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Climate-Friendly Propane Heat Pumps

Germany: Heat Pumps

Climate-Friendly Propane Heat Pumps

09/04/2018 - Fraunhofer researchers have now contributed to the development of a heat pump that uses propane instead of harmful fluorinated greenhouse gases. The pump is both more climate-friendly and more efficient, the scientists claim. read...

MAN and ABB Introduce Three-Way Energy-Storage System

Germany: Energy Storage

MAN and ABB Introduce Three-Way Energy-Storage System

06/07/2018 - MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz has signed a cooperation agreement with ABB Switzerland for the development, production and commercialization of a three-way energy-storage system. The new Electro-Thermal Energy Storage system (Etes) stores large-scale electricity, heat and cold for distribution to consumers. read...

Bitzer Acquires Parts of Alfa Laval's Greenhouse Business

Italy/Germany: Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers

Bitzer Acquires Parts of Alfa Laval's Greenhouse Business

04/10/2018 - Alfa Laval has signed an agreement to sell its commercial tubular heat exchanger business, currently part of the Greenhouse division, to the Bitzer Group. read...

How to Minimize Fatigue Problems: A Fitness Scheme for Heat Exchangers

Fatigue in Heat Exchangers

How to Minimize Fatigue Problems: A Fitness Scheme for Heat Exchangers

06/25/2018 - Plate-and-shell heat exchangers have become very popular thanks to their high thermal efficiency, compact size and ability to withstand high pressures. But they are also sensitive to metal fatigue. To avoid costly equipment failures and ensure long service life, design, construction and welding must be taken into account. read...

Crystals, Made to Order: Quality Parameter in Crystallisation

Crystallisation and Particle Size Distribution

Crystals, Made to Order: Quality Parameter in Crystallisation

04/11/2018 - Potash, Sugar or APIs are commonly formed by crystallisation. In an optimised crystallisation system the particle size distribution can be narrowed and the impact on the crystals, e.g. breakage or the production of fines, will be reduced. read...

Articles

Increase the Value of Spices by Gentle Steam Sterilization

Steam Sterilization

Increase the Value of Spices by Gentle Steam Sterilization

11/24/2017 - The color, smell and taste — what would cuisine be without spices? Presumably bland. But how could producers extend the shelf-life without compromising the magic of spices? Ava has found a way. read...

NEWS

Saltigo Celebrates Five Decades of Central Organics Pilot Plant in Leverkusen

Germany: Investment Program Completed

Saltigo Celebrates Five Decades of Central Organics Pilot Plant in Leverkusen

Saltigo, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals company Lanxess, celebrates 50 years of operation of the Central Organics Pilot Plant (Zeto), which accounts for around one-fifth of the company's total capacity. During this anniversary celebration, work was completed on the extensive expansion and modernization project started in 2015. read...

SGL Installs Hydrogen Chloride Recycling System for China's Largest Potassium Producer

China: Energy Efficiency

SGL Installs Hydrogen Chloride Recycling System for China's Largest Potassium Producer

A recovery system for recycling and reusing hydrogen chloride (HCI) developed by SGL Group will be part of a new electrolytic smelting system of the Chinese potassium producer Qinghai Salt Lake Industry. read...

South Australian Government Awards 150 Megawatt Solar Thermal Project

Australia: Solar Energy

South Australian Government Awards 150 Megawatt Solar Thermal Project

Solar Reserve has signed a long-term Generation Project Agreement (GPA) to build a 150 megawatt solar thermal power station with 8 hours of energy storage near the town of Port Augusta, South Australia. The Aurora Solar Energy Project near Port Augusta includes 1,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage in order to meet peak electricity requirements, day and night . read...

products and processes for engineering and construction

Corrosion Resistant Heat Exchanger for Hot Acids

Heat Exchanger

Corrosion Resistant Heat Exchanger for Hot Acids

When handling corrosive medias like hot acids, heat transfer can be a difficult task. It is tricky to find a heat exchanger that is corrosion resistant, efficient and cost effective. Tantaline, a producer of tantalum surface alloys for hot acid environments, recently announced the introduction of a tantalum alloyed heat exchange unit to cover this need. read...

Engineering and Construction in Theory and Practice

Drying Without Contamination

Vacuum Dryer

Drying Without Contamination

04/14/2017 - Vacuum tray dryer with the fast washing system for cleaning of all internal parts — Producers demand for their batch process best results, safety, ergonomics and flexibility. To secure this Italian expert for vacuum drying has equipped its vacuum tray dryer with a fast washing system and some other important innovations. read...

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