In an effort to improve their financial, technical, and compliance positions, leading chemical and pharmaceutical companies have priority initiatives to eliminate the routine, non-value-added tasks in research and manufacturing through automation.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed as a single, integrated agency to focus on protecting the American people and their homeland. Chemical security continues to be a priority for the DHS, and this year we are feeling the effect of this on companies of all sizes and in all industries that use chemicals in their manufacturing process.
For more than five decades, the Chemical Process Industries Exposition has been the key trade show for professionals, providing a unique venue to see, touch, and discuss new products. This year's edition of the Chem Show boasts approximately 600 exhibitors from around the world and is expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors.
To keep better track of the chemicals used in its batching operation, a leading producer of wood chemical treatments has adopted a new kind of weighing solution that enables it to monitor how much of each ingredient is used.
The AquaCounter COM-300A automatic titrator performs pH, acid/base, complexometric, redox, Karl Fischer, photometric, non-aqueous titrations and ISE (Ion-Selective Electrode) measurements.
The Illuminator is a compact (16 in. x 9 in. x 8 in. ) FTIR module that integrates well with a variety of sample interfaces in virtually any configuration.
Considered North America's largest process equipment and technology exposition, the 2007 Chem Show in New York, Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, will feature hundreds of innovative products and technologies from more than 600 leading suppliers. The following items offer a sneak peek at some of the many products to be exhibited.
Don't stop reading even if you're getting a feeling of déjà vu! We presented a special report in the July issue titled "10 Technologies You Shouldn't Miss," but this is different. This article highlights 10 more technologies that we believe you'll want to know about. Each one has an important feature in common with all the others innovation.
The Flex-Pro A3 peristaltic metering pump offers outputs to 33.3 gph/126 lph and output pressures to 125 psi/8.6 bar as well as automated ppm dosing and self priming against maximum line pressure.
SprayCheck TW works from the exterior to verify and validate the operation of tank cleaning systems with no modification of the tank.
The Sitrans LR 250 radar level transmitter features "Process Intelligence" advanced signal processing.
An innovative air recovery system is enabling PET plastic bottle manufacturers to recover air that has residual pressure, which saves CFMs and takes a big slice off their electric bill. Here's how they're making it work…
The DynoLAB LT is a low-cost, complete turn-key system for electric motor testing. It offers the test control and data acquisition capabilities required for basic electric motor testing as well as all the benefits of an AC motoring dynamometer but is priced up to 35 percent less than other systems.
The FlexMASSter ST98 thermal mass sensing flowmeter series now meets the Profibus-DP/-PA standards and includes its own Device Type Manager (DTM) software for use in large scale process and plant automation systems.
Solution providers from around the world will meet in Houston, TX, Oct. 2-4, for ISA Expo, where they will unveil their latest automation and control products.
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.
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.
Oseco, Broken Arrow, OK, has issued the third edition of its CD catalog with expanded language capabilities and content.
The last couple of years have seen the introduction of an entirely new generation of diaphragm metering pumps. These pumps incorporate digital robotic-like technology to improve accuracy and process control, saving money by lowering the amount of chemicals used and reducing the number of pump sizes required by large users of dosing pumps.
Solution providers from around the world will come together in Houston, TX, Oct. 2-4 for ISA EXPO, considered to be North America's largest automation and control exhibition.
Labelmaster, Chicago, a manufacturer of regulatory and hazardous materials compliance products, has added 20 new products to its Spring Hazmat Source catalog, mostly in UN packaging, labels, placards/markings, and spill control.
The CR-288 concentration monitor addresses a critical requirement for improved monitoring and control of liquid chemicals.
Titan-OL systems provide real-time, multi-component extractive gas phase analysis for on-line and continuous multi-point analysis.
The UVX-300-GC luminescence sensor is billed as the first UV sensor with a calibration function. Calibration is made possible through proprietary software algorithms, and the UVX-300-GC UV has the computing power to run complex algorithms.
Gold is glittering in the fields of Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and many other states, but it's not precious metal. It's corn destined to be processed into ethanol fuel. This boom, which began in the Midwest, is now spreading to many other sections of the country.