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Furnace Project in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Technip Awarded Contract

Furnace Project in Saudi Arabia

05/29/2016 - Technip was awarded a contract to provide basic engineering and proprietary equipment for a grassroots ethylene cracking furnace at the Saudi Kayan petrochemical complex in Jubail. read...

Rosneft and Pertamina Sign Framework Agreement

Indonesia: Russian Investment

Rosneft and Pertamina Sign Framework Agreement

05/29/2016 - Rosneft and Pertamina have agreed to perform a bankable feasibility study to finance the project of construction of the new refining and petrochemical complex Tuban in the eastern part of Jawa, Indonesia and establish a joint venture for the project implementation. read...

PCIC Europe

Stop the Energy Guzzlers: This is how Pumps Learn to Think!

PCIC Europe: Pump Automation

Stop the Energy Guzzlers: This is how Pumps Learn to Think!

04/12/2016 - Process pumps do not have an easy job, more so in the downstream industry. It is useful to have strong partners on your side in this industry — Be it a refinery or a chemical facility, pumps in all sizes are the ubiquitous workhorses of the branch. However, pumps are also one of the biggest cost factors in the production facility. The technology often does not live up to its full potential when regulated in an insufficient or outdated manner. This is exactly when modern automation and pump management concepts come into play. read...

Ahoy Ex-Zones! Explosion Protection Equipments Sets Sails for Hazardous Waters

Explosion Protection

Ahoy Ex-Zones! Explosion Protection Equipments Sets Sails for Hazardous Waters

03/22/2016 - A fire fighting vessel in the heart of Europe's industrial and chemical clusters needs special equipment: Equipped with specialised technology, Europe’s latest high-tech fire-fighting boat is able to work in hazardous atmospheres, fighting fires, explosions and chemical accidents. Its secret? Explosion-protected electrical equipment and lighting by technology specialists Eaton. read...

Big Data Instead of Cheap Oil: Digitization in the Age of Oil Market Fluctuations

Digitization

Big Data Instead of Cheap Oil: Digitization in the Age of Oil Market Fluctuations

02/24/2016 - The chemical industry will have to get used to continuously strong oil price fluctuations. Companies that are agile enough to react to short-term, extreme market changes will be ahead of the competition in the future. Key is the digitization of the entire value chain. read...

Pharma & Food

New Project Explores Treatment Approaches through Crowdsourcing

Germany: Crowdsourcing for Psychiatric Diseases

New Project Explores Treatment Approaches through Crowdsourcing

05/25/2016 - Boehringer Ingelheim and Bio Med X have established a new research team that will conduct research to identify novel approaches for the treatment of patients with psychiatric diseases. read...

Thirsty for Growth: Asia to Account for Two-Thirds of Incremental Beverage Consumption by 2021

Beverage Industries

Thirsty for Growth: Asia to Account for Two-Thirds of Incremental Beverage Consumption by 2021

05/24/2016 - By 2021 Asia is predicted to contribute two-thirds of global incremental beverage consumption, with China alone responsible for one-third of the additional volume, a recent study say. read...

The Biggest Acquisition in 2016 is Looming

Germany: Bayer Submits Offer to Acquire Monsanto

The Biggest Acquisition in 2016 is Looming

05/23/2016 - Bayer has publicly disclosed the contents of its private proposal to acquire Monsanto – the $ 62 billion acquisition would be the largest German deal ever. read...

Powder Bulk Handling

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...

Heat Transfer

How to Keep Heat Transfer Systems Safe and Efficient

Heat Transfer/Safety

How to Keep Heat Transfer Systems Safe and Efficient

05/24/2016 - The pharma industry has come a long way since Alexander Fleming famously discovered penicillin. The current global pharmaceuticals market is estimated to be worth $300 billion a year and is growing rapidly. Pharmaceutical manufacturing is not only big business, but also pivotal in keeping the population healthy. Here are the best practices for keeping heat transfer systems running efficiently in pharmaceutical manufacturing. read...

Business & Economics

Jacobs Provides Engineering Services for Paints Plant

India: New Contract for Jacobs

Jacobs Provides Engineering Services for Paints Plant

05/29/2016 - Jacobs Engineering Group received a contract from Asian Paints Limited to provide engineering services for a greenfield paints plant near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh (APL), India. read...

Icheme Appoints New President

UK: Institution of Chemical Engineers

Icheme Appoints New President

05/29/2016 - Professor Jonathan Seville, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey, UK is the new President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (Icheme). read...

Repsol Produces New Metallocene Polyethylene Range

Spain: Successful Initial Production

Repsol Produces New Metallocene Polyethylene Range

05/29/2016 - After becoming the first licensee of Chevron Phillips Chemical’s proprietary technology for production of metallocene-based polyethylene resins, Repsol has implemented this technology at its plant in Tarragona, Spain. read...

Water Treatment

Motors Help Wastewater Aeration System Cut Costs by 50 %

Efficient Aeration

Motors Help Wastewater Aeration System Cut Costs by 50 %

05/18/2016 - Wastewater treatment is an essential operation but it can require a large amount of energy, which makes it an excellent opportunity for improvements in efficiency. Some manufacturers that use large amounts of water, employ their own treatment facilities, all of which can benefit from experience in meeting the demands of this sector. read...

Oil & Gas

A new Catalyst Helps to Turn Natural Gas into Fuels or Chemicals

Switzerland: Natural Gas

A new Catalyst Helps to Turn Natural Gas into Fuels or Chemicals

05/27/2016 - Swiss Scientists have discovered a new catalyst that helps to use natural gas as a key material for of fuels or complex chemicals. The new catalyst is extremely stable and results in fewer unwanted by-products, the developers say. read...