Purchasing decisions require a lot of homework. And according to a survey of purchasing habits in the business-to-business market by DemandGen, a global marketing automation and lead management company, 75% of respondents reported that their purchasing decision began as an informal search for information. If you're tasked with procuring products that will enable your facility to be as efficient, safe, environmentally friendly and economically competitive as possible, you should take advantage of our New Product Resource Center.
We add new products to this section on a daily basis. And rest assured, we aren't tossing items up willy-nilly. While we receive information on dozens of products every week, we take the time to weed out submissions that don't make sense for chemical processing facilities. Our goal is to offer you ample but relevant resources in a number of categories: engineering design, environmental protection, fluid handling, heat transfer, instrumentation, powders and solids, process control, reliability and maintenance, safety, separations technology, software and utilities and energy to name a few.
Need software that will manage multiple versions of a project or a data logger that tracks temperature and relative humidity? You'll find them in our resource center. Along with a product summary, we include a photo, contact information to learn more and several related products. You can also filter your search by product category, product type and manufacturer, as well as do a keyword search for something specific. With over 2,500 products in the center, there's a good chance we've covered what you're looking for.
In addition to our New Product Resource Center, we also have a Process Engineering e-Literature Library. Here you’ll find downloadable PDFs straight from the manufacturers that provide in-depth information. This section is organized by category: automation & information technology; design & simulation; environmental, health and safety; fluid handling; powder & solids; reliability & maintenance; separations technology; and utilities & energy.
If you need to see a product in action, our Vendor Videos area might be the place you're looking for. It features videos produced by manufacturers that shows how particular products work. Sometimes it's just easier to watch how a product cleans chips, swarf and shavings out of coolants or view a high-pressure impact test that shows what happens when a sight glass at 3,300 psi is struck with a projectile.
We won’t tell you what to buy, but we do want to help you make the best decisions for your facility.
Traci Purdum is Chemical Processing's senior digital editor. You can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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