Faster, Safer, Cleaner: The Trends and Challenges in Plant Turnaround

Plant Turnaround

Faster, Safer, Cleaner: The Trends and Challenges in Plant Turnaround

Inspections and turnarounds pose enormous challenges for plant operators and project engineers who have to aim for a short and safe shutdown — and yet cope at the same time with longer and longer inspection cycles, highly complex technology and ever increasing demands on safety. What direction is the turnaround business taking in these times of skills shortages and rising costs? read...

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EXPLOSION PROTECTION, SAFETY & SECURITY

Effective Protection against Faults by Using Signal Conditioners

Signal Conditioners

Effective Protection against Faults by Using Signal Conditioners

04/16/2014 - The operation of high-quality field devices and process control systems can only be as effective as the signal they receive. However, the signal lines are exposed to numerous sources of interference. Galvanic isolation of the signal circuit between the field and process control system offers effective protection at a relatively low cost. It avoids the risks involved with a direct connection between field devices and the controller. read...

Automation & Instrumentation

Learn about an Innovative Approach to a New Motor Control Center

Automation Technology

Learn about an Innovative Approach to a New Motor Control Center

Water treatment is not the environment in which one expects to find state of the art automation technology — And yet, sewage treatment plants could benefit greatly from the latest developments in drives and process control systems. All that is needed is an open mind for innovative thinking and new technologies, as a major English water distributor experienced.read...

PACKAGING & LOGISTICS

The Strengths of Electric Actuators in the Water Industry

Valve Automation

The Strengths of Electric Actuators in the Water Industry

04/17/2014 - The water resources management safeguards the basic water supply for society — and the actuator specialists of Auma safeguard the smooth operation. Irrespective of the type of application — water supply companies, water treatment, locks or desalination plants — electric actuators control water flows all around the globe. But, what exactly are their strengths? An overview … read...

Analysis & Lab Equipment

Going Below the Surface: Measuring Organic Sum Parameters for Water Analysis

Organic Sum Parameters

Going Below the Surface: Measuring Organic Sum Parameters for Water Analysis

04/14/2014 - Online measuring and monitoring of water quality and purity in rivers, lakes and streams is a centerpiece of environmental protection and water conservation. Especially organic substances threaten the delicate nature of aquatic ecosystems. Due to the diverse contaminants and pollution sources, analysis relies on the measuring of sum parameters. Different approaches feature distinctive characteristics — but what is the best, fastet and most reliable measurement method? read...

Engineering & Construction

Solvay Extends Industrial Scale Facility for Torrefying Biomass

Torrefied Biomass - USA

Solvay Extends Industrial Scale Facility for Torrefying Biomass

04/15/2014 - Belgian company Solvay has launched the production of torrefied biomass at an industrial scale in the United States. The business will be run by the recently created Solvay Biomass Energy joint venture between Solvay and U.S. company New Biomass Energy (NBE). read...

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