April 2008 - cpp - chemical plants & processes

Archive - April 2008


Clean hose protection

The sterile swivel joint not only protects the hose but also the products it contains. The internal geometry is optimised to provide easy and complete cleaning......


Communication via Modbus TCP

R. Stahl introduces a new version of the IS1 remote I/O system for hazardous areas, which can communicate via Modbus TCP and thereby qualifies for Industrial......


Power supply with Ex certification

Phoenix Contact now offers an especially compact Mini Power adaptor with 24 V (DC) and 1.5 A for use in Ex areas. It is compliant with the EN 60079-15 standard......


Level monitoring at a glance

EGE offers a wide range of level controllers based on different measuring methods. A new catalogue allows users to select the sensor which is best suited to......


New edition of handbook

Hosokawa Alpine has released a revised and completely updated version of its “Powder and Particle Processing“ handbook first published in 1991. Over a......

Merck makes pharmaceutical research predictable

At the push of a button

In almost no other industry are development cycles as long as in pharmaceuticals. For a pharmaceutical company, the transparency and predictability of the......

Continuous mixing systems for the production of pharmaceutical tablets and granulates

Compact and efficient

The Process Analytical Technology initiative demands the implementation of in-process monitoring systems and controls along with the mixing process. Gericke......

Confectionary-pharmaceutical lines for the production of Sweet Medicine

No bitter medicine

Across Europe, the range of active ingredients licensed for use in products with health benefits has increased considerably in recent times. Such fortified......

Safe and concise design for diaphragm pumps

Hygienic liquid transfer

Diaphragm pumps are used for hygienic and sterile applications. Their construction and control elements have several weak points, notably concerning in-line......

Belimed Sauter uses hygienic transmitters with high temperature stability

Pressure monitoring in autoclaves

From pressure cookers in the family kitchen to big industrial autoclaves used for medical and pharmaceutical sterilisation – airtight pressure tanks have to......

Plant Processing

Dry screw pumps

The HeptaDry line of dry pumps from Pfeiffer Vacuum is very well suited for low- and medium-vacuum applications. These pumps are designed for all areas in......


Nano grinding technology

The agitator bead mill Zeta RS of Netzsch-Feinmahltechnik is a logically consistent advancement of the model LMZ system Zeta agitator bead mill that is......

Plant Processing

Sealless pumps

Some of the parameters that magnetic drive sealless pumps can accommodate include temperatures between -100 and 450 °C flow rates up to 1500 m3/h......

Plant Processing

Valve bag filling system

Haver & Boecker adapted the one-spout manually operated filling machine Chemfill to the special market requirements of the chemical concerns in Asia. Light......

Process Engineering

Wastewater treatment

Grundfos BioBooster is a compact biological wastewater treatment system. The high-rate biological process takes place in the pressurised biofilm reactor (PBR)......


Rapid sample preparation

Empore technologies enable rapid and reproducible solid phase extraction of analytes from liquid samples. The selective membranes are suitable for a wide......


Sterile filter elements

Donaldson presents a series of sterile filter elements for process air treatment. The heart of the filter elements is the deep filter medium with a hydrophobic......

Plant Processing

Modular plate reactor

Alfa Laval premiered a reactor technology that allows manufacturers to go from batch processing to continuous production of chemicals. The ART plate reactor......

Pressure Calibration Technology

Wika raises its profile

In the field of calibration technology for pressure measurement, Wika is increasingly gaining importance. The company has enhanced its standing in the......


Strong growth continued

WAM Systems has again achieved record revenues and growth in 2007 as its supply chain planning consulting and technology solutions continue to attract the......

stainless steel systems

Sartorius cooperates with Paul Mueller

Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s subsidiary, Sartorius Stedim North America, and the U.S. systems manufacturing specialist Paul Mueller Company have entered into......

interpack 2008

On the industry’s pulse

From 24 to 30 April 2008, the international packaging industry will get together in Düsseldorf at the biggest interpack event ever staged. Exhibitors and......

Effective standardisation of particles

Almost cloned

Manufacturers of granules in the pharmaceutical and food industry are often confronted with the question of how to optimise different sized granules according......

Submerged membrane systems for wastewater treatment

The next generation

With their small footprint and superior effluent quality, membrane bioreactors have set a new standard in wastewater treatment. Current challenges in operating......

Spouted bed technology allows spray granulation, agglomeration and coating of difficult-to-fluidise products

Three birds with one stone

The German-based company Glatt has developed the patented spouted bed technology for spray granulation, agglomeration and coating of difficult-to-fluidise......

Once they get going, static mixers and mixer/heat exchangers assure extremely efficient processes

On and on and on

In its day, it was the epitome of reliability. After leaving the conveyor belt, the VW Beetle ran like a Swiss watch. In that respect, it had a lot in common......

Centum VP changed from pure process control system to production control

Successful transformation

The presentation of Centum VP, the integrated process and production control system, was a lofty occasion: Yokogawa unveiled its latest innovation on the 32nd......

Tailored control technology optimises the development of innovative processes

Unbroken documentation

New, innovative products and their efficient production processes usually come into being after long and cost-intensive testing procedures. Laboratory......

Continuous filling level measurement, limit value detection and overfill protection in a single device

A filling level hattrick

The LFT filling level measurement system from Sick offers versatile use and parameterisation. It unites continuous level measurement and limit detection in a......

Panel PC series with state-of-the-art explosion protection technology

Modular design for high-end HMIs

One major advantage of the Open HMI series is its easy maintenance and repair. Inside, the devices are constructed in a modular way, consisting of various......

Safe 24 V(DC) supply for the sensor and actuator level

Process plant reliably protected

In today’s pharmaceutical and chemical industry, high investments for cutting-edge process technology, including central and remote control units, are common......

TLM packaging machines and their components

A resounding success story

TLM packaging machines were launched in January 2002 and have been successfully utilised in the pharmaceutical industry since 2004. In the six years since they......


Mobile HMI for zone 2

With the ProVicom MT-916-iX104C3 tablet PC, R. Stahl HMI Systems has launched a portable control panel for use in zone 2 hazardous areas. The robust system......

Plant Processing

Cryogenic ball valve

Flow-tek offers cryogenic ball valves to be used in the production, transportation and storage of liquefied gasses. These specially designed valves have......

Plant Processing

Washdown versions

Baldor has launched washdown versions of its adapter ball bearing range, the Dodge Grip Tight. The maintenance friendly features of these ball bearings can be......

Service agreement for mechanical seals ensures trouble-free production

Outsourced maintenance

Mechanical seals are crucial to the correct functioning of agitators and pumps and, as the sensitive heart of all rotating equipment, they must be handled with......

DuPont relies on high-performance telecommunications solution for emergencies

Everything under control

DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) has installed Fact24 as part of a crisis management strategy at its Wuppertal site. In the event of an emergency, Fact24......

Interconnected valves for optimising multiple processes

Array valve reduces installation space

In industry, several process media or different material phases are frequently required in a single process space. Up to now, these media have been conducted......

Secure compressed air supply at Evonik with absolutely oil-free compressors

Turbo power pays off

In recent years, Evonik in Wesseling has installed two new turbo compressors from Atlas Copco, complete with a higher-level controller. In addition to cutting......

Aerzener augments its range of compressors and canned motor blowers

Air technology with or without oil

Aerzener Maschinenfabrik has significantly extended its portfolio: whereas six new sizes have been added to its series of canned motor blowers, the company has......


New KSB production facility at Frankenthal

On 14 February 2008, the foundation stone for a new production hall with costs of around 40 million Euro was laid at KSB’s Frankenthal factory. The reason......


Johnson Pump renamed

Following the foundation of the IDEX Sanitary Group, Johnson Pump (UK) Ltd has announced its new branding as Wright Flow Technologies. Established as one of......

Commercial-scale Plant

UOP technology converts methanol to olefins

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that Viva Methanol Limited, a subsidiary of Eurochem, has selected the UOP/Hydro MTO process technology and the Total......

Innovation prize 2007

Haver & Boecker awards Sabic Polyolefine

The Haver 2007 Innovation Prize for Chemicals has been awarded to Sabic Polyolefine GmbH in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Sabic (Saudi Basis Industries Cooperation)......

Changes in top management

Serra succeds Stirnemann at Georg Fischer

At the next Annual General Meeting of Georg Fischer AG, Kurt E. Stirnemann will step down as President and Chief Executive Officer, having reached the official......

Annual financial statement

Georg Fischer reports strong growth

In 2007, Georg Fischer reported sales of CHF 4.50 billion. This marks an 11 % increase – adjusted for currency effects the increase was 8 %. Order intake was......


Additional capacity

Evonik Industries and Headwaters of South Jordan, USA, have substantially increased production capacity for hydrogen peroxide at the facility operated by their......


European president

Emerson Process Management has announced the appointment of David Dunbar as their European President. Dunbar will lead the European sales and marketing......

Ten flagship fairs for the entire world of industry

All together under one roof

The latest developments, topics and trends in industry are presented this year at Hannover Messe from 21 to 25 April. The outstanding feature of the show is......


Management extended

The Coperion Group, Stuttgart, has appointed Mr. Thomas Kehl Head of its Competence Center Service. Besides the Competence Center Service, the customer and......


New factory

Bühler Technologies GmbH has completed the establishment of an additional factory on January 2008 in Ratingen, Germany. The new factory is placed in......

strategic takeover

Scandinavian business to double in size

Following the purchase of two subsidiaries from Norske Hydro ASA in Norway, Bilfinger Berger Industrial Services AG will be emerging as the market leader for......

Record sales

BASF is confident for 2008

For BASF, 2007 was another record year. Thanks to organic growth and the very positive development of the acquired businesses, BASF posted sales of almost 58......


New name

PCM Pompes, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of positive displacement pumps and advanced fluid-handling so- lutions, has adopted PCM as its new......


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