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Practical Advice for Dealing With Heat Transfer Fluid

August 2, 2006 10:23 am | Comments

The service life of heat transfer fluid and related process efficiency can be increased by understanding how fluid breaks down and how to properly handle it.

The Sensor Is Not Always at Fault

August 2, 2006 10:15 am | Comments

The sensor gets blamed for many problems faced at process plants around the world.

One Year Later: A Story of Survival

August 2, 2006 10:09 am | Comments

Louisiana-based supplier to the chemical industry tells how his company triumphed over Katrina


Feeders in Milling and Micronization of Pharmaceutical Powders

August 2, 2006 10:03 am | Comments

Size reduction mills are used widely throughout the pharmaceutical industry for the reduction of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) as well as bulk pharmaceuticals and excipients such as lactose and hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose.

RFID to Play Major Role in Chemicals

August 2, 2006 9:42 am | Comments

The U.S. electronic product code standards entity, EPC Global U.S., has rolled out a spreadsheet software tool that will allow chemicals manufacturers to make dollars-and-cents evaluations of how RFID can improve their operations and bottom line.

Biofuels: Cutting Through the Hype

August 2, 2006 9:42 am | Comments

Some talk of a tipping point while others refer to a bubble about to burst. The biofuels business has, without doubt, acquired a life of its own. That is hardly surprising.

Can Railroads Avoid Pending Freight Crisis?

August 2, 2006 9:42 am | Comments

Major railroads told federal regulators they are racing to add staff, locomotives and hundreds of miles of new track to meet what regulators and chemical producers fear may be a rail capacity crisis later this year. Michael Ward, president and chief executive of CSX, told the U.S.

Costly Lesson: Safety Is Never Simple

August 2, 2006 9:42 am | Comments

'The propylene piping involved in this incident protruded into an open space, yet it had no impact protection.' —Chemical Safety Board U.S.


Piloting Solenoid Valve

August 2, 2006 9:30 am | Comments

Miniature three-way high flow piloting solenoid valves are designed to offer space and weight savings as well as reliability. Available in a single coil configuration, the compact valve weighs just 4 ounces and uses only 7.8 watts at 28 vdc.

Containment Enclosures

August 2, 2006 9:30 am | Comments

Containment enclosures are designed to control the weighing and safe dispensing or sampling of powders to meet COSSH and GPM requirements.

Isolation Valves

August 2, 2006 9:30 am | Comments

The Micro 10 rocker isolation valve's envelope size is designed to be 40 percent smaller than comparable 16 mm designs, but with orifice diameters reduced by only 10 percent.

Rotor Detection System (796)

August 2, 2006 9:30 am | Comments

The Rotor Detection System (RDS) immediately alerts plant operators that metal-to-metal contact has occurred in rotary valve applications. The system monitors electrical isolation between the rotor and valve housing.

Positive Displacement Pumps

August 2, 2006 9:30 am | Comments

The FKL 15 and FKL 20 model positive displacement pumps feature a split-style gearbox for easier maintenance. Both are CIP-able with no performance loss. Additionally, their oil bath gearbox uses no bearing grease, reducing oil change-out to only every 4,000 hours.

Oxygen Transmitter

August 2, 2006 9:30 am | Comments

The SPECTRACAP Oxygen Transmitter OMT355 is designed to monitor oxygen in industrial process gases. The unit can be flange-mounted directly into a process without sampling or sample conditioning equipment. This provides the user real time measurement data without sampling or sample switching delays.

Coriolis Meters

August 2, 2006 9:30 am | Comments

Micro Motion F-Series meters offer 0.10 percent mass flow accuracy, 0.15 percent volume accuracy, 0.50 percent gas flow accuracy, and 0.001 g/cc density accuracy.


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