Archive - September 2014

Ex remote I/O controls air extraction plant

Master of valves and sensors

Cytec, a manufacturer of carbon-fibre reinforced plastics, has strict requirements for the components used in its equipment. At its Östringen works, the......

Functional safety

Preventing valve failures

Plant planners, builders and operators benefit from the expertise of manu- facturers when selecting individual safety-related components. The companies......

Ex-i isolator for automating hazardous areas

Increased security in less space

The interfaces designed for explosion protection in conformity with intrinsic safety requirements are an important aspect when automating process plants......

Explosion protected roots pump

Safety first

Pfeiffer Vacuum has taken the Atex directive and the manufacturer’s obligations concerning risk analyses and ignition hazard assessments as the starting......

Faster planning and more efficient design of production plants

More insight into bubble columns

Bubble columns are among the most important types of reactors in the chemical industry. Yet, despite their significance, processes in multi-phase systems have......

Distribution of powdery active pharmaceutical ingredients

No dead spaces

During batch processing of chemical or active pharmaceutical ingredients such as Galenika, different active ingredient preparations are often used and......

Global Support: the central link between manufacturer and customer

Support begins even before a machine starts operating

Global Customer Support is the central link that makes cooperation possible across borders and between companies. With a network of five Competence Centres in......

Modular silo construction

Volumes up to 1000 m3

A few years ago, Zeppelin Systems revolutionised silo design: from now on, silo sections no longer need welding – they can be bolted on site. These silos......

High-performance IT for bulk materials handling

Striving to achieve peak productivity

Today, the priority is to produce ever-increasing quantities of goods in consistent quality – still using the existing resources, at low cost and without......

Belgian turnkey project

Highly purified water for the Red Cross

The Central Fractionation Unit of the Belgian Red Cross (C.A.F.-D.C.F.) headquartered in Brussels supplies the domestic market with plasma proteins and acts as......

Powtech and Technopharm 2014

Nuremberg gets ready for bulk processing

Powtech is the world’s number one trade fair for processing, analysis and handling of powder and bulk solids. From September 30 until October 2, 2014, more......

Flow meter system with simplified operating principle

Room for the essential things

Anyone who works with electronic instruments understands the problem. Manufacturers have a tendency to provide their devices for operation, start-up and......

Sieve mill with oscillating milling system in use at Remedica

Conserving valuable ingredients

Frewitt’s redesign of the MF-Line has paid off. At least, this is the opinion of Remedica, a pharmaceutical company from Cyprus, which uses the......

PTFE compounds for fragile seal structures

Thin lips desirable

Due to the improved material properties of NST 1111R, it is possible to substantially reduce the thickness of lip seals. This improves efficiency in......

Withstands high pressures and temperatures

Agitator seal for PTA production

In 2013, Eagle Burgmann supplied its largest agitator seal to date with a shaft diameter of 480 mm. It was destined for use at a PTA facility in China. The......

Increased reliability and efficiency

Precise tribological solutions

Whether in the pharmaceutical or cosmetics sector, plastics production or other chemical industries – choosing a lubricant that is just right for each......

Pressure reducing valve for bioethanol tanks

Tank blanketing protects against corrosion

To reduce fossil fuel consumption and open up new energy markets as well as re-structure existing ones, the demand for fuels based on bioethanol has risen......

Plant Processing

Metering ball valve

HAM-LET’s metering ball valve (MBV) incorporates both metering and shut-off functions in one unit. The valve combines an accurate micro-meter control......

Plant Processing

Stainless steel lining

With Bekasteel, Steuler-KCH has added another product to its portfolio of lining systems. Bekasteel is made of stainless steel and is perfectly suited for the......


Differential pressure gauges

The latest generation of Wika’s Delta-line product family for differential pressure measurement comprises a newly designed measuring cell, which makes......

Radial temperature profile measurements in refinery applications

Flexible inspectors

Refinery environments often present daunting challenges for the measuring equipment. Not only the harsh conditions in which the equipment is used are......

WirelessHart in the pharmaceutical industry

Driving plant availability to a higher level

A major PCS upgrade is an ideal chance to step up to a new level of plant availability. Some leading companies in the worldwide pharmaceutical industry have......

Mass flow meter

How a Coriolis meter works

A Coriolis mass flow meter uses the inertia effect of a mass inside a rotating system, also known as Coriolis force. For this purpose, two curved measuring......

Highlights 2014: Flowave and online analysis system

Sensors made in Alsace

Triembach-au-Val is a small, romantic village in the Vosges with around 450 inhabitants. As attractions Wikipedia lists the church of Saint-Christophe and the......


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