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Advances in nanotechnology drive process advances

Nanotechnology is at the heart of many new developments, enabling process companies to manufacture products as diverse as novel fuel storage units, organic light emitting diodes, and more efficient tyres

Changing bad gear oil habits

Mark Burnett, explores how plant managers can ensure that machinery oil is changed at the right time. This includes looking at things such as the Total Acid Number of the oil, as well as identifying signs of problems like oxidation

Advanced liquid level transmitter for sanitary tank gauging

Robust devices are targeted specifically at sanitary tank applications within the pharmaceutical and food/beverage industries


Bluetooth communication for sensors

Arc sensors have improved process measurement accuracy and speed while reducing installation and maintenance costs

Vortex pump featuring an open, recessed impeller

Warman WRR pump uses a vortex to move slurry through the unit, created by an impeller which sits outside of the main flow path

Expert advice on flowmeters

Charles Wemyss lists 10 reasons why you should – and should not – calibrate your flowmeter

Camera tech for process tasks

Glenn Wedgbrow on optimising the measurement performance of infrared thermal imaging cameras

Pumps: Rising to the challenge

From fine paper coating to high-viscosity paint, materials for surface coating represent extreme challenges to pump technology, explains Roger Willis

Plant asset management: looking below the surface

Mike Priddle on the increasing importance of a planned approach to plant asset management

Smoother, safer shutdowns, turnarounds and outages

How a single-source approach can simplify safety and reduce costs during plant shutdowns

Ice pigging: a cool concept

Greta Eliasson reports on how a new ice pigging machine is set to clean up in the food and FMCG processing sector

Focus on filtration

Filtech takes place between October 11-13 in Cologne, Germany, and is the largest filtration event worldwide

Robot-assisted tube bending system

Transfluid developed a tube processing system that involves robot handling of the material and that can bend tubing in lengths of up to 4,500mm

Electric actuator portfolio expands

High positioning accuracy makes both the SVC/SGC and SD actuator ranges suitable for demanding control tasks

Claw pumps: enabling efficiency and durability

Claw pumps compress gas within the pump chamber via two irregularly shaped rotors or ‘claws’ that counter rotate inside the casing

Use tape for weld underbeads

Weld Backing Tape is a glass fibre weld backing system that supports and protects the weld root from oxidation

Monitoring disinfection

Green-friendly PA80 Peracetic Acid Analyzer helps maintain disinfection without harmful by-products

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