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Invisible Helpers: Researchers Develop Sub–Micrometer Carbon Spheres as Oil Additive

Petrochemistry

Invisible Helpers: Researchers Develop Sub–Micrometer Carbon Spheres as Oil Additive

28/10/2015 - Tiny, perfectly smooth carbon spheres added to motor oil have been shown to reduce friction and wear typically seen in engines by as much as 25 percent, suggesting a similar enhancement in fuel economy. read...

How to Improve Air Pollution–Control with CFD- Modeling

Air Pollution

How to Improve Air Pollution–Control with CFD- Modeling

08/10/2015 - Optimization of Air Pollution Control Systems with CFD modeling resulted in the innovative Graduated Straightening Grid (GSG) — In this article, the reader will be walked through the development of the GSG which is now part of all new Fuel Tech SCR applications. In many fossil fueled stationary resources such as power plants and steel mills the installation of the new technology has resulted in operational cost savings. read...

Vacuum Pumps Help to Achieve Robust and Efficient Heat Treatment

Vacuum Pumps

Vacuum Pumps Help to Achieve Robust and Efficient Heat Treatment

24/09/2015 - How intelligent modular vacuum pump systems minimize downtime and save costs – Innovations in vacuum technology deliver an important contribution to productivity in heat treatment, furnace construction as well as secondary metallurgy. Modern vacuum systems fulfill a number of requirements in order to save energy during the production of high quality steel and to reliably guarantee the required vacuum level. read...

Screw Heat Exchanger Keeping Itself Clean

Modified Screw Heat Exchanger

Screw Heat Exchanger Keeping Itself Clean

11/09/2015 - For many industries that produce, process, or handle bulk solids, the screw heat exchanger is a well-known piece of equipment for heating, drying and cooling. With the same working principle as a conventional screw conveyor, however, most screw heat exchangers rely on the flowability of the bulk solid for good mixing and to keep their heat transfer surfaces clean. As a result, these standard screw heat exchangers cannot be used for sticky, pasty or adhesive materials or slurries. read...

Reliable Sealing? – It Depends on the Compound!

FFKM Sealing Technology

Reliable Sealing? – It Depends on the Compound!

10/09/2015 - High-Performance FFKM Sealing Technology for Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage Industries —Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage industry processes can be mighty tough on seals. Their rough conditions and exacting regulations keep scientists on their toes looking for solutions to meet even more difficult demands. Perfluoroelastomers, also known as FFKMs, are establishing themselves as very useful materials in these fields. read...

How New Materials Ensure Reliable Sealing of Heat Exchangers

Sealings/Heat Exchangers

How New Materials Ensure Reliable Sealing of Heat Exchangers

09/09/2015 - ePTFE gasket tapes for high chemical resistance—The connections to shell and tube heat exchangers pose immense challenges for the seals that are used because of both the chemically aggressive media and the frequent temperature load changes. Despite its excellent chemical resistance, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is not typically suitable as a sealing material in this case because the creep tendency of this material jeopardizes a reliable seal. read...

Absolute Leakproofness is an Important Factor at Fungicide Production

Slide Gate Valves in Fungicide Manufacture

Absolute Leakproofness is an Important Factor at Fungicide Production

02/09/2015 - Saltigo is a one-hundred-percent subsidiary of Lanxess. Its main business nationally and internationally is custom manufacturing on the fine chemicals market. Specifically, its offering covers the areas of plant protection, pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals. Semi-finished products and active ingredients for plant protection are mainly produced in the corresponding plant. Some of these substances are corrosive, which can pose a challenge for plant resistance. A particularly high-quality stainless steel alloy was thus selected for the manufacture of all shut-off valves. read...

Leap In Evolution Of The 3-Phase-Decanter

3-Phase-Decanter

Leap In Evolution Of The 3-Phase-Decanter

04/08/2015 - Modified 3-phase-decanter blows up hydraulic borders—The designers of Pieralisi have modified the 3-phase-decanter far reaching. Tests in the biodiesel-production agreed a growth in output of 270%. read...

The Upstream-Downstream Imbalance: Insights in India's Hydrocarbon Economy

India's Petrochemical Industry

The Upstream-Downstream Imbalance: Insights in India's Hydrocarbon Economy

27/07/2015 - An insight into the demand-supply gap within India’s petroleum industry – The Indian petroleum industry comprises of both the upstream sector, which involves oil exploration and production, and the downstream sector, which includes oil refining. However, the industry is marked by an imbalance between the two sectors in respect of the crude oil required by the downstream and that supplied by the upstream. read...

The Influence of Different Sackpaper Porosity on Filling Performance

Paper Valve Sack

The Influence of Different Sackpaper Porosity on Filling Performance

11/06/2015 - In the building material producing and processing industry, various powdery products for a variety of purposes are packed into flexible packaging, in small to large quantities. Depending on the needs and requirements of the end-consumer, filling and storing the filled packages is done using various types of packaging materials. The most frequent and versatile packaging for powder products is the valve sack made of paper. read...