Product-Focus Series: Brooks Instrument at the 2011 Chem Show
This year's Chem Show has aisle after aisle of exhibitors displaying solutions for the chemical processing industry. Traci Purdum, senior digital editor with Chemical Processing magazine, spoke with Steve Kannengieszer, director of marketing, mass flow products at Brooks Instrument.
Product-Focus Series: Edwards Vacuum at the 2011 Chem Show
Reporting from the 2011 Chem Show, Traci Purdum is joined by Dr. Don Collins -- Market Development Manager for the chemical and pharmaceutical dry pump section at global vacuum company, Edwards Limited, which is headquartered in the UK. Edwards invented the concept of the low-maintenance, cost-effective, oil-free dry vacuum pump.
Product-Focus Series: Fike at the 2011 Chem Show
Traci Purdum, senior digital editor for Chemical Processing, is joined by Daniel Willis -- National Sales Manager for Industrial Protection Products at Fike. He has tremendous knowledge the changing codes and regulations within the industry.
Rosenzweig's Ramblings February 2011: Don't Neglect Energy Auditing
Mark stresses that we should not ignore energy auditing. Technology and regulations will make chemical operations increasingly energy efficient. For instance, sites adopting digital fieldbuses gain access to data on equipment health that can provide early warning of performance degradation as well as diagnostic information that can lead to true predictive maintenance.
Rosenzweig's Ramblings January 2011: Gas Buoys U.S. Chemical Industry Outlook
Mark hopes for the best that abundant supplies of domestic natural gas may open up more feedstock opportunities. Longer-term, the prospects may be even brighter: "With improving competitiveness resulting from developments in shale gas, the United States may once again become a favorable location for investment."
Rosenzweig's Ramblings March 2011: Is Water The New Carbon?
Mark discusses the fact that companies face increasing pressure to disclose, as well as optimize, water use. The rising cost and tighter regulation of water, coupled with concerns about adequate long-term availability in many regions, is prompting many chemical companies to treat water conservation as an imperative in their sustainability efforts.
Vendor Video: Cabinet Cooler Produces Cold Air From Ordinary Compressed Air
Beat the summertime heat and prevent hot weather failures. UL Listed and CE Compliant Cabinet Cooler® Systems produce 20 degree F air from an ordinary supply of compressed air to cool electrical controls. Thermostat control minimizes air usage. Maintains NEMA 4, 4X (stainless steel) and 12 rating of the enclosure. Watch the video to learn more.
Vendor Video: Chip Trapper Cleans Chips, Swarf and Shavings Out Of Coolants
Exair's Chip Trapper offers a fast, easy way to clean chips, swarf and shavings out of coolants. The Chip Trapper vacuums the coolant or liquid that is filled with debris and traps all the solids in a filter bag. Only the liquid pumps back out. Coolant that used to last six weeks can now last six months. Watch the video to learn more.
Video Part 1: Combustible Dust Hazards -- the NFPA Discusses How to Mitigate the Risks
Combustible dust hazards are a real threat for any processor that stores, handles or processes solids. In this 7-minute video, Traci Purdum, ChemicalProcessing.com's senior digital editor talks in-depth with Guy Colonna P.E., Division Manager at the NFPA about implementable practices for mitigating the risk of dust explosions. Included in this video are best practices for hazard analysis, protective measure methods, process change management and developing a dust hazard protection program. Watch now. You can also view the rest of this series: Part Two. Part Three. Complete the registration form below to view the video.