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Digital Safety Transformation

With work injuries on the increase, migrating to digital platforms to address worker safety has become a priority. Digital transformation simplifies the integration of new digital applications such as alarm lifecycle management, functional safety lifecycle management, shift team effectiveness and…

Cyber Threats Facing the Chemicals Industry

Chemical companies are high-value targets for cybercriminals, but strong foundational security controls can help prevent or limit the damage from an array of cyberattacks Companies in the chemical process industries (CPI) face an ever-evolving cybersecurity threat landscape. Malicious actors, be…

Maintenance Matters: How to Overcome Growing Backlogs

Since the Covid-19 pandemic unfolded in 2020, the operators of chemical plants around the world have had no choice but to slash maintenance budgets as they grapple to adapt to new challenges, including strict social distancing measures put in place…

Achieving Plant Efficiency – the Digital Way

The chemical process industries (CPI) are in the midst of a profound evolution, and technological changes — especially those in the digital sphere — are being implemented at an accelerated pace. Simply put, digitalization is the leveraging of digital technologies…

Energy Efficiency through a Sustainability Lens

The topics of energy efficiency and sustainability have dominated the news agenda in recent years, with many countries setting ambitious goals. Examples include the U.K. and Scotland , which set goals to reduce CO2 emissions to be net zero by…

Why Control-Loop Optimization is More Important Than Ever

From the impact of globalization to variable crude oil prices, environmental concerns and changes due to advancing technology, the chemical process industries (CPI) are in a state of flux. Companies based in some regions have experienced impressive growth thanks to…

Sandvik’s titanium powders plant now certified for medical 3d-printing applications

 Sandvik’s new powder plant in Sweden has recently received the ‘ISO 13485:2016’ medical certification for Osprey titanium powders, now approved for use in the additive manufacturing of medical applications. 3D printing of implants enables rapid manufacturing directly from an individual’s…

Transporting Hazardous Materials Part 2: Global Conventions on Risk

An understanding of global regulations surrounding the transport and declaration of hazardous materials can help manufacturers to optimize both safety and supply-chain dynamics The global nature of today's supply chains mean that as intermediate chemicals and products are transported, any…

Parallel Proceedings in the Aftermath of Industrial Accidents

Understanding the legal procedures to follow in the aftermath of an industrial accident can help companies to move forward more smoothly In recent years, there has been an uptick in so-called “parallel proceedings,” which occur when administrative, civil and criminal…

Transporting Hazardous Materials Part 1: The Ebbs and Flows of Commodity Interests

As consumer demands rise, and global supply chains expand, all involved parties must understand the risks and responsibilities associated with transporting potentially dangerous materials It is well known that many of the chemicals and intermediate products that are crucial in…