April 2009 - cpp - chemical plants & processes

Archive - April 2009

Plant Processing

Variable speed drives

Emotron FDU/VFX variable speed drives support communication via industrial Ethernet using Modbus TCP. This international networking standard provides high......


For high pressure applications

The Wright Flow CP50/025 Classic+ high pressure rotary lobe pump is designed for hygienic and industrial high pressure applications. Hygienic applications......


Schenck acquires Tedo

Schenck Process has acquired the bulk material handling assets of the Tedo Companys.r.o., Czech Republic. This acquisition further strengthens the position of......


Growth in U.S. packaging equipment

United States exports of packaging machinery from January to December 2008 were up 9.5 % from the same period in 2007, totaling US $ 950 million. The data was......

Cross-media is the magic word

A new look for cpp’s Internet portal

A clear layout and concise information spanning several branches of industry are the hallmarks of chemical plants + processing’s new online magazine......

30 years old

Fachpack plans with 1300 exhibitors

The Nürnberg packaging trio will be back from 29 September to 1 October 2009: Fachpack (packaging solutions) will be 30 and therefore is giving a birthday......

Oacis provides Seals and Customer Service

Freudenberg reinforces its oil and gas business

In order to make the most of the global sealing opportunities in the oil, gas, and chemical industries, Freudenberg has merged sealing activities in these......

Achema defies the economic crisis

A tranquil steamboat in stormy seas

Achema 2009 from May 11 to 15 in Frankfurt am Main is still on the road to success. “So far, the economic situation has had no consequences for the leading......

65 Years since Founding

Anniversaries at Colasit

Colasit, specialist for corrosion-resistant fans and exhaust air scrubbers made of plastic, celebrates three anniversaries in 2009: The Swiss headquarters in......


BASF opens Neopor plant

BASF has started a new plant for the insulation material Neopor in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Neopor is an expandable polystyrene (EPS). The plant has a yearly......

Process Engineering

Highly effective

Siemens Water Technologies’ MemPulse membrane bioreactor (MBR) uses a mechanical device that supplies irregular pulses of air to the MBR module. This......


Efficient quality assurance

The Dyxim series from Sartorius enables users to check packed and unpacked products for the presence of various contaminants such as glass, metal, rock, bones......


Turbomolecular pumps

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has introduced the Turbovac SL, a line of high-reliability mechanical turbomolecular vacuum pumps designed for industrial......


Plastic spiral heat exchanger

The plastic spiral heat exchanger made by Makatec has been designed for the heat exchange between liquids. With volume flows between 0.25 and 15.0 m3/h or......

Plant Processing

Waste-water pumps

Waste-water pumps of the N 3000 series from ITT Flygt are known for their safety, reliability and operational economy. But these waste-water pumps are ideal......


Hot protection

The patented Septron series from the Christ Water Technology Group includes an elec- trodeionisation module for high flow rates which can be sanitised with hot......


Configurable pressure transmitter

The FlexBar 3431 was designed according to the Profibus PA profile 3.0 and is fully configurable with the Simatic PDM software, allowing online process......

Plant Processing

Fill head pivots down

Flexicon has launched a combination of bulk bag/drum filler featuring a fill head that pivots down for connecting empty bags at floor level and a......

Plant Processing

Robust 3-way valve

Emerson Process Management has announced the release of the Fisher GX 3-way control valve and actuator system. The GX 3-way has the ability to accurately......

Resolution of problems caused by impurities in cooling water circuits

Long life guaranteed

If problems occur in a cooling water circuit, they often affect the heat exchanger first. Deposits form there as a result of solid matter and microorganisms in......

Vacuum drying system with eccentric agitator

Always in motion

The Planex System is a multi-product dryer, developed for vacuum drying of wet powders obtained from a centrifuge or a filter press, that it is especially......

Plate heat exchanger in chloralkali electrolysis plants

High performance in a small space

The typical applications for welded plate heat exchangers are not restricted to high pressures and temperatures, strong alternating stresses and chemically......

Cutting instead of pressing to achieve more uniform particle size

Milling filter cakes

There are various methods of separating solids from a suspension. These include filtration, centrifuging and drying. In most cases, further processing of the......

Design features increase the safety of hammermills

At 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. Putting unproblematic solid......

Material use of renewable primary products

From fossil to field

Everyone is talking about sustainability, whether in agriculture, politics or industry. The focus is clearly on energy generation – solar, wind and biomass......

Pipe trace heating system in a tank farm

For heavy oils and other liquids

Oiltanking is one of the world’s leading independent storage partners for oils, chemicals and gases. At the Malta tank farm Oiltanking is currently building......

Special materials for diaphragm seals

Heavy metal

Diaphragm seals are mainly used if, for example, very hot or highly corrosive processes prohibit the direct connection of pressure measuring instruments to the......

Monitoring and configuration in a single gateway

Troubleshooting in record time

Two thirds of all users consider permanent monitoring of Profibus networks a necessity. Nevertheless, only a few have actually implemented it today. This could......

Atline system for Karl Fischer titration

On-site water determination

The water content of many products has to be maintained within closely stipulated limits, which means that it must be checked at regular intervals during the......

Improved lightning and surge protection technologies reduce maintenance outlay

Lightning protection maintenance in balance

Plant downtimes mean wasted money. In the last few years, therefore, strat-egies for availability based maintenance have been pursued and implemented in......

Special valve for discharging condensate from dangerous and toxic gases

Clean separation

In order to drain toxic or hazardous media, it is essential to achieve a clean separation of the phases. If gases in this class have to be drained to protect......

Tightly sealing valve solutions for complex applications

Good things come in sets of three

Gefa Processtechnik presents its latest development, the triple eccentric HGT shut-off valve, at this year’s Achema trade fair. It combines good sealing......

Hot water pumps are suitable up to +280 °C

Pressure-resistant pumps

Water is the most popular heat transfer agent used in industry. It is readily available, cheap and above all not toxic. Up to +100 °C it can be handled easily......

100 % tight in more than 17,000 variants

Bellows valves set standard

Reliably tight in harsh environments – the bellows valves of the latest generation boast better performance and undergo rigid quality controls to ensure they......


DSM opens premix plant

DSM Nutritional Products has opened its third premix plant in China. The new facility allows DSM to serve a larger geographical area in China. This enables the......


Evonic builds plant in China

The expansion of worldwide production capacity for thermoplastic methacrylic resins at Evonik Industries is proceeding according to schedule. At Shanghai......


Emerson expands

Emerson has acquired Bay-Tec Engineering of Napa, California, USA. Bay-Tec becomes part of Emerson Process Management, expanding Emerson’s capabilities for......

One billion euro contract

Ethylene plant in India

The technology group The Linde Group and its consortium partner Samsung Engineering, Korea, have been awarded the contract to build a turnkey ethylene plant in......

licensing agreement

Siemens purchases sole rights

Siemens Water Technologies has been awarded the sole license for the global manufacture and supply of the entire range of products, service and replacement......

Energy study – one way to a sustainable reduction in energy costs for production

How to utilise concealed resources

Numerous cost reduction programmes have been launched by production executives to restrict the financial pressure from competitors in the Far East and meet the......

For efficient tank filling and maximum security

Plastic piping systems

In terms of economics, safety and ecology, the focus has shifted away from steel pipes. In practical terms, the alternatives are high-quality plastics that......

Just-in-time-production of liquid detergents, household cleaners and personal care products

Change-over advisable

Even in difficult economical times, liquid detergents, household cleaners and personal care products are often the mainstay of turnover. Personal care......

On-site production of nitrogen allows Atex compliant processes at the AVA pilot plant station

Inert gas drying

To evaporate highly flammable solvents economically, a contact dryer must work under inert gas. The mixer manufacturer AVA Huep uses Inmatec’s PSA generators......

Granulate cleans submerged membrane modules without interrupting operation

Efficient removal of deposits

In the majority of MBR plants, submerged membrane modules are used for the membrane stage. The driving force behind a new technology in this field is an......

Optimal particles and agglomerates with the Super Clean Mill and Nebulasizer

Good results included

Reliable standard operations are essential in the pharmaceutical and food industries. They guarantee safety during production as well as delivery of a......

Earlier generations of tablet presses as a cost-effective alternative

Refurbished workhorses

The manufacture of compressed products in the chemical and related industries calls for presses which, in addition to high productivity, are called upon to be......

Facility design for highly active substances

Safe and clean production of solid forms

Whether in blood pressure tablets or sleeping pills – highly active substances are staple ingredients in pharmaceutical production. Although several......

GMP laboratory dryer for small product volumes

It’s small, but dries like a big one

When the development department of a pharmaceuticals manufacturer wants to test steps for producing a new active ingredient, only small quantities are usually......

The huge dimensions of the sedimentation basins complicate lining work at Goro Nickel

With best regards from Sisyphus

In hydrometallurgical plants, ore concentrates are subjected to heat treatment and, if necessary, an ensuing separation process utilising sulphuric acid. In......

Environmentally friendly process pumps

Safety as standard

The TriPower MF process metering pump is characterised by a high degree of operational reliability and environmental protection. This is achieved by means of a......

Monitoring and control increase efficiency and membrane life in reverse osmosis processes

Key elements for quality

Proper process monitoring and control of critical parameters such as pH, ORP, conductivity, flow, temperature and differential pressure can guard membrane......


Software Integration

Mettler Toledo and Applied Bio systems have initiated a collaboration that allows seamless integration of Mettler Toledo’s LabX Data Management Software......


Innovation as the way out of the crisis

„It is now almost exactly three years since we sat in this very same place and ventured to make a forecast for ACHEMA 2006“, Dr. Alfred Oberholz, Chairman......


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