British inspection specialist PFE Limited uses FLIR Thermal Studio software to accelerate site inspections and reporting, and to deliver consistent reporting quality to its demanding customer base. Based in Wallasey, North-West England, PFE Limited is a family-owned business, specializing in a wide range of inspection and reliability services for industrial customers. To provide trustworthy and repeatable...
Users in process automation have the most to gain from insight through data from sensors and actuators. This is where the advanced physical layer for Ethernet, short Ethernet-APL comes in, the data highway to the field of process plants. Many questions must be answered when deploying Ethernet-APL for the first time. This article discusses topologies for Ethernet-APL that can be realized with currently available infrastructure components.
"Untouched since the ice age" is not a marketing slogan, but a fact - a real piece of the ice age that still exists today: When the ice melted, immense amounts of water drained away into the rock of the Swabian Alp mountains. The earth shifting in an unusual way then caused this reservoir to be sealed off approximately 400 meters below the outside world. As a result, EiszeitQuell has an original purity and quality - just like water over 10,000 years ago.
Even under normal conditions it is not simple to always have the right motor on hand to address a wide range of applications. It is all that much more difficult in large chemical companies if several thousand drives have to be kept running around the clock in harsh explosive environments. In the future, one of the largest chemical companies in the world will be depending on a team of external specialists and the comprehensive range of Simotics XP explosion-protected motors from Siemens.
Around three years ago, EBRO ARMATUREN worked closely with its customers to develop a butterfly valve adapted specifically to the requirements of the chemicals industry. A prototype has already been deployed in the food and beverage sector, including at Schneider Weisse. Besides the FDA compliance required with regard to food and pharmaceutical technology, resistance to chemically aggressive media...
Zero liquid discharge(ZLD) is a waste management technique which transforms liquid waste streams from industrial plants into clean water, which can be reused in the process, and a minimal amount of solid residue, which often include valuable by-products.
Process plants are often very extensive. Many of the plant components are interlinked and their functions coordinated. People who work in this area of plant construction know that there is generally less effort and expense involved in building a new plant, rather than adapting the existing one to meet new requirements. Despite the numerous challenges – and the restrictions imposed by the Corona pandemic and its consequences – the new and renovated production reactors went into operation again right on schedule.
The world is going digital - this applies to our private lives as well as to large parts of our work. In the process industries, the focus is often on end-to-end digital engineering, the analysis of big data, or the utilization of legacy data. But in what way can digitalization change daily work routines and increase work efficiency? A practical example is provided by the specialty chemicals company Lanxess, which has abandoned the classic clipboard, thus demonstrating very clearly what digitalization actually means and what benefits it offers.
8% increased machine speed and boosted machine efficiency to 91% after upgrading from a PLC system to a motion control solution. These are the impressing numbers the liquid filling sachet and tube packaging solutions provider Unette presents after integration of Trio Motion Technology’s complete machine control package including controller, servo drives and motors, to improve its overall productivity.
30 years of tradition in chemical and pharmaceutical solids handling allow CO.RA. to guarantee its products based on strict norms. Design and development and manufacturing of products are based in Italy and a qualified service team supports customers worldwide, on-site and remotely.
The modern employee increasingly works in an agile environment. This also includes the workplace. Here, access to all relevant information and data is necessary when working from home, in the office, in the factory or on the factory premises.