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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

03/07/2018 - 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...

Investment in Production Line for Flue Gas Treatment

Belgium: Emission Reduction

Investment in Production Line for Flue Gas Treatment

01/31/2018 - 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

01/29/2018 - Covestro has selected Emerson to provide Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for remote monitoring and predictive maintenance at nine high-utilisation plants. read...

Pack to the Future: Serialization Made Simple

Serialization and Track & Trace

Pack to the Future: Serialization Made Simple

04/06/2018 - Learn how Antares Vision kickstarted the packaging industry into the future — Health and safety: Two small words that mean everything to a company like Antares Vision. They are the leader in the pharmaceutical market, which is now ten years ahead of other industries in terms of regulatory tracking requirements. read...

Going Green: Decarbonisation Becomes the Billion-Dollar Chance for Chemicals

Decarbonisation Scenarios for the Chemical Industry

Going Green: Decarbonisation Becomes the Billion-Dollar Chance for Chemicals

11/16/2017 - Is it the end of the oil era? A vision for the decarbonisation of the chemical industry — Chemistry could become almost neutral to climate by 2050, as recent studies show. The price would be, however, enormous: Up to a tenfold of the current investment volume per year had to be pumped into alternative raw materials and process development. Is the dream of green chemicals over before it even began? How realistic is the decoupling of fossil raw materials overall? And what could be done now? read...

Articles

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?

07/25/2017 - 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...

NEWS

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...

Global Power Forms Joint Venture with Bechtel to Serve Georgia Power Plant

USA: Nuclear Power

Global Power Forms Joint Venture with Bechtel to Serve Georgia Power Plant

Global Power Equipment Group announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Williams, has formed a joint venture with Bechtel to establish Richmond County Constructors (RCC). read...

Petrofac and Danos to Form Joint Venture

Oil and Gas JV

Petrofac and Danos to Form Joint Venture

Petrofac and Danos, a US-based family-owned and managed integrated oilfield services provider, have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Both the companies are in talks to form a joint venture agreement to attract business opportunities. 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

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...