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Pulling Ahead Of The Pack

April 23, 2009 11:42 am | Comments

FP International stays one step ahead of competitors by being the first to not only green its production processes, but also its end products.

Not So Risky Business

April 23, 2009 11:21 am | Comments

Yaskawa identifies the technical support mechanisms that need to be in place to minimize operational risk and enhance equipment performance.

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Purifying Ethylene With More Precision

April 23, 2009 10:49 am | Comments

Tunable diode laser-based analyzers can eliminate costly inaccurate acetylene measurement problems in ethylene production.

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Simulation Steels Praise By Optimizing Casting Process

April 3, 2009 4:18 am | Comments

By Christian Deville-Cavellin, Ugitech SA Every industrial process aims to optimize speed. For French stainless steel manufacturer Ugitech SA, that goal translates into running its continuous casting machines at the highest possible speed while maintaining its standard of quality.

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Ironing Out Savings In Iron Ore Cleaning

April 2, 2009 5:30 am | Comments

It has never been more important for companies to save on costs than today. Melting iron ore in a furnace, for example, requires high levels of energy, so every kilowatt saved can be significant.

Reducing Capital Project Costs

March 24, 2009 9:44 am | Comments

Wireless field communications

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The Big Deal About Very Small

March 24, 2009 9:44 am | Comments

Nanoscale particle size-reduction equipment

Ultrasound Cracks Down To Up Value

March 24, 2009 9:44 am | Comments

Sonocracking ultrasonic oil desulfurization equipment

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Ramping Up Rapid Reconstruction

March 24, 2009 9:44 am | Comments

Alon USA's Big Spring Refinery suffered an explosion that completely shut it down; the first order of business was simple?respond, restart and rebuild.

More In Control Of Your Plant By Honing In On Hydraulic Systems

February 23, 2009 6:42 am | Comments

Hydraulic systems play a critical role in press operation, enabling the transfer and concentration of enormous force to press metal into desirable shapes in very hostile environments.  However, conventional hydraulic systems can be highly inefficient, and lack the precise control necessary to achieve the highest levels of quality and productivity.

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Processing Outlook Report: Food & Beverage Segment

February 20, 2009 9:13 am | Comments

Survey results would indicate that this segment has not been hit as hard as others by current economic conditions.

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Processing Outlook Report: Fuel Refinement Segment

February 20, 2009 9:11 am | Comments

Although this segment has been hit hard in recent years due to natural disasters in the Gulf of Mexico and a lack of interest in building more refineries, it is still surprising to see that investments in this sector could take a pretty dramatic step backwards in 2009.

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Processing Outlook Report: General Chemical Production Segment

February 20, 2009 9:08 am | Comments

As could be expected with a general grouping like this, which includes a wider range of facilities with varying production focuses, responses show some interesting ranges.

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Processing Outlook Report: Materials Processing Segment

February 20, 2009 9:06 am | Comments

Although this encompasses a range of facilities with varying plants, respondents seem to be unified in taking a less severe, yet cautious attitude when looking ahead to 2009 purchases.

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Processing Outlook Report: Pharmaceuticals Segment

February 20, 2009 9:04 am | Comments

While the processing marketplace is not immune to cutbacks, the pharmaceuticals segment offers more promise than most.

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