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Optimized safety and efficiency in confined-space operations

The new X-Viz confined space monitoring system (photo) is a complete safety-monitoring system designed to meet OSHA requirements during plant turnarounds. By integrating gas detection, video monitoring, alarms and access control technologies, X-Viz allows fewer safety attendants to remotely monitor…

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Traversing a Data-Powered Supply Chain

Transporting chemical products across global supply chains is complex and challenging, but data-supported technologies are helping to improve efficiency, sustainability and reliability Materials produced by the chemical process industries (CPI) are used in nearly all global product chains. According to…

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A Primer on pH Measurement

Understanding the basic principles of operation and construction designs of glass membrane sensors can help in choosing the right pH sensor One of the most critical measurements in liquid chemical processing is pH. In this article, the importance of the…

A cloud-based software service for monitoring waterworks

Netilion Water Networks Insights (NWNI; photo) provides reliable monitoring of flow, pressure, temperature, level, water quality and other measurements. This software service connects all levels of water supply systems, empowering service providers and water associations to manage multiple control and…

A new product enables remote machine monitoring in real time

Smart Connected Product (photo) is a new, IIoT (industrial internet of things) solution that connects production machines at any facility and visualizes relevant information on a single platform. These data can be viewed over the web on any device with…

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PAT Framework Provides Benefits in the CPI

Beyond product quality, process analytical technology (PAT) strategies optimize processes and efficiency in the chemical process industries The process analytical technology (PAT) initiative was started by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2003 to ensure quality of product…

A maintenance app with integrated AR function

Comos Mobile Worker (photo) is a new software application (app) for mobile data management with integrated augmented reality (AR) functionalities. It was developed in cooperation with Augmensys GmbH, a specialist in the field of mobile data management and AR. For…

Connecting Research and Production Data to Deliver Chemical Innovation

Enhancing data management using LIMS software provides enhanced product-development opportunities Accurate and efficient data management is key to productive and collaborative working practices, yet recording, storing and analyzing large quantities of laboratory data can be challenging. With many laboratories using…

Smart glasses for industrial use in hazardous areas

Together with its cooperation partner Iristick, this company is introducing Visor-Ex 01 smart glasses (photo) — the intelligent wearable that combines high camera quality and reliable communication features in an ergonomic design. The device enables workers to perform all tasks…

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Predicting aluminum-alloy mechanical properties at high temperatures

Aluminum is used for a number of applications because it is lighter than iron and easy to machine. However, Al is usually alloyed with Cu, Mg or other elements for improved strength. Developing such alloys that maintain their strength at…