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Encapsulating complexity — Namur main session sets course

Namur 2018

Encapsulating complexity — Namur main session sets course

11/13/2018 - With MTP (Module Type Package) and NOA (Namur Open Architecture), Namur has launched important game changers in process automation. While the complexity of the topics in the context of the digitization challenges continues to increase, the users need simple solutions. Are sensors the key or the driver for successful digitization? This was discussed under the motto “Field Instruments Supporting Digital Transformation” at the annual users meeting of process automation technology. read...

Saudi Aramco and Adnoc Collaborate for Natural Gas and LNG

UAE: Gas Agreement

Saudi Aramco and Adnoc Collaborate for Natural Gas and LNG

11/13/2018 - Both the firms have signed an agreement owing to which two of the biggest energy producers in the Gulf region will come together to increase business in the natural gas and LNG sectors. read...

PCIC Europe

Air Liquide Invests in Start-Ups

France: Digitalisation

Air Liquide Invests in Start-Ups

07/05/2017 - Aliad, Air Liquide’s venture capital investment arm, has announced three new equity investments in technology start-ups, Dietsensor and Ubleam, and in the investment fund Investisseurs & Partenaires. read...

Bombshell in Automation – ABB to Acquire B&R

Automation Technologies

Bombshell in Automation – ABB to Acquire B&R

04/04/2017 - Automation company ABB announced the acquisition of B&R, the largest independent provider focused on product- and software-based, open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide. read...

Ahoy Ex-Zones! Explosion Protection Equipments Sets Sails for Hazardous Waters

Explosion Protection

Ahoy Ex-Zones! Explosion Protection Equipments Sets Sails for Hazardous Waters

08/24/2016 - A fire fighting vessel in the heart of Europe's industrial and chemical clusters needs special equipment: Equipped with specialised technology, Europe’s latest high-tech fire-fighting boat is able to work in hazardous atmospheres, fighting fires, explosions and chemical accidents. Its secret? Explosion-protected electrical equipment and lighting by technology specialists Eaton. read...

Pharma & Food

Lonza Delivers First Single-Use Bioreactor Batch to Tracon Pharmaceuticals

Singapore: Clinical-Stage Pharmaceuticals

Lonza Delivers First Single-Use Bioreactor Batch to Tracon Pharmaceuticals

11/09/2018 - Lonza and Tracon Pharmaceuticals announced the successful delivery of the first 2,000 L single-use bioreactor (SUB) batch produced from the supplier's recently expanded Singapore site. The batch was supplied under the strategic manufacturing agreement for the client's therapeutic antibody TRC105. read...

Perstorp to Invest in Global Feed & Food Production

Sweden: Preservatives

Perstorp to Invest in Global Feed & Food Production

11/08/2018 - Perstorp announced a multi-million investment in its Feed & Food Business Area. The goal was to boost next generation solutions for gut health and preservation, the company said. read...

Pharma 4.0: Excellence United Setting New Standards

Excellence United

Pharma 4.0: Excellence United Setting New Standards

11/07/2018 - Pharmaceutical production is becoming more digital and connected. Players who can deliver coherent, logical concepts will be part of the next major Industry 4.0 project. The five members of Excellence United have made great progress with their IoT Hub and have shown what it is already capable of. But this is just the beginning. In the interview, the five executive directors explained why. The strategic corporate alliance Excellence United presents its new Industry 4.0 concept, which sets new standards. read...

Heat Transfer

Climate-Friendly Propane Heat Pumps

Germany: Heat Pumps

Climate-Friendly Propane Heat Pumps

09/04/2018 - Fraunhofer researchers have now contributed to the development of a heat pump that uses propane instead of harmful fluorinated greenhouse gases. The pump is both more climate-friendly and more efficient, the scientists claim. read...

Business & Economics

Ultralight and Extra Cold: Choosing the Right Compressor for Cryogenic Helium

Compressors for Cryogenic Gases

Ultralight and Extra Cold: Choosing the Right Compressor for Cryogenic Helium

11/13/2018 - Cryogenic temperatures are extremely demanding for the used equipment — A noble gas as a refrigerant for cryogenic temperatures: Although helium is only be found in very specific applications, light gas is in great demand as a refrigerant in research. However, the low density of the medium does not bode well for the process equipment used. Especially safe sealing becomes a challenge — also and especially for the required compressors. read...

Lanxess Invests in Production of Ion Exchange Resins

Germany: Versatile Material

Lanxess Invests in Production of Ion Exchange Resins

11/12/2018 - Lanxess is investing in its ion exchange resin production facility at the Leverkusen, Germany, site. The company is optimizing its process technology and operating efficiency for a eight-figure Dollar amount. The project is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2019. read...

Dupont to Produce Speciality Materials in East China

China: Plastics and Adhesives Production

Dupont to Produce Speciality Materials in East China

11/12/2018 - Dupont is investing more than $ 80 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province in East China. The facility will produce compounded high-end engineering plastics and adhesives to serve customers in transportation, electronics, industrial and consumer products markets. read...

Water Treatment

How to Intelligently Network Measurement Values ...

Water Resource Management

How to Intelligently Network Measurement Values ...

11/07/2018 - ... and so to provide an overview at all times into the aggregated wastewater treatment facility. A single intelligent solution for completely networking sensor-based measuring systems makes it possible. read...

Oil & Gas

Saudi Aramco to Construct New Upstream Research Center at MSU Science Park

Russia: R&D

Saudi Aramco to Construct New Upstream Research Center at MSU Science Park

11/09/2018 - Saudi Aramco recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at Lomonosov Moscow State University to set up its ninth R&D facility outside its home country. The new center is expected to focus on upstream technologies in simulation and modeling, advanced materials, data analytics and artificial intelligence. read...