April 2010 - cpp - chemical plants & processes

Archive - April 2010


New management

As of April 1, 2010 a change in CeramTec-ETEC’s management took place. Dr. Hartmut Krüner (51), member of the Executive Board since the end of 2002, was......


CEO of Allweiler AG

Colfax Corporation, a global leader in fluid-handling solutions for critical applications, announced that Arne Forslund has been promoted to the newly-created......


Sartorius opens new plant in Bangalore

In a ribbon-cutting ceremony the process and laboratory equipment provider Sartorius inaugurated its new plant at the Sartorius Group’s location in......

device integration

Samson opens Smart Valve Integration Center

Samson control valves can be integrated into all common process control systems. The detailed functioning is demonstrated by the Smart Valve Integration Center......


70 years of experience in vacuum techniques

Ever since its foundation in 1939, Ital- vacuum has manufactured industrial vacuum pumps and vacuum dryers for process use in the chemical, pharmaceutical and......


Georg Fischer opens factory in India

GF Piping Systems, a Corporate Group of Georg Fischer AG, inaugurated its new production facility in Ratnagiri, India. The Corporation has invested several......

Instrumentation & Automation


Emerson Process Management announced the appointment of Robert T. Sharp as president, Europe. Sharp will be based at Emerson’s European head office in Baar......

Plant Processing

Drum emptying station

The drum emptying station from Dietrich Engineering Consultant allows discharging drums. The station consists of a suction hopper connected to the Powderflex......


Safer water treatment

Electro-deionisation (EDI) and electrolytic ozone generation are widely used for water treatment since they require no chemicals. However, both of these......

Plant Processing

Non-metallic pumps

Munsch fabricated the MPC magnetically-coupled pumps for hazardous fluids of PFA. Thick-walled PFA volute casings (wall thicknesses of around 10 mm) guarantee......

Process Engineering


The granulising-drying system from Kason, consisting of a centrifugal screener, a spheroidiser, circular fluid bed dryer, and a vibratory screener, converts......

Plant Processing

Box-container dumper

From Flexicon’s TIP-Tire range of dumpers, the latest Box-Container Dumper forms a dust-tight seal between the container and the equipment, tips the......


Video flame detector

The Dräger Flame 5000 video flame detector is a new developed device which is capable of processing its own video signal via a signal algorithm. This......


Lightweight multi-gas detector

Gas detection specialist Crowcon has expanded the capabilities of its Tetra:3 (T3) personal multi-gas detector with three more toxic gas sensors: ozone (O3)......

Plant Processing

Aseptic pumps

The Swedish company Tapflo has launched the first diaphragm pump in its new aseptic series. The Tapflo series will be available in three sizes for sterile......


Compatible rupture discs

The Striko SU (reverse acting) and SZ (forward acting) rup-ture disc series are predominantly designed for use with the company’s own SHU and SHZ holders but......

Plant Processing

Safety as standard

Already with the standard version the motor metering pumps of the Sigma series are offered with multilayer safety dia-phragm and integrated dia-phragm fracture......

Plant Processing

Compact turbopumps

Pfeiffer Vacuum has brought to market a new line of compact yet powerful turbopumps under the name HiPace. These pace-setters range from pumping speeds of 10......

Plug & play for sensors and modules

One for all – all for one

Uniformity is the central focus of the new analytical platform offered by Endress+Hauser Conducta. By giving similar features an identical layout, users......

Level switch for hygienic applications

Flashing blue light

An easily visible level indication was one of several features taken into account in the development of the FlexLevel Switch at the request of customers. Now......


Short mixing times

Increased mixing intensity is the key feature of the Vitomix from Hosokawa Micron. The double conical screws provide up to eight times more transport volume......

Process Engineering

Safe filter system

Herding developed an extraction system for plants for an extraction rate of 1500 to 2000 m³/h. The so-called PharmEx filter features a pressure shock......

Process Engineering

Centrifugal sifter s

On a centrifugal sifter, the bulk material is fed in a controlled flow into the cylindrical basket containing the sieve house. Fast rotating blades push the......

Process Engineering

Sanitary bag filter

GEA Niro’s Sanicip is a system of CIPable bag filters for spray dryers that uses reverse jet pulsing technology to make sure that powder is removed from......


Spark extinguishing systems

The GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system is a fire prevention measure. In all areas where combustible materials are processed mechani-cally or......

DIN EN 60751:2009 legitimises the use of platinum resistance thermometers in industrial applications

An end to the uncertainty

DIN EN 60751, the standard for industrial platinum resistance thermometers, was recently re-issued after more than a decade (2009 Edition). The primary reason......

Alarm concept with EX and SIL requirements

Getting a handle on the risk

The Safety Integrity Level (SIL) and explosion protection are fixed elements when it comes to planning and operating process plants and systems. There is a......

Vertical pump for conveying molten salts

Efficient use of solar power

Owing to their high heat capacity and thermal conductivity, molten salts are used today in the chemical industry to transfer heat and in power stations for......

Easy installation in existing magnetic coupling pumps

Energy-efficient containment shell materials

The energy efficiency of pumps and pump systems is set to be one of the central topics of the next few years. According to an EU study, pumps account for......

Steam-resistant fluoroelastomer stands the heat

The right cure

Elastomer seals in pharmaceutical equipment need to be resistant to chemicals and solvents used in the manufacture of crudes and pures. Equally important, they......

Highly flexible application for Remote I/O

Mobility for simplicity

Sometimes it only takes an intelligent combination of suitable components in order to come up with an innovative solution and reach new levels of flexibility......

Elimination of dead space volume supports faster cleaning and of course means better process efficiency

High functionality in minimal space

High functionality in minimal space: multiport valves like the Robolux ensure compact processes, facilitate excellent cleaning and increase process......

Stainless steel fermenters versus disposable bioreactors

Is less complexity desirable?

Stainless steel fermenters have proven themselves in biotechnology for many years. They are upgradable at any time and can thus improve production processes......


Energy-efficient LED beacons

In addition to tried-and-tested models with halogen and xenon flash lamps, R. Stahl’s 6162 line of signal beacons now also includes energy-saving......

Clarification and screen sections with the same diameter make worm/screen decanters more productive

Simply a tube

The standard screen decanters in the Conthick series are mainly employed in the production of bulk materials, such as potassium chloride, sodium carbonate or......

Dry grinding jet mills overcome the limits to the nanometre range

Economical using steam

With the s-Jet system, sub-micron fineness, previously unobtainable by dry grinding, is now a reality. The s-Jet uses steam as a grinding medium and provides......

Milling of particles and agglomerates to GMP requirements

Big or small

The Super Clean Mill meets the requirements of good manufacturing practice (GMP) in the pharmaceutical and food industries. The special design of this pin mill......

Revamping fouling, conventional heat exchangers as a self-cleaning configuration

Powerful revamp

The introduction of self-cleaning, fluidised-bed heat exchange technology can benefit processes where conventional heat exchangers suffer from severe fouling......

Sieve mills for dry or wet applications

Greater flexibility through modularity

A manufacturer of generic drugs operates a plant in which the ConiWitt- 150 sieve mill was integrated to deagglomerate and homogenise solids. However, since......

Screening machines for hazardous areas

On the safe side

Equipment containing potential ignition sources may only be installed in hazardous areas if it is certified for use in the relevant explosion risk zone......

Compact diaphragm pumping units increase efficiency in chemical and pharmaceutical laboratories

Tailor-made vacuum

The NT and Vario series chemistry pumping units have opened up numerous possibilities for more efficient and cost-effective vacuum processes. With a wide range......

Fast and easy handling simplifies plant design in the process industry

Total vista ensured

Tricad MS is a design tool that covers all fundamental areas of a plant designer’s daily work in the process industry – from diagrams and detailed design......

Universal controller for vacuum systems

Vacuum control at your fingertips

The Vacvision vacuum controller can not only be used to control and monitor vacuum systems, it also facilitates individual parameter settings and intuitive......


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