methods for Uniflow Cyclones Uniflow cyclones can be effective solid-gas separation equipment when space… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Air Pollution Control These ceramic filters have catalysts built-in The BisCat filter system… NEW PRODUCTS
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Use this mobile app to optimize penetration-seal selection This company has launched a new mobile application (app) to… Monitor CFATS compliance with this new software module This company’s Compliance Manager software module aids chemical processors in… These compressors are designed to reduce energy use The new SM 7.5, SM 10, SM 15, and SFC… Simplify screen changing for separator systems The Electro-Lift system (photo) assists in expediting change times for… A three-in-one biogas-measurement device The MGP261 (photo) is said to be the world’s first… This new heat exchanger makes use of exhaust gases The new Exhaust Gas Heat Exchanger (EGHE; photo) transfers heat… These versatile wastewater samplers are portable The AQUA Series of portable wastewater samplers (photo) consists of… This mixer is designed for hot melts and viscous dispersions The Model CDA-800 multi-shaft mixer (photo) has a special triple-shaft… SHOW PREVIEWS Show Preview-Interphex 2019 Interphex 2019 will take place April 2–4 at the Jacob… Show Preview-Powtech 2019 Powtech 2019 (www.powtech.de) takes place from April 9–11 at the…
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ADT awarded a contract to make diamond biosensors Advanced Diamond Technologies Inc. (ADT; Romeoville, Ill.; www.thindiamond.com) announces it… Progress in gas-to-products research hte — the high throughput experimentation company (Heidelberg, Germany; www.hte-company.com)… SulphCo commences full scale field trials in Europe SulphCo Inc.(Houston, Tex.; www.suphco.com) a technology company with a patented… Saltigo expands without interrupting production Saltigo GmbH (Langenfeld; www.saltigo.com) , a wholly owned subsidiary of… Rotex Europe signs a contract with Tenova Takraf At the end of 2008, Rotex Europe (Wavre, Belgium; www.rotex.com)… Praxair awarded H2 contract by Dynamic Fuels Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) has been awarded a hydrogen… Dow/Süd-Chemie seek alternative routes to chemicals The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich; www.dow.com) and Süd-Chemie AG… GEA strengthens position in the freezing business GEA Group AG (Bochum, Germany; www.geagroup.com) has further strengthened its… Sulzer Chemtech acquires Freeze Tec Sulzer Chemtech Ltd. (Winterthur, Switzerland; www.sulzerchemtech.com) is pleased to announce… Samsung Petrochemical, PSE collaborate on PTA optimization Samsung Petrochemical Co. (SPC; Seoul; www.samsung.com), the leading Korean producer… Developing a selective-separation polymer for biopharmaceuticals MIP Technologies AB (Lund, Sweden; www.miptechnologies.com) has entered into a… Siemens to supply key components to India for advanced steam power plants Siemens Energy (Erlangen, Germany; www.siemens.com/energy) received a contract from its… A new training center for pump-automation products KSB AG (Frankenthal, Germany; www.ksb.de) has opened a training center… Strategic collaboration between Genencor and Brain Genencor (Palo Alto, Calif.; www.genencor.com), a division of Danisco A/S… Linde/Samsung Engineering to build ethylene plant in India The technology group The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; www.linde.com) and… Süd-Chemie acquires Hi-Tech In the course of the closing end of December 2008,… Axens awarded petrochemical complex in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan’s JSC Trade House KazMunaiGaz has selected Axens’ (Rueil-Malmaison Cedex… GEA increases activities in the solar-thermal business GEA Ibérica, the Spanish subsidiary of the GEA Group AG… Hoerbiger concludes acquisition of Altronic Hoerbiger Holding AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.hoerbiger.com) has acquired Altronic, Inc.… January Chementator Briefs Bioethanol Last month, an energy-saving plant for producing bioethanol started… Economic Indicators: Business News Plant Watch Construction of AkzoNobel’s unit for ethylene amines in… Chementator: A hard coating promises to reduce wear and power use in rotating equipment Researchers at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s (DOE; Washington, D.C.)… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL
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Comments on Pressure Relief System Design I would like to draw your attention to a few… A primer on coal-to-liquids As an energy resource, global coal reserves represent 2,000 billion… Tray Column Design Here, we present criteria needed for the intelligent, effective specification… CSTRs: Bound for Maximum Conversion Here, a design approach for continuous stirred-tank reactors is outlined… Controlling Emissions With Ceramic Filters Ceramic filters are well suited for high-temperature processes that are… Active Management of Pipespool Fabricators In today’s fast track schedules for constructing new capital facilities,… Mechanical Carbon In Chemical Processing Equipment Frequently, in chemical processing equipment it is possible to place…
Accurate and continuous O2 determination plays a pivotal role in achieving safety and process reliability in a wide range of manufacturing processes. Harsh process conditions and maintenance requirements of sampling and conditioning systems can present…
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