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Plant Efficiency Ideas: Saving Energy

August 1, 2007 6:20 am | Comments

Saving energy is an important issue from both an environmental and energy cost perspective. The key question is: How can a substantial and sustainable reduction of energy consumption be achieved? The most credible solution is to establish an understanding of how users consume their energy and make them responsible for it.


Plant Efficiency Ideas: Mechanical Fasteners in Conveyor Applications

August 1, 2007 6:09 am | Comments

Are you searching for ways to take your productivity to higher ground? One good way is by getting all the uptime you can from the belt conveyors that carry materials, parts, and finished/packaged products throughout your plant.

Plant Efficiency Ideas: Bottling Benefits

August 1, 2007 5:55 am | Comments

The filling control technology employed in bottling machinery has evolved over the past decade, offering higher levels of accuracy and reproducibility while achieving extremely high reliability the latest generation of bottle filling controls exemplifies this trend by placing a small, intelligent device at each filling point to automatically control and monitor the filling process at that location.


10 Technologies You Shouldn't Miss

July 17, 2007 11:18 am | Comments

In a recent survey, we asked readers what they most want to find in the pages of CHEM.INFO magazine. Innovation was the top response. In fact, it was the most popular and passionate request. As a result, we have searched the marketplace for innovative ideas and have assembled this special report examining 10 cutting-edge technologies. We hope they help you bring innovation into your plant.


Something Special in Separation Technology

July 9, 2007 5:42 am | Comments

The synthesis of most elastomers is carried out either by solution or emulsion polymerization. After the polymerization step, the polymer is separated from the solvent or emulsifying agents. This separation requires several process steps including coagulation, stripping, various mechanical separation stages, and finally drying. Beyond that, the existing technologies are energy consuming, waste solvent must be incinerated, and the installation of main and ancillary equipment occupies large spaces. The disadvantages of the solution and emulsion polymerization processes can be solved with the direct devolatilization process of elastomers contained in polymer solutions or polymer emulsion.

Getting Inside CPVC Piping for Wastewater Treatment Use

July 5, 2007 12:18 pm | Comments

CPVC is an attractive alternative for wastewater treatment facilities because of its corrosion resistance, mechanical strength, and life-cycle economics. Here’s a real-world look at its strengths and capabilities.

Fuel for Thought: How to Keep Ethanol Production Green

July 5, 2007 11:27 am | Comments

An ethanol developer's speed to market, permitting expenses, material logistics, energy source, and selected co-products all relate to the dryer type and air pollution control technology decisions.

12 Key Rules When Dealing With Gas Control Systems

July 5, 2007 11:14 am | Comments

It's essential to understand material compatibility issues — and your options — when selecting pressure and flow control devices for calibration and sampling of reactive gases in the chemical process and quality control laboratory.


How to Determine Calibration Frequency for Pipettes in the Lab

July 5, 2007 10:41 am | Comments

Since pipettes are subject to silent and random failures, the most important aspect of pipette quality control is maintaining a calibration frequency that achieves sufficiently high reliability. Here are step-by-step guidelines for you to use.

White Paper: Fieldbus H1 Systems

July 5, 2007 5:28 am | Comments

A white paper titled "Implementing Foundation Fieldbus H1 Networks in Hazardous Areas" by Bruce Bradley, PE, of Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals Inc., Petersburg, VA, provides a rigorous discussion of hazardous environments, the standards and practices involved, and considerations for installing a Foundation Fieldbus H1 system.

Number Crunching: Free Booklet Zeroes in on R&D Tax Credit

July 5, 2007 5:28 am | Comments

A new booklet that provides a synopsis of the R&D tax credit in everyday language, including what expenses qualify and the documentation required, is being offered by CCR Cost Recovery Services LLC, Westborough, MA.

‘Magnetic’ Data: Separator Brochure

July 5, 2007 5:28 am | Comments

Eriez, Erie, PA, is offering a free brochure on its new line of ProGrade magnetic separators.

Best Bet: Blower Guide

July 5, 2007 5:28 am | Comments

A brochure describing blowers and compressors, including pre-assembled, skid-mounted blower units in special noise abatement enclosures, is available from Dresser Roots, Houston, TX.

New Catalog: Liquid Level Sensors

July 5, 2007 5:28 am | Comments

MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division, Cary, NC, has a new product catalog for liquid level applications such as oil and gas, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and specialty chemical.

Helpful Site: Trace Element Analysis

July 5, 2007 5:28 am | Comments

For laboratory personnel who perform environmental trace element analysis, it can be a difficult task to stay up-to-date with changes in legislation, regulation, methodology, and research.


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