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.
The very strict hygiene regulations applied in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries are quickly migrating into the chemical industries.
Constructing any commercial facility can have its challenges. Building a chemical plant, with its inherent safety and environmental requirements, can be particularly formidable.
It is well-known that oxygen rich atmospheres are potentially dangerous environments. And within the chemical industry in particular, oxygen is not the only hazardous chemical commonly used.
Leading-edge organizations that have adopted mobile technology as a best practice are realizing a new level of efficiency, which is reflected in their operations and on their bottom line.
Today's international firms and U.S. firms that manufacture or sell products overseas require global trade management (GTM) solutions to manage the complex business processes associated with cross-border global trade.
caption A portable reader/writer makes it easy to identify process equipment components.
caption Cane sugar is becoming valuable in India in the form of energy-rich ethanol.
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caption Built-in pockets reinforce tower bottom, allowing mounting on standard I-beams or imperfect pads.
There are three areas in an industrial vacuum system where effluent can be reduced. They are: the selection of the vacuum source, the piping design, and the components selection or inclusion in the vacuum "system" with the pump or source. Let's review each of these below.
For years, fiberglass-reinforced baths and showers have been perceived as commodity products. Of course, as with any product, there are quality differences between brands. Nevertheless, the manufacturing methods employed and the materials used have been similar.
Greg Gasperecz is the vice president of environmental, health, and safety at Enviance Inc. in Carlsbad, CA. His company has worked with more than 100 leading companies such as Chevron, HP, DuPont, and American Electric Power the principal North American producer of CO 2 to monitor and cut emissions.