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Oxea’s Oberhausen Plant Undertakes Planned Turnaround

Germany: Maintenance Inspections

Oxea’s Oberhausen Plant Undertakes Planned Turnaround

05/18/2018 - The plant will remain closed for about four weeks and the firm intends to use this time for modernising its plant and removing production bottlenecks. read...

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...

Spoilt for Choice: How to Select the Right Measuring Spot?

Electrical Temperature Measurement

Spoilt for Choice: How to Select the Right Measuring Spot?

05/14/2018 - Criteria for selecting the most suitable electrical temperature measuring point. — The temperature is one of the most important measured variables of a process medium and is predominantly monitored with electrical thermometers. But as simple as the task sounds, know-how is required when choosing the right sensor. We will give you some helpful tips. read...

Turn up! Upswing Ahead for Valves and Fittings

Valves & Fittings

Turn up! Upswing Ahead for Valves and Fittings

03/01/2018 - Fittings, faucets, drives and apps: Whetting the appetite for Achema 2018 at last year’s Diam. Not only did industrial fittings fair Diam record an exhibitor record of over 2000 experts, it also set new trends with the DDM seal fair. Fact is: manufacturers are getting fit for the digital age. read...

Articles

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

Force Majeure Because of Fire in BASF Plant

Citral Plant Shut Down

Force Majeure Because of Fire in BASF Plant

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...

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...