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Plants get help in boosting reliability

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More and more companies are placing greater emphasis on maintenance and seeking help from vendors to boost the effectiveness of their efforts, as some recent major investment decisions demonstrate. Many automation companies now are benefiting by building up asset management services alongside ...

Rapacious Researchers Steal Secrets

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Rapacious Researchers Steal Secrets -- Two recent court cases highlight the peril from within facing the chemical industry.

Plug cyber-security gaps

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With the new “high risk chemical facilities” federal anti-terrorism regulations, it’s time for the chemical industry to ratchet up its cyber-security efforts. There’s a surge in interest in cyber-subjects such as security certification, defense-in-depth strategies, risk-based planning and ...

Call It

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Call It "Dereliction of Duty" -- Chemical companies too often don't exercise enough care when deactivating units.

Italmatch Chemicals Acquires Brazilian Distribution Company

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Italmatch Chemicals, a producer of performance additives for lubricants, industrial water and process treatment, oil and gas, and plastics, acquired Sudamfos do Brasil, a Brazilian distribution company specializing in the marketing of phosphonates, phosphates and other specialty chemical products.

Wireless: Handhelds Hold Sway

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Handhelds Hold Sway -- Staff in the field increasingly rely on wireless handheld devices.

New Shanghai Chemical Reaction Lab Opens

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Dekra’s new Shanghai laboratory expansion has state-of-the-art laboratory technology and extensive specialist capabilities in chemical process hazard assessment and two-phase flow emergency relief system design for runaway reactions.

Evonik and LanzaTech Partner on Bio-Processed Precursors for Specialty Plastics

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Process uses microorganisms placed in fermenters to turn synthesis gas into chemical products.

Build your portfolio

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Is energy efficiency an engineering project or a management process? Contributing Editor Christopher Russell answers that question in this month's Energy Saver column.

Do You Really Need SIL 3?

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Do you really need SIL 3? Process plants rarely require that high a safety integrity level for instrumented protection

EPA Faces Backlog Of Chemicals Requiring Approval

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The agency is working on ways to speed up the chemical review process.

It Takes Two . . .

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Here’s How Three Users Learned the Steps to Prioritizing Process Data to Secure Useful Measures to Improve their Operations

Fieldbus technology: Cut through the confusion

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Fieldbus technology offers many benefits to a chemical processor if used correctly. The key is to focus on front-end design to achieve the full benefits of fieldbus technology.

Pulling Together on Asset Management?

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Users are implementing new preventive maintenance, condition-based and optimization tools in more settings. Here’s how they make asset management pay off — if they can get their staffs to use it.

Real-Time Analysis Is Critical To Quality

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Fast, accurate and reliable analysis of raw materials, work in process and finished product quality is critical.

Heat Transfer Research forms heat exchanger design task force

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Heat Transfer Research is launching an industry-wide effort to examine the way heat exchangers are designed. The goal of the effort is develop engineering design margins for use in sizing heat exchangers for the chemical manufacturing industry.

Plant Safety: Effectively Share Insights from Incidents

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Companies should consider implementing a HUAA — Heard, Understood, Acknowledged and Action — management system. It is a blend of people, technology and process that can improve an organization.

Chemical Safety Board Opens Up

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The new head of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board details what the group now is doing and its plans for the future.

Overcome Fear of Advanced Process Control

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Advanced process control can significantly improve operations. However, some plants resist adopting advanced control because of concerns about sustaining it. Proper planning, implementation and maintenance are key.

Pulling together on asset management

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Users Are Implementing New Preventive Maintenance, Condition-Based and Optimization Tools in More Settings. Here’s How They Make Asset Management Pay Off—If They Can Get Their Staffs to Use It.

Process Safety Begins In the Board Room

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Senior management should take six important steps.

Poll: Do you capture knowledge from retiring technical staff?

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We asked readers: How do you characterize the effectiveness of your site’s efforts to capture knowledge from retiring technical staff?

Poll: What factor most hinders your site’s efforts to attract and retain ...

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We asked readers: What factor most hinders your site’s efforts to attract and retain technical staff?

Is Your Process Safety Documentation Adequate?

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Is Your Process Safety Documentation Adequate? Don't wait for a safety audit or OSHA inspection to find out.

Trevor Kletz Bequeaths Better Process Safety

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British expert introduced and championed key concepts to avoid accidents.

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