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Single-Use (Disposable) Systems in Biopharmaceutical Processing: Quo Vadis? (1/2)

Single-use systems (SUS) are now used in the majority of biopharmaceutical processes involving animal cell cultures. Single-use filters, plastic storage bags, single-use mixers and single-use bioreactors for upstream processing (USP) in pre-clinical and clinical sample production are the items most commonly used. However the biopharmaceutical industry is also making greater use of SUS for downstream ...


FAQs: Solutions for Minimizing Dust Explosion Risks

Prevent Everything from Coal Dust to Sugar Dust Explosions Pneumatic conveying offers solutions that remove critical elements of the combustible dust explosion pentagon, helping ensure your facility can prevent combustible dust explosions and meet NFPA 654 standards. 1.  How do combustible dust explosions happen? There are five elements that are needed to fuel a combustible dust explosion. They are: Fuel ...


Combustible Dust - Understanding NFPA 654

Combustible dust is a critical concern for any industry that processes and conveys dry bulk materials in their production facility. Changes in regulations have brought this issue into even greater focus. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued stricter standards for safety measures used to prevent and mitigate explosions and fires in facilities where a ...


New Paratherm™ HT Heat Transfer Fluid

Hydrogenated Terphenyl Chemistry Exhibits Durability, High Temperature Capabilities West Conshohocken, PA – USA – April 15, 2015   Paratherm recently introduced Paratherm HT Heat Transfer Fluid, which further expands the line’s temperature range for processing applications.  The product is formulated for closed-loop liquid-phase heating to 650°F in fired hot-oil heaters and 675°F in waste-heat recovery and full convection heaters ...


Paratherm - Fluid Roundup

Paratherm™ NF – For long service life at high operating temperatures. Low pour point and low viscosity at ambient temperatures reduce the start-up time required for frequent cold start-ups.   A carefully engineered blend of mineral oils refined by multiple hydrotreatment processes, Paratherm NF exhibits extreme purity and high naphthenic content. Advantageous interaction between paraffinic content and ...


ACHEMA 2015: Process development - New challenges demand new processes

Despite their innate conservatism, the chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas industries are always looking for new products that are more effective than those they replace, or cheaper, more environment-friendly routes to existing products. Developing a new process can take up to a decade and requires co-ordination between professionals from several different cultures, often spread across ...


Introducing DeltaV™ Distributed Control System Version 13

DeltaV v13 helps users reduce capital cost and risk, improve operations performance, and provide stronger security to protect investments - See more at: http://partners.decisionbriefs.com/emr/?post_type=ai_content&p=238&preview=true#sthash.QbjrkmgC.dpuf ...


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Investing up-front in comprehensive project planning can  really reduce the risks you have throughout the project. Emerson can help at every phase – from planning and design, to implementing and building, to operating and maintaining, to education and training – to bring the most complex projects to successful completion. Deliver Quality Project Results Anywhere Because consistent design ...


Reduce Project Schedule Risks

Underestimating task times due to insufficient, inaccurate or late data causes late change orders, rework, and multiple schedules extensions. Early collaboration with Emerson experts can put mitigating measures in place to avert these pitfalls later. Reduce Complexity with Electronic Marshalling Electronic Marshalling delivers the flexibility to add I/O anywhere in the plant without affecting control room cabinets. ...


Achieve Operational Excellence

By collaborating with Emerson’s knowledgeable experts to determine the most cost effective automation solutions, you can ensure a solution that meets cost projections and long-term operational objectives. Reduce Implementation and Maintenance Costs Although virtualization is becoming standard practice in industries worldwide, it can be complex and require expensive support. DeltaV Virtual Studio –an integrated application environment – ...


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