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Exxon Mobil Expands Base Stock Production

Singapore: Lubricant Enhancement

Exxon Mobil Expands Base Stock Production

02/16/2017 - Exxon Mobil announced the expansion of its Singapore refinery with the aim of increasing the production of the company’s Group II base stocks. Construction is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2017 with completion anticipated in 2019. read...

Jacobs Engineering Invests in ION Software

USA: Connected Enterprise Framework Unveiled

Jacobs Engineering Invests in ION Software

02/01/2017 - Engineering companies are increasingly focusing on the development of Big Data analysis tools. Only recently, the Japanese plant builder Chiyoda announced the creation of a business unit dedicate to Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. Now US company Jacobs Engineering follows by unveiling Connected Enterprise — a suite of integrated capabilities and solutions to enable digital transformation. read...

SPX Flow Builds Plant to Serve European Market

Poland: Local Supply of Process Equipment

SPX Flow Builds Plant to Serve European Market

02/01/2017 - SPX Flow has recently expanded production capabilities by opening a new manufacturing campus in Poland. The US based company manufactures and markets hygienic valves, plate heat exchangers, pumps, homogenizers and process systems designed for use in dairy, food, beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care production. read...

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...

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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...

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How to Make the Optimal Use of Scheduled Plant Downtime

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How to Make the Optimal Use of Scheduled Plant Downtime

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...

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...

products and processes for engineering and construction

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

Measuring the Standstill: How to Use KPIs and Benchmarks in Plant Turnarounds?

Turnarounds and Plant Maintenance

Measuring the Standstill: How to Use KPIs and Benchmarks in Plant Turnarounds?

05/03/2016 - KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and benchmarks for turnarounds and plant shutdowns? — Not only the operation but also the revision of large-scale plants is under enormous profitability pressure. Outstanding work amounts and delays can easily add up to several millions in terms of costs. Making a plant turnaround measurable is, however, by no means an easy task. read...