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Volume 4, Issue 2
Published: February 26, 2016
Sense and actuate
In 2012, it was reported that weaknesses in the manufacture of sterile injectable drugs resulted in almost one third of the biopharmaceutical industry's manufacturing capacity being...
Solving the homogenisation dilemma
Many will have surely heard the word homogenisation before, but might not necessarily know what it is. Basically, homogenisation is a process used to make a mixture of two mutually...
Extra safety in one neat package
Right along the oil and gas supply chain – from extraction through to delivery to the end user – safety is the number one concern. When an operator wants to isolate a pipeline,...
Easy selection, powerful performance
Pilot-operated pneumatic valves are used in a huge array of industrial applications, from simple on/off operations to those using multiple inlets and outlets for more complex logicbased control...
Drop the shovel, use a pump
A food industry company based in northern France was looking for a solution to transfer fruit puree from barrels to a heated mixer. Fruit puree is a food product composed of finely ground fruits, in...
Nao is the time
The main factor driving the market of pumps today is the increasing use of sophisticated devices both for individual and industrial use. The challenges faced by the industry are two-fold,...
A bit of bitumen
Transferring road surfacing products from bulk holding tanks to road tankers demands pumps that are not only capable of handling the liquid, but are also wholly reliable to ensure that...
Don't throw the baby out with the bath water!
A large UK water company works to supply drinking water to the city of Manchester from the Longdendale Chain of reservoirs in northern Derbyshire. Originally conceived in the late 1800s,...
Picking the perfect magmeter
Since their introduction in the 1950s, electromagnetic flowmeters have become one of the most widely used flowmeter types for measuring water and other liquids. Also known as Magmeters,...
Accuracy defined
Municipalities that are looking to accurately measure their water flow rates often fall into one of three categories. One, they may want a flow control valve that has the ability to...
Choosing the right flow measurement technology
Flow measurement instrumentation options are many, and the challenge of picking the right one for a particular application can be daunting. Many experienced plant personnel default to...
Tank World Expo 2016 boasts major names
Tank World Expo, the definitive tank storage event for the Middle East and North Africa regions, will take place on 12-13 April, 2016, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The two-day event brings...
Listen to your heart
Every day millions of patients worldwide receive intravenous (IV) infusion therapy, many times assisted by a smart infusion pump. These pumps provide well-controlled drug delivery over...
Tanker loading challenges in the pharmaceutical industry
In the last 20 years, the design and technology used in tanker loading and unloading systems in the pharmaceutical industry has changed surprisingly little. Tankers are still between...
Moving liquids with sound
Acoustic droplet ejection (ADE) moves liquids with sound. When a pulse of ultrasonic energy passes through a liquid and is focused at the meniscus of the fluid, a droplet of fluid can...
Coupling into the future
Rubber-in-compression couplings provide failsafe operation, protecting both staff and machinery. Torque is transmitted through compressed rubber blocks, which dampens vibration and...
Proactive: not just a buzzword
It is often thought that hydraulic hose failure cannot be predicted, and as a fairly inexpensive component, many production managers accept failure as unavoidable. Equally, it is common...