Preparing for Hazardous Chemical Exposure in the Workplace

If you work with hazardous, corrosive chemicals, it’s essential to take steps to ensure that your employees and colleagues can be kept safe during an emergency. With any luck, you’ll go your entire career without having to deal with an emergency situation; however, it’s important to be well prepared should the unthinkable happen.By Paul Thorn, […]

Managing Heat Exchanger Design and Market Trends with CAD

Heat exchangers find the largest application in various verticals of process industry, be it food processing, chemical processing, pulp and paper, HVACR, power generation or any other. Heat exchangers are probably one of those types of equipment that have undergone constant fundamental changes in design and form since the evolution. Due to changes in this […]

Pharmaceutical Downflow Booth Safety Key Procedures

In the pharmaceutical industry the downflow booth is one of the most widely recognised means to protect workers when handling dusty materials or undertaking activities that generate airborne particles. Keeping workers safe from dusts and fumes that can damage their health is a legal requirement under Health and Safety at Work, COSHH regulations across all […]

Implementing Noise Management & Mitigation Measures In Chemical Plants

Noise mitigation in refineries and chemical plants has been, and still is, a major concern for plant operators looking to ensure the health and safety of their employees. Although significant progress in understanding industrial noise and effective control has been made, the problem continues to present a challenge in the industry. Robert Lomax, Sales Director […]

Process Industry Wastewater Pollution Wake Up Call

Thames Water’s recent £20.3m fine for polluting the environment represents a wakeup call not only for the UK’s municipal water industry but for any process industry which has wastewater as a by-product of its operation. Clwyd Jones, Business Development Manager, Siltbuster Process Solutions explains… By Clwyd Jones, Business Development Manager, Siltbuster Process SolutionsAlthough the magnitude […]

The Impact Electrical Interference Has On Efficiency & Wasted Power

Businesses are constantly under pressure to be energy efficient and ensure they do not waste electricity. However, while most of us know that this means more than simply turning off devices and equipment when not in use, many are not aware of the impact electrical interference has on efficiency and wasted power. Here, Steve Hughes, […]

Process Optimisation: Big Data Shines Light on Controller Performance

An engineer working at a corn milling production plant receives his daily report on specific opportunities to optimise the facility’s regulatory control systems. The facility is one of dozens owned and operated by this world-class manufacturer, and it relies on 100s of PID controllers to maintain safe, profitable control. Thousands of data sets generated daily […]

Technologies To Improve Wastewater Quality For Process Manufacturers

An Interview with John Durkan – Sustainability and Environmental Manager ABP Food Group following the BlueTech ForumABP Food Group, which is headquartered in Ireland, has built up an impressive business strategy across multiple sectors including meat, protein, renewable energy and pet food. Following the BlueTech Forum held in Dublin in early June, sustainability and environmental […]

Selecting The Right Food Processing Pumps – Technical Considerations

Moving products around during food processing is an inherent need for most medium and large-scale food manufacturers. The texture and viscosity of food is not only an important quality parameter, but it also influences how it behaves during production and processing. Therefore, it should influence the choice of handling and treatment equipment used in the […]