Ad Closing: June 12, 2013 | Material Closing: June 19, 2013
Solvent-Resistant Membranes Expand Role
By Seán Ottewell, Editor at Large
The development of membranes that resist organic solvents is increasing the opportunities to use membranes for process separations. Here's a rundown on some of the latest developments.
Maintenance and Operations
Consider the Equipment Implications of Bioprocessing
By Bill Newton, Flowserve
Biotechnology is assuming an increasing role for producing chemicals. The nature of bioprocessing differs from conventional processing, so the choice of equipment such as pumps and valves must factor in the differences.
Solids and Fluids Handling
Get the Most From Your Flexible Screw Conveyor
By Mike Zeluff, Hapman
Many end-users overlook important factors that can lead to poor performance, excessive power usage, severe wear and material degradation. It's essential to consider all system parameters when deciding among conveyor options.
Instrumentation and Control
Get Accurate pH Measurements
By Frederick Kohlman, Endress+Hauser
Installing two pH sensors may seem a sensible way to achieve accurate readings — but in practice isn't a reliable approach. Using three sensors instead can improve the accuracy, dependability and believability of readings.
Making it Work
Benchmarking Identifies Key Areas for Continuous Improvement
By Robert E. Christman and Scott Morris, Genzyme
Many opportunities exist for continuous improvement in maintenance and reliability at the company's sites. Benchmarking helped determine common opportunities among sites and which to concentrate on first at each site.
Put V-cone Flow Meters on Your Short List
By Andrew Sloley, Troubleshooting Columnist
Sometimes, even with flow conditioners, the amount of straight pipe run available isn't enough to ensure the accuracy of an orifice flow meter. The V-cone meter only requires a short straight run and so may be a good alternative.
Refinery Improves Boiler Feed Water Quality
By Ven Venkatesan, Energy Columnist
By replacing its hot lime softener with a reverse osmosis unit, a refinery successfully enhanced its boiler feed water quality while saving energy. Many other chemical processing plants may benefit from adopting this approach.
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