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Fluor to Deploy IBM Watson to Monitor Megaprojects

USA: Predictive Analytics

Fluor to Deploy IBM Watson to Monitor Megaprojects

16/09/2018 - Fluor and IBM announced the use of artificial intelligence-based systems to predict, monitor and measure the status of engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPC) megaprojects from inception to completion. read...

Yokogawa Launches Operational Risk Management Solution

Japan: Digital Field Assistant

Yokogawa Launches Operational Risk Management Solution

08/06/2018 - Yokogawa has developed the Oprex Operational Risk Management: Field Assistant R2.02. This Android application is intended for use during field inspections of industrial facilities, and will be released on June 11. read...

Namur Publishes Recommendations for Information Exchange and Resource Efficiency Indicators

Standards for the Processing Industry

Namur Publishes Recommendations for Information Exchange and Resource Efficiency Indicators

07/03/2018 - The Namur recommendations NE 159 and NE 162 have been published. NE 159 covers requirements for data models for the exchange of information between CAE systems of Process Design and E&I-Engineering. NE 162 describes "Resource Efficiency Indicators for monitoring and improving resource efficiency in processing plants". read...

Characterization the Sealing Behavior: Talking Statistics

Sealing Statistics

Characterization the Sealing Behavior: Talking Statistics

29/11/2018 - Characterization the behavior of sealing elements using statical testing plays a vital role — When developing sealing solutions, statical testing is a mighty tool. Thus, understanding its methodology, its disturbances and variables becomes a decisive factor in the development process. Is there any standard procedure to determine sealing behavior? read...

Was That all it Was? Why Europe's Engineering Boom Might be Short Lived

Plant Engineering Trend Europe

Was That all it Was? Why Europe's Engineering Boom Might be Short Lived

22/11/2018 - Plant engineering is making a small comeback in Europe. But how viable is the trend? — In 2018, European investment projects saw a mini-boom: 134 new plants in the first eight months show the potential in the industry. But now, thanks to trade conflicts, the Brexit and oil price rises, growth is coming to a standstill — is chemistry running out of steam? read...

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Chemicals, Hot off the Printer: Additive Manufacturing in Chemicals and Pharma

3D-Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Chemicals, Hot off the Printer: Additive Manufacturing in Chemicals and Pharma

17/09/2018 - What has advent of additive manufacturing in store for the process industry? – The 3D-printer becomes a gamechanger: While some companies set themselves apart by using customized materials or dream of the pill out of the printer, others fear the impending marginalization of the chemical industry. Gold rush or hangover? An industry is looking for answers between polymer filaments, prototypes and printed pills. read...

NEWS

Investment in Production Line for Flue Gas Treatment

Belgium: Emission Reduction

Investment in Production Line for Flue Gas Treatment

Solvay invests € 6 million in the expansion of its sodium bicarbonate capacity at the Rheinberg production site. Its start-up is planned by the end of 2018. read...

Emerson to Deliver Software-as-a-Service Technology to Covestro

Germany: Industrial IoT Solutions

Emerson to Deliver Software-as-a-Service Technology to Covestro

Covestro has selected Emerson to provide Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for remote monitoring and predictive maintenance at nine high-utilisation plants. read...

Praxair Signs Long-Term Contract with BASF for New Plant

Business Deal

Praxair Signs Long-Term Contract with BASF for New Plant

On completion, the new plant is expected to produce high-purity carbon monoxide and hydrogen from a stream of crude synthesis gas. read...

products and processes for engineering and construction

Going With the Flow

Laminar Flow Systems

Going With the Flow

Spetec launches the SuSi Series of Laminar Flow Module products: Standing for Super Silent, the units feature optimised air flow characteristics and quieter fans, the company states. With the primary filter in a filter cartridge, the unit allows for an easy handling. read...

Engineering and Construction in Theory and Practice

Against the Tide: What Has Lanxess Planned with its State-of-the-Art Production in Belgium?

Lanxess in Antwerp

Against the Tide: What Has Lanxess Planned with its State-of-the-Art Production in Belgium?

25/07/2017 - A German chemicals group planning a major investment in Central Europe is certainly something out of the ordinary. But a company that spends several hundred million Euros in ramping up capacities in a seemingly saturated market must have something in mind. Just like the polymer specialists Lanxess, who, since 2004, have invested over 300 million euros in its Belgian flagship site in Antwerp. What is the story behind these? On the 50-year anniversary of caprolactam production on the banks of the river Scheldt, the Cologne-based company lets us have a look behind the scenes… read...