Yokogawa Establishes Industrial Knowledge Business Unit
Yokogawa business unit will enhance cloud-based solutions.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation establishes Industrial Knowledge, a new business unit designed to enhance cloud-based advanced solutions. To serve as a platform for the development of its cloud-based advanced solution business, Yokogawa acquired Industrial Evolution, Inc. in December. Industrial Knowledge will rely on Industrial Evolution’s secure, IIoT-ready cloud platform and technologies for the collection, integration and analysis of real-time process data from firewall protected systems to develop its business.
While working with existing Yokogawa businesses and pursuing its DaaS business, Industrial Knowledge will reportedly seek through M&A and alliances to widen its range of services to include advanced solutions in areas…
Honeywell Launches Mobility App
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Tap Chemical Processing Experts Via Webinars
Emerson And OSIsoft Introduce PI Connector For HART-IP
The software simplifies access to HART field device information and feeds it to numerous diagnostic and process optimization packages.
Emerson Process Management and OSIsoft introduce the OSIsoft PI Connector for HART-IP, a link between HART field devices and OSIsoft’s PI System enterprise software infrastructure for managing streaming sensor data in real time. The PI Connector for HART-IP automatically maps wired and WirelessHART devices to the asset structure in the PI Server.
Emerson develops and deploys diagnostic and optimization packages that analyze field device information. The PI Connector for HART-IP leverages the PI System to provide information to these application suites, according to the company.
The connector was jointly developed as an extension of OSIsoft’s capability. The PI Connector for HART-IP reportedly reduces the cost and effort needed to…
Wireless Network Improves Leak Detection
Rockwell Automation And Cisco Release Wireless Design Guide
Emerson Updates DeltaV DCS
ISA100 Wireless Standard Approved By IEC
ABB’s new brochure describes the in-situ Endura AZ oxygen analyzer series for process combustion control or emissions monitoring.
ABB’s Measurement & Analytics business releases a new brochure that describes the in-situ Endura AZ oxygen analyzer series for process combustion control or emissions monitoring. According to the brochure, the analyzer's sensor, based on the zirconium oxide cell, mounts on the tip of a probe inserted into a combustion gas flue duct. Probes may range up to 13 feet long, and deliver stability and accuracy in dusty, humid, corrosive and hazardous areas, according to the company. The probes reportedly withstand process temperatures of 800°C (1472°F).
The brochure says that the oxygen analyzers simplify use, offering self-calibration and diagnostics as well as user-friendly interfaces. Process engineers can choose from industry standard…
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Automated Feeding Enhances Biologics Production
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Mettler Toledo Receives Innovation Award For TDL Analyzers
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Spirax Sarco Publishes 2016 Training Schedule
Switching to Coriolis and vortex devices provides significant savings.
Our multipurpose industrial site in Onesti, Romania, offers many applications for flow instrumentation. The CAROM facility produces butadiene, methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) gasoline additive, liquefied petroleum gas and synthetic rubber. It also…
Tool Calculates Pressure Regulating Valve Size
United Electric Introduces Switch Upgrade Program
2016 Supplier Source Guide Directory
Vaaler Awards 2015: Two Products Earn Honors
Locate suppliers in the chemical, petrochemical and refining industries.
The year in review recalls some of the most important events of 2015, and the 2016 Supplier Sourcing Guide Directory is a look forward – a tool we hope helps you throughout the new year.
The 2016 Supplier Source Guide is an easy-to-use guide to help locate suppliers to the chemical, petrochemical and refining industries.
The guide is broken out into five primary categories:1. Asset Management2. Automation3. Environmental Protection4. Processing Equipment5. Safety/Security.
Each of these main categories includes several product sub-categories listed within them.
This easy-to-use directory lists suppliers in 43 categories of equipment, products, services and software.
Download your copy of the 2016 Supplier Source Guide.
Honeywell Implements DCS At Siberian Refinery
Spectrex Acquisition Expands Emerson’s Safety Portfolio
AIChE Honors Chemical Processing Board Member
6 Articles To Help You Succeed With Simulation
Use it to design, develop, analyze and optimize processes.
In the chemical processing industry it is not acceptable to determine just a correct answer -- the best answer is required. In order to remain economically competitive, simulation has to come into play. After all, simulation reveals hidden relationships in your process and helps you conduct risk-free experimentation. But using simulation to its fullest is a challenge. To help you succeed with simulation, check out these Chemical Processing articles:
Prevent Simulation MeltdownsProcess simulation is a powerful tool but can be hard to master. Even experienced users make mistakes that cause unexpected and unnecessary errors. Here are several common mishaps and techniques to avoid or address them.
Succeed at SimulationThe “Seven rules for…
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Challenge Pipe Specifications
Processing Equipment: Nix Nozzle Nightmares
Don’t forget to check nozzle locations when altering towers
Modifying the internal layout of vessels can prompt unexpected problems. For example, after one plant switched the existing trays in a steam stripper from one-pass to two-pass in a quest for higher capacity, the tower didn’t work correctly. Several different problems seemed to occur as operators changed operating pressures as well as steam and product rates in an attempt to make the unit work.
In general, at rates equal to the flow capacity of a single-pass tray, the system would work if steam flow rates weren’t too high. In contrast, at high liquid rates and high steam rates, the tower would flood. Achievable capacity was roughly 70% of the rate before the modifications, not the 130% intended by the project — which, quite…
Appreciate the Art of High Viscosity Mixing
Hydraulic Institute Hosts NPSH Webcast
Mind Your Refrigeration Systems, Part I
Material Handling: Banish Baghouse Blinding
Assess a variety of factors that can jeopardize jet-mill-system operation.
This Month’s Puzzler
We operate a jet mill on superheated 300-psig steam to grind TiO2. The particles from the mill pass through a screen, a cyclone, a baghouse, a filter, and then a blower and silencer. The baghouse uses pulsed compressed air to…
The New Year Brings Solid Progress
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Plasmonic Sensors Double as Catalyst
Nanoscale octopods that do double duty as catalysts and plasmonic sensors are lighting a path toward more efficient industrial processes.
A nanoscale octopod consisting of plasmonic gold particles with palladium tips could lead to more efficient industrial processes, believes a researcher from Rice University, Houston.
“Plasmonic particles are magnets for light,” says Emilie Ringe, assistant professor of materials science and nanoengineering and chemistry at the university. “They couple with light and create big electric fields that can drive chemical processes. By combining these electric fields with a catalytic surface, we could further push chemical reactions. That’s why we’re studying how palladium and gold can be incorporated together.
“If you simply mix gold and palladium, you may end up with a bad plasmonic material and a pretty bad catalyst, because…
Novel Catalyst Boasts High Selectivity
Researchers Crack Methane Cracking
Ecofriendly Catalyst Saves Palladium
Porous Liquid Promises Potent Pluses
Unique structure dissolves greater amount of gas and may permit selective separation
A liquid whose molecules contain permanent holes can absorb much more gas than conventional liquids and may enable new or improved chemical processes, report researchers at Queen’s University, Belfast, U.K.
“…We have managed to demonstrate a…
Biomimetic Membranes Show Promise
Avery Filter Mourns Loss Of Founder
Filtration: Crumples Boost Separation
Membranes Simplify Water Treatment
Energy Saver: Make Your Processes Smarter
Effectively monitor data to make your plant more energy efficient and reliable
Our process plants have been the epitome of data collection. Over the years, sensors, instruments and control technologies have fully automated our processes, making refineries and chemical plants much more manageable and reliable, as well as a safe…
Make the Most of Your First Turnaround
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Process Puzzler: Tackle Exchanger Flaws
Exchanger Technology Heats Up
Emerson Releases Energy Savings Advisor
Emerson introduces the Energy Savings Advisor, a new mobile app that lets businesses calculate energy savings offered by Emerson drive solutions.
Emerson introduces the Energy Savings Advisor, a mobile app that lets businesses calculate the energy savings reportedly afforded by implementing Emerson's drive solutions, whether fixed or variable speed ranges, using either induction or permanent magnet synchronous technology. The Energy Savings Advisor analyzes a motorized application in its entirety, from the motor to the transmission, including the mechanical or electronic regulation system, according to Emerson.
The Energy Savings Advisor quickly runs simulations and compares the existing equipment according to different custom scenarios to obtain the most relevant analysis for energy optimization. The potential savings for the application are immediately calculated and displayed in…
Effectively Control PD Pumps
Siemens Monitoring Service Uses Veros Technology
EEMUA Releases User Guide For Inspection Services
EEMUA releases a new users guide, “Specifying, procuring and managing third party inspection services.”
EEMUA releases a new user guide, “Specifying, procuring and managing third party inspection services.” EEMUA Publication 232 is intended for operators to build their own working practices. EEMUA 232 was developed due to the perceived differences between the use of in-house and third party inspection bodies. As well as guidance on policy, organization and scheduling, the guide provides sample checklists and a code of conduct for non-destructive testing (NDT) inspections.
Primarily based around U.K. legislation, it complements the Chemical and Downstream Oil Industry Forum (CDOIF) guidance, “The use of external contractors in the management of aging plants.” However, users operating plants in other countries will find the new EEMUA…
Fluke Offers Online Safety Course
Shake Up Your Condition Monitoring
Plant Safety: Effectively Share Insights from Incidents
A proven approach can ensure lessons get communicated and acted upon
We all are continually learning. Learning from our own mistakes as well as from the experiences of others makes us better prepared to deal with future events. Organizations are no different — successful ones use insights gained from mistakes,…
Global Chemical M&A Activity Remains Strong
Chemical Processing Economic Snapshot Ending November 2015
Dow Increases Paid Parental Leave
Specialty Chemicals Market Ends Year On Moderate Decline
Training Simulators Make Real Difference
Operators gain proficiency faster and safely experience abnormal situations
Operator training simulator (OTS) technology is becomingly increasingly important in the drive to maximize personnel, project and process performance, as the experiences of vendors including Emerson Process Management, Schneider Electric and…
Chemical Engineers Face Favorable Future
State Of The Chemical Industry: Momentum Builds
17 Characteristics Help BASF Achieve World-Class Training
Young Chemical Engineers Win Mobility Awards
Corporate Misdeeds? You Must Blow the Whistle!
A leading professional society now requires such action
Chemical engineers who encounter or uncover a corporate misdeed that could impact the public’s wellbeing must act — at least if they’re members of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Rugby, U.K. It recently revised its “Rules of Professional Conduct and Disciplinary Regulations” to oblige members to “raise a concern about a danger, risk, malpractice or wrongdoing which affects others (‘blow the whistle’) and support a colleague to whom the member has a duty of care who in good faith raises any such concern.”
IChemE director Andy Furlong explains: “We have strengthened our code of conduct and this move provides further protection and support for chemical engineers who come across illegal practices. IChemE…
CP Poll: Replacing Hazardous Chemicals
2016 Presents Chemical Regulation Challenges
Aerodyne Publishes Solutions Sourcebook
Fume Control: Stop the Stench!
OSHA Issues New Field Operations Manual
CSB Chair Gives Good Vibes
Schneider Electric Achieves ISASecure SDLA Certification
Contractors Get More Scrutiny
ISASecure Lab Certifies Honeywell Controller
Deadly Explosion Caused By Over-Pressurized Tank
Dow Explosion Triggered By Chemical Reaction
EEMUA Research Indicates Standard Change Needed
Quick Poll: How would you rate the physical security of your site's control rooms?
Chemical Processing’s Near-Ultimate Guide To Process Safety
Worker Safety: Stimulate a Sense of Vulnerability
Take some low-cost steps to enhance plant efficiency.
Chemical makers want to increase the sustainability of their operations but always must keep costs in mind. Fortunately, enhancing the sustainability of a plant and significantly improving the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) of a company…
Witt Upgrades Gas Tech App
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Nationwide Boiler Announces Executive Promotions
Nationwide Boiler names new president and director of sales.
Nationwide Boiler Inc. promotes Larry K. Day to president and William Testa to director of sales. Day previously was vice president of sales and marketing for 26 years. As president, Day will direct and manage all facets of the business and assume all operational duties. Jeff Shallcross had served as the company’s president since 1990 and was promoted to president & CEO in 2007. Shallcross maintains his role as CEO and his position on Nationwide Boiler’s board of directors.
As director of sales, Testa leads the sales team, develops new sales strategies and improves internal and external sales processes. Testa will remain located in Tulsa, OK. He has been with Nationwide Boiler for four years as the company’s business development…
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