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No More Wrong Connections: There Is a Right Coupling and Disconnect for Every Application

Quick couplings

No More Wrong Connections: There Is a Right Coupling and Disconnect for Every Application

07/19/2017 - Quick couplings ensure clean and safe medium transport – Whether it is material transfer in the production plant, filling in containers or the loading and unloading of tank cars - quick couplings are the interfaces of liquid transport processes. But what is important when configuring or selecting such coupling solutions? From mono couplings to clean-break technology, specialists offer the right connection for each process - and incidentally “connect” the inconspicuous hose with IIoT-networks.n. read...

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...

Overpressure Protection System Compared: PSV or HIPPS?

Safety/Overpressure Protection

Overpressure Protection System Compared: PSV or HIPPS?

06/26/2017 - Protecting process systems from overpressure scenarios — Protecting valuable equipment and piping from overpressure is usually achieved by pressure safety valves. Yet, sometimes, these measures face limitations due to facilities constraints and other factors. High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems offer an alternative approach. read...

Can a Process Plant stay Forever Young?

Plant Engineering

Can a Process Plant stay Forever Young?

06/23/2017 - Stimuli for plant engineering and operation from service life consideration to wear and fatigue models — How long is the service life of your plant? A recent Dechema event tracked down the links between maintenance, diagnostics and analytical procedures … Also present: Materials specialists, new guidelines and impulses from practice. Lifelong learning for the service life of the plant and a call for individual responsibility. How realistic is the zero-error-plant? read...

Spun Out: Is It Time for A Pump Revolution in the Chemical Industry?

AODD Pumps

Spun Out: Is It Time for A Pump Revolution in the Chemical Industry?

06/16/2017 - For decades, centrifugal pumps were the standard choice for the process industry. Now, advancements in overall efficiency and the ability to handle a wide array of unique chemicals combine to make the air-operated double-diaphragm pump a first choice for chemical processors. read...

How New Intrinsically Safe I/O Modules Redefine the Range of Application for Automation

I/O System

How New Intrinsically Safe I/O Modules Redefine the Range of Application for Automation

06/12/2017 - With its 750 XTR Series of products since 2014, Wago offers a solution that broadens the range of use for machines and systems with regard to environmental conditions and external interference factors, while providing the highest degree of flexibility. Now, Wago has defined a new dimension of use with the latest development for the 750 XTR Series. read...

New Hygienic Pumps for the Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage Industry

Hygienic Pumps

New Hygienic Pumps for the Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage Industry

05/30/2017 - What is going on at hygienic pump specialists Hilge, now present in the market as GEA Hilge after the acquisition by the GEA Group? Recently, the company gave the trade press a glimpse into its goals and objectives and also introduced a new hygienic pump. read...