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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...

Brabender celebrates 60th Company Anniversary

Bulk-Material Solutions

Brabender celebrates 60th Company Anniversary

06/23/2017 - It all began with bulk-material feeders and dischargers. Over the past six decades the company became a globally operating manufacturer of of weighing, feeding, discharging, controlling and flow metering equipment and systems for the bulk materials. A good reason to look back and to arm the company for the future. read...

PCIC Europe

Bombshell in Automation – ABB to Acquire B&R

Automation Technologies

Bombshell in Automation – ABB to Acquire B&R

04/04/2017 - Automation company ABB announced the acquisition of B&R, the largest independent provider focused on product- and software-based, open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide. 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

08/24/2016 - 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...

Petrochemical Industry has Projects Worth 162 Billion in the Pipeline: Iran, China and US to Become Petro-Hotspots

Petrochemical Industry

Petrochemical Industry has Projects Worth 162 Billion in the Pipeline: Iran, China and US to Become Petro-Hotspots

06/01/2016 - The worldwide petrochemical industry will experience significant growths within the next five years, recent figures indicate – Yet, this growth is not equally distributed: While markets in China, the US or Iran are thriving… read...

Pharma & Food

Ultrasonic Flow Meter for Low Flow Rates

Liquid Flow Meters

Ultrasonic Flow Meter for Low Flow Rates

06/23/2017 - In addition to Bronkhorst's series of instruments based on the thermal measuring principle, the company has introduced a unique series of low-flow mass flow meters and controllers based on the Coriolis measuring principle. read...

How to Collect Massive Quantities of Cell Culture Data

Micro Bioreactor System

How to Collect Massive Quantities of Cell Culture Data

06/23/2017 - The “ambr 15” automated micro bioreactor system from Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) combined with a Nova Biomedical (Nova) “Bioprofile Flex2” automated cell culture analyzer enables rapid at-line sample collection and analysis of massive quantities of key cell culture data. read...

Fully Integrated Thermoforming Packaging Solution

Packaging

Fully Integrated Thermoforming Packaging Solution

06/22/2017 - Seamless digitalisation, a comprehensive sensor system and networking within a cloud computing environment shall help the new X-line thermoforming packaging units of ;Mutivac to achieve unparalled reliability, quality, performance and future-proofness, the manufacturer states. read...

Heat Transfer

Contracts for Low-Noise Air-Cooled Condensers Awarded to B&W

USA: Dry Cooling Systems

Contracts for Low-Noise Air-Cooled Condensers Awarded to B&W

05/03/2017 - Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises announced that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Spig was awarded three major contracts totaling more than $ 60 million in the first quarter of 2017 to design and supply dry cooling systems for U.S. customers. read...

Business & Economics

Honeywell Supplies Digital Solution to Flint Hills Refinery

USA: Digital Refinery

Honeywell Supplies Digital Solution to Flint Hills Refinery

06/22/2017 - Flint Hills Resources will use the Honeywell's software platform 'Connected Plant Process Reliability Advisor' to provide ongoing monitoring of the refinery's CCR Processes. read...

Summit Calls for Increased Use of Sustainable Raw Materials

Germany: Climate Change

Summit Calls for Increased Use of Sustainable Raw Materials

06/22/2017 - Participants of a raw material summit held on Tuesday at the Technical University of Berlin and organized in collaboration with Dechema (German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) and the materials manufacturer Covestro called for more joint efforts in the use of sustainable raw materials. read...

Technip Awarded EPCI Contract by Statoil

Norway: Subsea Engineering

Technip Awarded EPCI Contract by Statoil

06/21/2017 - Technip FMC has been awarded an extension to its ongoing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract from Statoil in the Norwegian North Sea. read...

Water Treatment

Tight Shutoff for Improved Process Efficiency and Uptime

Valves

Tight Shutoff for Improved Process Efficiency and Uptime

06/22/2017 - New metal-seated valves, engineered to withstand higher temperatures, pressures, and erosive conditions than a standard on/off ball valve, provide increased reliability and protection of critical assets in demanding applications. read...

Oil & Gas

Mechanical Completion of Chevron's Polyethylene Units in Old Ocean

USA: Petrochemicals Project

Mechanical Completion of Chevron's Polyethylene Units in Old Ocean

06/20/2017 - Chevron Phillips Chemical Company announced that the two polyethylene (PE) units of its $ 6 billion petrochemical investment on the US Gulf Coast successfully achieved mechanical completion. read...