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Recently Published Books for the CPI: November 2021

The following is a list of recently published books with relevance to various parts of the chemical process industries (CPI) Biodiesel Technology and Applications. Edited by Inamuddin, Mohd Imran Ahamed, Rajender Boddula and Mashallah Rezakazemi, Wiley & Sons Publishing Ltd.,…

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Improving a Thermal Loop: The Power Controller

Controlling the temperature of a process using a thermal loop is important in many applications. The importance of a power controller is discussed here For any process where temperature needs to be monitored or controlled, a thermal loop is required.…

Expanding access to real-time monitoring technology for polymer reactions

A recently announced business collaboration between Fluence Analytics (Houston; www.fluenceanalytics.com) and Yokogawa Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; www.yokogawa.com) will significantly expand the availability of the latest generation of Fluence’s technology for continuous, real-time monitoring of polymerization processes. Under the agreement, the two…

Implementing digital transformation

The recently concluded 5th annual Connected Plant Conference (CPC; www.connectedplantconference.com), held in Austin, Tex., illustrated both the real promise of Industry 4.0 digital tools to improve operational efficiency and safety at chemical process industries (CPI) facilities, as well as the…

Modernizing the Process Optimization Toolset

Chemical manufacturers are using advanced analytics solutions to transform the way their employees solve data-intensive optimization problems The traditional approach to process-data analysis for optimization has been on-premises process data historian integration with a Microsoft Excel add-in. This methodology requires…