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How to Minimize Fatigue Problems: A Fitness Scheme for Heat Exchangers

Fatigue in Heat Exchangers

How to Minimize Fatigue Problems: A Fitness Scheme for Heat Exchangers

Plate-and-shell heat exchangers have become very popular thanks to their high thermal efficiency, compact size and ability to withstand high pressures. But they are also sensitive to metal fatigue. To avoid costly equipment failures and ensure long service life, design, construction and welding must be taken into account. read...

Collaboration Facilitates Pharma Manufacturing

Working Together to Make a Difference

Collaboration Facilitates Pharma Manufacturing

At Achema, GEA hosted a joint press conference with key suppliers to the pharmaceutical industries to highlight collaborative efforts aimed at promoting the advancement of continuous manufacturing technologies. read...

Schäfer Becomes New Chairman of Dechema

Change in Management

Schäfer Becomes New Chairman of Dechema

Covestro board member Klaus Schäfer takes over the chairmanship of Dechema in January. The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) was unanimously elected to office at the board meeting on 30 November. Schäfer succeeds Prof. Rainer Diercks, who has held this position since 2013. read...

Rotary pressure filter in a small size version

Rotary pressure filter

Rotary pressure filter in a small size version

With the smallest size RPF P01, BHS Sonthofen shows a compact, technical comparable version of their proven pressure rotary filter. read...

Chemicals, Hot off the Printer: Additive Manufacturing in Chemicals and Pharma

3D-Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Chemicals, Hot off the Printer: Additive Manufacturing in Chemicals and Pharma

What has advent of additive manufacturing in store for the process industry? – The 3D-printer becomes a gamechanger: While some companies set themselves apart by using customized materials or dream of the pill out of the printer, others fear the impending marginalization of the chemical industry. Gold rush or hangover? An industry is looking for answers between polymer filaments, prototypes and printed pills. read...

Pinch-Analysis: The Key to More Efficiency?

Energy Efficiency

Pinch-Analysis: The Key to More Efficiency?

The Pinch software from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts supports both large companies and SMEs in the practical application of pinch analysis, which can help to cut energy consumption by up to 40%. read...

It's an Ideas Thing: Polymer Plant Engineers Think Bigger

Chemical and Polymer Project Engineering

It's an Ideas Thing: Polymer Plant Engineers Think Bigger

Engineering begins with an idea at a one-stop specialist for chemical and polymer projects – Can a process that traces its roots back to the 19th century become even better today? Can the production capacity of a PET plant be enhanced by over 100 % without replacing the main reactor? And can a one-stop engineering provider still have a specific solution for each problem? The answer to all this questions is — yes, with the right ideas. read...

Small and Flexible Engineering: Modular Thinking Outside the Box

Modular Engineering

Small and Flexible Engineering: Modular Thinking Outside the Box

Modular engineering with future proof flexibility — Unprecedented flexibility in engineering with safe installation in shorter timeframes. Modular engineering could bring a construction kit for 'plug and produce' process plants — and thus fits right into the portfolio of an engineering specialist that focuses on a functional turnkey approach. It nevertheless might require engineers to think outside the box... read...

Yes, You Can Monitor Hydrogen in-situ with TDL Spectroscopy

Gas Analyzers

Yes, You Can Monitor Hydrogen in-situ with TDL Spectroscopy

As the first in the world, NEO Monitors has developed a solution for measuring hydrogen in-situ using traditional infrared (IR) tunable-diode-laser (TDLAS) absorption spectroscopy. read...

Start-up Aid — Sustainability Required

Sustainable Chemistry

Start-up Aid — Sustainability Required

Chemicals shall become grenner, more sustainable and carbon neutral - but how? Enter the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Center (ISC3), a new independent, international institution promoting and developing sustainable chemistry solutions worldwide. read...