Water serves a wide variety of roles at plants, including as a vehicle to dilute or transport materials, as a means to clean equipment and, sometimes, as a reactant. Cooling water often is used for reducing the temperature of process streams. Likewise, steam, which is a very efficient heat-transfer medium, frequently handles heating duties.


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Key Insights from the 2023 Electric Utility Chemistry Workshop: Optimizing Water/Steam Chemistry

Event explores microbiological control, cooling system maintenance, advances in film-forming products and others at power and co-generation plants.

Process Monitoring Maintains Productivity, Mitigates Downtime

Analytical equipment needs to be robust, reliable and responsive in order to detect change and enable corrective action. It also should be easy to use and provide high uptime....
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How to Identify and Address a Water Hammer Event

Prevent costly damage and downtime with these preventive and mitigation strategies
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Process Puzzler: Suppress Steam System Surprises

Readers suggest a number of factors that can contribute to boiler issues



Evonik Ends Coal-Fired Power Generation At Marl

Sept. 3, 2019
Evonik will replace last coal-fired power plant at Marl Chemical Park with a modern, flexible gas and steam turbine power plant.

Wastewater Work Wins Membrane Award

July 23, 2018
Researcher receives honor for broad-based efforts

Siemens Reaches Additive Manufacturing Milestone

April 23, 2018
Siemens develops replacement parts 3D-printed from metal for an industrial steam turbine.

Armstrong Reveals New Website

Aug. 10, 2015
Armstrong International announces new website.

White Papers: In Depth Research


Steam eHandbook: Best Practices for Steam Systems

May 21, 2014
Operating and maintaining a reliable steam system is vital to chemical processing plants and can have significant cost impact on a plant's annual budget. Typical profit drainers...

Heating Water by Direct Steam Injection

May 3, 2012
Direct steam injection provides a solution where large volumes of hot water at precise temperatures are required, and saving space and energy are factors in the system design....

Direct Steam Injection Hot Water Systems for Jacketed Heating

Feb. 14, 2012
This white paper takes an in-depth look at the advantages and disadvantages of steam and hot water for jacketed heating, and compares indirect and direct steam injection systems...

Reducing Water Consumption in Compressed Air Systems

Feb. 14, 2012
Compressed air systems are sometimes called the "4th Utility" due to their presence in almost all industrial processes and facilities. As US water consumption continues to increase...

Energy Saver: Get Less Steamed Up

March 23, 2021
Software programs can make quick work of optimizing steam and power systems

Water Quality Matters

March 18, 2021
Safety and the bottom line can be compromised if water impurities aren’t addressed.

Take Better Care Of Your Low-Pressure Boiler

A proper water treatment program is essential

Feds Accuse Oil Chem Of Dumping Landfill Liquid In Flint Sewers

Jan. 6, 2021
Federal prosecutors accuse Robert J. Massey of dumping nearly 50 million gallons of untreated liquid drained from eight landfills into Flint’s sewer system.