Rise to the challenge of global legislation
Despite having a parliament that regularly shuttles itself, lock, stock and ballot box, for four days each month between Brussels, Belgium, and Strasbourg, France, the European Union (EU) still manages to put out an amazing amount of legislation.
Ribbon blender ups production of powders
Read about a new mixing process increases annual capacity by almost 900%. The ribbon blender incorporates a bag dump station, a receiving hopper, and a pneumatic conveying system.
Rethink experiment design
The traditional approach to experimentation, often referred to as the scientific method, requires changing only one factor at a time (OFAT), but this method only allows one to see things one dimension at a time. By varying factors only at two levels each, but simultaneously rather than one at a time, experimenters can uncover important interactions.
Raising the bar for control system security
Security researchers at Wurldtech Analytics are partnering with ISA to establish procedures and an operations model for the security testing and certification of products used for control.
R&D takes the fast track
High throughput methods are boosting productivity. A survey of member companies by the American Chemical Council (ACC), Arlington, Va., showed that this year the U.S. chemical industry would be spending around 3% more on research and development than it did in 2005.
Questions about gloves link to work safety
The proper hand protection plays a tremendous role in keeping plant workers safe. This article answers questions often posed by workers and managers about hand protection products, their applications and limitations.
Pumping Temperature Considerations
"Bad actor" pumps are those pumps that have trouble with frequent and repetitive failures. In many cases, the source of the problem is an ANSI pump trying valiantly to handle a liquid well beyond the range of its design rating.of 300 degs. F.
As the new year starts up for contributor Ross Mackay, he is reminded of a pump start-up condition he encountered in a client's plant.
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Product stewardship takes a grave turn
European Union mandates have impacted products produced and sold in the U.S., and will ultimately affect the chemical industry, according to Editor in Chief Mark Rosenzweig.
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Process analysis gains greater online role
Faster. Smaller. Smarter. Modular. All express the future of process analytics. And un-stoppable describes the ongoing migration of process analytical instruments to continuous, online, field-mounted use at chemical plants.
Prevent fine powder flushing
Trapped air can cause fine powders to shoot through cracks and crevices. Here's how to eliminate this bin-afflicting problem.