Automated Feeding Enhances Biologics Production
On-demand nutrient addition provides improved cell health, higher product titers and consistent quality
The majority of the new biopharmaceuticals and those in development today are produced in complex mammalian cell cultures — typically involving tens of biochemical species and hundreds of biochemical reactions. These biologics such as therapeutic…
Honeywell Design Challenge Rewards Brazilian Students
Pick the Real Culprit
Omega Debuts Technical Learning Online
New Aveva Office Serves Owner Operators
Wireless Network Improves Leak Detection
System affords significant savings for continuous hydrocarbon monitoring
Leak detection at large chemical sites can be both difficult and expensive. At one Belgian plant, operators were making twice-daily inspection rounds using portable leak detectors — but new and stricter government regulations required continuous…
Rockwell Automation And Cisco Release Wireless Design Guide
Emerson Updates DeltaV DCS
ISA100 Wireless Standard Approved By IEC
ISA Announces Process Control & Safety Symposium Program
Select the Most Suitable Temperature Sensor
Mettler Toledo Receives Innovation Award For TDL Analyzers
ABB Breaks Ground On Louisiana Factory
Do More with Multiparameter Analyzers
Emerson Names Anderson President For Control Techniques
Emerson appoints Scott Anderson as president for its Control Techniques business unit.
Emerson appoints Scott Anderson as president for its Control Techniques business unit. Anderson leads the business from its headquarters in the United Kingdom where it employs around 650 people, along with an additional 1,000 employees across 55 locations worldwide.
Scott brings 32 years of Emerson experience to Control Techniques. His most recent leadership positions were in Emerson Process Management, where he spent 14 years as president of Rosemount Flow business unit and two years as president responsible for establishing the Lifecycle Services organization for Emerson Process, Flow Measurement group. Prior to that, he worked within Emerson Industrial Automation for 17 years in sales and marketing positions.
For more information,…
HPS And Intel Security Tackle Protection Of IIoT
Understand the Real Benefits of Virtualization
Mettler Toledo Releases Industrial Weighing Catalog
New catalog features solutions for hygienic applications.
A new Industrial Weighing Catalog from Mettler Toledo features solutions for hygienic applications ranging from food and pharmaceutical to hazardous-areas. It features truck and floor scales for heavy-duty weighing and software for formulation and data management as well as truck weighing.
The catalog includes:
• bench and compact scales
• counting scales
• floor and pallet scales
• weighing terminals
• weighing software
• weigh modules and load cells
• transport and logistic solutions
Mettler Toledo Report Examines Halogen Moisture Analyzers
ABB Analytical Systems Integration Facility Serves Gulf Region
Take Advantage of the Minute Clinic
Endress+Hauser, Rockwell Automation Invest In Purdue Lab
Use Elegant Design to Bolster Inherent Safety
Embrace a variety of strategies that can eliminate hazards from operations
Trevor Kletz was able to simplify the concept of inherent safety in such a way that everyone “gets it.” His mantra “What you don’t have can’t leak” is so clear and powerful that it has grabbed the attention of all stakeholders, including…
Safety Is No Accident
HSE Issues Safety Alert on Stainless Steel Connectors
Honeywell FAAST Aspiration Smoke Detection Guide Aids Installers
Tiptoe Around Trouble
Prudently ponder how to approach a problem-plagued project
Looking back at his project I wondered how he ever could foul it up this badly — at least unintentionally. He’d hired an offshore engineering company half-a-world away to save money. He hadn’t carefully defined the material properties, basic engineering document and drawings (BEDD) or the materials of construction. He sought low-bids for the design instead of time-and-material ones. He never reviewed preliminary drawings with manufacturing. Wow, what a mess. Yet the firm I was working for agreed to pick up the pieces — to build the process — without process engineering hours!
Although these situations seldom work out well, there are ways to minimize the damage to your firm and your reputation. Let’s consider the contract…
ESI Launches Piping System Course
Intergraph Makes Isogen PCF Documentation Available
EMPLI Seeks Pump System Data
The Hydraulic Institute (HI), working as part of the Extended Motor Product Label Initiative (EMPLI) consortium, is collaborating on “Designing a Program for Future Incentives for Energy Efficient Pumps and Pumping Systems,” a new data collection effort.
The Hydraulic Institute (HI), working as part of the Extended Motor Product Label Initiative (EMPLI) consortium, is collaborating on “Designing a Program for Future Incentives for Energy Efficient Pumps and Pumping Systems,” a new data collection effort. Data will support a new voluntary labeling initiative for pumps and extended pump products (defined as the pump, motor, drive and controls). The concept is to reflect the energy savings potential of the equipment as installed in motor and control system applications. The development of an “extended-product label” in combination with the data collected will help form the basis for easily implementable prescriptive rebate programs.
End-user participation in submitting pump and load…
Linde’s Fronheiser Wins Golden Valve Judges’ Choice Award
Overcome Oversizing of Centrifugal Pumps
EFCE Recognizes Young Researcher
Flow-Cal Announces July Users Group Conference
Volkmann Opens New Test Facility
Volkmann, Inc. expands its U.S. headquarters, located in Bristol, PA, to include a 750-square-foot dedicated test facility.
Volkmann, Inc. expands its U.S. headquarters in Bristol, PA to include a 750-square-foot dedicated test facility. The laboratory incorporates a range of the company’s VS Series of vacuum conveyors, including the 200, 250, 350 and 450 receiver models, as well as a variety of feed hoppers and the company’s RNT rip and tip hopper. Two 150 foot runs of 1 ½” and 2 ½” conveying lines are available to simulate real world applications in product transfer, and a 20 foot vertical lift can be added where necessary.
The VS series can simulate conveying conditions for powders, granules, particles, tablets and capsules for customers in the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and coatings industries. A PPCVS 170 unit, built specifically for the…
KSU Opens Bulk Solids Innovation Center
EFCE Calls for Nominations
ASTM Standard Features Freeman Technology Rheometer
Vac-U-Max Shows Cleaning Advances At 2015 Fuel Ethanol
Process Simplifies Amines’ Synthesis
Cross-coupling reaction at mild conditions underpins novel method
A new method produces amines that are impractical or even impossible to make via conventional approaches and that hold particular promise for pharmaceuticals, claim its developers at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif. The technique,…
Corning And NiTech Demo Joint Continuous-Flow System
Precatalyst Promises Improved Cross-coupling
Dechema Seeks Catalyst Award Entries
Sustainability Efforts Measure Up
Membranes Simplify Water Treatment
Chlorine-resistant separators eliminate processing steps
Researchers in Australia have developed polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) membranes for reverse osmosis and nanofiltration that promise to simplify treatment of brackish and sea waters and, thus, save energy. The membranes obviate the need for the…
Preclude Packed-Column Problems
Fluid-Filled Gate Provides Precise Separation
Europe Seeks Better Membrane Performance
Distillation: Resist the Temptation
Cast a Cold-Eye on Cooling System
Increase in water flow to one exchanger may cause multiple issues
This Month’s Puzzler
We would like to increase the cooling water flow to a tower condenser (heat exchanger A in Figure 1) from 2,900 gpm to the exchanger nameplate rating of 4,500 gpm. A review of the files shows the heat exchangers and control…
Process Puzzler: Tackle Exchanger Flaws
Exchanger Technology Heats Up
Heat Exchangers: Prevent Tube Pullout
Control the Skids
GWT Announces Factory School Training Schedule
Goulds Water Technology (GWT) announces its 2015 third quarter Factory School schedule for in-person and online training.
Goulds Water Technology (GWT) announces its 2015 third quarter Factory School schedule for in-person and online training.
In-person sessions are available at the educational facility in Seneca Falls, New York. Classes provide hands-on training in water systems, variable frequency drives, wastewater and commercial applications. The training is designed to provide attendees with extensive, firsthand experience in the Campbell Education Center laboratory.
GWT Factory School third quarter in-person class schedule:
• Water Systems/September 14-17
• Drives- Commercial and Industrial/September 28- October 1
Online training seminars provide users with up-to-date product information, troubleshooting support…
Atlas Copco Leads Industrial Sector In Newsweek’s Sustainability Ranking
Siemens Makes MCCs Standard Offering
Make the Most of Adjustable Speed Drives
New Standards Call For Proactive Approach To Reliability and Maintenance
New and cost-effective ways to ensure assets are performing and operational risks are minimized.
If you’ve heard it once you’ve heard it a thousand times -- you can’t manage what you can’t measure. And how can you measure something you can’t easily see? The goal of asset management and the tools of the trade (enterprise asset management software among them) is to enable total visibility – in real time – to all your information so you can run more efficiently and grow more profitable. In a world where human assets are fewer, adopting new approaches to intelligently match limited resources with critical priorities is paramount.
Add to that the fact that the ISO 55000 Asset Management standard published last year by the International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switz., sets realistic expectations for asset…
Bring Your Procedures into the 21st Century
Embrace ISO 55000
Quick Poll: Spare Parts Inventory
“Safer Chemistry” Gains Ground
Plants Grapple with Graying Staff
Retaining expertise and know-how remains a crucial issue.
Many chemical makers must defuse a demographic time bomb as veteran engineers and operators approach retirement. Companies are pursuing a variety of strategies to bring replacements up to speed and ensure that a vast wealth of knowledge and…
Does Using Payback Analysis Pay?
U.S. Specialty Chemicals Market Continues Decline
ACC Publishes Industry Economic Profile
U.S. Chem Grads Face Improved Job Prospects
Succeed with Run-to-Failure
Veterans Get Employment Boost
Make Your Team More Effective
White House Targets Biotechnology
Process Puzzler: Sort Out a Sewer Snafu
Consider These Water Best Practices
Administration calls for updating and simplifying various regulations and guidance documents
With little fanfare, on July 2, 2015, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Council on Environmental Quality issued a memorandum directing…
Woody Biomass Yields BTX
OSHA Clarifies GHS Compliance Efforts
Catalyst-Free Method Creates Polyurethanes
TSCA Reform May Be Closer Than You Think
Intel Security Technologies will be included in Honeywell’s industrial cyber security solutions for process control.
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) and Intel Security will collaborate to help bolster protection of critical industrial infrastructure and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Intel Security’s McAfee technologies will be integrated with Honeywell’s Industrial Cyber Security Solutions, providing Honeywell customers with enhanced security software to protect their control systems from malware and misuse.
Honeywell's Industrial Cyber Security Solutions group has a dedicated global team of industrial cyber security experts that provide products, services and technologies to help protect industrial automation and control systems against cyber threats. The collaboration between Intel Security and HPS will combine advances in cyber…
Grasp Cyber-Security Policymaking
Threat of Cyber Attacks Boosts Funding
Defeat Targeted Cyber Attacks
SOCMA Awards Honor EHS&S Improvement
Organizations that take a “felt leadership” approach to process safety management are making strides in the ongoing quest to improve process safety.
The best laid plans are just that – plans. Unless you have someone championing the plans it’s nothing more than a useless exercise. This is true with process safety and unfortunately lives have been lost because of it. To truly improve process safety management (PSM), the responsibility falls to senior executives. It’s a trickle-down effect that at the very least will improve performance and at the utmost will save lives. DuPont calls this “felt leadership” and starts with leaders improving and influencing decision-making across the board.
Once upper management is on board, you can get to the root of accidents. While it’s easy to place blame on operators, you must look at the whole picture not just the last few brush strokes.
Chemical Safety Board Gets New Leader
Chemical Explosion Injures Worker
Explosion Rocks Chemical Plant In China
Prevent Formation of Ignitable Mixtures
Chemical Safety Board Makes PSM a Top Priority
Agency wants to modernize process safety management regulations
On December 1, 2014, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced that its “Most Wanted Safety Improvement” is to modernize U.S. process safety management (PSM) regulations. Specifically, the CSB notes implementation of key federal and state…
Honeywell Opens Customer Experience Center
Properly Protect Your Plant's Perimeter
We Must Improve Safety and Security
Gain Energy Efficiency Using Free Tools
Downloadable software from the DOE can help junior engineers as well as experts.
Recently I spoke at a Chemical Processing Energy Efficiency webinar about valuable software tools offered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). These tools can be extremely helpful to engineers attempting to improve their plant’s energy…
Industrial Energy Efficiency Gets Spotlight
AirLiquide And ExxonMobil Debut Gas-To-Gasoline Technology
Ignore Utility Piping at Your Peril
Finland Mulls 100% Renewable Energy
Evaluate Energy-Related Utilities
Hydraulic Institute Issues Wastewater Treatment Pump Guide
Sustain Energy Costs through Simple Changes
Conquer Conveyor Clogging