2017 Supplier Source Guide Directory
Locate suppliers in the chemical, petrochemical and refining industries.
The year in review recalls some of the most important events of 2016, and the 2017 Supplier Sourcing Guide Directory is a look forward – a tool we hope helps you throughout the new year.
The 2017 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. We also have a special section focusing on 72 engineering, construction…
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Emerging Technology -- Technique Predicts Gas Product Quality
Siemens Obtains Security Certification For Simatic PCS 7
Siemens Portal Features Cloud-Based Engineering
Poll: What's your experience with wireless networks for sensors and transmitters
Emerson Adopts Thermal Energy Harvesting For Wireless
Rethink Local Pressure Measurement
Emerson And OSIsoft Introduce PI Connector For HART-IP
Minimize Gas Chromatograph Downtime
Understand what achieving an effective predictive maintenance program entails
Processors have relied on gas chromatographs (GCs) since the 1950s to provide real-time compositional data to control systems. Today, tens of thousands of GCs serve in a diverse range of plants — making the GC the analytical workhorse for online…
Global Gas Analyzer Market Will Grow Through 2020
Emerson Analyzer Is Certified For Use In Explosive Dust Areas
Spectroscopy Offers Endless Possibilities For Process Control
ABB Brochure Features In-Situ Analyzers
Tap Creative Solutions To Flow Problems
Remedy Process Scaling
Product Quality: Decrease Shift Variability
Take advantage of the increasing availability and variety of data
The quest to reduce variations in products made on different shifts has existed as long as the chemical industry has. Yet, success has continued to elude us. However, with the arrival of more connected devices (the so-called Internet of Things or…
Emerson And Flexim Collaborate On Flow Solutions
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Emerson Launches Radar Verification Service
BP Selects aeShield For Upstream Facilities
BP selects aeShield to assist asset personnel in monitoring control, alarm and safety instrumented systems (CASIS) performance for all upstream oil and gas assets around the globe.
After a three-year software evaluation period, BP reportedly selects aeSolutions’ aeShield to assist asset personnel in monitoring control, alarm and safety instrumented systems (CASIS) performance for all upstream oil and gas assets. To date, it has been a challenge to automate the monitoring of these devices due to the lack of common systems in place across BP’s facilities, according to aeSolutions.
aeShield allows centralized reporting, standard enforcement consistent with internal procedures, reduced man-hours, monitored IPLs and efficient management of change (MOC) tracking, according to the company. During initial rollout, BP will reportedly focus on HAZOP/LOPA studies, safety requirements specification, SIL verification and IPL…
10 Rules To Succeed at Process Safety Management
Hazards Australasia 2016 Focuses On Adding Value Within Process Safety
AIChE Announces Safety & Health Virtual Meeting
Safety Instrumented Systems: Bridge the Gap
Process Puzzler: Forego False Economies
Longhorns Are First To Offer Computational Engineering Major
Top Video Games Beckon Engineers
Processing Equipment: Does Early Ordering Make Sense?
Prevent Paired-Pump Problems
Valve Sizing Demands Care
Fluid Handling: Don’t Get Tangled By Control Loops
Powder Handling: Beware of Blending Myths
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K-State Offers Short Course On Design, Storage And Flow
Report Offers Guidelines For Rotary Electric Vibrators
Borane Catalyst Opens Up Opportunities
A new nonmetallic catalyst promises to enable economical hydrogen-based substitution reactions that now require expensive or hazardous synthesis routes.
A new nonmetallic catalyst promises to enable economical hydrogen-based substitution reactions that now require expensive or hazardous synthesis routes, e.g., making hydrosilanes from chlorosilanes as well as hydrides from halides, believe researchers at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. The borane catalyst splits hydrogen molecules under mild conditions and should suit broad-scale use, they say.
The researchers created the catalyst by introducing boron atoms into a common organic molecule (Figure 1). The catalyst provides ambiphilic metal-like reactivity toward H2; tests so far indicate yields are comparable to conventional metallic catalysts.
“What we additionally need is just an electron source. In the laboratory we chose…
Nanotechnology: Better-Tailored Polymers Beckon
Chemical Reactions: Europe Shines Light on Solar
Chemical Makers Roll Out More Bio-Based Feedstocks
Better Platinum Reactivity Beckons
Novel Membranes Slash Energy Use
A carbon-based molecular sieve membrane combined with a reverse osmosis process could significantly reduce energy needed to separate alkyl aromatics hydrocarbon molecules, says a research team from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech),…
Researchers Push Separation Boundaries
Separations Technology: Plants Polish Towers
Microdyn-Nadir Announces TriSep Acquisition
Ward Off Wastewater Treatment Woes
Conco Acquires Gogolok
Conco Systems, Pty Ltd. of Heatherbrae, Australia, an affiliate of Conco Services Corporation in Verona, PA, acquires Gogolok IndustrieService GmbH (GIS) of Magdeburg, Germany.
Conco Systems, Pty Ltd. of Heatherbrae, Australia, an affiliate of Conco Services Corporation in Verona, PA, USA, acquires Gogolok IndustrieService GmbH (GIS) of Magdeburg, Germany. GIS specializes in industrial cleaning of plate heat exchangers, air cooled condensers and general maintenance cleaning services. The incorporation of GIS infrastructure, human resources and service capabilities into the Conco family will support Conco’s growth in the European market and an expansion of the global service portfolio, according to the company.
Conco Systems Pty Ltd. is the Australian contingent of a worldwide group of Conco companies providing condenser and heat exchanger products and services to the power generation and industrial sectors.
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DOE Awards $25M For Electric Motor Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy announces nearly $25 million to enable innovative electrical motors used in manufacturing.
The U.S. Department of Energy announces nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing energy-efficient electric motor technologies through applied research and development. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Next Generation Electric Machines projects will address the limitations of traditional materials and designs used in electric motor components by cost-effectively enhancing their efficiency, improving their performance and reducing weight. This effort will support approaches to improve the technology in industrial electric motors, which use approximately 70% of the electricity consumed by U.S. manufacturers and nearly a quarter of all electricity consumed nationally, according to EERE.
Baldor Exec Receives Motor Summit Award
Baldor Launches Passport Selection Program
Processing Equipment: Consider Gas Engines
Maintenance: Shift Your Approach to Abandoned Equipment
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Get Production People to Accept Your Ideas
Chemical Industry Warning Signs Point To Global Recession In 2017
Advisory firm says industry downturn and other key indicators warn of recession.
Advisory firm International eChem says that warning signs from the chemical industry point to a global recession in 2017, according to an article from Investment Week. The global chemical capacity utilization percentage (CU%), a measure which the firm says correlates closely to global GDP, reportedly dropped to its lowest level since 2009 this year, which the firm warns is an indicator of global economic slowdown.
The CU% has reportedly been in a steady decline for the last year, according to the firm’s chairman Paul Hodges. In the article, Hodges also warns of increased currency volatility due to protectionism-driven trade wars.
Read more about the firm's predictions here.
Global Chemical Production Enters Fourth Quarter On Soft Note
ISA Indicators Climb In October
Biotech Leaders Express Doubts Over Trump Presidency
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Quiz: Are You A Chemical Engineering Whiz Or Wannabe?
Where Are The Women?
Renewable Resources: Water Really Becomes Prized
Gains in Corporate Water Management Stall
Canadian Refinery Taps GE To Meet Alberta Water Regulations
GE Explores Options To Sell Water Business
Carbon Pricing Gains Ground
New survey shows greater corporate interest and internal use
Debate continues over the merits of putting a price on carbon emissions — with many businesses opposing such a move. However, an increasing number of companies are adopting carbon pricing, according to a report released in September by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), London, a not-for-profit organization backed by institutional investors and others. The publication notes that carbon pricing already has spurred some firms to reallocate investments.
Called “Embedding a Carbon Price into Business Strategy,” the report summarizes the disclosures of companies around the world that responded to CDP’s 2016 climate-change and supply-chain information requests. A total of 1,249 firms revealed that they already price carbon…
EPA Speeds Review of Chemicals
Carbon Capture: Spend More to Save More
EPA Releases Q&As on New TSCA
Pollution Monitoring: New Tools Help Speed Compliance
With the aim to reduce toxic exposure, agency fast tracks the evaluation of five chemicals
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is continuing its brisk pace to be on target with implementing the new requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century…
Grasp the Gravity of the New TSCA
Business Efforts Bolster Climate Accord
Use of Safer Chemicals Gets New Scrutiny
Chemical Companies Are Top Target For Cybercriminals
Manufacturers must evaluate where to focus efforts to protect sensitive data.
Cybercriminals love chemical companies. In fact, IBM X-Force Research’s 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index cites chemical companies as one of the top targets for attackers, according to an article from Manufacturing Business Technology. The attacks are reportedly often financially-motivated and state-sponsored attempts to steal intellectual property and trade secrets.
So what can manufacturers do? The article’s author lays out a list of prevention methods beginning with a vulnerability management plan and ongoing vulnerability scans. According to the article, manufacturers should also promote company-wide security awareness, prepare an incident response plan, harden the security configurations of systems and servers and evaluate…
NIST Seeks Comment On Draft ICS Cyber Guide
Schneider Electric Launches Cybersecurity Protection Services
ABB Joins Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee
Washington Targets Drones
Properly Protect Against Overpressure
Bolster Your Lead Process Safety Metrics
One Dead, Track Hoe To Blame For Pipeline Explosion
BASF Blast Kills Two
Achieve Better Safety Training
Avoid Issues in Process Safety Management Compliance
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Improve Heatless Desiccant Dryer Efficiency
Paying attention to variety of issues can lead to better performance
If you use desiccant air dryers in your plant, you probably know they can consume a lot of energy dollars. Much of this money often is wasted. However, you likely can take a number of steps to reduce your desiccant dryer costs and improve the dryer operation, leading to better air quality. Here, we’ll look at five factors worth attention: specifications check, dryer control, desiccant protection, adjustments and maintenance.
First let’s consider operating costs, though. Compressed air is one of the most expensive utilities to use in doing anything in your plant. This is because of the poor “wire to work” conversion efficiency of the compression process. Only ≈10–15% of the energy put into a compressor actually converts to…
Compressed Air: Turning Potential Savings Into Real Savings
Energy Efficiency: Better Manage Excess Air
Recover Heat from Air Compression
Site Calculates Air Compressor Life Cycle Costs
Energy Saver: Create Cold from Heat
U.S. And Canada Collaborate On Zero Emissions Energy Initiative
These 10 Countries Use The Most Water
IChemE Names Finalists For Global Awards 2016
Paratherm Debuts Redesigned Website
The new website is designed to be more visually appealing and user friendly.
Paratherm – Heat Transfer Fluids introduces a newly redesigned website. The new website is designed to be more visually appealing and user friendly, according to the company. The new Paratherm website reportedly performs many of the same duties as Paratherm employees in assisting hot oil system users and others interested in indirect heating technology.
The website is aimed at fluid customers, OEM design engineers, process managers, fluid specifiers and maintenance professionals. It provides technical details of Paratherm heat transfer fluid products, including product data, safety data and physical and thermal properties. The website also offers technical advice regarding hot-oil system safety, maintenance and reliability and detailed…
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Tutorial Touts Heat Transfer Fluids Best Practices
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Novel competition aims to spur extraction from air
Water availability is a growing concern, prompting important initiatives by chemical companies, as our recent cover story “Keep Calm and Save Water,” underscores. Of course, the issue has much broader implications — and this has led to the…
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Energy Saver: Understand Impact Analysis
Focusing on an implementation’s true consequences can lead to more cost-effective results
Undertaking an energy assessment can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be if the energy expert can understand and follow an “impact analysis.” So, this column will cover this methodology and cite a few examples of how to undertake an impact analysis while doing energy assessments.
Published ASME standards for energy assessments provide a good starting point and offer guidelines for conducting these assessments. Nevertheless, our resources — budgets, human resources, and time — are always limited. Hence, there’s a strong need to undertake energy assessments from an impact-level perspective and increase the cost-effectiveness of these efforts. We are still talking about a systems approach; I’m not suggesting cutting…
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