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Alfa Laval Sells Part of its ‘Greenhouse’ Business to LU-VE Group

Sweden: Air Heat Exchangers

Alfa Laval Sells Part of its ‘Greenhouse’ Business to LU-VE Group

Under the deal, LU-VE Group will be taking over Alfa Laval’s air heat exchanger business. The move is expected to affect about 400 employees at various production sites such as Italy, Finland and India. read...

Lanxess Celebrates 100 years of the ‘Catalyst Laboratory’

Germany: Catalysts

Lanxess Celebrates 100 years of the ‘Catalyst Laboratory’

The special anniversary ceremony took place in Leverkusen, Germany where Dr. Dirk Müller, Head of the Global Technology & Innovation team focused on the significance of catalysis for the chemical industry. read...

Sibur Commences Work to Build Maleic Anhydride Production Facility

Russia: Engineering

Sibur Commences Work to Build Maleic Anhydride Production Facility

With a capacity of 45 ktpa, the new facility is expected to monetise Sibur’s own feedstock, enhance the hydrocarbon processing rate in the country and also export its Man to Western as well as Eastern Europe. read...

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Extended Analysis Capabilities: How Valve Intelligence Supports Plant Monitoring

Valve Monitoring and Management

Extended Analysis Capabilities: How Valve Intelligence Supports Plant Monitoring

12/17/2018 - Comprehensive valve monitoring for improved valve management — Modern control valves are able to capture and store a bunch of operational data. So it is possible to monitor and elaborate available information around those assets to predict failures. Appropriate counter measures prevent plant shutdowns, which positively influences production efficiency. Additionally, plant managers are able to schedule necessary maintenance and to minimize wear, thus significantly reducing the cost of operation — another key issue for profitable operation. As a repetitive process the analysis and calculations during operation enable valuable improvements. read...

Automated Monitoring of Pipe Trace Heating Increases Availability and Reduces Costs

Modernization of Process Plants

Automated Monitoring of Pipe Trace Heating Increases Availability and Reduces Costs

12/10/2018 - In process engineering systems, it is essential that piping systems are heated in winter. Otherwise, the liquids transported in these systems would either become viscous or even freeze completely. In the case of water-based liquids, the pipes could also burst. A monitoring solution that can be individually adapted to the specific needs of older systems provides a remedy. read...

5 Things Every Executive Should Know About Optimizing Whole-Life Asset Value

Going Digital

5 Things Every Executive Should Know About Optimizing Whole-Life Asset Value

12/06/2018 - In this decade Chemical Industry is facing two mega-trends: the collapse in the price of commodities and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The importance of asset performance is a compelling response to the opportunities and threats resulting from this. But how to maximize performance of existing assets? read...

There is no alternative to testing when it comes to grinding new products

Grinding Technology

There is no alternative to testing when it comes to grinding new products

12/04/2018 - The mills used to manufacture pharmaceuticals are becoming increasingly diverse: New requirements are demanding optimised processes and innovative approaches. But the sums all have to add up in the end despite all the technical possibilities. read...

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Wacker and Dynaplak to Jointly Develop Sustainable Binders

The Netherlands: Paint and Coatings

Wacker and Dynaplak to Jointly Develop Sustainable Binders

12/18/2018 - Wacker announced plans for a collaboration with Dynaplak, a Dutch manufacturer of biobased raw materials for agricultural and industrial applications. Together, the two companies want to develop hybrid binders based on starch and polymers. read...

China Zhenhua Oil Offered 4 % Stake in Adnoc’s Onshore Concession

UAE: Onshore Operations

China Zhenhua Oil Offered 4 % Stake in Adnoc’s Onshore Concession

12/17/2018 - The stake which was earlier held by CEFC China has now been transferred to China Zhenhua Oil. The move is in line with the gulf country’s aim to grant access to Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas concessions to partners who offer technology, operational experience, and capital. read...

KBR Commissions Maiden Ammonia Process Based Greenfield Plant

Indonesia: Plant Technology

KBR Commissions Maiden Ammonia Process Based Greenfield Plant

12/17/2018 - Located at PT Panca Amara Utama, the plant is based on the Purifier Plus ammonia process which is considered to be the most reliable ammonia technology. The company will also be offering its proprietary Ammonia In Site digitalisation technology which is expected to maximise operational performance and profitability. read...

Saipem's Servers Attacked by Malware

Italy: Cyber Attack

Saipem's Servers Attacked by Malware

The Italian engineering company Saipem reported an attack on its servers by malware in early December. Now the company is busy recovering the data that was deleted. read...

Petrofac Wins 115 Million Dollar Contract for Developing Qarn Alam Co-Generation

Oman: Engineering

Petrofac Wins 115 Million Dollar Contract for Developing Qarn Alam Co-Generation

The contract has been awarded by Petroleum Development Oman and it is Petrofac’s second deal with the firm under a landmark 10-year framework agreement. read...

Whitepaper

Ion Beam Milling

Application Booklet- How to Prepare Samples for SEM

Are you interested in reading interesting applications of ion beam milling, take a look at this specially prepared booklet. Specialists from Leica Microsystems have collected over 20 different examples featuring different samples for SEM. read...

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Automated Monitoring of Pipe Trace Heating Increases Availability and Reduces Costs

Modernization of Process Plants

Automated Monitoring of Pipe Trace Heating Increases Availability and Reduces Costs

10.12.18 - In process engineering systems, it is essential that piping systems are heated in winter. Otherwise, the liquids transported in these systems would either become viscous or even freeze completely. In the case of water-based liquids, the pipes could also burst. A monitoring solution that can be individually adapted to the specific needs of older systems provides a remedy. read...

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Freeman Technology Ltd

Understanding Powder Behavior in Food, Pharma and Chemical Industries - Free Seminar

Powder flow specialists, Freeman Technology will be co-hosting a free seminar with Evonik Corporation on February 27th 2019 at Evonik’s facility in Piscataway, ...

MG2 s.r.l.

MG2 at DDL Conference 2018

Another engagement for MG2 to keep updating on the inhalation advances

HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH

Flexible interlocking solution with HIMA technology safeguards shunting junction in French-speaking Switzerland

BÄR Bahnsicherung deploys an innovative CENELEC SIL4 interlocking system based on Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS) ...

MATCON Ltd.

Join Matcon at P-Mec India - Stand 11.D23

We are pleased to be heading to Delhi for this year’s P-Mec India exhibition being held between 12-14 December. ...

EPC Group

ZPC to select EPC Group’s variPLANT® Technology for their 2nd Phase Polycarbonate Project

Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Co., Ltd. (ZPC) and EPC Group have concluded another contract for the realization of the 2nd phase polycarbonate project located on Dayushan Island, ...