Accidents and deaths have not been enough to spur regulatory change under the Bush administration. There have been 167 accidents in the past two decades, and 108 people were killed in 48 of the incidents.
Custom chemical manufacturers anticipate increasing output this year but must contend with high domestic costs and rising imports. Each type of chemical manufacturer has a different strategy for dealing with these issues.
It has been nearly a decade since the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) introduced S88, its first standard for batch control systems. Its still integral in optimizing operations today.
Particle segregation is a common problem in many bulk storage systems and its presence creates serious quality control problems. This exclusive contribution from Diamondback Technology discusses the do's and dont's of particle segregation.
Variable speed drives offer the ability to monitor and reduce energy consumption, foresee line and motor problems and gain fine speed and torque control. Learn how to make your equipment dance with VSDs.