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Designing a Multi-Stage Thermal Oxidizer System

Thermal oxidizers can be used for the abatement of a wide range of air pollutants and volatile organic compounds. This article describes the custom design of a thermal oxidizer to treat three different waste streams from a biogas plant A…

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Digital Tools Help Optimize Steam Systems

Measuring and monitoring tools simplify steam-system management and increase efficiency Although widely used throughout the chemical process industries (CPI), steam systems are often neglected until there is an issue with safety, reliability or steam quality. However, as processors become more…

These pressure gages are now equipped for 400% overpressure

This company’s 1209 solid-front stainless-steel pressure gage (photo) is now available with the new XRA option, which allows the gage to accommodate up to 400% overpressure without damaging the gage. In applications where pressure spikes, surges and waterhammer are a…

Improve the connectivity of explosion-safety systems

Process equipment is usually connected by pipelines through which, if an explosion occurs, fire and pressure can spread very rapidly. Propagating explosions pose increased risks of secondary explosions. The intensity of the explosion in connected vessels is increased by pressure…

These mass flow controllers have three new certifications

This company’s SLA Series mass-flow controllers (MFCs; photo) and meters now have new global certifications, including those covering the cure dates and shelf life of the elastomers used in the assembly and the surface roughness of the flow path, as…

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Design for Safety: Tips for Proactive Risk Reduction

Thoughtful design can help reduce safety risks at process plant sites by proactively eliminating possible hazards and modifying personnel behaviors Safety is an important value in any organization, but is particularly important in the chemical process industries (CPI) when the…

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Wireless Data Collection: Stop Chasing Reliability Data

A routes-by-exception reliability strategy helps improve safety and efficiency, while preserving competitive advantage in a changing marketplace In recent years, maintenance and reliability experts have often talked about the massive wave of retirements leaving chemical plants, creating a shortage of…

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Safety Aspects in the Instrumentation of Process Plants

Safety is often underestimated when planning, operating and maintaining process-measuring equipment. Sensors with SIL certification, alone, do not make the process safe. It is important to avoid systematic errors during planning, installation and operation The correct installation of a temperature…

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Facts At Your Fingertips: Stainless Steels and Corrosion

Stainless steels are common materials for process equipment and components in the chemical process industries in large part because of their corrosion resistance. This one-page reference reviews the properties of stainless steels with regard to corrosion resistance. Passive layer Stainless…

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Business News: February 2023

Plant Watch Entegris to expand production capacity of Electronic Chemicals facilities January 12, 2023 — Entegris, Inc. (Billerica, Mass.; www.entegris.com) plans to increase production and purification capacity for its Pueblo, Colo. and Hollister, Calif. sites to support the anticipated increase…