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Explosion at Chinese Gas Plant Kills 12 - More Fatalities Feared

China: Fatal Incident

Explosion at Chinese Gas Plant Kills 12 - More Fatalities Feared

At least 12 people were killed in a gas plant explosion in the central Chinese province of Henan. Xinhua news agency reported that the explosion happened in the air separation unit of the Yima gas factory of Henan Coal Gas. read...

Nayara Licenses Unipol PP Process Technology for New Plant

India: Specialised Technology

Nayara Licenses Unipol PP Process Technology for New Plant

The new plant will be situated at the Vadinar Refinery in Gujarat, India and is expected to make use of 450 KTA of propylene feedstock. With Grace’s new technology, Nayara Energy aims to produce phthalate-free homopolymer products for the Indian market and use the most advanced PP process and catalysts technology for its project. read...

Methanex to Construct 1.8 Million Tonne Methanol Facility

USA: Plant Engineering

Methanex to Construct 1.8 Million Tonne Methanol Facility

The new methanol plant is expected to be constructed adjacent to Methanex’s existing Geismar 1 and Geismar 2 facilities in Louisiana, USA. The mega project is anticipated to cost between 1.3 – 1.4 billion dollars. read...

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Cause & effect in Engineering Base's Plant Solution

Fully integrated

Cause & effect in Engineering Base's Plant Solution

11/07/2019 - Anyone designing, building, operating or further developing plants today must at the same time depict state-of-the-art process technology, anticipate the paths of digitisation, take into account accelerated innovation cycles and be meaningful to all disciplines involved at all times. The advantages of the universal data model of Aucotec's cooperative engineering platform EB 2019 become clear in demanding engineering phases such as FEED or during the cause-and-effect check. read...

Stable Filtration Process Protects Process Liquid Against Contamination

Filtration

Stable Filtration Process Protects Process Liquid Against Contamination

11/07/2019 - If contamination of expensive process liquid causes production downtimes again and again, it is time to reconsider the filtration system. A modernisation project for a frozen sausage production shows that a stable filtration process helps to reduce downtimes and expensive product losses. read...

How to Cope with Lactose Powder

Bulk Material Lines and Mixing Line

How to Cope with Lactose Powder

11/07/2019 - Expansion projects are a chance but also titanic work: For a German producer of derivatives from milk and whey Derichs cope with high requirements in terms of dust-free system, high hygiene, Atex, batch tracking and gentle powder processing. read...

“More Than Just a Supplier of Molecules”: This Is How the Gas Specialists Support Plant Operators and Consumers

Exclusive Interview: Milestone Technical Gases/Industrial Gases

“More Than Just a Supplier of Molecules”: This Is How the Gas Specialists Support Plant Operators and Consumers

08/07/2019 - Over 100 years after the development of the air separation process, gases are an indispensable ingredient in modern processes. Are we taking full advantage of these volatile enablers? Jens Waldeck, Linde Gas European CEO, and Elisabeth Mehlan, Head of Market Development in Europe, are convinced that, in order to win customers for new avenues in gas exploitation, it is essential to understand their processes. read...

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Technip FMC Wins Subsea Contracts by Reliance Industries

India: Natural Gas

Technip FMC Wins Subsea Contracts by Reliance Industries

22/07/2019 - The contracts are for the MJ1 field located in deep water offshore India in the Krishna Godavari basin and include the fabrication and installation of flexible risers, rigid and flexible flowlines and umbilicals. read...

New Polyfuel Unit is Now Functional at Petrobrazi Refinery

Romania: Petrochemicals

New Polyfuel Unit is Now Functional at Petrobrazi Refinery

22/07/2019 - OMV Petrom’s Petrobrazi refinery has utilised Axens’ polyfuel technology in the new unit to upgrade LPG and light cracked naphtha into high quality fuels. The new facility is fully functional since April of this year. read...

Petro Logistics ll to Build 500 KTA Propane Dehydrogenation Plant

USA: Engineering

Petro Logistics ll to Build 500 KTA Propane Dehydrogenation Plant

22/07/2019 - Petro Logistics ll will make use of Dow’s proprietary fluidized catalytic dehydrogenation technology for the project which will be located on the US Gulf Coast. The specialised technology is expected to provide enhanced reliability as well as lower capital cost and energy consumption for the plant. read...

Finnish Companies Start Three Water Projects in China

Water Supply and Treatment

Finnish Companies Start Three Water Projects in China

Finnish companies Stora Enso and Kemira have started the construction work for pilot projects addressing water-related issues in three villages in Guangxi Province in Southern China. read...

Scientists Identify Key Proteins in the Formation of Rubber

Rubber from Dandelions

Scientists Identify Key Proteins in the Formation of Rubber

How is the rubber contained in a dandelion’s milky white fluid formed? A team led by scientists from Münster University and from the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, IME, (Münster branch), has now identified proteins which play a key role in the production of rubber in the plant. read...

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Climate Change

Can Corporate Renewable Sourcing be the Solution?

RE100 companies have blazed a trail, but it's the next wave of corporates who need to start their journey if we are to reverse climate change. What are the opportunities? What are the barriers and how can they be overcome? What options are available? read...

Company News

Freeman Technology Ltd

Developing an effective metal powder specification for binder jet 3D printing

Binder jet 3D printing or binder jetting is an established metal additive manufacturing (AM) ...

Weka AG

New Ex-protection certifications for non-electrical devices

Liquids and gases under control - this is especially true when there is a risk of explosion. ...

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH

Optimizing particle design to meet increasingly stringent sustainability demands

Meet the Glat experts @ SEPAWA 2019, booth C594: Fluidized bed and spouted bed solutions enable sustainable product design and reduce packaging requirements. ...

Pörner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH

Renewable jet fuel from air

Rotterdam The Hague Airport initiates study for the production of renewable jet fuel from air. ...

MATCON Ltd.

Liquid Addition – a revolutionary development in IBC Blending

Invented and developed by Matcon, our innovative Liquid Addition System expands the range of the IBC tumble blender and is well suited to industries that need the flexibility to add liquids into a wide range of powder recipe mixes in a contained and efficient manner.

Kelvion Holding GmbH

Kelvion launches two new products for transforming waste heat into energy

Industrial facilities and power plants generate waste heat that is usually released into the air. ...