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Fire at Shin-Etsu Handotai’s Shirakawa Facility in Japan

Japan: Accident

Fire at Shin-Etsu Handotai’s Shirakawa Facility in Japan

15/11/2019 - Shin-Etsu Chemical has announced that a fire occurred on November 12 at the Shirakawa plant. Two people have been injured by the accident however the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. read...

Solvay's Product Stewardship Management System Honored

Belgium: Chemical Safety Award

Solvay's Product Stewardship Management System Honored

27/10/2019 - Solvay received the Chemical Safety Award from the European Responsible Care Awards jury for its worldwide Product Stewardship Management System. read...

Perstorp Partners with Dupont for Global Safety Project

Sweden: Employee Protection

Perstorp Partners with Dupont for Global Safety Project

26/09/2019 - With an aim to improve the company’s safety culture, Perstorp established the global safety project – ‘Project Dolphin’ and with the support of Dupont Sustainable Solutions developed a new safety protocol for its seven international manufacturing sites. read...

X-Ray Inspection of Bulk Materials

X-Ray Scanner

X-Ray Inspection of Bulk Materials

08/11/2019 - The SC-B X-ray scanner by Wipotec is the ideal entry point for quality X-ray inspection of incoming raw material. Foreign body detection at the beginning of the production process leads to optimisation of the line efficiency by reducing product losses and downtimes. read...

Outdoor Enclosures Simplify Advanced Remote I/O Plant Control Architectures

Tough Enclosures

Outdoor Enclosures Simplify Advanced Remote I/O Plant Control Architectures

05/11/2019 - Intertec is launching a range of tough field enclosures for housing remote I/O and other control and instrumentation electronics, featuring compact passive cooling to dramatically reduce costs of ownership. 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

20/06/2019 - 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...

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Tricky Relationships: Chemicals, Waste and Product Legislation

Environmental Sciences 

Tricky Relationships: Chemicals, Waste and Product Legislation

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

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

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...