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Exxon Mobil’s Restart Activities Continue at Baytown

Operations Update After Hurricane

Exxon Mobil’s Restart Activities Continue at Baytown

09/20/2017 - Post Hurricane Harvey, Exxon Mobil begins to restart activities and facility assessments at its Baytown refinery. The company has also made significant progress in restarting chemical production, pipelines and other logistical infrastructure in the Houston area. read...

Position Paper on Atex Directive Available

Germany: Separators

Position Paper on Atex Directive Available

08/21/2017 - Following the replacement of Directive 94/9/EC by the Atex Directive 2014/34/EU, the position paper „Atex Directive — Filtering Separators“ serves as the basis for reliable evaluation of filtering separators. The position paper is now available as an online version in English. 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...

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...

Air Separation Unit from Praxair Supplies Samsung's Display Production Plant

South Korea: Electronics Industry

Air Separation Unit from Praxair Supplies Samsung's Display Production Plant

07/14/2017 - Praxair announced the start-up of a new air separation plant to supply 700 tons per day of nitrogen to Samsung’s display manufacturing complex in Tangjeong, South Korea. read...

Articles

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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Lanxess Expands Range of Membranes for Reverse Osmosis

Germany: Water Treatment

Lanxess Expands Range of Membranes for Reverse Osmosis

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is expanding its range of membrane elements for reverse osmosis (RO). read...

Air Liquide Invests in Start-Ups

France: Digitalisation

Air Liquide Invests in Start-Ups

Aliad, Air Liquide’s venture capital investment arm, has announced three new equity investments in technology start-ups, Dietsensor and Ubleam, and in the investment fund Investisseurs & Partenaires. read...

Air Liquide to Supply China's Fiber Optics Industry

China: Industrial Gases

Air Liquide to Supply China's Fiber Optics Industry

Over a one-year time period, Air Liquide signed new supply contracts covering a period of 10 to 15 years with three major Chinese fiber optics manufacturers. read...

products and processes for engineering and construction

Going With the Flow

Laminar Flow Systems

Going With the Flow

Spetec launches the SuSi Series of Laminar Flow Module products: Standing for Super Silent, the units feature optimised air flow characteristics and quieter fans, the company states. With the primary filter in a filter cartridge, the unit allows for an easy handling. read...

Engineering and Construction in Theory and Practice

How Predictive Maintanance Reduces Both: Risks and Costs

Maintenance Instead of Remediation

How Predictive Maintanance Reduces Both: Risks and Costs

11/22/2016 - The reliability of technical test methods and models designed to forecast the behaviour of components under stress has increased over recent years. Nevertheless, insufficient maintenance or unsuitable strategies still sometimes result in failures and significant damage in process plants. The right overall strategy must be customised to each plant, taking individual features into account. This approach helps to reduce both costs and damage. read...