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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...

Anti Surge Valves for China’s Largest LNG Tanker

China: Arca Supplies Valves

Anti Surge Valves for China’s Largest LNG Tanker

30/10/2016 - Arca Regler provided the compressor anti-surge valves for the re-liquefaction system on the largest LNG tanker. read...

The Rise of Robots: This Bot is the First to Send in Case of Petrochemical Accidents

Explosion protection

The Rise of Robots: This Bot is the First to Send in Case of Petrochemical Accidents

14/07/2016 - Entering the site of a petrochemical accident poses severe risks due to the danger of explosive atmospheres – what better then to send a robot instead? A Japanese development team has constructed a remotely operated robot for data collection and light works in hazardous ares… read...

Tianjin Explosion Takes its Toll: Ten Chemical Companies Have to Move

Chemical Accident in Tianjin

Tianjin Explosion Takes its Toll: Ten Chemical Companies Have to Move

16/02/2016 - Sixth months after the explosion disaster in China, ten companies will have to move. Chinese authorities have identified a number of production sites that are considered too dangerous or too close to habituated areas, Associated Press reports. read...

Tianjin Explosion From Chemical Perspective: Insights and Backgrounds

Tianjin Port Explosion

Tianjin Explosion From Chemical Perspective: Insights and Backgrounds

27/08/2015 - The fire and subsequent explosion in Tianjin Port in mid-august is not only one of the worst chemical accidents of the past decade – it also raises important questions about the costs of safety over economic performance. This article tells the story from a chemical perspective, providing you with background information and an outlook on its effects on China's industry. read...

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Monte Carlo for Engineers: How to Control the Risk in Plant Turnarounds

Plant Turnarounds

Monte Carlo for Engineers: How to Control the Risk in Plant Turnarounds

21/04/2015 - It is essential to know the risks in order to be able to handle them — and projects involving tens of thousands of components, hundreds of workers and budgets running into millions present more than enough pitfalls. Nevertheless, a plant shutdown need not turn into a lottery: the 11th annual TAR conference in Potsdam demonstrated some risk management methods and explained what engineers can learn in Monte Carlo and from pilots … read...

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New Strategies for Phasing out Hazardous Chemicals from IT Products

Hazardous Chemicals

New Strategies for Phasing out Hazardous Chemicals from IT Products

Hazradous materials used IT and communication devices cause much concern, especially when it come to the subject of waste treatment. Now, a Swedish organisation has proposed a new strategy for the phasing out of this materials. read...

Chinas Environmental Initiative Brings Bright Prospects for IE Expo Exhibitors

IE Expo 2015

Chinas Environmental Initiative Brings Bright Prospects for IE Expo Exhibitors

China's government wants to fight the country's significant environmental problems with a tighter legislation. Thus, suppliers of the necessary technology and services required to achieve this — from China and around the world — are expecting business to improve still further, the IE Expo, Asia’s leading environmental technology, shows. read...

How to Create Drinkable Water with Sunlight and Photocatalysts

Water Purification

How to Create Drinkable Water with Sunlight and Photocatalysts

Panasonic developed a photocatalytic water purification technology using photocatalysts and the sun’s UV rays to detoxify polluted water at high speeds, creating safe and drinkable water. read...