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To the Last Drop – How Pumps Can Become Efficiency–Enablers for Tank Farms

Screw Pumps/Tank Storage

To the Last Drop – How Pumps Can Become Efficiency–Enablers for Tank Farms

10/02/2018 - How screw pumps strip out even highly viscous media – When emptying an oil or fuel tank (a process refferd to as stripping), quite often residual product of the highly viscous media is left behind. But does it have to be that way? Pumps with excellent intake at low NPSHr values can in fact completely empty tanks – even of crude oil and bitumen. And one technology in particular outperforms the rest... read...

Empowering Solar Energy: How to Pump Liquid Sunshine

Pumps/Solar Power

Empowering Solar Energy: How to Pump Liquid Sunshine

09/27/2018 - High-performance pumps for challenging applications in solar systems — When it comes to using solar energy, new heat transfer media are in high demand. Among the most promising candidates are in fact molten salts. But the handling of these new thermal medias quickly proves more difficult than it appears... read...

Plastic Processing Riding on a Growth Curve

Market scenario

Plastic Processing Riding on a Growth Curve

09/26/2018 - With the demand for plastics growing, the market has also witnessed a rise in the demand for plastic processing technologies. It is here that events like Fakuma come in to display the latest and most innovative solutions for the industry of today. read...

Covestro Focuses on Polycarbonate Plastics for Electric Vehicles

Electromobility

Covestro Focuses on Polycarbonate Plastics for Electric Vehicles

09/26/2018 - At the Fakuma fair 2018, Covestro aims at exhibiting numerous fire proof battery modules, cell holders, crash absorbers and other products that are manufactured from polycarbonate plastics. All these components prove advantageous in electric as well as hybrid cars. 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

09/17/2018 - 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...

How to Improve Resource Efficiency in the Petrochemical Industry

Petrochemicals: Resource Efficiency

How to Improve Resource Efficiency in the Petrochemical Industry

09/06/2018 - More from less — that was the slogan of the More project, whose goal was the definition of real-time indicators for more resource efficiency in the process. But how to monitor the complex production processes of a cracker? The two consortium participants Ineos and S-Pact developed a ready-to-use feed stream analyser based on Raman Spectroscopy. A real success story paid off in cash. read...

Building Bridges Between the Continents: European–Chinese Cooporation at “VDMA Flagship Industry 4.0 Conference”

Industry 4.0/China-Europe

Building Bridges Between the Continents: European–Chinese Cooporation at “VDMA Flagship Industry 4.0 Conference”

08/31/2018 - The first “VDMA Flagship Industry 4.0 Conference” concluded on June 13, 2018. A total of more than 200 experts, scholars and visitors gathered together to exchange and discuss the current status of the manufacturing industry development and the leading technology in Germany and China. read...

Dosing Done Differently: Pump Efficiency is Energy Efficiency

Dosing Pump

Dosing Done Differently: Pump Efficiency is Energy Efficiency

08/31/2018 - A new dosage pump solution offers more than just lower life-cycle costs — Pump efficiency is energy efficiency. But do you have to sacrifice dosing accuracy for energy saving? As power consumption becomes a premier cost factor for pumps, one should consider alternative technologies. read...

Reducing Iron Fragment Contamination: Discover the Filtration Solution That Takes the Heat

Filtration/Reducing Iron Particles

Reducing Iron Fragment Contamination: Discover the Filtration Solution That Takes the Heat

08/29/2018 - How to reduce contamination from iron fragments, sand, and mineral particles in recycled cooling water — Production downtime tears a hole in manufacturers pockets. Preventing interruptions is therefore a main topic on the agenda of each production manager. Read in this article how the right filtration solution could reduce contamination in recycled cooling water and protect from system shut-downs and production loss. read...

How the US Drug Supply Chain Security Act Impacts Manufacturers Catering to American Markets

US Drug Supply Chain Security Act

How the US Drug Supply Chain Security Act Impacts Manufacturers Catering to American Markets

08/24/2018 - The US Drug Supply Chain Security Act and the EU Falsified Medicines Directive both contain similar basic requirements in terms of serialization. However, while the overall objective – a safer drug supply chain – is the same on both sides of the Atlantic, the respective regulations differ widely in many aspects. read...