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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…

CE Podcast: Swagelok engineers discuss grab-sampling

In this episode of the Chemical Engineering podcast, senior editor Scott Jenkins speaks with Matt Dixon and Karim Mahraz, both engineers at Swagelok and experts on grab-sampling systems. Matt and Karim discuss the most common problems associated with grab sampling…

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Facts At Your Fingertips: Specification Considerations for Control Valves

Properly specifying process control valves for a plant project is critical to achieving efficient and effective processes. This one-page reference discusses key considerations for specifying control valves. Valve specification Process engineers should take the following aspects into consideration when specifying…