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September 1, 2012
Reviewed by David Hill, Chemstations Inc., Houston   The authors of this text are leaders in chemical engineering thermodynamics. Based on their status, I recommended this book in a blog entry before even seeing a review copy — and I’m glad I did. The book is aimed at both students and professionals who work with process simulators. It assumes a prior understanding of thermodynamics, and...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Thermodynamics-for-process-simulation-reviewed-by-ChemStations-Hill_9615.html
September 1, 2012
Pumps are among the most commonly used machines in the chemical process industries (CPI). Condition monitoring tests and predictive maintenance can help pump operators determine when to overhaul pumps in a way that minimizes costs. Despite pumps’ ubiquity and large energy demands, however, relatively little information is available on how to apply predictive maintenance approaches and condition...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Condition-Monitoring-Methods-for-Pumps_9682.html
August 6, 2012
Information management provides a way to develop new materials, products or formulations more rapidly, on the basis of the information that a company already possesses in-house, while providing insight that can be used to guide experimentation and predict results — even when there are no experimental data available. These approaches have been successfully adopted by numerous corporations across...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/Information-Management-for-Improved-Materials-R-and-D_9568.html
August 1, 2012
Globe-style control valves are in virtually every chemical processing line where pressure and flow must be controlled. And for the most part, they perform as required, day in and day out, requiring little to no thought or attention. In short, control valves are not an everyday topic of discussion. In fact, the globe valve provides a direct contrast to today’s consumer electronics where major changes...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Control-Valves-An-Evolution-In-Design_9553.html
August 1, 2012
The XTP601 is a new, compact oxygen analyzer for applications in the process, power-generation and marine industries. The device uses thermo-paramagnetic sensor technology to provide stable percentage measurements of...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/This-oxygen-analyzer-is-compact-and-accurate_9536.html
August 1, 2012
The Hygrophil F (photo) uses a patented Fabry-Perot interferometer principle to measure trace moisture in natural gas. The sensor element of the moisture sensor type L1661 is made of a multiple layers of optically high-reflective and low refractive materials...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Measure-moisture-in-natural-gas-lines-with-this-system_9537.html
August 1, 2012
The Kapta 2000-AC2 (photo) is a new in-line chlorine sensor for municipal and industrial applications. This new addition to the Kapta amperometric probes is based on microchip technology...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Measure-chlorine-and-temperature-with-this-sensor_9538.html
August 1, 2012
The new four-channel universal I/O module LB104A for Zone 2 can be placed in a 16-mm wide enclosure due to a new energy-saving electrical design. This is a space saving of 50% compared to the...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/data_recording_and_transmission/Space-saving-IO-modules-with-fast-maintenance-functions_9547.html
August 1, 2012
The AXW is a new, larger addition to the Admag series of magnetic flowmeters. The AXW series is suitable for industrial process lines...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/A-flowmeter-for-large-process-lines_9540.html
August 1, 2012
The Model 140 MX flowmeter uses its specially designed geometric shape to generate self-induced oscillations. The 140 MX has no moving parts or bluff bodies to wear or jam. The...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/A-flowmeter-with-no-moving-parts_9564.html
August 1, 2012
Extending its line of hand-held measurements, this company has added the model CPH6510 intrinsically safe pressure calibrator (photo). With an accuracy of 0.025% of span and various additional functions, the new...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/pressure_measurement_and_control/A-pressure-calibrator-you-can-hold-in-your-hand_9548.html
August 1, 2012
This pH probe has an integrated temperature sensor Yokogawa The new SC25V (photo) is a reliable, very stable and highly accurate 12-mm pH sensor that uses a VP-type connector to integrate multiple measuring elements in a single package, including a built-in temperature sensor and liquid earth. Two versions of the sensor are available, both with pH range from 0 to 14 and designed for pressures up to 10...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/temperature_measurement_and_control/Focus-on-Temperature-Measurement-and-Control_9533.html
August 1, 2012
With the MiniTest 300, this company introduces the first vacuum leak detector that uses a quartz window sensor instead of the conventional mass-spectrometer detector. The MiniTest 300 operates at a working pressure of up to 200...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/testing/A-helium-leak-detector-without-using-a-mass-spectrometer_9546.html
August 1, 2012
The VibXpert II balancer is a portable device for field-balancing rotating machinery in one or two planes. Unbalance is one of the most common causes of increased levels of...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/testing/Balance-rotating-equipment-in-two-planes_9559.html
August 1, 2012
The MiniTest 300 is a vacuum leak detector that uses a quartz-window sensor, rather than a mass spectrometer. Weighing only 11 lb, the unit is suited to mobile leak detection at onsite service calls. The MiniTest 300 operates at a working pressure of...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/testing/A-portable-leak-detector-for-vacuum-systems_9561.html
August 1, 2012
The OPK-341 Industrial Leak Detection Kit is designed to help locate fluid leaks in hydraulic equipment, compressors, engines, gearboxes, as well as fuel and other synthetic and petroleum-based...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/testing/A-detection-kit-for-oil-based-fluid-leaks_9565.html
August 1, 2012
The new version of this company’s asset management software, AMS Suite: Machinery Health Manager 5.5, augments the analysis of predictive diagnosis from mechanical assets by delivering advanced plot...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/asset_mgmt/Increase-predictability-with-this-new-asset-management-softtware_9560.html
July 1, 2012
Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook. 4th ed. By Meherwan P. Boyce. Elsevier Inc., 30 Corporate Drive, 4th floor, Burlington, MA. Web: elsevierdirect.com. 2011. 1,000 pages. $150.00. Reviewed by Amin Almasi, Rotating machine consultant Brisbane, Australia Gas turbines are cornerstones of modern industry and are widely used in the chemical process industries (CPI). New developments have increased the number of...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Consultant-Almasi-reviews-gas-turbine-book_9439.html
July 1, 2012
The ability to model a process to see if it meets project requirements and is economically viable enhances the conceptual design. Modeling gives engineers a means to identify the most promising processes, in terms of capital investment and return, and this can be particularly important when the project is environmentally oriented (a so-called green project). Did you ever consider producing a new product...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Evaluating-Green-Projects-Modeling-Improves-Economic-Benefits_9457.html
June 1, 2012
One of the most energy-intensive utilities for many facilities in the chemical process industries (CPI) is the steam system. Traditionally, steam-use optimization has centered on efficient heat transfer and eliminating waste [ 1]. Further optimization can involve a broader look at how steam supply and consumption interact dynamically throughout a large complex. This type of optimization often results in...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Dynamic-Modeling-for-Steam-System-Control_9388.html
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