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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. more
Surge Protection
What Does Effective Surge Protection Look Like in Practice?
Assessing and minimizing risks is managed in an ever more transparent way today, and it is now often a matter for the boss. Lightning and surge protection for structural installations also plays a part. At the end of the calculation, tolerable risk and the effort required are weighed up and assessed in relation to one another. That is the theoretical approach — but what does effective surge protection look like in practice? more
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. more
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. more
Plant Management/Safety
Augment the Safety Aspect: How Process Control Becomes a Plant Safety Cornerstone
Enhanced plant management helps to realize smooth and safe operation — Maintaining a safe operating state is essential in process industries, as any incident or malfunction may have fatal consequences. State-of-the-art control technology is designed to supervise and control a process within a defined and safe operating state. But there are always risks for deviation caused by interruptions or unplanned conditions. Plant personnel need to be aware of differences between actual and planned operating states — and eventually to take action to quickly bring the process back under control. more
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