The Lark provides a serious lesson for the chemical industry
The key to the long-term vitality of a chemical corporation does not lie in its business acumen, but in its ability to continue to make innovative chemicals. Editor in chief Mark Rosenzweig says executives should show more enthusiasm for this process.
Tap into Tollers
Many chemical companies, prompted by factors such as a lack of in house expertise, equipment and permits for making certain materials, are moving production outside. Tollers, in turn, are seeking to become their partners, not just contract manufacturers.
Take safety up a notch
Theres still room to improve industrys good safety performance, says Editor in Chief Mark Rosenzweig in his monthly column. Mechanical integrity programs generally need more attention.
Software Drives OEM Toward Efficiency and Energy Savings
ABB designed software for its ACS800 drive so Curtis-Toledo could improve the operation of its rotary-screw compressors. The customized software can control the system pressure, air delivery, oil temperature and duty cycle directly from the drive.
Saving energy with fluid handling
This article from Ross Mackay, an exclusive contributor to ChemicalProcessing.com and author of The Practical Pumping Handbook, discusses how you can save energy in your plant with proper pump selection.
Safeguard plant safety
The worst thing that can happen at your plant is that an employee suffers a serious injury from a preventable accident. Follow some proven maintenance pointers to keep operations safe.
Research and Development: The Know-How Pinch
Research and development is a chemical company's most valuable asset. In today's climate, companies must work harder to protect intellectual capital on an international level.