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Tricky Relationships: Chemicals, Waste and Product Legislation

Environmental Sciences 

Tricky Relationships: Chemicals, Waste and Product Legislation

22/08/2019 - The European Commission pursues in its 7th environmental programme key objectives in dealing with substances and materials known under the catchwords ‘non-toxic environment’ and ‘circular economy’. These target areas have numerous interfaces in waste, chemicals and product law, resulting in multiple conflicting goals. A total of five experts with many years of experience have dealt intensively with this topic and presented solutions.  read...

De-bottlenecking of Deha Unit Complete

USA: Chemicals

De-bottlenecking of Deha Unit Complete

17/06/2019 - The debottlenecking process has led to an increase in the capacity of Diethylhydroxylamine by 15 to 20 % at the St. Gabriel unit in Los Angeles. Deha is used primarily in water treatment and in the production of various polymers. read...

Huge Explosion Rocks Petronas' Refinery in Malaysia

Malaysia: Throwback at Rapid Project

Huge Explosion Rocks Petronas' Refinery in Malaysia

14/04/2019 - Reuters reports that a fire at Petronas' Malaysian oil refinery was brought under control early on Friday after an explosion. The company was testing its facilities ahead of planned commercial operations later this year. read...

New Flexible Safety System for Plant Modernization

Safety System

New Flexible Safety System for Plant Modernization

11/09/2019 - A new flexible safety system made by Hima simplifies plant modernization. read...

New Shaft Seal Eliminates Product Loss on Cema Screw Conveyors

Shaft Seals

New Shaft Seal Eliminates Product Loss on Cema Screw Conveyors

14/06/2019 - Inpro/Seal has announced its latest AM Solutions design – the AM Cema shaft seal which has been developed specifically for Cema (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association) Screw Conveyors. read...

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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...

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Functional Safety from the Core to the Edge

Safety Platform

Functional Safety from the Core to the Edge

At this year’s ARC Industry Forum Hima Group has presented recent developments and enhancements to the Smart Safety Platform (SSP). This comprehensive functional safety platform provides plant operators with maximum cybersecurity to ensure that safety automation and critical assets are always protected. read...

Strategic Partnership for Security

Industrial Security

Strategic Partnership for Security

Hima and Genua forge strategic partnership for security. Together they offer IT security solutions for the process and railway industries that fulfill the highest safety and security standards. The key aspects are secure remote maintenance of plants and machines, encrypted communications over the Internet, and monitoring of industry protocols at critical network interfaces. read...

Explosion in Chinese Chemical Park Kills 47

Serious Disaster

Explosion in Chinese Chemical Park Kills 47

A big explosion at Yancheng Chemical Park claims at least 47 people dead. According to consistent media reports, a fire has broken out in the Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical Plant. The subsequent explosion in the facilities had a devastating effect. read...