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Chinese Petrochemical Complex to Use PP and HDPE Technologies from Lyondell Basell

China: Production of Petrochemicals

Chinese Petrochemical Complex to Use PP and HDPE Technologies from Lyondell Basell

07/23/2017 - Liaoning Bora Petrochemical has selected Lyondell Basell’s polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) technologies for three new plants in its new petrochemical complex in Panjin, Liaoning Province, China. read...

Air Separation Plant in East China Petrochemical Park Starts Production

China: Industrial Gases

Air Separation Plant in East China Petrochemical Park Starts Production

07/23/2017 - Praxair has started up its new air separation plant for Nanjing Jinling Huntsman New Materials, a joint venture between Sinopec Jinling and Huntsman. read...

MAN Diesel & Turbo Completes Power Plant in Nicaragua

Nicaragua: Power Generation

MAN Diesel & Turbo Completes Power Plant in Nicaragua

07/22/2017 - MAN Diesel & Turbo announced that it has commissioned eight type 18 V48/60 engines in the new Planta MAN 140 power plant in Los Brasiles, Nicaragua and handed them over to the operator, Alba Generación. The company is also responsible for engineering and delivery of the engines and equipment, steel structure, piping and electrics. read...

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A Mammoth Task: The Complete Dismantling of a Refinery

A Systematic Exit

A Mammoth Task: The Complete Dismantling of a Refinery

07/11/2017 - Against the backdrop of the restructuring of its refining capacities, mineral oil companies are often anticipating a mammoth task: the complete dismantling of a production site. The fact that a sustainable and economically viable concept for a site conversion can be successfully implemented is exemplified by the dismantling of the Ingolstadt Refinery — a pioneering project read...

Augment the Safety Aspect: How Process Control Becomes a Plant Safety Cornerstone

Plant Management/Safety

Augment the Safety Aspect: How Process Control Becomes a Plant Safety Cornerstone

06/30/2017 - Enhanced plant management helps to realize smooth and safe operation — Maintaining a safe operating state is essential in process industries, as any incident or malfunction may have fatal consequences. State-of-the-art control technology is designed to supervise and control a process within a defined and safe operating state. But there are always risks for deviation caused by interruptions or unplanned conditions. Plant personnel need to be aware of differences between actual and planned operating states — and eventually to take action to quickly bring the process back under control. read...

The (R)Evolution of Chlorine: Ways into the Post-Mercury Era

Eurochlor 2017/Chlorine Production

The (R)Evolution of Chlorine: Ways into the Post-Mercury Era

06/29/2017 - Europe’s chlorine industry enters the post-mercury era — The shutdown of the last amalgam systems are taken out of service in December 2017, a technological era will come to an end. However, with membrane electrolysis technology underway, it will not mean the extinction of the industry. Plant operators and engineers are moving on on to the next level of the chlorine (r)evolution, balancing sustainability, energy efficiency and safety. read...

The Next Generation of Couplings and Disconnects

Disconnects: Technology Compared

The Next Generation of Couplings and Disconnects

06/28/2017 - Double ball-valve dry disconnects set new standard in chemical handling — Operators that handle hazardous liquids or toxic chemicals have high demands for loading systems, hoses, pipes and couplings. But how to design such a system? Are traditional bayonet-and-plunger styles still the go-to-solution for chemicals or has the time of new coupling technology finally come? read...

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Exxon Mobil Renews Research into Conversion of Biomass into Fuel

USA: Biofuels

Exxon Mobil Renews Research into Conversion of Biomass into Fuel

07/22/2017 - Exxon Mobil announced a two-year renewal of an agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. read...

Emerson to Upgrade San Francisco's Wastewater Plant

USA: Wastewater Treatment

Emerson to Upgrade San Francisco's Wastewater Plant

07/22/2017 - Emerson has been awarded a 15-year design-build contract with a volume of $ 20 million for a comprehensive automation project to modernize San Francisco's Southeast Treatment Plant. read...

Mol Group Signs Licence Agreements with Evonik and Thyssenkrupp for Polyol Project

Hungary: Propylene Oxide Production

Mol Group Signs Licence Agreements with Evonik and Thyssenkrupp for Polyol Project

07/21/2017 - For its strategic investment into the propylene oxide value chain, Mol Group is partnering with Evonik and Thyssenkrupp. The company announced that this project would be their largest investment project in 2017-21. read...

The War for Talents in the Oil and Gas Business

USA: Oil and Gas Industry

The War for Talents in the Oil and Gas Business

In a study published by McKinsey&Company, the economics researchers identify three themes that are redefining the role of HR in oil and gas, with implications for HR strategy and operating model. read...

Milacron Expands Hot Runner Facility in China

China: Plastics Industry

Milacron Expands Hot Runner Facility in China

Milacron announced the completion of an 8,200 m2 expansion in Kunshan City, Jiangsu, China to their hot runner and control systems manufacturing facility and a 2,500 m2 expansion in administration and support staff offices. read...

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A Mammoth Task: The Complete Dismantling of a Refinery

A Systematic Exit

A Mammoth Task: The Complete Dismantling of a Refinery

11.07.17 - Against the backdrop of the restructuring of its refining capacities, mineral oil companies are often anticipating a mammoth task: the complete dismantling of a production site. The fact that a sustainable and economically viable concept for a site conversion can be successfully implemented is exemplified by the dismantling of the Ingolstadt Refinery — a pioneering project read...

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Freeman Technology Ltd

Register for our seminar today - Importance of powder flow properties in formulation design

Register today to secure your place at a half day seminar hosted by Freeman Technology in Japan – ‘The Importance of Powder Flow Properties in Formulation Design’. ...

Flottweg SE

Flottweg startet mit einer neuen Ausbildungsrichtung

Als einer der weltweit angesehensten Anbieter von Lösungen in der mechanischen Trenntechnik und einem Exportanteil von 85 % sind für Flottweg gute Fremdsprachenkenntnisse von großer Bedeutung. ...

Freeman Technology Ltd

New Application Note - Understanding Powder Behaviour in Battery Production

Freeman Technology is pleased to announce the release of ‘Understanding Powder Behaviour in Battery Production’.

MG2 s.r.l.

MG2 after Interpack: report of two extraordinary years

The Düsseldorf fair represented a milestone in MG2 growing process which started two years ago. ...

EPC Group

Recycling of Polystyrene Waste: CreaSolv Process as a Solution to one of America's Major Waste Problems

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, almost 138,000 tons of polystyrene cups are thrown away in the US every single year. ...

Freeman Technology Ltd

Reaching new standards

Every member of the Freeman Technology team strives to achieve excellence and as a result of these efforts we are one of the first companies to successfully transition to the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard. ...