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How to Cut CO2 Emissions by One Billion Tons

USA: GE Analysis on CO2 Emissions from Coal and Gas Power Plant

How to Cut CO2 Emissions by One Billion Tons

12/07/2016 - GE released an analysis of global power plants, which claims that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the world’s fleet of coal and gas plants can be reduced by 10 % — the equivalent of removing 95 % of cars off U.S. roads — if existing hardware and software solutions would be fully applied. read...

The Global No.1 Exhibition for Industrial Valves Opens Its Doors

Valve World 2016

The Global No.1 Exhibition for Industrial Valves Opens Its Doors

11/29/2016 - They are made to work everywhere and still vary widely in size and application: fittings that ensure safety in the oil and gas industries, channel fluids through chemical plants, control the supply and drainage of water, gas or highly corrosive media or regulate the correct flow in the beverage industry. read...

How to Make the Optimal Use of Scheduled Plant Downtime

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How to Make the Optimal Use of Scheduled Plant Downtime

11/11/2016 - A regular large-scale inspection of a refinery took place at Mineraloelraffinerie Oberrhein (MiRO) in Karlsruhe, in the spring of 2015. All 41 process plants in No. 1 Works as well as three plants in No. 2 Works were at a standstill for four–six weeks. During this time much more took place than just the fulfillment of legal requirements: The plants were cleaned, repaired and underwent further technical optimization and testing to ensure that they would run reliably and efficiently in the years ahead. read...

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...

More Flexibility for Pharma: Why WFI is About to Unleash its True Potential

Water for Inhjection (WFI) in Pharma

More Flexibility for Pharma: Why WFI is About to Unleash its True Potential

11/07/2016 - The change in European Pharmacopoeia (Eur. Ph.) gives more flexibility to the operators of WFI systems — The release of the membrane process for the production of Water for Injection purposes (WFI) in European pharmacopoeia (Eur. Ph.) opens up annual savings potential for pharma enterprises up to several hundred thousand Euro, at min. the same or higher water quality. The article illustrates what exactly was changed and why in Eur. Ph., what effects the change will have in practical terms and what a good plant for cold WFI production must look like. read...

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Stage Time for Innovation: These Nine Developments Were the Stars of Powtech 2016

Innovations at Powtech

Stage Time for Innovation: These Nine Developments Were the Stars of Powtech 2016

05/13/2016 - Among trade exhibitions, congresses and new technologies; the innovative developments were the real stars of Powtech — From filling-level sensor to the containment-solution: Powtech 2016 offered innovations in all sizes and for all fields of application ranging from pharmaceutical manufacturing to solid material. New technologies and efficient processes were the main focus of this hotspot of the mechanical processing technology. Best reasons to celebrate at the festive Technology Awards ceremony … read...

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Clariant Invests in Mining Business

USA: Speciality Chemicals for the Mining Industry

Clariant Invests in Mining Business

Clariant announced a number of acquisitions as well as investments in its mining facilities. read...

Wireless Corrosion Monitoring Added to Emerson's Portfolio

UK: Emerson Acquires Permasense

Wireless Corrosion Monitoring Added to Emerson's Portfolio

Emerson has agreed to acquire UK-based Permasense, a provider of non-intrusive corrosion monitoring technologies for the offshore and onshore oil production, refining, chemical, power, pipelines, metals and mining and other industries. read...

Start-Up of New TiO2 Production Line

Mexico: Chemours Expands Titanium Dioxide Production

Start-Up of New TiO2 Production Line

Chemours inaugurated its new titanium dioxide (TiO2) production line at its Altamira plant in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. read...

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Chemical Free Cleaning of Membrane Modules

Membrane Bioreactors

Chemical Free Cleaning of Membrane Modules

A new cleaning technology aims to tackle the big challenge of submerged membrane bioreactors: Cleaning without chemical agents. read...

Engineering and Construction in Theory and Practice

Research today: Why Industry 4.0 is for SMEs, too...

Hannover Messe 2016

Research today: Why Industry 4.0 is for SMEs, too...

04/20/2016 - Industry 4.0 remains a hot topic – above all at Hannover Messe, where the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (Fraunhofer IPK) will present its solutions for the factory of the future. The world's leading show for industrial technology runs from 25 to 29 April 2016. read...