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How to Design Intrinsically Safe Circuits

Measurement Technology for Potentially Explosive Areas

How to Design Intrinsically Safe Circuits

24/02/2020 - The intrinsic safety (Ex i) type of protection has established itself worldwide in the field of measurement and control technology in systems with potentially explosive areas. For one thing, it is much more cost-effective when it comes to construction when compared to other types of protection. For another, it allows for maintenance work and modifications during operation. Moreover, it is also possible to use simple electrical equipment without special approval. read...

Know-How Creates Safety: From Mobile Solutions to Ex-Zone Harmonization

Safety Technology

Know-How Creates Safety: From Mobile Solutions to Ex-Zone Harmonization

21/02/2020 - The R. Stahl Expert Forum welcomed its participants with a vast wealth of information about guidelines and standards, as well as offering plenty of hands-on knowledge as well — So which sets of technical rules are used as the basis for a hazard assessment? How do you assess the risk posed by a cellphone or by a smart watch with integrated heart rate monitor? And which rules apply in North America? As all-rounders, safety experts need to have the answers to many different questions at their fingertips. We have summarized all their answers for you in this article. read...

Durable Stainless Steel Pneumatic Connections for Hygienic Applications

Connectors

Durable Stainless Steel Pneumatic Connections for Hygienic Applications

21/02/2020 - The connection of pneumatic control lines in brewery systems always requires the use of materials that are highly durable. Learn about stainless steel push-in connectors providing a lasting and reliable seal even in humid environments. The material also features good hygienic properties. read...

Versatile New AODD Pumps Can Improve System Performance

Air-Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps

Versatile New AODD Pumps Can Improve System Performance

17/02/2020 - Wilden Velocity Series AODD pump offers operational flexibility that allows users to optimise performance, leak protection and operating costs while not compromising reliability. read...

Going Natural: Is Air the Future of Refrigeration?

Air as Next-Gen Refrigerant

Going Natural: Is Air the Future of Refrigeration?

05/02/2020 - The current F-gas regulation forces plant operators and planners to rethink their processes: Alternatives to conventional refrigerants with their often high greenhouse gas potential are needed. But sometimes the good is so obvious: a new process with ambient air wants to exceed the requirements of the industry. read...

Advantage for Coating Mini-Tablets in a Pan

Multiple Dosage Forms

Advantage for Coating Mini-Tablets in a Pan

05/02/2020 - The coating of directly compressed mini-tablets in a pan has not been extensively utilised; however this process shows advantages over the fluid bed. The following study investigates the possibility of manufacturing a sustained release multiple dosage form by coating in a solid wall pan mini-tablets produced by direct compression. read...

Single-Use Bioreactors: Harvest with the Best of Both Worlds

Harvest Clarification/Single-Use

Single-Use Bioreactors: Harvest with the Best of Both Worlds

24/01/2020 - Fully integrated hybrid system for mAb harvest clarification — Harvest systems for 2K single use bioreactors are a border area between single use technology and stainless steel technology, and home-made equipment set up can be found in most cases. A consistent hybrid system design with the best fit of both technologies is the better solution which transfers the responsibility for a workable system from the user to the equipment vendor. read...

Predicting Reliability: How Machine Learning Creates Added Value

Predictive Maintenance and Machine Learning

Predicting Reliability: How Machine Learning Creates Added Value

24/01/2020 - Machine learning can create the basis for higher plant availability, says Richard Irwin, Senior Product Marketer for Asset Wise at Bentley. But the implementation of such systems must be well-prepared. Only then can real added value be created. read...

How Bentley is Developing Digital Twin Technologies

Digital Twin is Ahead

How Bentley is Developing Digital Twin Technologies

24/01/2020 - The digital twin is the future of infrastructure and engineering. This is why Bentley last year has presented the new Itwin Services cloud platform. For the company this is only the beginning of future developments. read...

Anyone Can Do “Simple”: Why You Should Consider Displacement Pumps

Displacement Pumps

Anyone Can Do “Simple”: Why You Should Consider Displacement Pumps

15/01/2020 - Have centrifugal pumps reached their limits? When is it worthwhile considering displacement pumps — Pump expertise for chemical and food processes: When centrifugal pumps reach their limits, it is time for displacement pumps. Whether as eccentric or screw spindle pumps — particularly for challenging media or in hygienic processes, it is worth taking your pump considerations a step further. read...