Archive - Juni 2012

Functional safety combined with redundant control systems

Safely protecting the environment

FeF Chemicals was looking for a reliable solution to enable it to discharge unpolluted rainwater from the company’s expansive grounds into the Baltic Sea......

Exciting new development in electrical explosion protection

Dart fieldbus causes a sensation

Intrinsic safety has been at the forefront of spark prevention technology for decades. However, this may all be about to change – thanks to Dart technology......

Sample preparation with laboratory mills

As fine as necessary

A variety of methods can be used to analyse solid materials. What they all have in common is the need to use a representative, homogeneous analysis sample......

Thin-film reactive distillation

Shifting the balance

Many products are obtained by a chemical reaction followed by distillation. Combining these two processes in one would open up new opportunities and create......

Heat transfer in corrosive media

Opening the door for silicon carbide

Silicon carbide is a very solid, hard and temperature resistant material. Thanks to its excellent chemical resistance and thermal conductivity, it is ideal for......

Modular test facility for optimising mechanical processes

Scale-up made easy

Every powder or granulate has its own special property profile. How well a system is adapted to this profile is crucial for the efficiency of the process as......

Rotary pressure filters for the chemical industry

Record performance in the drum

At the end of 2011, BHS-Sonthofen delivered five RPF X 20 rotary pressure filters to a customer in China. The filters are used in the manufacture of......

Continuous flow reactor technology

Fast and reliable scale-up

The ability to scale up reactions quickly and reliably is a key requirement for pharmaceutical and fine or specialty chemical companies. The Alfa Laval flow......


Suction capacity expanded

Busch has extended its series of dry-running Mink claw vacuum pumps. To achieve this, vacuum modules were designed that achieve suction capacity of up to 900......


Clamp-on-ultrasonic flowmeter

Precise and simple does not mean any contradiction for deltawaveC-F. The user interface of the large graphical display is easy to use even by inexperienced......


Near-infrared spectrometer

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced the new Thermo Scientific TruProcess analyser, the nextgeneration near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer for real-time blend......

Precise measurement increases energy efficiency and safety

Flow sensors for cleanrooms

Defined overpressure ensures product and process safety in cleanrooms. If the required pressure measurement is additionally backed up by a flow sensor, the......

Metallic flat seal with elastomer sealing ring made of 70 EPDM 291

Hygienic design-compatible washer

Specially for use in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, Freudenberg Process Seals has developed a hygienic washer with......

Centrifuges from Mülheim in service worldwide

Integrated in a strong network

Siebtechnik is more successful than ever before. The group has been posting sales increases in double figures for years now. And right on time for the......

Pneumatic conveying and storage of urea

Keeping moisture outside

Urea is produced in prills, granules, flakes, pellets, crystals and solutions, but it is traditionally marketed as prills or granules. The choice of the......

Pitfalls of energy-optimised drives

Accurate analysis is crucial for success

Energy-saving projects offer multiple opportunities for drive manufacturers to generate significant economies; at the same time, there are many potential......

Ensuring the right temperatures in the Lobau tank farm

Trace heating for oil pipes

The Lobau tank farm is one of the biggest tank farms in Austria. In order to remain on a state-of-the-art level of technology, the owner OMV regularly invests......

German process technology withstands global competition

Positive trend continues

At a recent press conference upfront of Achema, the VDMA Process Technology Group presented figures to show the economic trends in its various member......

Focus topic at Achema 2012

Energy storage for the process industry

In the context of energy supply, chemistry and process engineering play a dual role: on the one hand, they are solution providers and develop materials for......

Plant Processing

Designed to save space

The material-optimised Gemü FlexPort series of globe valves is designed to save space. The stainless steel valves of spherical design are available in......

Plant Processing

All-round valve

The Stöhr product line Univers will be extended by the series 1600 with optimised power value. Based on the established and proven technology of the series......

Explosion-protected CCTV solutions with SNF technology

Cameras with a statically pressurised enclosure

Modern CCTV system solutions for hazardous areas have become an important tool for monitoring industrial plants. Cameras with protection type Ex-p and a single......

Tailor-made for use in potentially explosive atmospheres

Gas-tight chemical protective suits

Whether for control measurements, refilling work or emergency applications: working with hazardous goods or substances places high demands on the employee as......

Safe measuring and control circuits in hazardous areas

Lightning protection from the start

The risks of sparking caused by a direct lightning strike or discharge of conducted interference energies can be reduced to an acceptable level if the......

Energy-efficient drive solutions for pumps

Spoilt for choice

The question as to which drive solution for pumps offers the highest energy efficiency is not an easy one. This is owed to the fact that both the requirements......

Safety, efficiency and environmental protection is not only an option

Better metering results with the standard equipment

The entire range of Sigma motor-driven diaphragm metering pumps, control type S1Cb/S2Cb/S3Cb, has been thoroughly renewed and provided with additional......

Four offset butterfly valves for cryogenic applications

Zero leakage at -196 °C

A few months ago, Müller co-ax supplied several butterfly valves in different sizes and versions for a cryogenic application. Even the biggest of the four......

Standardised chemical pump with much higher efficiency

Optimise it

How do you go about improving something that is already good? This was the challenge facing KSB’s hydraulic experts appointed to improve the efficiency of a......

Grundfos presents new pumps

Focussing on energy efficiency

The shadow cast by the upcoming Achema is also falling on Grundfos. On a press trip, the company presented a large number of new pumps the energy efficiency of......

New management team of S+S

Successors appointed

05.06.2012 – With the VTC group as a partner, the top management team of S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH, Schönberg, was changed in the......


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