Industry Intelligence

Industry reduces its thirst for water (2/2)

Recycling – state of the art recycling is a good investment Enery and water management become one  Industrial water management will be one of three focal topics at ACHEMA 2015 on June 18th – 22nd in Frankfurt/M Membrane process: learning from Mother Nature The use of membranes in water treatment technology has been on the increase for many years. ...


Industry reduces its thirst for water (1/2)

Water management conserves resources and cuts cost Efficiency: Water management is also energy management Technology: Effluent-free production (zero liquid discharge) How well does industry manage water resources? The general tendency today is to take a holistic systems approach. More process water is being recirculated and industrial producers are recovering reusable substances and water treatment chemicals. Companies are also ...


Answers to Eight Common Questions about Pneumatic Conveying

While pneumatic conveying is a common method of transferring powders, granules, and other dry bulk materials, understanding this conveying technology can be a challenge. This article addresses pneumatic conveying questions frequently asked by people in dry bulk materials processing and handling plants. Whether your plant currently uses pneumatic conveying or not, chances are that you have ...


Introduction to Nol-Tec Systems

Who is Nol-Tec Systems? Our latest video takes you behind the scenes of our 30+ year old company to learn more. Introduction to Nol-Tec Systems (video) ...


Secure asset management with COMOS Operations. COMOS – Making data work.

COMOS Operations is the first choice when it comes to implementing an efficient plant support strategy. All data from the engineering phase can be reused in the operational phase. Available applications include solutions both for maintenance during ongoing operations and overhaul during shutdown. Via special user interfaces, the measures initiated in the field or workshop can ...


Food Grade Valve Shutoff Disc with Rake

Below is a close-up of a 16” Gemco Valve shut-off disc with rake to break up a wet food product. The disc rake is used to un-clog solids that have a tendency to hang up (bridge) when they are fibrous and/or wet. The food grade valve is designed for sanitary service with the internal surfaces ...


Underappreciated Competitive Factor: After sales service for pumps, valves and controls

After sales services create opportunities for users and manufacturers alike Trend towards full-service support which can even include process optimization Better products based on experience from actual application No more “service wasteland”. The expression coined nearly 20 years ago by German economist Hermann Simon no longer applies across the board, and Germany is no exception. In today’s world, ...


ACHEMA Trend Report: Bioethanol and Biodiesel fuel the Bioeconomy

 The bio-based economy is dominated by ethanol The biodiesel industry is endangered by iLUC factors Long term planning reliability is necessary to keep Europe’s bioeconomy competitive Sustainability is one of the global megatrends and driver of the bio-based economy. The idea is to build a new economy made from what can be grown in the fields and woods ...


ACHEMA Trend Report Lab automation: Bright prospects in the lab

  Lab automation enables the efficient handling of tens of thousands of samples The challenge is how to make good use of “big data” Current initiatives aim for a standardisation of data Time and cost pressure, a heterogeneous set of hardware, rapidly expanding data volumes and a diversity of data formats are typical of the IT operating environment in ...


Efficient structures – rapid development: Automated formulation development saves time and reduces cost

Efficient formulation development leads to up to 60 % time and cost savings Modular or integrated solutions are available Qualified service partners provide own expertise Efficient systems for automated formulation development save valuable research time, and they can also reduce material consumption while producing betterl out-comes. These systems are used in the development of coatings in the chemical ...


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