April 2007 - cpp - chemical plants & processes

Archive - April 2007


Sterile valves

The Vesta range of sterile valves is now also available in larger nominal widths. The extended range includes the following sizes: DN 32, 40, 50, 65, 80 and......


With side access doors

The Apex screener comes standard with the features found on the Rotex Screener: gyratory-reciprocating motion, positive screen cleaning and bouncing balls to......

Powtech and TechnoPharm 2007 with great success

Still growing

The exhibition duo Powtech/TechnoPharm closes with over 15,000 trade visitors after three successful days. “13 per cent more visitors show that our extra......


Miniature pilot plant mixer

Netzsch-Feinmahltechnik has developed the Micro C-Mix, a pilot plant version of the C-Mix Inline Disperser. Homogeneous, fine dispersions within a controlled......


Continuous mixing

K-Tron and Dinnissen offer a harmonised, tried and tested single source solution to continuous feeding and mixing applications. The continuous mixing system......


Continuous drying

The Heinen hibelt belt dryers can be used for continuous drying and conditioning of capsules containing active ingredients (DPI) as well as herbs, plants or......


Membrane filter media

Donaldson’s Tetratex membranes are ideal for a wide range of applications. The expanded PTFE membranes are manufactured from 100 % PTFE Polymer resin......


EDI module with membrane stage

With Septron Bio-Safe, Christ now offers an electrode ionisation module with an integrated membrane stage. It is based on the proven and patented spiral wound......


Data analysis in Excel

The validated Excel add-in EasyStat 4.4 offers data visualisation techniques and statistical analyses that are needed in the lab and in production, but are not......


Optimised loop tuning

DeltaV InSight is an integrated application used to monitor, analyse, diagnose, and improve control loop performance. The InSight application includes all the......


Pressure-mix nozzles

Chemical reaction processes often require the simultaneous addition of several liquids into a reactor in the finest drops possible. In many processes......


With high energy efficiency

The Flottweg Z5E decanter is a modern high-performance centrifugal decanter designed to meet the individual requirements of many different industries. It is......

Remarkable flexibility in I&C practice

Changing the Kvs value is child’s play

Most practitioners have been in this situation at some time or other: a control valve has been prepared according to the process data, but, by the time it is......

Plastic butterfly valves with double eccentric operating principle

Replacement for a classic

GF Piping Systems launched the type 567 wafer-style butterfly valves and the type 568 lug-style butterfly valves for end installation in 2006. The two versions......

High-performance ceramic microreactors

In a single piece

Microreaction technology is in the process of revolutionising synthesis in the fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries. Many of the reactions that are......

Optimal planning of sealing compounds can help avoid downtimes and leakages

Make the right choice

To increase mean time between failure (MTBF), improve safety and reduce leaks, system and maintenance engineers must match a seal material’s performance......

Metering pumps in 24-hour operation at Erzo in Switzerland

Highly available

In a waste water treatment plant sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, heavy metal precipitation additives and flocculants are metered by N-P31 diaphragm pumps......

Dry-break couplings fabricated of stainless steel make hosepipe assemblies safe

Sealed up hygienically clean

The dry-break couplings of the ASK-CP series are available in nominal widths from DN 15 to DN 50. Users in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries value the......

User-friendly concept for the process industry

Safety made to measure

Processing systems fall into the area of conflict between achieving the greatest possible level of safety for personnel, machines and the environment and the......

Process control system with integrated materials management

Operational excellence

The tying up of unnecessarily large amounts of money in inventories is commonplace. It is also a recognized problem in the process industries, as both......

Biodiesel plants communicate via continuous fieldbus installation system

Intelligent wiring

Extremely flexible, fast scheduling and quick installation: the FieldConnex system for fieldbus integration in hazardous areas and the high-power trunk concept......

Liquid formulations developed and tested quickly, flexibly and precisely

Laboratory automation

High throughputs, optimum reproducibility and maximum flexibility – these were the requirements specified by BASF’s research laboratories for two modern......

The age of wireless provides the eyes and ears to move facilities to the next level

No wires, no limits

Plant operators in the control centre will in future profit from a completely new set of eyes and ears. The age of wireless already allows information from......


New distribution partner

Munich-based Wacker Chemie AG is reorganizing its distribution structures in Turkey. Effective January 1, 2007, the Dutch IMCD Group subsidiary IMCD Türkiye......


New subsidiary

Burgmann Industries GmbH & Co. KG of Wolfratshausen/Germany established EagleBurgmann OOO (OOO = corporation) as a 100 % subsidiary in Zavolzhe which is......


Partnership award

The pharmaceutical company Janssen Pharmaceutical, located in Geel, Belgium, has honored Düsseldorf-based Degussa AG with its Partnership Award 2006 for......


Joint venture in China

HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH + Co KG has founded a new joint venture in China. The products and services offered by HIMA (Shanghai) Safety Systems Co. Ltd......


Improved moisture analyser

The Sartorius range of infrared drying balances has been streamlined, while the MA45, MA50 and MA145 moisture analyser models have been combined into the MA150......


For high-pressure processes

With the nozzle-type separator DC 130, Westfalia Separator presents a separator generation for high-pressure processes in the chemical industry. The separator......


Valve monitoring

The T.VIS concept (Tuchenhagen Valve Information System) completes the pneumatic Vesta sterile valve series with a smart, modular system for valve monitoring......


Hard compound

Kalcret-S hard compound will be the best choice if minimum installation time is requested for larger surfaces. Kalcret-S is hard, wear-resistant and quickly......


For a wide range of applications

With the InPro 4260 pH probes, Mettler-Toledo introduces a patented polymer, the Xerolyt Extra. The InPro 4260 probes combine high accuracy with longevity even......


Samson celebrates 100th anniversary

On 1 April 2007, Samson, the Frankfurt-based specialist in instrumentation and controls, has celebrated its 100th anniversary. Commenting on the anniversary......

Growing acceptance of Profibus and Profinet

Successful standardizing in China

The Chinese Profibus Organization (CPO), the Chinese standardization authorities TC124/SAC and PI (Profibus & Profinet International) are recording great......


Lanxess invests in new site

As part of its Asia strategy, the Lanxess chemicals group is building a new plant for the manufacture of lubricant additives in Qingdao, China. The production......

Protection of patents and trademarks in China

On the right track

Since its economic opening in the early eighties, China has emerged as the world’s global powerhouse for the production of industrial and consumer goods......


Two manufacturing plants in Shanghai

BASF broke ground for two new plants in Pudong, near Shanghai in China, which will manufacture polyacrylate polymers and specialty chemicals for leather......


Connect Ex i units

R. Stahl has expanded its range of ISbus components. The units allow users to connect intrinsically safe Foundation Fieldbus H1 or Profibus PA devices to up to......


Ultrasonic flow meter

Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) has introduced Sitrans FUS060, a flow meter for industrial plants. The device is designed for applications that involve......


With advanced diagnostics

The Advanced Diagnostic Module (ADM) for the FieldConnex Power Hub measures the fieldbus physical layer and brings transparency and control to fieldbus......


Decentral drive solutions

Nord has developed the flexible Nordac DA decentral drive concept which serves to relocate electronic control technology from control cabinets directly to the......


Easy level measurement

The start-up procedure for Optiwave and Optiflex is totally uncomplicated using the Quick Setup Assistant. The standard signal converter with large graphic......


Reliable, efficient, quiet

Compact series rotary blowers provide user advantages, as they combine exceptional availability, energy efficiency and ease of maintenance with quiet......


Wireless temperature measurement

The Jumo Wtrans RF temperature probe, type T01.G1, for mobile or stationary measurement of temperature at movable and fixed locations, and the matching T01.EC1......


With clamp connections

The Gemü 550, 554 and 507 angle seat globe valves are now also available with clamp connections. Type 550 valve with pneumatic stainless steel actuator, type......

Crossflow filtration concept makes processes more scalable

Purifying in style

Enhanced flexibility and increased production volumes are constantly posing new challenges to the performance of the components used in biopharmaceutical......

Cincinnati USA further improves location conditions for the chemical industry at all levels

The right chemistry for chemistry

The globalisation of the economy and worldwide trade in goods require companies to be close to their customers in order to respond quickly and flexibly. For......

Former state-owned combines of Central Germany have developed into modern chemical parks

Triangular relationships

Chemical sites in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Thuringia had to cope with enormous bloodletting after the fall of communism. Employee numbers dropped from 180,000......

Manufacturing execution system ensures constant quality in flavour and fragrance production

Meet recipes correctly

Trac-IT, the manufacturing execution system, controls approximately 75 weight based workstations at IFF’s Haverhill plant. The system provides full......

Labelling of paint tins with Ninette machines

Handle with care

With the increasing number of short production runs packaged on demand, industrial sites have to find efficient labelling systems to avoid having to maintain......

Flexible modular designs for all mixing tasks and viscosity ranges

Quick-change artist

Ekato manufactures a modular mixing system that is capable of processing products across all normal viscosity ranges. Several variations of the Ekato Paravisc......

Ceramic membrane with special coating

Resistant to even highly abrasive media

High flux rates, combined with chemical and thermal resistance and the resulting operational reliability – these are the reasons why users worldwide opt for......


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