The ChemProcess portion of the Process Technology for Industry International Show (PTXi) will be held from Monday through Wednesday, May 5-8, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, Ill.
CONTROL's contributing editor John Rezabek says he has had great success on projects, especially upgrades and retrofits, where he was able to get an experienced board person and/or front-line supervisor assigned to the job.
For the first time at the Chem Show, a two-day workshop and symposium titled Nano 101 Nanomaterials Processing will provide an overview of the nanomaterials industry and market, synthesis and processing issues, safe handling and use of nanostructured materials and case studies on engineered nanoparticulate material systems.
Increasing interest will translate into far more monitoring applications. The worldwide market for wireless technology will grow 26% annually over the next few years, forecasts the ARC Advisory Group. Vendors are responding and key concerns are being addressed.
Industry faces the threat of draconian demands from Congress as chemical plants remain an attractive targets for terrorism attacks, according to Mark Rosenzweig, editor in chief of Chemical Processing.
The compressed air industry is taking a step that will clear the air about the performance of its equipment. For the first time, many compressed air equipment manufacturers will submit their 50 hp to 200 hp lubricated rotary-screw compressors and 200 cfm to 1,000 cfm refrigerated air dryers to an independent laboratory for performance testing.
Carefully managing compressed air can save money. Compressed air is often overlooked in energy studies because many people do not fully understand compressed air equipment, their own system, or what it costs to produce compressed air power.
Author: Scott Van Ormer and Don Van Ormer, senior application engineers, Air Power USA