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Improving Operational Management in Chemical Industries

14 February 2017 - Published by Phil Black

The model-based approach that improves asset performance

By Matt Holland, VP, Regional Sales, EMEA, AspenTech
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Higher performing assets deliver higher results. Improving operational management can dramatically help operations staff to quickly predict outcomes and better understand the impact of changes on production performance. An efficient operating model can be the difference between razor-sharp decision-making and blunt poor execution.


How Condition Monitoring Helps Manufacturers Manage Asset Costs

14 February 2017 - Published by Phil Black

Here, Frederic Thomas, Managing Director at AVT Reliability at  Warrington, Cheshire, looks at how technology has changed the way that Condition Monitoring is carried out and how it is improving reliability and helping manufacturers manage asset costs better. 
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Using Air-operated Double Diaphragm Pumps In Chemical Processes

14 February 2017 - Published by Phil Black

Advancements in overall efficiency and the ability to handle a wide array of unique chemicals combine to make the air-operated double-diaphragm pump a first choice for chemical processors
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Authors: Alberto Lerussi – Sales Director EMEA for PSG and Peter Carfrae’ – Product Manager Wilden for AxFlow


Secrets To Explosion Safety In Pharmaceutical Processing

15 February 2017 - Published by Phil Black

Kevin Spiess of BS&B  Safety Systems explains how different explosion containment methods work together to protect against explosive disasters in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
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Enhanced Diagnostics Help To Ensure Reliable Level Monitoring

15 February 2017 - Published by Phil Black

Marianne Williams from Emerson explains how the latest generation of vibrating fork level switches feature increased health monitoring functionality, which enables maintenance to be planned and process availability to be increased.
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Considerations for Manufacturers When Choosing Combined Heat & Power (CHP)

15 February 2017 - Published by Phil Black

Nigel Thompson from Finning UK and Ireland
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The chemicals and process sectors are among the most energy-intensive in the world, consuming huge quantities of both heat and electricity. This makes them ideal candidates for taking advantage of Combined Heat and Power (CHP), but making the most of such an investment requires some careful consideration says Nigel Thompson Nigel Thompson, Sales Manager – Gas Power Solutions at Finning UK & Ireland (Finning).


Efficiency Benefits of Maintaining Industrial Process Heating Systems

15 February 2017 - Published by Phil Black

From Heritage Heating and Cooling Ltd – Sileby, Leicestershire
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Regular maintenance of heating systems is advised in order to guarantee a long-lasting system. Similar to residential heating, industrial heating systems benefit from consistent attention to its correct functioning. Smaller issues with heating systems can jumpstart bigger and more concerning issues connected to the building itself, the workers, and even surrounding communities.


Gas Mass Flow Controller Measurement Technology Comparison

14 February 2017 - Published by Phil Black

By Andy Mangell – Territory Manager – Europe for Alicat Scientific- Cambridge UK

Mass Flow Controllers are devices that measure and control the flow of gas by utilizing a measurement technique, an on-board PID control and an integrated or close-coupled control valve. Most commonly they are used in small bore instrumentation tubing systems and for the purposes of this article they are considered to be in-line with a maximum of 2” line size. The measurement techniques can be sub-divided into four main groups; Thermal By-Pass, Laminar Flow Differential Pressure sensors, Through-Flow Constant Temperature Anemometry, and MEMS/CMOS sensors commonly known as “chip-flow” sensors.
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Advanced Inspection Systems & Testing Methods to Comply with Storage Tank Regulations

16 December 2016 - Published by Phil Black

Risk-based inspection systems and advanced non-destructive testing methods are helping storage tank owners comply with ever-increasing stringent regulations, as well as reducing maintenance costs, says Tim Bradshaw, General Manager, MISTRAS GROUP, UK Operations.
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Differential Pressure Flow Measurement – A Guide To Making The Right Choice

28 November 2016 - Published by Phil Black

Although it is over 100 years since the first DP devices were used, they still form the largest installed base of all flow measurement loops, especially in the process and chemical, oil and gas sectors. Steve Gorvett, product manager for DP flow and temperature for ABB Measurement & Analytics in the UK, outlines the main options on offer and explains how developments in technology are steadily broadening the appeal of the meters into other sectors.
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