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Taking a stand on sustainability Last month, Royal Dutch Shell (The Hague, the Netherlands; www.shell.com)… COVER STORY Maintenance Strategies in the Era of IIoT The shift from reactive to prescriptive maintenance can be greatly… Maintenance: Pursuing Improvements in Rotating Machinery The variety of rotating equipment used in chemical manufacturing creates… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Smart Sensors Enable Industry 4.0 Coupled with advanced analytics and networking capabilities, today’s smart sensors… U.S. Refining Industry Reckons with Uncertain Energy Future Many indicators point to current success and prosperity for U.S.… CHEMENTATOR
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Chementator Briefs Depolymerization Last month, DuPont Teijin Films Ltd. (DTF; Contern, Luxembourg;… Impinging jet mixers are applied to bio-crude harvesting from algae Microalgae have been investigated as a source of “bio-crude” —… Enzyme engineering enables bio-based hydrogen peroxide Borne out of a cancer research project at Massachusetts Institute… Protecting oxidation-prone materials with a crust of salt High-temperature synthesis of ceramics and other materials normally requires a… Converting CO2 to carbon at mild conditions An international research team led by RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia;… This process improves blends of starch-based plastic with conventional polyolefins Thermoplastic starch, a biodegradable polysaccharide, is an attractive material for… Process improves usefulness of carbon nanotubes for battery applications Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been touted as game-changing nanomaterials in… Nano-coated salts for energy storage A new energy-storage process has begun operations at a large-scale… A low-temperature catalyst for dry methane reforming A catalyst that performs low-temperature reforming of methane with carbon… BUSINESS NEWS Business News - May 2019 Plant Watch Arkema starts up photocure resin expansion in China… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL Engineering Internships: A Win for Students and Companies Insights to the benefits of internships for both students and… FEATURE REPORT The Role of Frequency in Radar Level Measurement No single frequency is suitable for all applications in the… Modern Instrumentation Simplifies Maintenance Built-in diagnostics and condition monitoring improve maintenance, process reliability and… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Low-Temperature Handling Processes involving extremely low temperatures present unique process design and… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: Polyethylene Furanoate Production This column is based on “Polyethylene Furanoate Production — Cost… ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER Key Questions to Guide Effective Selection of Personal Protective Equipment Armed with a proper understanding of chemical exposure risks and… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Weighing This load cell is robust and hygienic The UltraPure single-point… NEW PRODUCTS
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New automatic filters integrate two stages into a single vessel The CSF-ABW two-stage backwash filter (photo) is a fully automatic… A family of displacement sensors for extreme conditions This company recently launched the Extreme Environment product family of… Electrochemical treatment saves water, reduces costs The Universal Environmental Technology (UET) reactor (photo) is an electrochemical… Pressure sensors with capacitive touchpads The new pressure sensors of the PS+ Series (photo) can… Energy-conservation module improves pneumatic processes Showcased last month at Interphex in New York City, this… Risk analytics enhance this cybersecurity platform The newest release of this company’s Cyber Integrity platform, Version… Pumps for onboard exhaust-gas cleaning systems To curb global marine and air pollution, stricter limits on… Hybrid gas analyzer for emissions monitoring The new Rosemount CT4400 continuous gas analyzer (photo) is said… Smart manufacturing platform brings AI to legacy assets This company has launched a new smart manufacturing platform powered… Dry bulk solids with this fluidized-bed system The HDC fluidized bed dryer (photo) operates in open systems,… This glove box controls relative humidity or oxygen levels The Nitrogenema enclosure series (photo) is capable of protecting processes… This pressure switch has an adjustable switch differential The model PSM-700 rugged pressure switch (photo) offers a switch… Optimize scheduling with this AI-based system This company has released Version 2.5 of its Oritames Advanced… A new non-contact radar gage for liquid-level measurement The NCR-84 is an 80-GHz radar used for continuous, non-contact… New control-panel portfolio for challenging installations The CP600-Pro (photo) is a premium human-machine interface (HMI) control… Pump hazardous media at flowrates up to 1,200 m3/h This company has launched a new pump size in its… Magnetic mixers for biotech and pharma applications This company is expanding its range of magnetic mixers with… This dust collector has two cartridges and higher capacity The Quad Pulse Package 2 (QPP2) dust collector (photo) has… Liquid-filled pressure gages that can withstand harsh chemicals Model 1550 and 1553 pressure gages from this company’s U.S.… SHOW PREVIEWS Show Preview - ACHEM ASIA 2019 AchemAsia — International Expo and Innovation Forum for Sustainable Chemical…
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