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Energy Efficiency Soars At Chemical Sites

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Improving energy efficiency remains a major impetus at many chemical sites, given the impact of energy costs on plant economics. Here’s a look at some significant projects now underway and their results.

Take A Fresh Look At Your Distillation Columns

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Distillation usually is the separation technique of choice at process plants — but is energy intensive. Operating companies are taking a variety of steps to boost energy efficiency and vendors are working on improvements, too.Many towers may benefit from potential improvements

Emissions: Plants Plug Away at Leaks

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Chemical makers are devoting considerable attention to preventing fugitive emissions from plant equipment. They are upgrading leak detection and repair programs, switching to better seals, and taking other steps to limit such pollution.

Biofuel Lobby Takes Aim at EU Legislation

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Advanced biofuels coalition Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels calls on the European Union to follow through on starting an advanced biofuels mandate in 2021

Particle analysis makes solid progress

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Plants benefit from real-time online measurements

Industry goes for the gold

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Olympics showcase some of chemical engineering’s best efforts

Chemical Makers Transform their Water Sourcing

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Plants increasingly are concerned about the quality, quantity and cost of the water they rely upon. This has spurred new or expanded efforts to conserve water. Here’s a look at what some sites are doing to save the resource.

Efforts Bolster Operator Training

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Both chemical makers and industry consortia are continuing to tackle issues that undermine how operators do their jobs. Here’s a look at some of the initiatives now underway and what they promise for improving operator performance.

Single Use Devices Gain Permanent Place

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Pharmaceutical makers as well as other processors concerned about the cost of cleaning their equipment before reuse are increasingly opting for disposable units. This article looks at developments in such single-use equipment and their application.

Operational Excellence Extends Its Reach

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A number of interesting projects now are underway at chemical plants. These include initiatives to take fuller advantage of digitalization. Here’s a look at what these projects involve and what benefits they already have provided or promise to provide.

Water Turns Green

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Water Turns Green -- Conservation efforts are becoming a sustainability imperative at plants.

Chemical Makers Turn to Renewable Electricity

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The use of renewable energy is getting increasing attention, spurred by improvements in technology as well as by collaborative “green” initiatives and government incentives. Here’s a look at some interesting developments.

Put the Internet of Things into Perspective

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The Internet of Things (i.e., machines communicating with other machines) and the growing popularity of mobile devices at plants promise to markedly transform and improve how chemical makers handle asset management.

Refrigerant Replacement Heats Up

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The mandated phase-out of chlorofluorocarbon and now of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants is prompting significant revamping of refrigeration systems at plants, and also spurring investments for manufacturing alternative refrigerant gases.

Chemical Makers Embrace Virtualization

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Automation vendors see big benefits from virtualization, which treats hardware and software as independent aspects of control system design. But is such a different approach actually gaining favor at chemical companies?

Exchanger Technology Heats Up

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Development of enhanced technology and equipment for heat transfer promises significant benefits for many processing operations. Here’s a look at some interesting innovations to improve heat exchanger performance.

Maintenance Gets Smarter

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Insights on equipment gleaned via artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc., promise to enable more proactive efforts and dramatically alter maintenance strategies. Here’s a look at some recent developments.

Healthy Prospects Beckon for Condition Monitoring

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An increasing emphasis on predictive maintenance, coupled with developments in monitoring technology and the relatively low cost of gathering data wirelessly, are prompting many initiatives at plants. Here’s a rundown of some significant efforts.

Heat Transfer Fluids Aim For Extremes

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Makers respond to demands to run processes at lower and higher temperatures.

Virtual Reality Helps Field Operators Improve Performance

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Immersive high-fidelity 3D visualization now is starting to play a role in the training of operators and maintenance staff at plants. Here's a rundown of some initiatives already underway.

Plant Maintenance: Efforts Pin Down Corrosion

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Advances in coatings and materials, along with better monitoring, promise to prevent problems or extend the life of process hardware that is exposed to corrosive media. Here’s a look at some significant developments.

Researchers Shine Light on Biomass Catalysis

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Two projects at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could revolutionize our understanding of the catalysts and catalytic processes involved in biomass processing.

Training Takes on an Added Dimension

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As companies face the ongoing challenges of retaining institutional knowledge and effectively providing inexperienced staff with relevant insights, they increasingly are turning to virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Here’s a look at some efforts.

Recycled Textiles Get New Life

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Novel processing techniques being developed in Finland raise the prospect of returning large quantities of waste textile material back into production.

Breakthroughs Put Spotlight on Catalysis

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Separate research projects in Switzerland and Singapore have made breakthroughs in understanding catalyst activity at the molecular level that could affect the way the chemical industry understands and uses them.

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