Toluene – A Frequently Underestimated Fire Hazard

Electrostatic Charge

Toluene – A Frequently Underestimated Fire Hazard

Research into the cause of fires involving toluene has always unearthed one certain fact, which is that devastating results are inevitable if there is an electrostatic charge. But why does the chemical ignite so quickly? read...

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EXPLOSION PROTECTION, SAFETY & SECURITY

The Explosion-Proof Revolution in Everyday 'Plant' Life

Explosion-Proof Trends

The Explosion-Proof Revolution in Everyday 'Plant' Life

07/15/2014 - Explosion-proof mobile computers for strategic maintenance and live video conferencing systems not only improve work flow and asset management, they also increase the availability and flexibility of systems and optimise processes. Read here about the opportunities presented by maintenance based on Wi-Fi networks in hazardous areas. read...

Automation & Instrumentation

A Check Valve for High Pressures

Check Valves

A Check Valve for High Pressures

Gas non-return valves (check valves) protect systems, outlet points and pipelines against unwanted and potentially hazardous gas mixtures. For applications in the high-pressure range, the German manufacturer Witt provides two models—one with a maximum operating overpressure of 300 bar (4350 psi)—in its current 600H and 800-ES series.read...

PACKAGING & LOGISTICS

CB&I Works on Liwa Plastics Project in Oman

Engineering Projects

CB&I Works on Liwa Plastics Project in Oman

07/23/2014 - CB&I will provide technology license, design and engineering for three MTBE units for the Liwa Plastics Project in the Sultanate of Oman. The NGL plant, operated by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries (Orpic), will be the largest single train gas plant designed by CB&I. read...

Analysis & Lab Equipment

Top–Trend Digitalisation Reaches the Labs – How to Make Best Use of IT

Digital Laboratory Documentation

Top–Trend Digitalisation Reaches the Labs – How to Make Best Use of IT

07/21/2014 - Documentation of valuable scientific data using paperbound lab books often poses several challenges to scientists. However, with the advent of digital lab books, for instance, the labfolder, record keeping for scientific research is no more an arduous task. read...

Engineering & Construction

Danish Consortium Constructs Billion–Dollars Fertilizer Project in Nigeria

Nigerian Fertilizer Project

Danish Consortium Constructs Billion–Dollars Fertilizer Project in Nigeria

07/21/2014 - A Danish consortium led by Brass Fertilizer and Haldor Topsøe has agreed to design and construct a US $ 3.5 billion urea, methanol and gas processing complex on Brass Island, Bayelsa, Nigeria. The proposed project is expected to be the single largest private sector investment in the Niger Delta. read...

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