cpp 3/2018

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<p><b>Fire safe valves in great demand</b></p>

Danger lurks everywhere: fires are a daily risk in the chemical, oil and gas industries. In an emergency, valves must cope with extremes. Components thus need to be fire safe if they are to withstand threatening situations. No wonder demand for fire safe valves is increasing. There are fire hazards…

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<p><b>Fire safe valves in great demand</b></p>

<p><b>Increasing the amount of data available</b></p>

Parameterisation and monitoring of Hart devices Similar to the way that personal smart devices might receive new features as a result of a firmware upgrade, industrial facilities are challenged to get more out of the equipment that they already own. Thanks to the Ethernet Hart multiplexer GW PL… Bus…

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<p><b>Increasing the amount of data available</b></p>

<p><b>NEWS</b></p>

Pump search 4.0 SUCCESSFUL KICK-OFF OF STAR PUMP ALLIANCE “We did not expect such great popularity and so much positive feedback”, says Kai Stegemann, Managing Director of Star Pump Alliance GmbH, still impressed by the successful kick-off of the Star Pump Alliance (SPA) at Achema 2018. Both target…

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<p><b>NEWS</b></p>

<p><b>THE DREAM TEAM FOR HEAT AND CONDENSATE</b></p>

Duo of ceramic and metallic measuring cells optimises the distillation process BASF in Kaisten (Switzerland) previously used classic differential pressure systems for level measurement. In order to make the production of additives for paints and plastics completely free of silicone oil, the company…

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<p><b>THE DREAM TEAM FOR HEAT AND CONDENSATE</b></p>

<p><b>Measurements on the safe side</b></p>

Mass flow and concentration meter for sulphuric acid and oleum Sulphuric acid is one of the most important raw materials in the chemical industry. Its manufacture and processing calls for the use of highly robust technology. The Piox S721 SA ultrasonic system non-invasively measures the…

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<p><b>Measurements on the safe side</b></p>

<p><b>Hands free when working in explosive areas</b></p>

Intrinsically safe augmented reality device for helmets The HMT-1Z1 head mounted tablet is a powerful head-worn computer that is controlled by voice commands. This augmented reality device was very well received by international visitors to the Achema trade fair in Frankfurt. With its intuitive…

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<p><b>Hands free when working in explosive areas</b></p>

<p><b>TRADE FAIR REVIEW</b></p>

Pills packaging according to Industry 4.0 The robotic blister line Integra 320 from Marchesini Group is equipped with the 5-camera-infeed system Valida. This ensures the multi-vision control of the shape, thickness tionally, the system has an NIR and colour of the pills. Addiactive ingredient…

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<p><b>TRADE FAIR REVIEW</b></p>

<p><b>Twin ball valve as a compact alternative</b></p>

Double barrier provides double safety Maximising operational safety in existing plants calls for ingenious solutions. Hartmann’s Twin Ball Valve reduces interfaces and provides additional barriers in the length of a standard valve. It is already in use in various industries, especially for…

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<p><b>Twin ball valve as a compact alternative</b></p>

<p><b>Controls even the smallest amounts</b></p>

Rotary gate valve with pivoted discs Exact control of low flow rates is a special challenge for the design and the production accuracy of control valves. The 8C/6H micro-flow control valve from Arca Regler consists of two discs with lapped surfaces. This system of pivoted discs guarantees zero valve…

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<p><b>Controls even the smallest amounts</b></p>

<p><b>Comprehensive valve testing</b></p>

Qualified test benches for safe valves In addition to the requirements for reducing emissions, a valve’s fire resistance plays an important role in its selection for many applications. Whether it actually ensures functional reliability in accordance with ISO 15848-1, API 589 and 607 or DIN EN ISO…

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<p><b>Comprehensive valve testing</b></p>

<p><b><b style="font-size: 15px;text-align: left;">PRODUCTS</b></b></p>

Special seals for valves GFD is specialised in seals for difficult operation conditions. The dimensions are available from 2 to 3000 mm diameter. Valves, which must operate with very low temperatures such as -196 °C or in the desert, which must be resistant against aggressive media, hot gases and…

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<p><b><b style="font-size: 15px;text-align: left;">PRODUCTS</b></b></p>

<p><b>Fast evaporation on rotating discs</b></p>

Indirectly heated contact dryer The demand for energy-efficient devices in drying processes is rising steadily. At the same time, cost pressures and end-product quality requirements are increasing. Allgaier’s CD Dryer, a solution that satisfies the stringent demands of the industry, was specifically…

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<p><b>Fast evaporation on rotating discs</b></p>

<p><b>Explosion-proof hammer mill</b></p>

Flexible grinding system finds its way from the trade fair into the plant A visitor sees a Frewitt high-tech solution at the trade fair and enthuses to his colleagues about it; soon after, initial solutions are being discussed at an introductory meeting between representatives of the manufacturer…

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<p><b>Explosion-proof hammer mill</b></p>

<p><b>More flexibility in the lab</b></p>

Modular, compact mill and classifier unit In the chemical industry, especially where dry grinding is involved, well-appointed laboratories are a must today when developing new products, optimising processes or producing small samples. At this year’s Achema, Netzsch Trockenmahltechnik unveiled the…

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<p><b>More flexibility in the lab</b></p>

<p><b>Sensor or seal?</b></p>

Sealing material monitors its own wear Equipped with magnetic properties or electrical conductivity, tomorrow’s seals will be expected to monitor their own wear, measure forces and perform numerous other functions. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies are investigating smart materials that can turn…

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<p><b>Sensor or seal?</b></p>

<p><b>TRADE FAIR REVIEW</b></p>

Two TOC analysers in a row For the measurement of TOC LAR developed two devices. First, a TOC analyser for ultra pure water applications with TOC contents <10 μg/l (ppb). This analyser uses an efficient UV lamp for oxidising organic compounds by the direct surface principle in combination with…

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<p><b>TRADE FAIR REVIEW</b></p>

<p><b>Four cabins for clean and empty drums</b></p>

Automatic drum emptier for toxic or explosive powdery products With personal protection and a safer workplace in mind, an existing customer requested Dinnissen back in mid-2015 to think about a solution for automatically emptying 200 dm 3 drums containing toxic or explosive powdery products. The…

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<p><b>Four cabins for clean and empty drums</b></p>

<p><b>True strength comes from within</b></p>

Building rectangular tanks quickly and efficiently Röchling Engineering Plastics unveiled the Polystone P CubX tank construction sheet at this year’s Achema – good news for chemical plant engineers. The plastic sheet’s clever inner cube structure significantly reduces the need for conventional steel…

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<p><b>True strength comes from within</b></p>

<p><b>Enhanced safety in five steps</b></p>

Optimised Legionella protection for cooling towers Poorly maintained cooling towers and evaporative condensers, coupled with old pipe systems or boilers, are one of the breeding grounds that can contribute to the spread of Legionella-containing aerosols. Plant operators can significantly reduce this…

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<p><b>Enhanced safety in five steps</b></p>

<p><b>Augmented reality for mobile use</b></p>

Maintenance 4.0 with intrinsically safe tablets and smartphones Increased efficiency, productivity and flexibility in industry – the central key to success lies in an interlinked, compatible hardware and software solution portfolio for networked, mobile workers. Smartphones, tablets & Co. can help…

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<p><b>Augmented reality for mobile use</b></p>

<p><b>Belt and braces – plant safety and Ex protection</b></p>

Safety switching devices for niche applications Machine safety in explosive environments: when switchgear is required for this combined application field, two different and complex sets of rules and standards have to be complied with, both of which make high demands on the products in question. Even…

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<p><b>Belt and braces – plant safety and Ex protection</b></p>

<p><b>Advantages of single-use pumping systems</b></p>

A promising way to reduce downtime in biopharmaceutical manufacturing The use of single-use pumps in pharmaceutical production processes has virtually eliminated the cost and downtime that were previously required to clean and validate pumping systems. A further leap ahead has been taken with the…

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<p><b>Advantages of single-use pumping systems</b></p>

<p><b>Clean room filling under GMP conditions</b></p>

Good manufacturing practice made in Germany The requirements to be met by designers and operators of filling systems for the pharmaceutical industry are invariably high. If the production facilities are located in exotic countries, they frequently also have to fulfil special requirements, for…

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<p><b>Clean room filling under GMP conditions</b></p>

<p><b>CONTACT THE EDITORS</b></p>

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<p><b>CONTACT THE EDITORS</b></p>