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Causes & Costs Of Gasket Failure

June 18, 2008 6:20 am | Comments

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.

Automated Measurement Key To Bio- Ethanol Refinery Efficiency

June 18, 2008 6:20 am | Comments

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.

Finding the Right Scale and Platform for Hazardous Areas

May 5, 2008 6:30 am | Comments

The very strict hygiene regulations applied in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries are quickly migrating into the chemical industries.

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Good Chemistry Behind a New Plastics Production Plant

May 5, 2008 6:30 am | Comments

Constructing any commercial facility can have its challenges. Building a chemical plant, with its inherent safety and environmental requirements, can be particularly formidable.

Choosing a Safe Lubricant When Using Reactive Chemicals

May 5, 2008 6:30 am | Comments

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.

6 Key Mobile Adoption Drivers for the Chem Processing Industry

May 5, 2008 6:30 am | Comments

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.

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Global Trade Management: 11 Elements a System Must Have

May 5, 2008 6:29 am | Comments

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.

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How RFID Solutions Can Bring Increased Level of Product Safety

May 5, 2008 6:28 am | Comments

caption A portable reader/writer makes it easy to identify process equipment components.

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System Sweetens Bottom Line for Sugar-Making Company

May 5, 2008 6:28 am | Comments

caption Cane sugar is becoming valuable in India in the form of energy-rich ethanol.

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Q&A With Turck: Know Your Flowmeter

May 5, 2008 6:28 am | Comments

caption Roger Saba of Turck

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Engineered Plastic Cooling Towers vs. Galvanized or Stainless Steel

May 5, 2008 6:28 am | Comments

caption Built-in pockets reinforce tower bottom, allowing mounting on standard I-beams or imperfect pads.

How to Reduce Effluent Through Vacuum Design

April 3, 2008 1:49 pm | Comments

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.

How to Capture and Control Styrene Emissions

April 3, 2008 1:49 pm | Comments

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.

How to Achieve Your Environmental Compliance Goals

April 3, 2008 1:49 pm | Comments

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.

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How to Monitor the Cleanliness of Filtration Systems

April 3, 2008 1:49 pm | Comments

American Sensor Technologies, a NJ-based manufacturer of MEMS-based pressure sensing products, offers a wet/wet differential pressure sensor that is suitable for monitoring the cleanliness of filters in either liquid or gas applications.

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