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White Papers

The Key to Efficient Carbon Capture: High-Performance Solvents

Amine-based solvents have been used by heavy industries for many years. Since their original implementation, they have evolved very little — can you afford to remain conventional?

Carbon Clean has taken a massive step forward in the effort to achieve net zero by creating a patented formulation of amines and salts known as Amine-Promoted Buffer Salts (APBS). Our proprietary solvents offer well-proven, feasible solutions to industry facing stricter regulations and monetary costs from CO2 emissions.

Download your free resource, ‘The Key to Efficient Carbon Capture: High-Performance Solvents’ to learn how your facility can utilise Carbon Clean’s solvents and how we can work together to achieve net zero.

 
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Applying Variable Speed Compressors in Multiple Compressor Applications

In Kaeser Compressors’ white paper, “Applying Variable Speed Compressors in Multiple Compressor Applications,” system design expert, Neil Mehltretter, provides guidance on how to properly apply variable frequency drive (VFD) compressors. A key topic is “control gap”, a common problem caused by improper sizing and application of variable speed compressors.
 
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5 Ways to Design Better Fluid Systems Faster

The engineering design process is constantly driven toward faster, better, and lower-cost design without sacrificing accuracy, operational flexibility, and safety. For systems that handle fluids, this means meeting pressure and flowrate requirements while minimizing both the capital and operating costs of a system. Like any engineering design, however, these simple goals are easier said than done.

Engineers routinely face large uncertainty during the design of their system, inheriting cryptic tools from other engineers that require as much effort to troubleshoot the tool as to troubleshoot the system. This sink in time and margin for inaccuracy restricts the design alternatives engineers can evaluate… which means they are forced to settle for an inefficient design certain to work rather than an optimized, flexible solution.

Take a look at how using software can help resolve these pain points. See how it allows engineers to quickly model the system, easily build team communication, and efficiently design better systems.
 
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Implementing a Successful Downstream Sampling Program

With aging equipment and facilities, operators face increasing challenges in maintaining equipment reliability, integrity, and safety. One of the biggest hidden threats to your plant’s efficient and safe operation is deteriorating sampling equipment.

However, refineries often operate sampling systems as separate entities within the plant. This leaves plants open to gaps and potential risks in their sampling program. Minimize these risks by learning how to implement a successful downstream sampling program.

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Flow Measurement for Emissions Monitoring

Emissions monitoring is a major concern at chemical process industries (CPI) facilities. A number of factors are elevating the importance of proper monitoring, and amplifying the consequences of failing to do so reliably and accurately. These factors include global climate-change mitigation efforts, company-based environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives and a new pollution-enforcement regime at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Among the implications for the emphasis on emissions monitoring is a heightened importance to accurately measure gas flow for high boiler and process-heater efficiency. In emissions control and combustion applications, flowmeters measure the flow of fuel gas and air to combustion burners within various types of process equipment. This whitepaper discusses regulatory requirements and various flowmeter technologies, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each.
 
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Low Code Value Handbook

Low Code Value Handbook – Transform IT from a cost center to a value creator by following Mendix’s framework to define, calculate and articulate the business value you create with low-code development.

Low code is fast becoming the preferred method of software development in IT, according to the Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Low Code Application Platforms: “By 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity.”

With Mendix’s low-code development platform, you can breathe new life into your application development process and create value at unprecedented rates.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

What to Know When Conveying and Feeding Calcium Carbonate in Plastics Compounding

This paper outlines the importance of correct design of a conveying and feeding system for calcium carbonate in plastics compounding operations and how it is not a trivial proposition because of the number of variables that affect the flow and different powders.
 
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Finding the Best Chemical Dosing Pump Technology for Your Application

Often two types of chemical dosing pumps are considered when treating water or wastewater, Diaphragm or Peristaltic.
In these critical applications the chemical feed unit must be able to measure the precise amounts of chemical to meet, but not exceed, chemical demand.
The question is posed, which of these pump types will be most effective and reliable, the diaphragm pump or the peristaltic pump? Both are positive displacement pumps but work in very different ways.

This article discusses the advantage and challenges with both types of chemical feed pump.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

Ethylene Oxide Emission and Elimination: Overview of pollution control technology evolution

With tightening regulations, and changing applications in the use of Ethylene Oxide (EO or EtO), there is more and more research and development in newer ways of handling varying scenarios and needs. CR Clean Air Group (CR CAG) has been helping customers involved in EO (medical sterilization, chemical processing, etc) for more than 40 years and has accumulated a deep and comprehensive knowledge of how to handle these different and growing needs.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

High Temperature Fluids – Thermal Stability and Maximum Temperature Ratings

This white paper discusses what thermal stability is and the factors that affect the life and performance of your system.

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Over-sized and Under-utilized: An Epidemic In Compressed Air Systems

One of the most common problems in compressed air systems is that most systems have far more capacity than needed—wasting energy and reducing reliability. On average, users operate at 44% of peak capacity. It’s so common, we’d say it is an epidemic. This paper discusses how this happens, how to identify if your system is oversized, and steps to take to remedy the problem.

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Reducing Pump Energy Costs in High Viscosity Applications

This white paper sets out to show that MasoSine energy efficiency (Mee) curves are a useful and proven way of demonstrating that sine pump technology can deliver significant user benefits. This is in comparison with competing technologies such as lobe pumps and circumferential piston pumps. The function and use of Mee curves will be explained and supported by independent academic testimony as well as a growing number of case study examples worldwide.

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Controlling Dangerous Dusts in the Chemical Processing Industry

When producing chemical products, controlling toxic and combustible dust is essential. Though they can’t be seen by the naked eye, airborne chemical particles can pose a risk to employee health, cause cross-contamination, reduce air quality, and create fire and explosion hazards. This white paper explains how to create a comprehensive dust collection solution. Learn about occupational exposure to toxic dust, regulations governing hazardous dust, how to reduce occupational exposure, and ways to mitigate toxic and combustible dust.

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Hazardous Area Classification Considerations

Specifiers are increasingly citing requirements for equipment suitable for use in classified areas. When properly used, the hazardous area classification system makes for a safer work environment. Too often, however, hazard classes are specified without concern for the significantly higher design and procurement costs they bring. In many cases, an open mind and a little ingenuity can avoid excessive costs for compressors and other equipment, without compromising safety. This white paper explains hazardous classification systems commonly used and outlines considerations for installing compressed air equipment in these areas.

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Solving the Challenge of Chapter 29

When organic chemicals are shipped internationally, they require a HS/commodity code and duty rate to be declared. Determining these has long been a challenge as the rules, based on the chemicals structure are very complex, requiring significant expertise and time.
In this white paper you will learn how a new system allows anyone, with or without chemistry knowledge, to generate these, even for new and proprietary chemicals.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

Fugitive Emissions and Grab Sampling

The primary aim of this document is to discuss the fundamental challenges which manufacturers and chemical plants are presented with when grab sampling EO. We outline some of the processes and systems currently employed in the industry and discuss methods which may offer an alternative to traditional sampling methods. Chemical plants interested in looking at improvements in their sampling process, whether it be for reducing exposure risk, eliminating emissions, getting better quality samples or complying with ever changing federal and state regulations will find it informative. It may be particularly relevant while conducting a Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), hazard and operability study (HAZOP) or Safety Audit.

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How To Interpret Pump Performance Curves

Pump performance curves provide important information for R&D, design engineers, and product developers in selecting the right pump for a given application. Therefore, interpreting pump curves correctly is crucial. This piece reviews the creation and use of diaphragm pump performance curves to determine flow at given vacuum or pressure conditions. Included are: a lesser-known trick to interpolate pump performance when there are flow restrictions on both the inlet and outlet sides of the pump; and a link to a companion video.

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How To Measure Oxygen Levels for Safety in Enclosed Spaces Using the TDLS Measurement Principle

The limiting of oxygen concentration in enclosed spaces has many applications including safety, process control, and product quality. The most common process for this is inert gas blanketing and measuring oxygen levels in order to prevent explosions. A real-time solution suited to the process is required to provide a wide-range and linear response. This white paper discusses solutions that can help meet these requirements.

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Don’t Let Static Charges Disrupt Your Weighing Accuracy

Electrostatically charged samples or containers can be difficult to weigh. Static charges can cause unstable balance readings and measurement drift, leading to slow and inaccurate weighing results. Understanding what causes electrostatic charges during weighing, and how to avoid or eliminate them, is critical to avoiding disruption to weighing processes.

This white paper covers everything a balance user needs to know about electrostatic charges during weighing:

  • What causes electrostatic charges and how long they will be present;
  • The effects of static charges on the weighing process and how to recognize them;
  • How to prevent or reduce electrostatic forces; and
  • A comparison of solutions for detection and elimination of electrostatic charges.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

Compressed Air System Leaks: The Cost, Common Culprits, Detection and Repair

The U.S. Department of Energy, supported by countless system audits, estimates that 25% of compressed air is lost to leaks—resulting in unnecessarily high operating costs. In many plants the leak losses are much higher. This paper discusses how many companies are losing thousands of dollars each year to compressed air system leaks as well as addresses where leaks commonly occur, leak detection methods, and practical advice for an audit and repair plan. It further explains why an ongoing leak detection and repair program can be one of the most cost-effective measures a company can use to benefit its bottom line.

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Achieving Long-Term Peak Performance For FCCU Precipitators

Achieving peak performance and reliability on Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) precipitators is always a concern of operators. These precipitators can be particularly challenging because they operate with extended run times, often 5 to 6 years, while maintaining reliable performance and emissions compliance. As such, there are two questions that FCCU operators should ask when looking to optimize the performance of their precipitators:

  • What can we do to achieve consistent performance between shutdowns?
  • When we are on a shutdown, how can we determine what needs to be worked on so we can operate as optimally as possible during our next run?

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

Sealless Pumps for Chemical Processing Applications

A new white paper from Sundyne describes why sealless magnetic drive pumps are the preferred choice in managing risks, improving fluid handling efficiency and lowering pump maintenance costs for chemical processing applications around the globe. The report identifies the advantages that sealless pumps offer versus sealed designs. It discusses options for provisioning metallic or non-metallic pumps supporting relevant ISO, ASME or ANSI standards. And, it illustrates how sealless magnetic drive pumps save money from CAPEX and OPEX perspectives.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

Taking Control of Plant Data with PlantSight Digital Twins

Monica Schnitger, President and Principal Analyst, Schnitger Corp, provides her perspective on PlantSight, a cloud-based digital twin solution for the process industry. She discusses the relationship between Bentley and Siemens (who jointly developed the solution), what PlantSight is and does, and how users are implementing and benefiting from PlantSight for everyday use.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

Innovative and Cost-Efficient H2S Removal

The extremely hazardous and corrosive nature of Hydrogen Sulfide makes it necessary to treat from a variety of industrial gas streams, including natural gas deposits, landfill gas, and several other H2S-laden gas streams. Macrotek Inc.’s innovative SULFCAT® technology efficiently and economically removes H2S from these processes. By utilizing regenerative chemistry, the SULFCAT process reduces chemical costs and wastewater treatment costs while generating sulfur, a potentially marketable by-product.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

Vibrating fork level instruments come of age

Vibronic instruments are widely used in the process industries. Available from multiple manufacturers, millions of these devices have been installed worldwide over the past few decades. While the basic technology of vibronic instruments hasn’t changed much over the years, today’s instruments now employ technological innovations to bring them into the digital age. This article describes those developments and shows how they benefit end users.

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Analyzing Your Fluid

This white paper explains how routine fluid analysis plays an important part in preventive maintenance.   Results indicate fluid condition so you know the health of your system.
Learn when to test and the proper and safe way to provide a fluid sample.

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Comprehensive Compressed Air Assessments: The 5-Step Process

Many industrial companies are identifying ways to lower their compressed air system energy consumption. One of the most popular methods is a compressed air audit. This white paper from Kaeser outlines the five steps necessary for an effective compressed air audit to minimize leaks and improve system efficiency. It includes a real-world example with system data to clearly illustrate each step.

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Combustible Dust Testing to Provide Data for a Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA)

Are you confronted with the need to assess your safety requirements? If you are handling combustible particulate solids, bulk amounts of dust, then this white paper will serve as a great go-to guide. We’ll break down what dust needs to be tested, dive into the different kinds of tests available, and also explain the danger of relying solely on published sources. After reading this white paper, you’ll be more informed on how to best decide the steps you’ll need to take to secure your facility or plant. You’ll understand how to reduce wasted cost while simultaneously ensuring a solid strategy for safety.

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The Big 6 flowmeter technologies – where to use them and why

Flow is one of the most frequently measured process variables throughout industry, and one where the choice in measurement technology is critical. In fact, no single flowmeter technology can accurately measure all types of media or meet all application needs. With this in mind, one industry expert developed this informative white paper which highlights the big 6 flowmeter technologies and where each is most applicable. These technologies include:

  • Differential Pressure (D/P)
  • Variable Area
  • Electromagnetic
  • Vortex (and Swirl)
  • Coriolis Mass
  • Ultrasonic

You will get an overview of each technology along with the advantages and disadvantages of each from the perspective of the media being measured, application process requirements, accuracy and costs.

So, let your research on the right flowmeter technology for your application start by downloading this white paper and adding this to your technical resource library.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

Dry Vacuum Solutions for Chemical and Pharmaceutical Applications

Throughout the years, many different technologies have been used to provide vacuum for chemical and pharmaceutical processes. Some examples of these include steam jet ejector systems utilizing the venturi effect to draw a vacuum, liquid ring vacuum pumps utilizing water as a sealant, and rotary vane vacuum pumps utilizing a once-through sealing system. Each of these technologies continue to have a place in chemical and pharmaceutical applications, but dry screw technology has become the technology of choice for most applications.

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Process Sampling 101

Five Things to Know When Sampling in a Hydrocarbon Processing Plant

Your Hydrocarbon plant’s uptime and safety compliance are paramount. Make sure your equipment is running at peak performance with a best in class sampling program.
From minimizing risk of improper sampling to maintenance necessities, you will learn the top five things you need to develop a high quality sampling program. Download the eBook today!

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Savings and Simplicity: Less Time Consumption with Smart Liquid Monitoring

Modern water monitoring operations are under pressure to reduce maintenance costs while at the same time there is a demand for more measurements. Digital technology has changed the industry’s analyzer capabilities; smart water monitoring systems are simple to use and make the whole measurement processes more efficient, which saves time and money.

Download our free eBook to learn:

  • How to save time and money in water monitoring processes
  • FAQs about smart liquid analyzers
  • Benefits of smart liquid monitoring you may not know about

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

Making the Right Choice – Vacuum Technology for Cannabis Processing

Vacuum technology is highly useful in the majority of cannabis purification processes. Evaporation, extraction, distillation, and crystallization are the most common. These processes can be complicated and time consuming, but vacuum pumps can simplify the process by reducing the dangers from extreme temperatures and the time that it takes for the cannabinoids to evaporate.

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Metrohm Process Analytics: Download the Applications Book

Our Applications Book gives a broad overview of applications sold in the past 40+ years to the process industry. With more than 10,000 process analyzers installed globally, you can be sure to find a solution to your challenge inside.

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Flame Detectors: Key to an Effective Fire Suppression System

The flame detector is arguably the most critical element of a fire protection system. It must quickly respond to an incident while avoiding false alarms. Selecting the appropriate detector helps to ensure minimum damage in the event of an incident and protects profitability through uninterrupted production. Download this white paper to learn more.

Fluid Hacks to Optimize Your Thermal Fluid Operations

A collection of tips and practical guidelines from industry experts on thermal fluids and related operations…summarized advice intended to take the guesswork out of dealing with heat transfer fluids and to improve the overall user experience. For more detailed information on these Fluid Hacks and other heat transfer fluid related tips, visit Paratherm’s Resources section on our website.

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Creating and Deploying Digital Twins in the Process Industries

Does your organization know the minimum threshold of digital maturity? And, is your digitalization strategy aligned with your business strategy? This whitepaper discusses the minimum level of digital maturity needed, how digital twins can be built based on asset information, and how they must be maintained and kept consistent.

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NASA Becomes Service Provider for Private Space Ventures

NASA continues to build and launch spacecraft for exploration and other government projects expanding upon the earlier days of just one single focus. NASA began leasing out space to tenants and needed to bill each one separately, the two mediums that needed to be measured are nitrogen and helium. The major problem is the thick pipes that are used in this application that makes it impossible to measure. Insertion meters were not an option due to the expensive installation and upkeep, making Ultrasonic Flowmeters the perfect fit.

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Keeping pace with change in chemical companies

Expectations are shifting today because of a retiring workforce, the power of new technologies, and rising environmental and safety concerns. Download our eBook to examine key best practices that enable you to meet these expectations by lowering downtime, increasing performance using precise measurement technology, and filling skills gaps with the right automation solutions.

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Class I, Division 1 Liquid-Solid Separation Centrifuge

When processing flammable, hazardous or otherwise dangerous media that can adversely impact the environment, it’s important to prevent it from escaping the process stream. It is equally important to prevent atmospheric oxygen from leaking into the centrifuge and creating an unsafe environment that can potentially cause an explosion or another undesirable reaction. Creating a safe atmosphere within the separation system also helps when processing materials that cannot be exposed to oxygen. In these situations, preventing oxidation is imperative to assure the quality of the final product.

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Rotary Vane Vacuum Technology for the Chemical Industry

Since 1963 thousands of Huckepack pumps have been put into operation worldwide, and over the past 50 years have been continuously improved and optimized. The Huckepack has several features designed to make it service-friendly, and this reliable and unique product is specially tailored for difficult applications.

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Hazardous Area Classification Considerations

Specifiers are increasingly citing requirements for equipment suitable for use in classified areas. Kaeser’s white paper, “Hazardous Area Classification Considerations” by industry expert, Wayne Perry, explains how an open mind and a little ingenuity can avoid excessive costs for compressors and other equipment, without compromising safety.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

Success with Busch – Dry Vacuum Solutions

Vacuum solutions supplied by Busch offers peace of mind with contamination free operations, thanks to dry pumping technologies.

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Control System Selection Key Criteria:
DCS, PLC, SCADA, and Future Technologies

The procedure for selecting the best automation technology is not as easy as it once was. Recently, technologies have evolved so the functionality between the types of tools has appeared to converge.

In this white paper, we will shift away from some of the classic stereotypes of DCS, PLC, and SCADA to help show which system will best meet your goals.

Download this white paper and learn:

  • DCS vs. PLC vs. SCADA vs. Hybrid – 5 Factors to consider
  • Who to Include in the Decision Process
  • Vendor Selection Criteria – 6 Key Considerations

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Sit/Stand Consoles: The Ergonomics and Benefits of Movement in the Continuous Workplace

This white paper discusses the physical benefits of alternating sitting and standing as well as the capacity to customize for the correct and personalized height of work surfaces in continuous work environments where staff typically spend their entire shift at a desk and viewing monitors. Download and discover solutions to the various challenges of a constant workspace today.

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Differential Pressure Flow Metering: Problem Solver for Chemical Processing Industry (CPI) Applications

Differential Pressure meters can be the best solution for some of today’s most difficult flow measurement applications. Their fixed geometry will last for years. When combined with advanced differential pressure transmitters, they provide very good rangeability without the complexity that is common with old school analog transmitters. When used with a multivariable transmitter, DP meters are easily installed and durable in nature. This technology is a proven problem solver with versions that are specific to different measurement tasks.

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Filtration Simulation – A Process to Develop Microfiltration Solutions

With extensive expertise and the latest simulation software, GKD helps OEMs and engineers create microfiltration solutions in a multitude of industries throughout the world. This white paper outlines the simulation process GKD implements to solve filtration challenges that meet the highest expectations.

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Transforming Chemical Operations through Technology

The complex nature of chemical production – with its numerous process variables, volatile costs and prices as well as significant geographic differences – makes optimal decision-making particularly difficult. And, as explained in this first of a two-part white paper, the external and internal challenges facing the chemical sector over the next decade are only likely to make things more difficult. Drawing from a selection of independent sources and providing case studies from mature and emerging markets, this white paper provides executives an overview of how digitalization can help them increase profitability and minimize risk whatever their situation.

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Bentley’s and Siemens’ Vision for Cloud-based Distributed Engineering and Operations

Bentley and Siemens have developed a vision for an open, cloud-based solution for engineering and operations that will overcome the current challenge of engineering tools that are poorly connected to asset information during operation and vice versa.  The solution will provide means to access traditionally inaccessible data, through intelligent scanning and interpretation, with services to validate data and improve the degree of accuracy, completeness and trustworthiness across the asset lifecycle, thus improving compliance and the quality of decision making.

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The Impact of Oil Cleanliness on Your Equipment in the Petrochemical, Chemical and Refining Industries

Covers the leading cause of lubricant-related equipment failure, measuring contaminants in your oil, how clean does oil need to be, the benefits of clean oil, how new oil gets contaminated, the best way to reduce contaminate-caused wear, and much more. Download the free paper now.

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Liquid Ring Vacuum Technology for the Chemical Industry

Vacuum technology never stops developing, and for decades it has continued to progress. However, despite many improvements, new developments and further advancements, one principle of vacuum generation that has remained to this day in certain applications – and still successfully applied – is the liquid ring vacuum pump.

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Six Steps to Designing a Storage Vessel That Really Works

Flow problems often occur because of poorly designed equipment.  This article explains a methodical approach for designing, installing, and starting up equipment to achieve reliable flow.

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Choosing the Right Technology for Chemical Processes

Selecting the right vacuum technology for chemical and pharmaceutical processing applications is often difficult. A vacuum system must deliver the required pumping speed and ensure the required pump-down time. It cannot be sensitive to process gases and must meet all requirements. Reliability and economic efficiency also play a significant role.

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Gas Diaphragm Pump Primer

This 58-page booklet is intended to provide an overview of gas diaphragm pumps with mechanical drives, covering subjects such as their design, function, properties, and a comparison of diaphragm types. In addition, examples of applications and advice concerning selection of the right pump are included.

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7 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Vacuum Pump

A common question when someone needs a vacuum pump is, what kind of pump do I need? The right answer depends upon a variety of factors, such as the nature of the process or application, the working pressure and/or flow rate required, the desired process time, if the pump will be exposed to aggressive chemicals, and what sort of process control is desired (manual, electronic, automated). This paper addresses each of these issues, in turn.

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New, Safe, Simple, Standard practice to sample hazardous liquefied gas

The more hazardous a chemical is, the more complex sampling has to be, right? WRONG!!! In this paper, we will introduce a new technology used to grab Hazardous Liquefied Gas such as Chlorine, LPG or others in a simple, efficient and intrinsically safe way. We will demonstrate that “Considerable effort is required to obtain a representative sample” is a thing of the past.

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In-Line Analytical Measurements and Automated Maintenance

This collection of application notes gives a detailed overview of how in-line analyses of pH and gas is vital in overcoming the most complicated chemical industry process challenges. The guide also shows how our automated solutions reduce maintenance and minimize the risk of personnel exposure to hazardous or toxic environments.

See how our collection of sensors designed for applications in the chemical industry help you fight corrosion, reduce fouling and increase process efficiency.

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Specifying Control Valves to Optimize Continuous Processes

Process plants such as those in the chemical industry rely on a number of demanding operations requiring the highest level of measurement and control performance. Valves are the most important single element in any fluid handling system, because they regulate the flow of fluid to the process. This white paper discusses key factors to consider, such as sizing and trim materials, when choosing a valve to meet a specific application requirement.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

CASE STUDY: SL1000 PORTABLE TESTING FOR CHEMICAL AND PETROCHEMICAL

Water quality testing, dramatically streamlined. The Hach SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA) performs the same tests with less than half the manual steps. Get highly accurate results, with less opportunity for errors, in a fraction of the time, and up to six parameters tested simultaneously. Read how one customer improved their grab sample analysis time by 75%!

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The State of Automation in the Bulk Chemical Industry

Automation offers substantial benefits for bulk chemical manufacturers in cost reductions, streamlined processes, and competitive differentiation. However, market uncertainties and the rapid advances in automation technologies can leave manufacturers unsure of which investments will provide the greatest returns.

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Improve Capital Project Execution

The difference between whether projects are on-time and on-budget or late and over-budget often comes down to strategies. Transforming capital project execution requires new strategies and taking best practices from successful projects. This interactive ebook showcases actual successful capital projects and how companies across countries and industries are combining best-in-class project strategies and automation technologies to transform capital project execution.

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CASE STUDY: SL1000 PORTABLE TESTING FOR CHEMICAL and PETROCHEMICAL

Water quality testing, dramatically streamlined. The Hach SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA) performs the same tests with less than half the manual steps. Get highly accurate results, with less opportunity for errors, in a fraction of the time, and up to six parameters tested simultaneously. Read how one customer improved their grab sample analysis time by 75%!

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

Specifying Control Valves to Optimize Continuous Processes

Process plants such as those in the chemical industry rely on a number of demanding operations requiring the highest level of measurement and control performance. Control valve technology, in particular, plays a vital role in production processes. Valves are the most important single element in any fluid handling system, because they regulate the flow of fluid to the process. This white paper discusses key factors to consider, such as sizing and trim materials, when choosing a valve to meet a specific application requirement.

To learn more, click here for the complete whitepaper.

Silo Failures: Case Histories and Lessons Learned

Silos and bins fail with a frequency which is much higher than almost any other industrial equipment. Sometimes the failure only involves distortion or deformation which, while unsightly, does not pose a safety or operational hazard. In other cases, failure involves complete collapse of the structure with accompanying loss of use and even loss of life.

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The State of Automation in the Bulk Chemical Industry

Automation offers substantial benefits for bulk chemical manufacturers in cost reductions, streamlined processes, and competitive differentiation. However, market uncertainties and the rapid advances in automation technologies can leave manufacturers unsure of which investments will provide the greatest returns. In this study, conducted by Chemical Engineering, we examine the bulk chemical industry outlook as seen through the eyes of the manufacturer as well as their individual approach to automation and plans for future investments.

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Solutions to Batch Mixing Issues

Inefficiencies in batch mixing operations manifest in a number of ways such as long cycle times, frequent reworks, defects or low product quality, difficulties in maintaining temperature, losses in raw material or finished product, and intensive clean-up, to name a few. This white paper, presented by Charles Ross & Son Company, will review some strategies for improving commonly encountered batch mixing problems.

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Predict, Prescribe, Profit: Creating a World that Doesn’t Break Down

What are you doing to reduce unplanned downtime at your plant? Equipment breakdowns and process interruptions are a $20 billion USD problem. Millions are being spend on new maintenance solutions, but is that even addressing the problem? Effective, earlier detection of issues would eliminate these failures. Download this white paper to learn how leading manufacturers are using big data to solve reliability problems that only a few years ago were unsolvable.

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Wasted Energy Means Wasted Dollars

Energy consumption may approach 90% of the lifetime costs of owning and operating productive equipment. In the asset-extensive chemical processing industries, reducing power consumption leaps to the forefront of any effort to reduce costs in industrial operations. PRÜFTECHNIK, world leader in machinery alignment offers state-of-the-art solutions to optimize your assets’ energy efficiency.

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Monitoring Iron Transport in the Steam Cycle via Grab Sample and Online Methods

Quantitative online monitoring of iron corrosion product transport is an ongoing technical challenge. Total iron measurements require digestion of the particulate and colloidal iron oxides which constitute the majority of these products. Particle monitoring is fast and simple, but is not quantitative. The present study combines a modified total iron analysis with a laser nephelometer to create a quantitative online monitoring system. This system is applicable in the steady-state flow regime, where flow corrosion products are consistent. The calibration is specific to the particular corrosion product characteristics present at the individual nephelometer installation site.

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Reduce Costs of Wiring, Engineering, and Changes

Emerson’s Smart Junction Boxes provide an off-the-shelf solution for faster project execution and reduced installation costs. Bring a positive step change to your project by reducing system footprint, eliminating I/O home run cables, and significantly reducing cabinet design engineering with Smart Junction Boxes and Electronic Marshalling technology.

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Dirty Tanks and Totes Are No Laughing Matter

Safety, sustainability and cost savings are important objectives for your company, and tank cleaning optimization has a positive impact on all of them. Using the right tank and tote cleaning device can significantly reduce downtime, while using fewer resources such as water, cleaning agents and energy – while increasing plant safety by eliminating confined space entry for manual tank cleaning.

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HCl Monitoring In Stacks And Scrubbers

Due to its polluting effects, hydrogen chloride (HCl) levels in industrial exhausts are of growing concern. To ensure levels are within required limits, HCl monitoring equipment is installed on stacks and scrubbers where the gas is present. However, measuring the gas can be very challenging with commonly used technologies. In situ, probe-type analyzers using tunable diode laser spectroscopy offer a cost-effective, low maintenance and reliable alternative.

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Migration Project Justification

Migrating modern control systems can be complex, often requiring detailed upfront planning, a methodical implementation strategy, and astute project management. Perhaps one of the largest challenges process engineers face is building a case and justifying a control system upgrade or migration project. To help, we have teamed up with Daniel Roessler to provide you with a complimentary chapter of his book titled “Migration Project Justification.”

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Differential pH Design Overcomes Common pH Sensor Challenges

A conventional pH measurement system has several weaknesses from dependence of an unbuffered chloride ion concentration in the reference electrode and vulnerability of sensor fails due to leakage and/or refills, to measurement error from precipitate deposit. Compared to conventional techniques, the patented Differential Electrode Technique provides measurements of greater stability over longer periods of time with less downtime and maintenance.

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CASE STUDY: NATURAL GAS SAMPLING

Sampling of natural gas for analysis and energy potential determination places special demands on the pump utilized for this purpose. This case study examines the required specifications and subsequent development and field testing of a diaphragm vacuum pump specifically designed to handle the unique challenges of mobile spot sample extraction.

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SAFE, GAS-TIGHT TRANSFER OF DANGEROUS AND/OR EXPENSIVE MEDIA

Gas tightness is an important factor when selecting a pump for transferring dangerous, rare, and/or expensive media. An extreme case is the handling of highly reactive media like pyrophoric gases, where one must be concerned not only with loss of the transferred gas, but also the intrusion of atmospheric air. This case study reviews one such case, including the issues encountered under actual operating conditions, and their solution.

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Simplify Commissioning to Shorten Project Timelines

Smart Commissioning is a technology-enabled process that drastically reduces commissioning time and effort decoupling the physical I/O design from the functional design. See how the advancements are far reaching and improve the full commissioning process from system design, to device binding and configuration, to testing and documentation.

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Stay Ahead of the Competition with These 7 Secrets to a Well-Run Plant

Have you ever received a call in the middle of the night because of a plant operational crisis that took longer to correct than you would like? What you may not know is that modeling technology, which solves these kinds of complex process issues, can be accessed by your team though an easy to use Microsoft Excel® interface. AspenTech’s 7 Secrets to a Well-Run Plant focuses on how conceptual design models help plant managers make better decisions. 

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TOC Analyzer Meets Tough Demands of Oil in Water and Hydrocarbons Applications

As known for many years, crude oil refinement is a very energy intensive process. Steam and hot water are of big concern for processing and contamination can lead to corrosion in pipes, boilers and heat exchangers. Reliable monitoring of these can lead to enormous cost savings in which Oil in Water (OIW) analyzers are required. Download the white paper to see why a TOC analyzer is an excellent choice.

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Six Approaches to Improve Operations Performance

This white paper series analyzes the challenges operation teams are facing and the solutions they can leverage to achieve an efficient and productive path to improve operations performance. Explore six approaches using technology and service innovations that can improve operational efficiencies and run your plant more efficiently.

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Optical Dissolved Oxygen Measurement in Power and Boiler Applications

Dissolved oxygen (DO) is one of the key parameters that must be monitored and controlled in power and boiler applications to effectively minimize corrosion due to oxidation. With the optical process for the measurement of dissolved oxygen, a measurement method has been developed that eliminates the process related to disadvantages of traditional electrochemical (amperometric) measurement methods. Numerous guidelines exist from standards bodies on different chemistry methods that can be applied to effectively manage oxygen levels and the use of Luminescent Dissolved Oxygen (LDO) sensors for the measurement of oxygen is now accepted by ASTM.

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Differential pH Design Overcomes Common pH Sensor Challenges

pH is key indicator of water quality that, when measured continuously, can help identify costly issues. For chemical and refining applications, measuring pH is especially useful for monitoring the nutrient removal process and as an indicator of corrosion issues. In order to fully unlock the potential of this parameter, it is important to have a basic understanding of what the measurement means and how it is obtained.

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Accurate On-Line DO and TSS Monitoring Helps Optimize Petrochem Effluent Treatment

On-line water quality instrumentation at petrochemical effluent treatment plants is being used to provide operators with critical, real-time information to make informed process decisions to achieve improved effluent quality and optimize plant performance. As on-line technologies and analytical systems have become more advanced, accurate and reliable, plant operators have become increasingly confident in their uses.

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Encapsulation Technology by Design

Battelle’s encapsulation technology is based on a particle forming polymerization approach. Our unique method is amenable to encapsulate both solid and liquid active ingredients. Read about our detailed processes to understand how it can be used for a wide range of products, including personal care, pesticide, and household cleaning products as well as paints and coatings.

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CXS Chemical Dry Vacuum Pump Brings Smart Vacuum to the Process Industry

Edwards’ next generation chemical dry pumps offer clean, energy efficient vacuum that is highly reliable yet still flexible. These systems allow processors to minimise energy costs and reduce environmental impact.

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Texas cleaning chemicals plant cuts tank filling process from hours to minutes with ARO Air-Diaphragm pump and Controller

The production of cleaning chemical involves blending, batching and packaging product quickly enough to meet customer demand, while maintaining product quality and avoiding risk of leakage, spillage or worker injury. Automation options and fitting the right pumping equipment to the application can reduce taking filling time from hours to minutes and lower certain safety risks.

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OIL AND GAS AND REFINERIES: The Management Tool with Operational and Commercial Impact TOC Sampling and Measurement Challenges

Oil is a hydrocarbon with a very high concentration of TOC. If there is an oil breakthrough in the processing environment, things can become serious rapidly. It is imperative that plant operations have real-time, accurate and reliable information regarding TOC levels in the process water and wastewater.

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Cost, Time, and Water Savings Gained through Rotary Impingement Tank Cleaning

Tank cleaning has always been viewed as a necessary evil for manufacturers. During the cleaning process, a significant amount of resources (time, chemicals, water, electric and labor) is required between batches to ensure a reliable, uncontaminated, quality batch is produced.

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Fine Powder Flow Phenomena in Bins, Hoppers, and Processing Vessels

Fine powders often exhibit significant two-phase (solid/gas) interactions when they are handled in bins, hoppers, and processing vessels. As a result, numerous and more complex flow problems can occur which are not observed with bulk solids with much larger particle sizes.

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Spherical Disc Valves for Solids Processing Applications

Solids and slurries have completely different flow characteristics than liquid and gases, so it’s important to choose a valve for these applications carefully. Some factors to consider include material of construction, seat material, finish, flow control, actuation and mounting arrangements.

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Turn Down the Power

Given that electricity prices present a long-term upward trend, the imperative for greater energy efficiency is becoming more urgent. While regulation and legislation do have some effect in forcing change in the business community, a compelling business case — with clear methodology, reliable return on investment and financial efficiency — is much more powerful.

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The Impact of Ageing Infrastructure in Process Manufacturing Industries

Process manufacturing companies in the oil and gas, utilities, chemicals and natural resource industries rely on proprietary infrastructure to run their operations. Much of this infrastructure is rapidly ageing, thus increasing the risk of failure. Subsequent disruptions hamstring operations and impede opportunities for growth, with the impact of these interruptions felt worldwide. As a result, executives in these industries must make tough decisions about where, when and how much to invest in infrastructure upgrades.

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Four Ways Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Can Increase ROI in Process Manufacturing Industries

Asset-intensive companies like those in the utilities, oil, gas, chemical, steel and mining industries, need to invest heavily in order to maintain operations and continue to grow their business, yet they are faced with an uncertain economic situation. Because of this challenge, it is essential that companies are able to fully optimize investment decisions and lower operating costs to ensure a healthy ROI. Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions can help your company achieve operational excellence, financial discipline and risk mitigation.

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Vacuubrand Inc.

Historically, mini-plants have utilized oil-sealed rotary vane vacuum pumps as a vacuum source because they provide relatively high flow rates and because they can reach relatively deep vacuum levels, such as 10-3 mbar. The same can be said of kilo labs. However, rotary vane pumps also include several critical disadvantages which make their use in pilot plants and kilo labs suboptimal. Most notably, these disadvantages include significant maintenance requirements in terms of both time and material related costs. By switching from an oil pump to an oil-free technology such as a diaphragm pump, there are significant benefits to be realized. These benefits include better process control, chemically inert wetted materials, and significantly reduced maintenance.

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