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Ecolab Announces Sale of Oilfield Equipment Fabrication Unit

USA: Oilfield Equipment

Ecolab Announces Sale of Oilfield Equipment Fabrication Unit

02/07/2018 - Ecolab announced the sale of its Fab-Tech business unit to Dragon Products. The Fab-Tech business is a part of the company's Global Energy segment based in Casper, Wyoming that performs custom design, engineering and fabrication of oilfield equipment. read...

IEP Acquires Spark Detection Portfolio

Switzerland: Safety Solutions

IEP Acquires Spark Detection Portfolio

02/03/2018 - IEP Technologies, subsidiary of Swiss Hoerbiger company, has acquired business operations, the portfolio, patents and trademark rights of Atexon Oy, a company headquartered in Oulunsalo, Finland, specializing in spark detection and extinguishing for industrial explosion protection. read...

Force Majeure Because of Fire in BASF Plant

Citral Plant Shut Down

Force Majeure Because of Fire in BASF Plant

11/10/2017 - On October 31, a fire occurred during the startup of the Citral plant in Ludwigshafen. Consequently, BASF had to shut down the plant and had to declare Force Majeure for its Citral and Isoprenol based aroma ingredients. read...

Reliable Hygiene Thanks to Safe Hose Lines

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Food safety

Reliable Hygiene Thanks to Safe Hose Lines

02/19/2018 - Hose lines are often referred to as a weak machine component. Wrongly so. Sometimes they do more than tubing lines, and their maneuverability is what makes operation truly flexible. And in certain areas, hose lines are indispensable. They may, however, become a hygienic and safety risk under some circumstances. To prevent this, certain key points are to be taken into consideration when dealing with hose lines. read...

Ceramic against Erosion

Industrial Ceramics

Ceramic against Erosion

02/02/2018 - Wear of impellers is often encountered in mixing applications. It is possible to maximize their lifetime by implementing appropriate measures with respect to their coating or solid ceramic design. The resulting cost savings easily provide a high ROI. read...

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Universal Isolated Barriers Assign Signal Type in One Click

Interface Technology

Universal Isolated Barriers Assign Signal Type in One Click

11/23/2017 - Additional signal circuits are required when it comes to expanding capacity in processing facilities with hazardous areas of food and beverage industries, like distilleries. These signal circuits depend on measured variables from the explosion-hazardous area being transferred to the control panel and, conversely, signals from the control system being transferred to actuators in the field. Hardware intervention at interface level can have an impact on plant availability. The task is always to keep this impact at the lowest possible level. read...

NEWS

Position Paper on Atex Directive Available

Germany: Separators

Position Paper on Atex Directive Available

Following the replacement of Directive 94/9/EC by the Atex Directive 2014/34/EU, the position paper „Atex Directive — Filtering Separators“ serves as the basis for reliable evaluation of filtering separators. The position paper is now available as an online version in English. read...

Teijin Expands Capacity for Aramid Production in the Netherlands

The Netherlands: Para-Aramid Products

Teijin Expands Capacity for Aramid Production in the Netherlands

Teijin Aramid is going to expand its aramid production capacity for its Twaron super fiber and will invest in new spinning technology at the facility in Emmen, the Netherlands. The start-up of the new facility is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019. read...

Lanxess Expands Production of Alternative Flame Retardant

USA: Flame Retardant Production

Lanxess Expands Production of Alternative Flame Retardant

Specialty chemicals group Lanxess has announced the successful completion of a project which increases the capacity of its Emerald Innovation 3000 flame retardant production unit from 10,000 to 14,000 mt per year. read...