Archive - März 2009

Process Engineering

Multipurpose mixer

The Turbulizer is a continuous mixer for general liquids into solids dispersion applications. However, the Turbulizer can also be used for coating of fine......


Contract manufacturing

Fluid bed technology is used in various applications especially for agglomeration of powder or for encapsulation of tailor-made products with functional......

Plant Processing

Three-way ball valve

Georg Fischer Piping Systems‘ 3-way ball valve type 543 is based on the design of the ball valve 546. It will be available in sizes DN 10 to DN 50 and is......

Achema 2009 stays on the road to success

Positive signals

So far the economical situation has had no consequences for the leading worldwide event of the process industries – Achema 2009 – which takes place from......

Plant Processing

Rotary airlock feeders

Meyer rotary airlock feeders are available in Standard Duty, Heavy Duty, Sanitary Valve, and Custom Valve series to meet most application needs. The Standard......

Plant Processing

Wear protection system

Keraflex is typically applied wherever bulk materials are conveyed in many parts of the basic industry, especially on impact surfaces in bunkers, belt transfer......

Energy & Environment

Fluid vaporisers

Chromalox horizontal electric vaporisers are designed for use with Dowtherm, Therminol, and other organic fluids to transfer heat at high temperatures and low......

Process Engineering

Optimum temperatures

Tyco Thermal Controls’ specialist Isopad business has developed a range of heaters for IB’s and tankers to maintain product loads at optimum temperature......

Design measures increase the safety of hammermills

In the heart of the process

When it comes to pulverising and milling hard, crystalline or fibrous products, there is often no alternative to the hammermill. As long as only unproblematic......

Increasing the bioavailability of pharmaceutical active substances

Solutions to improve solubility

No matter how good an active substance may be, it cannot be efficacious if it does not reach the bloodstream after oral intake. This problem occurs as a rule......

Minimal pressure drop due to new, unique geometry

Static mixer with many plus points

For many years the SMX static mixer has been the preferred solution for mixing viscous liquids. As the outcome of its continuing pursuit of optimisation......

Continuously operating centrifuges

Through the screen baskets

The centrifuges from Siebtechnik are used in the most varied fields of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Here, the spectrum ranges from lactose......

Atex-compliant, compact dust collectors for valuable powder

Sensitivity to explosion

In the chemical and food industries, filter units equipped with Atex-compliant explosion protection are often required by EU regulations to remove dust from......

CFD increases energy efficiency and productivity in cement production

Successful simulation

Just like many other processes in the primary industry, cement production is characterised by its high flow rates and energy requirements – therefore......

Solvent recovery without coolant

Ecology squared

The Peltronic condenser with integrated electronic chiller offers advanced possibilities for efficient solvent recovery using laboratory vacuum pumps, even in......

Samson’s transformation from a simple valve manufacturer to a main valve vendor

Valves from one source

The Samson product portfolio ranges from rugged, self-operated regulators to highly specialised process valves. The company produces valves in all sizes and......

Safety cabinets for storage and discharge of flammable liquids

Passive turns to active

The storage of hazardous materials has been an issue for decades and is specified in various legal texts such as the German Occupational Safety Regulations......

Components of an Operational Excellence programme

Revealing potentials for improvement

In times of economic uncertainty and mounting competitive pressure, it makes particular sense to take a careful look at existing production facilities before......

Water-injected screw compressors produce compressed air that complies with the highest quality standards

Absolutely oil-free

When it comes to the production of absolutely oil-free compressed air, Schwan-Stabilo GmbH & Co. KG in Heroldsberg does not go in for compromises. After......


Excellence in the Asia Pacific region

Hima Paul Hildebrandt GmbH + Co. KG is the winner of the “2008 Asia Pacific Emerging Safety Systems Company of the Year Award” from Frost & Sullivan......

Growing together

Ten years Gemü China

Gemü China celebrated its 10th anniversary under the slogan „Growing together“ together with the German and Swiss management as well as the persons......

Innovative coating

ESK receives a Gold Award

ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG in Kempten has received the gold award in the competition „Innovative Products for the Aluminum and Non-Ferrous-Metal......


BASF submits 40,000 preregistrations

The European chemicals policy Reach came into force on June 2007. The first stage is now complete with the end of the preregistration phase on 1 December. BASF......


New EPCA presidency

With effect from January 1, 2009, Dr. Albert Heuser (53), head of BASF’s Petrochemicals division, became the new president of the European Petrochemical......


Bekaert sells to Sulzer

NV Bekaert SA, Kortrijk (Belgium), intends to sell its Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coating activities to Sulzer AG, Winterthur (Switzerland). The DLC business is......


Weidmüller acquires Heyfra

Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, Detmold, has has taken over all remaining shares in Heyfra Electronic GmbH, Eisleben, Germany. The company has been......


Gemü goes to Russia

Gemü GmbH & Co. KG, Ingelfingen, has started for the new sales and marketing subsidiary “OOO Gemü Russia” which will be managed by Mr Hans-Joachim......

Order for Kreyenborg

Huge screen changers delivered

Three gigantic melt filters have left the plant of the Kreyenborg GmbH, Münster/Germany. The systems of the type series Poly have been designed for the use in......

Growth path

GEA takes over ViEX

GEA PHE Systems, a leading international supplier of plate heat exchangers (PHE), has acquired the assets of Canadian PHE specialist ViEX, based in Newmarket......

Master control interlinks turbo-compressors

Cutting the energy costs for turbos

In chemical plants, the required compressed air is often generated by multiple turbo-compressors. Whereas the higher-level control systems of smaller rotary......

Potential of calorific value technology still far from exhausted

Widespread use in industry predicted

By applying calorific value technology, operators of steam and hot water boiler systems can lower their running costs while helping to reduce CO2 emissions......

Clear cost reductions for process air treatment and dust collection

Industrial filters point the way to the future

Energy is becoming more expensive. Medium-sized companies especially are experiencing rising cost pressures. Although reducing operating costs is not a......

Specialty gas plant rapidly and safely disposes of gases in accordance with applicable laws

Help in times of need

It is prohibited to simply discharge toxic, corrosive or inflam-mable residual gases from compressed gas cylinders into the atmosphere. Gas cylinders rented......

Plant Processing

All-round efficiency

In view of continuously soaring prices for industrial energy, the issue of how to save energy has become a key focus for discussion. It was with this......

Tomorrow’s sources for energy and raw materials

The dawn of a new era

The attention of entrepreneurs, investors and the general public is currently focused on the financial crisis and its consequences. Meanwhile, one issue has......

Hannover Messe 2009 combines 13 international flagship trade fairs

Complete spectrum

Running from 20 to 24 April 2009, this year’s Hannover Messe features new content such as the trade fair Wind, another round of the World Energy Dialogue......

Wireless technology reduces maintenance costs at chemical production site

Preventing filter blockage

Blocked filters within polyethylene pellet transportation tubes can lead to production downtime. Ineos uses wireless differential pressure transmitters to......

Modular electro-pneumatic automation system for hazardous areas

In a single control cabinet

Previously, control cabinets which combined electrical and pneumatic devices could not be used in Zone 1/21 environments. Too high were the risks of corroding......

Energy & Environment

Safe and clean

Complete Bello Zon CDVc chlorine dioxide systems that come ready for connection are used in the production, metering and monitoring of chlorine dioxide at......


Two procedures with one dryer

The paddle dryer from Nara is an indirect dryer, which apart from the basic procedures drying, heating and cooling can also be used for crystallisation......


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