Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

EU chemical industry looks to optical gas imaging for emissions regulation

FLIR Systems, a supplier of Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras, reports that the OGI technique has achieved inclusion in the final draft of the EU Chemical sector BREF that looks at best available techniques for emissions regulation in this industry sector. Optical Gas Imaging is identified as a…

🕘 29/09/2014

Sasol increases plant safety and reliability with migration to DeltaV SIS process safety system

Emerson Process Management has successfully completed a DeltaV SIS burner management system migration project in Sasol’s integrated chemical plant in Sasolburg, South Africa. Sasol is a global energy and chemical company that produces fuel, oil, gas, polymers, chemicals, and fertilisers. The…

🕘 18/09/2014

Are you aware of the benefits of a CMS? You might just be missing out.

Sean McDonagh, business manager, chemical at Siemens Industry, has outlined why adopting a condition monitoring system (CMS) can deliver benefits for UK chemical manufacturers seeking effective and efficient operating strategies, as well as looking to safeguard their futures. The old adage…

🕘 20/06/2014

Chemical producer increases productivity by modernising control and safety systems

Arkema, a major world player in the chemicals field, wanted to take a holistic approach to modernising the control and safety system of its Rotterdam plant to maximise its investment, both in the near term and into the future. Working with Invensys the company sought dramatic improvements in…

🕘 23/01/2013

GMP automation system improves pharmaceutical production efficiency

Through the implementation of Wonderware Historian and InTouch visualisation software and the ArchestrA System Platform from Invensys Operations Management, Rottendorf Pharma GmbH has improved the efficiency of its cleanroom operations and process monitoring … For over 80 years, Rottendorf Pharma…

🕘 26/11/2012

Process valves can ‘think’ for themselves

Amazingly the modern process valve has been with us for over 300 years, regulating the flow of liquids under pressure. Since then, the basic process valve has remained the same in principle, but with the ever growing automation of drinks, food and confectionary production the control of process…

🕘 26/11/2012

Maximise yields with automated dispensing

Advertisement feature … Adhesives, lubricants and other assembly fluids are used to build a wide variety of medical devices. On automated production lines, these materials are often applied with pneumatic dispense valves … Although dispense valves may be a small part of the overall assembly line…

🕘 15/05/2012

Sensor manufacturer expands to meet medical demand

Gems Sensors & Controls (Gems), the global manufacturer of customised, application engineered sensors, controls, solenoid valves and sub-assemblies has expanded its facilities for the development and manufacture of specialised medical products. Increased demand from around the world has led the…

🕘 20/02/2012

Making developing wireless, cloud-connected medical devices easier

Digi International has launched the iDigi Telehealth Application Kit – a development kit that allows customers to create cloud-connected medical devices. The kit includes the Freescale Semiconductor Home Health Hub (HHH) reference circuit board which enables wired and wireless connectivity to…

🕘 20/02/2012

Customised float switches for medical use

Customised float switches from elobau, for medical applications, are configured with the customer’s application in mind. A typical use in the medical industry would be a dialysis machine where the cleaning cycle is an essential part of the system’s function. This part of the process…

🕘 20/02/2012