June 2018 Issue
Questioning the value of information can prevent all sorts of problems
Self-service software speeds problem-solving and eases capturing and sharing of knowledge.
A range of factors can contribute to erratic performance.
More than 100 companies now use them for emissions reduction
Novel approach uses a photochemical process to make the gas reactive
New awards honor achievements by those in manufacturing
Carefully review all possible avenues before taking a heat exchanger off line
Proposal aims to introduce labels that help consumers identify food with bioengineered ingredients
This requires a company to track down hidden chemicals in its supply chain
Real-time control provides more-consistent production of chemicals
Researchers use biosorption-based technology for more efficient and less expensive option for tertiary treatment of wastewater.
Attention to head tolerances can prevent poor performance and rework
Recycle may offer an attractive option for reciprocating machines.
Replacing the actuator may eliminate a contamination problem
Some companies are progressing in their quest for operational excellence but many others face challenges.
Shipments and capacity utilization edged up but the CAB slipped somewhat.. Source: American Chemistry Council.