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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…

Sasol Chemicals employs AI-based monitoring technologies at Lake Charles Chemical Complex

Sasol Chemicals, a business unit of Sasol Ltd. (Johannesburg, South Africa), will deploy innovative, AI-driven technology at its Ethylene Unit at its Lake Charles Chemical Complex in Louisiana to measure and monitor energy usage and emissions to identify opportunities to…

CE Podcast: Andreas Eschbach, CEO of eschbach

On this episode of the Chemical Engineering podcast, senior editor Scott Jenkins is joined by eschbach Europe and North America founder and CEO Andreas Eschbach, who discusses the progress and implications of the digital transformation in the chemical process industries,…

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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…

An Ounce of Prevention: Cybersecurity and the CPI

As the frequency and sophistication of industrial cyberattacks continue to rise, chemical companies can follow guidance from industry and government directives to help define their organization’s specific cyber-risk profile Cybersecurity risk is a key topic for all companies, due, in…

Connected Plant Conference Show Preview

The 2022 Connected Plant Conference (CPC; www.connectedplantconference.com) will take place May 23–26 in Atlanta, Ga. The event offers a comprehensive technical program, with expert speakers providing insights on the practical aspects of digitalization, as well as updates on state-of-the-art technologies.…

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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…

AkzoNobel and Microsoft collaborating on quantum computing tech for paints and coatings sector

AkzoNobel N.S. (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and Microsoft have teamed up to explore how quantum computing could help fast track the development of high-performance and more sustainable paints and coatings. Scientists from both parties will co-develop what will effectively be a…

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…

Yokogawa and JSR demonstrate 35 days of autonomous plant operation

Yokogawa Electric Corp. (Tokyo) and JSR Corp. (Tokyo) announce the successful conclusion of a field test in which artificial intelligence (AI) was used to autonomously run a chemical plant for 35 days, said to be a world-first achievement. This test…