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Volume 6, Issue 3
Published: May 10, 2018
More gas for the energy revolution
Bio-coal can already be producedsynthetically through CO2 recycling, biobutanolcan be made with geneticallymodifiedmicrobes and biogas, andbiohydrogen can be generated with windpower electrolysis. But...
Achema 2018 preview
A look at one of the fluid handling industry’s biggest events.   Achema is a world forumfor chemical engineering,process engineering andbiotechnology. Every threeyears the fair attracts around4,000...
Safety: proactive not reactive
By the time a pipelinehas ruptured, it’s toolate. Preventativemeasures are essentialfor operational safetyand maintaining acompany’s sociallicense to operate theat a time when levelsof scrutiny...
Seeing the pattern for a better process
Current and voltage sensing can enable condition monitoring in harsh environments. The costs of an hour of unplanneddowntime, such as loss of revenue, productwaste and excessive maintenanceexpenses are...
The next generation of flowmeters?
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A team of scientists,primarily workingtowards nuclearfusion, hasdeveloped a noninvasive,noncontactflowmeterthat requiresminimal calibrationand operates evenwithout electricity.Combined withultra-low frictionbearings,...
Saving energy only works if it's easy
The KSB PumpMeterconnection wirelesslytransfers load profiledata, enablingidentification ofenergy-savingpotential, as well asoperation of pumps attheir best efficiencypoint. The effortrequired by the user...
Using lasers to detect methane leaks
Researchers in theUS have developed alaser spectrometerthat can accuratelyand continuouslymonitor a site formethane leaks.Having alreadyentered operation atsites in Colorado andCalifornia, the devicepromises...
Quality with compliance
Why the chemical and CGP industries are embracing the cloud. As pressures on sectors like the chemical,consumer packaged goods (CPG), andfood and beverage industries increase,companies are beginning to...
Reducing the risk of product contamination from incorrect valve line-up
Product contamination arisingfrom incorrect line-up of manualvalves can lead to huge costs andreputational damage. That issue iswidely acknowledged in the tankstorage industry and many operatorsare actively...