I guess a good place to start would be an introduction. My name is Jeff Reinke, and I’ve taken over for Lisa Arrigo as the editorial director of Chem.Info magazine.
By Dave StaplesI t used to be a relatively common practice for plants to wait for equipment to fail, and then repair it.
By Jim Drago Downtime in a chemical processing plant has been estimated to cost $500,000 per day, so it behooves the industry to prevent gasket failures by discovering their root causes.
Bullet List Accuracy. Measurement devices impart process visibility, ?allowing plant operators to see what is going on inside the pipes and production systems, which is actionable data that provide the basis for planning and management systems, not ?to mention real-time process control. To be useful, this data must be accurate.
According to Schneider Packaging Equipment Company www.schneiderequip.com , customized versions of its Robox plug-and-play robotic palletizing systems are available to increase productivity and save costseven in less than ideal conditions or footprints.
The Feed-Vac Vibro-Energy separator system from Sweco www.sweco.com combines the functions of conveying, storage, feeding and screening of dry materials into one complete unit
TURCK www.turck.us introduces the PT4300a media isolated stainless steel pressure sensor for use in hazardous applications
Combined with a valve as the actuating element, Burkert Fluid Control Systems' www.burkert-usa.com 8055 Full-Bore Magflowmeter controls high-precision dosing and filling operations
An alternative to traditional dial gages, AshcroftÂ® www.ashcroft.com digital pressure gages incorporate features to advance the way you monitor pressure
Konecranes (www.konecranesamericas.com) recently released its DynAC and DynAHoist Vectorcomplete speed control systems designed for demanding traveling and hoisting applications
Gardner Denver (www.gardnerdenverproducts.com) introduces its SutorbiltÂ® LegendÂ® PD industrial blower and vacuum pump product line, which now incorporates dual-splash lubrication. According to the company, the product line delivers: Quiet operation with a reduction of noise up to 5 dBA.
What do chemical processing, mining, food production, water treatment and paper manufacturing have in common?
The Rotor Detection System (RDS) from Nu-Con www.nucon.com/en/rotary-valves/rotor-detection-systems immediately alerts plant operators of metal-to-metal contact in rotary valves. When fitted, the RDS continuously monitors the electrical isolation between the rotor and the valve housing.
Mettler-Toledo www.mettler-toledo.net now produces a Thermal Analysis Excellence Line that is comprised of basic models up to fully loaded configurations. This is only possible with the company's versatile, customizable and upgradeable instrument platform.