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Who’s Knocking? The Dangers of Water Hammer

Water Hammer

Who’s Knocking? The Dangers of Water Hammer

22/05/2019 - Evaluating (and minimizing) water hammer in a liquid sampling system — A common yet often unidentified problem poses a significant threat to any liquid sampling system. It is called water hammer, and it may be lurking in a system, ready to wreak havoc on fluid system components. How to mitigate water hammer? read...

How to Reduce the Trials for Sealing Elements: Work Smarter, not Harder!

Sealing Characteristics

How to Reduce the Trials for Sealing Elements: Work Smarter, not Harder!

16/05/2019 - How to reduce the trial period for experimental investigations of sealing elements by using the Kalman filter — The Kalman filter can be used to economize experimental investigations of sealing elements. In these investigations, the emission characteristics of sealing elements are determined to describe the sealing behavior. One of the most significant emission parameters is the total leakage rate. read...

Titanium, Fighting Against Corrosion: Pumps for the Refinery Industry

Titanium Process Pumps

Titanium, Fighting Against Corrosion: Pumps for the Refinery Industry

16/05/2019 - API610 process pumps for one of the biggest and most modern refineries in Russia — Delivering pumps for the petrochemical industry is no easy task for suppliers: Not only, that compliance with international standards is required, the used materials have to be handled according to the highest demands. Especially, when materials like titanium are in needed. read...

Competence in Safety Matters

Milestone Explosion Safety/Pressure Relief

Competence in Safety Matters

16/05/2019 - The first Rembe rupture discs came onto the German market in the early 70s — at that time they were still completely machined by hand. Today, the company from the Sauerland region does not just develop and manufacture safety concepts for plants and equipment of the process industries. The focus is always on finding the optimum solution to protect the plant, people and the environment. read...

Application of NIR spectroscopy for in-depth comprehension of blending units

Blending Technology

Application of NIR spectroscopy for in-depth comprehension of blending units

10/05/2019 - Blending is an important process step in the manufacture of pills and other oral solid dosages. The latest FDA Guidelines focus particularly on a continuous verification of this process step. Learn more about monitoring the blend by means of NIR spectroscopy. read...

Optimal Sizing of Pellets

Plansifters

Optimal Sizing of Pellets

10/05/2019 - Sifting machines guarantee high quality of pharmaceutical productions as they size pills. But pharmaceutical manufacturers require for the sizing process not only high throughput. Sifters need to fulfill hygienic and explosion protection requirements. read...

Handling at its Best

Handling Systems

Handling at its Best

10/05/2019 - Whether a vertical or horizontal arrangement, involving containment, or taking a conventional form, the reliability of pharmaceutical process systems can only be ensured through perfect material flow — and Glatt is shaping the trend for integrated system solutions. Perfect pharmaceutical production is all down to the material flow. read...

Gateway Makes Plant Asset Management More Effective

Plant Asset Management

Gateway Makes Plant Asset Management More Effective

08/05/2019 - Softing joins Emerson’s Delta V Alliance Product Program and extends intelligent device management across the field to islands of devices and out to the enterprise to remote subject matter experts. To meet the increasing requirements for energy efficiency and flexibility in modern process manufacturing, information about processes and plant statuses is required which can be exchanged across systems. To achieve this, sensors, devices, control systems and production plants have to be networked horizontally and vertically. read...

How Bentley is Developing Digital Twin Technologies

Digital Twin is Ahead

How Bentley is Developing Digital Twin Technologies

08/05/2019 - 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...

A Trinity of Vacuum Drying: Three Ways to Dry Valuable Products

Vacuum Dryers and Vacuum Pumps

A Trinity of Vacuum Drying: Three Ways to Dry Valuable Products

08/05/2019 - Drying high-value products is no easy task: When handling hygroscopic or heat sensitive products, vacuum drying is often the method of choice. But not all vacuum processes are the same. Depending on the product characteristics or process parameters, different dryer setups and procedures can be used. read...