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India to become the Global Manufacturing Hub for Specialty Chemicals, - by Viejay Bhatia, Director, AVA Chemicals Pvt. Ltd


Effective Condensate & Flash Steam Recovery in the Chemical Industries, - by Narayan A. Korde, Head- Energy Audit & Consultancy, Pennant Engg. Pvt. Ltd.


Expert Alarm Management & Guidance System Trends Harnessing Newest Technology Introduction, - by K. Jayaprakash, Discipline Head (C&I), Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd.


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CEW Industry News E vo n i k O p e n s N e w M e m b r a n e P r o d u c t i o n Facility in Austria

levels. Other applications include oleum production and more efficient desulfurization of flue gases from industry.

Essen, Austria: Evonik Industries has opened another membrane

The VK-711 LEAP5TM builds on advanced in-situ studies of the working sulfuric acid catalyst, and the industrial experience gained with the groundbreaking LEAP5TM VK-701 introduced in 2010. The new catalyst is already in industrial operation.

production facility at its Austrian plant in Schörfling. The new hollow fiber spinning plant predominantly produces membrane modules for efficient nitrogen generation and for process gases. Nitrogen accounts for roughly 40 percent of the estimated global gas separation market, making it the second-largest market after natural gas. In Schörfling, Evonik currently produces gas separation modules predominantly for the biogas market and helium recovery. The new hollow fiber spinning plant doubles the existing production capacities for SEPURAN membranes. In total, Evonik has invested an amount in the mid double-digit million euro range in the expansion of the Austrian plant. Besides the new hollow fiber spinning plant, additional facilities have been created for technology development, application technology, membrane testing and quality assurance. Over 30 new jobs have been created in production and administration. The company’s plant in Lenzing near the Schörfling site manufactures the source material polyimide, a high-performance polymer, which is spun and then further processed in Schörfling. The infrastructure in Lenzing is being correspondingly upgraded as part of site expansion.

Compliance without Compromise for Sulfuric Acid Plants Copenhagen, Denmark: As emissions standards for sulfur continue to tighten, sulfuric acid plant operators look for ways to stay compliant, without lowering production targets, venturing into costly revamps or tail gas treatment with scrubbers. One solution is more active SO2 oxidation catalysts, and with the introduction of Haldor Topsoe’s new LEAP5TM catalyst this option has become reality.

The new VK-711 LEAP5TM catalyst has been optimized for higher activity at lower temperatures. This translates into reduced operational costs as well as the choice of maintaining the same production level with lower emissions or increasing productivity without increasing emissions. “By installing the new catalyst, we have improved conversion to produce more sulfuric acid with no additional consumption of raw materials. The improved profitability should pay back the additional cost of the LEAP5TM catalyst in two years. In addition to the financial return on the investment we have also reduced SO2 emissions from the plant,” says a representative from Incitec Pivot Limited’s sulphuric acid plant in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. The new VK-711 LEAP5TM catalyst allows operation from temperatures as low as 3700C and is an obvious choice for operators of single absorption sulfuric acid plants who want to achieve unprecedented conversion 8 • November 2017

Covestro Wins the German Chemistry Award 2017 Wolkenburg, Germany: During a festive gala, Covestro was presented with the German Chemistry Award 2017 last night by the VAA, the Managerial Association of the Chemical Industry. Dr. Klaus Schäfer, member of the Board of Management at Covestro AG, accepted the award in his function as Labor Director from Rainer Nachtrab, the First Chairman of the VAA.

The VAA has been presenting the German Chemistry Award each year since 2008 to companies that apply exemplary and sustainable human resources policies. The jury bases its decision on the results of a regular survey that is conducted among more than 7,000 managers in the chemical-pharmaceutical industry. In his acceptance speech, Dr. Klaus Schäfer stressed the need for a good working relationship among all employees: “The results for Covestro are primarily based on team spirit and a trusting, respectful work environment.” He also expressed his thanks to Covestro’s employees for the contribution they have made to the company’s successful start into independence. The Board of Management member noted that this transition created many changes and challenges that the company’s managers and employees had to quickly overcome together.

KROHNE Introduces Additions to OPTIWAVE Radar Level Transmitter Range Duisburg, Germany: KROHNE, Inc. announces the addition

of three 24 GHz and three 80 GHz OPTIWAVE Radar Level transmitters to its product line, which complement the existing 6 GHz and 10 GHz devices. The entire range of OPTIWAVE 2-wire loop-powered FMCW radar level transmitters for liquids and solids is ideally suited to industries from chemical and petrochemical to mining, minerals and metals processing and cover liquid and solid applications. With the OPTIWAVE 1010 (6 GHz), the OPTIWAVE 5200 (10 GHz) and now the new OPTIWAVE series of 24 and 80 GHz radars, KROHNE offers the appropriate frequency for each application. The new OPTIWAVE 5400 / 6400 / 7400 (24 GHz) and OPTIWAVE 3500 / 6500 / 7500 (80 GHz) radars are each designed for specific industry needs, delivering reliable and accurate level measurement of liquids and solids, even in most difficult applications. Chemical Engineering World

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CEW Industry News L&T Valves to Remain in L&T Fold Mumbai, India: “L&T Valves is a wholly owned subsidiary of L&T and

will remain a core business”, said Mr NV Venkatasubramanian, CE & Director, L&T Valves, in a communication sent to all their customers, vendors and stake holders, dispelling rumours on divestment of the valves business by L&T. The letter reassures that “The management is fully committed to the growth of the company and will continue to provide world-class service to all customers and stakeholders.” Last year, L&T Valves had inducted Mr Gino Loggia as head of international sales to strengthen the international marketing network. Gino has over three decades’ experience in international valve marketing, and is based at Sharjah. To quote Mr Venkat, “Accelerated growth in the international market is vital to the continued success of L&T Valves. I am sure Gino will spearhead expansion into new geographies and segments and achieve the targeted growth.” L&T Valves has launched several value-added products such as HIPPS (High Integrity Pressure Protection System), Ultra High Pressure Valves in C12A and F91 as well as Metal-seated and Topentry Ball Valves. The company is very excited about the future, and has rolled out many initiatives, some of which are industry-first for valves, to reduce cost, enhance reliability and serve customers better. “The new Vision of L&T Valves is to be the most trusted valve company in the world that delivers Valves that Add Value”, concluded Mr Venkat.

Plastics Industry Welcomes Reduction in GST Rates Mumbai, India: Plastics Industry, dominated by SME manufacturers,

has welcomed the reduction in GST rates across the spectrum of products from 28% to 18%. Plastics products such as plastics floorings, fabrics, furniture, vacuum flasks bath and sanitary fittings and many other miscellaneous plastics products (not specified elsewhere) will be charged a GST of 18%. The industry is happy with the removal of anomalies as it will benefit the end-consumers and also keep the manufacturers competitive in Indian market. The plastics industry is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the rationalization of GST rates announced by the government last week. Explained K K Seksaria, President, Plastindia Foundation, “The removal of anomalies in GST rates on plastics items is a right step taken by the government. The pinch of 28% was felt across the industry and manufacturers were finding it difficult to stay competitive. We are thankful to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley and the members of GST Council and all state finance ministers for this reduction. Indeed, continuous persuasion by industry leaders from Plastindia Foundation, its founder members and all stakeholders with political and bureaucracy leadership involved in the decision of GST rates has benefited the entire industry and common man.” Plastindia Foundation is the apex body of Plastics industry in India and has been taking up the issue of the impact of high GST rates with 10 • November 2017

the government having made several representations to DCPC, central government, state governments, GST Council, political leaders, etc ever since the GST rates were announced in May this year. Several industry players were relieved by government’s decision. V K Taparia, Chairman of Plastindia Foundation's sub- committee on GST and Executive Director of Supreme Industries Limited said, “We commend the Government on taking the right decision to bring all products of Plastics, which are primarily for the use of the common man at 18% GST, which is also the GST for Plastics raw materials. This will also avoid anomalies and increase compliances. Plastic products will become affordable for the common man, thereby reducing his burden, allowing him to make his life more comfortable” Mr. Surender Chowdhury and Shri Jayesh Rambhia, the plastics industry stalwarts who regularly took up the case of rationalization of GST rates said , "The decision to reduce GST on plastics products will positively impact consumer’s ability to manage household expenses better. Over 40,000 SME players in plastics also heaved a sigh of relief on announcement of reduction in GST rates. "

BASF Forms Partnerships to Introduce Nutritional Solutions that Enhance Poultry Vitality in South Asia Mumbai, India: BASF SE, one of the leading companies in the animal

nutrition industry through BASF South East Asia Pte Ltd. and Vital Therapeutics Pvt. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of vitamin premixes and veterinary formulations in India, have entered a strategic partnership to bring a new choline chloride product to the feed industry in India and the rest of South Asia. The two companies will provide a range of choline chloride powder formulations to address specific market needs. Vital Therapeutics will launch the new choline chloride products at Poultry India Expo, held from November 22 to 24, in Hyderabad, India. A sufficient supply of choline, important for building lecithin, acetylcholine and ceramides, contributes to a vital and productive flock. Animals can produce certain amounts of choline themselves, but it does not suffice to meet their own demand. Therefore, it is beneficial to add choline to feed.

Tata Chemicals Approves Disposal of Phosphatic Fertilisers Business The Board of Directors of Tata Chemicals recently approved the sale, disposal and transfer of Phosphatic Fertilisers business and the Trading business comprising of bulk and non-bulk fertilisers (Divestment Business), by way of a slump sale on a going concern basis, by the company to IRC Agrochemicals Private Limited (IRC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Indorama Holdings BV, Netherlands (Part of Indorama Corporation Pte Ltd, Singapore 'Indorama') on the terms and conditions laid down in the Business Transfer Agreement (BTA), for a lump sum consideration of ` 375 crores subject to certain usual adjustments after closing as agreed between the parties in terms of the BTA. Chemical Engineering World

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India to become the Global Manufacturing Hub for Specialty Chemicals Specialty chemicals, which comprise high value, low volume chemicals with specific applications, are a significant part of the Indian chemical industry, which is today valued at USD 25 billion according to industry analysts. The industry has already delivered 13 per cent growth over the past five years led by domestic consumption. With increasing demand for value added high performance products in all spheres of life domestically, the demand for specialty chemicals that add such functionalities to products is expected to grow backed by a relatively strong GDP growth outlook. At the same time, a shift of manufacturing to the East and the rise of India as an export hub is expected to further cement India’s position as a manufacturing base for specialty chemicals to cater to markets abroad. A glimpse of India’s emergence as a major export player is already seen in segments such as agrochemicals and colorants, in which a significant portion of India’s products are exported.


he growth for specialty chemicals is driven by both domestic consumption and exports. Domestically, specialty chemicals finding applications across consumer, industrial and infrastructure segments are further propelled by the overall growth of the Indian economy. The growth of the agrochemical segment has a strong correlation to the growth of the rural economy. In other segments, such as agrochemicals, flavours and fragrances, dyes and pigments, a significant portion of the production in India is sent out to markets abroad. Exports have risen rapidly as India is fast becoming a dominant manufacturing hub for such chemicals. Tightening environmental norms in developed countries and a slowdown in certain segments by China are contributing to the increase in exports from the Indian market. The government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative is and the consequent flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) to this sector expected to help accelerate India’s journey to emerge as a manufacturing hub for the chemicals industry in a few years.

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Trends in the Segment Regulatory and environmental factors: Developed markets have tightened their import regulations due to environmental concerns and also to safeguard interests of their domestic manufacturers. The regulation which has had the greatest impact on exports from India is the European Union’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), which came into effect on 1st June 2007 and addresses the production and use of chemicals and their potential impact on the environment and human health. A significant impact of REACH is expected with the implementation of Phase 3, which is slated to come into force by 1st June 2018 and would dictate the regulatory standards for any chemical supplied to EU at quantities of 1 tons p.a. or more. REACH is aimed at increasing the safety, health and environmental compliance lookout of chemicals manufacturers supplying to EU, and as a result affecting the underlying process costs. While most scaled up exporters are already underway to become REACH compliant, mid to small scale Indian companies are likely to find this difficult to achieve. This would result in the well prepared companies to gain an edge

over the rest of the players and would be a critical source of differentiation. Shift of production to Asia As a result of tighter environmental norms in the west, many MNCs are focusing on Asia, particularly India and China, as their manufacturing hubs. Coupled with a lower cost of production and abundant availability of skilled manpower in Asian countries, the shift has been more lucrative for companies. This is particularly evident in the relatively standardized products with low differentiation, such as textile chemicals and dyes and pigments, wherein IP protection isn’t seen as a significant threat. A recent drive to tighten pollution control norms in China have led to multiple plant shutdowns in the country in chemicals and other manufacturing segments. As a result of this, Indian chemical manufacturers have benefited from production shift to India, especially seen in segments such as Dyes and Pigments. M&A activity on the rise M&A activity in this sector has been abuzz with players being driven by several strategies. Chemical Engineering World

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CEW Features Going forward, inbound M&A are anticipated to be more rampant than outbound and domestic transactions. Several MNCs have been present in India for some time (Bayer, BASF, Nalco, Clariant, Huntsman, etc.) and are considering both organic and inorganic strategies to capture the growing opportunity in this space. Some Indian companies (Dorf Ketal, Kiri, UPL etc.) have acquired companies overseas to expand their presence. There have also been a number of acquisitions by other Indian companies (Rallis, Oriental Aromatics, Coromandel International, etc.) to expand their product offerings and also grow their India footprint. As ambitions and opportunities expand, heightened levels of M&A interest by players is being witnessed across the spectrum of specialty chemical players. The increased globalisation of the sector, sustained market opportunities and the emergence of Indian leaders are combining to create an ideal concoction for specialty chemicals industry to blossom. Challenges Despite the demand side growth drivers, there are still several hurdles for the industry. While some are segment specific issues, there are three overarching challenges the sector is faced with – commoditization, fragmentation and lack of scale and regulations. Commoditization: Globally, the specialty chemicals industry is usually separated from bulk chemicals by extensive R&D and innovation. However, such a differentiation is almost non-existent in the India due to the ‘genericized’ nature of the Indian specialty chemicals industry. Several older products in the sector have already been commoditized or are at risk of lacking any differentiation features. Specialty chemical manufacturers need to strengthen their focus on niche applications and product innovation in 16 • November 2017

order to protect their margins and carve a brand value. Fragmented industry structure with few large Indian players: Most players operating in India are still small in scale operating at a low level. On the global platform, however, there is significant level of concentration. Most segments in India witness a dominating effect of a few global leaders who have made inroads. This has implications on the competitiveness Indian players can offer. Only a few Indian players have been able to scale or build capabilities to compete with the global giants in terms of product development and innovation. As the global companies look to enter and strengthen their presence in the Indian market, they will also invest in distribution, marketing and production systems that local companies may find hard to match.

Agrochemicals - India is the fourth largest manufacturer of agrochemicals after the USA, Japan and China. Decreasing arable land, increasing global population and consequent requirement to improve crop yields have driven up the demand for specialty chemicals in this segment. Flavours & Fragrances - Increasing acceptance of natural flavours and fragrance ingredients globally is beneficial for Indian players as India is one of the leading suppliers of natural ingredients. India accounts for 30% of the world’s production of F&F ingredients resulting in the export of almost 85% of the domestic production. Personal care - The Indian market for personal care active ingredients grew at 12% CAGR, from USD 0.1 bn in 2009 to USD 0.3 bn in 2014. Over the next five years the industry is expected to grow at 15% to reach USD 0.5 bn by 2019..

Regulations: The cost of compliance might make operations increasingly economically unviable for smaller players. Only a handful of players have been able to meet and overcome challenges to build leadership positions. The ability to scale up, offer differentiated products through innovation, implementing an effective marketing and sales strategy while simultaneously maintaining high levels of regulatory standards clearly separate winners from the rest of the crowd in this space. Segment Attractiveness Across the specialty chemical segments, we clearly see emergent leaders outperforming their peers on the back of differentiated and niche offerings. Agrochemicals, Flavours and Fragrances (F&F) and Personal Care have emerged as the three most attractive sectors in. Characterized by strong product differentiation/specialization and strong end industry growth, agrochemicals and F&F have a large market to cater to.

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Viejay Bhatia Director AVA Chemicals Pvt. Ltd Contact: exports@avachemicals.com sales@avachemicals.com Chemical Engineering World

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Effective Condensate & Flash Steam Recovery in the Chemical Industries Condensate and flash steam recover y in chemical industr y is always a big challenge may be due to lack of knowledge about condensate commercial value, remote locations of chemical units inside the plant and potential contamination chances of condensate. Being one of the purest forms of water and rich heat source, captive utilization of condensate in the units or as makeup to cooling tower should be avoided. Recover y of condensate using steam operated condensate transfer pump instead of conventional electrical pump for pure condensate and using condensate contamination detection system for potential prone to impure condensate ensures effective utility cost reduction.


n India, typical condensate recovery in chemical and pharmaceutical industries ranges between 30 to 55per cent. Average direct steam consumption, this means that knowingly or unknowingly, around 35 to 70 per cent of the condensate, along with significant quantity of heat is being drained to increase the load of the effluent treatment plant (ETP).

Affecting the Condensate Recovery Following factors play a vital role that becomes hinderance in recovering the condensate.

Energy cost is the major concern in Indian industries as it directly affects the bottom line of the plant economy. Steam being one of the most widely used utility, the maximum utilization of the steam and effective recovery of the remaining heat in the form of condensate is a need of an hour to survive and grow in the market.

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Remotely located units in the plant Less quantity of condensate making it practically non-feasible to recover Scarcity of the water thereby imposing the use of condensate locally Lack of knowledge about the value of condensate

Out of all the above and many more, “Lack

of Knowledge” about the condensate ranks the first. Even at most of the industries, it has been observed that the condensate is stored in the tank outside the unit and pumped electrically to cater the make-up water demand of the nearby cooling towers. This not only wastes the pure condensate with its associated heat energy but also result in increasing the load on the cooling tower itself...!!! The recovery of the condensate can be classified into two simple categories: 1. Pure Condensate Recovery 2. Prone to be Impure Condensate Recovery

Also, generally, in India, location of chemical industries is in the remote, where water is always one of the scarcest utility to make it available. Even though the borewell or ground water is one of the option, its hardness and TDS is always a big concern as it not only increases the chemical and other treatment costs but also creates major damages due to scaling. Hence, being important WR to its importance as a purest form of water as well as rich source of heat energy, it is inevitable to recover the condensate. 18 • November 2017

Figure 1: Chemical Engineering World

CEW Features the condensate by means of steam or compressed air operated condensate transfer pump. A simple level transmitter based make-up water controlling system with negligible investment may pay very high returns in terms of avoiding the unnecessary intake of cold water intake. Proposed system of the effective flash steam and condensate recovery and ensuring its proper mixing in the boiler feed tank may be schematically represented is shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2:

1) Pure Condensate Recovery This is feasible where steam is used for indirect heating the process fluid and virtually no chances of product or system generated contaminations observed. Typical applications include the condensate recovery from Fluid Bed Dryer (FBD), Hot Water Generation (HWG) systems, Hot water batteries, first effect of the Multiple Effect Evaporator (MEE) for ETP Unit, etc. Few chemical industries have separate arrangement for steam coils and other process fluids like chilled water, cooling water, brine, hot water, etc, from which the pure condensate may be collected. Conventional System Conventionally, the condensate generated after indirect heating is collected in the tank located normally outside the unit and finally pumped to the feed water tank in the boiler house or any relevant desired location. The schematic of the same is shown in Figure 1. As schematically represented, huge amount of heat energy is wasted due to improper handling of flash steam, ie, generated due to considerable highpressure condensate getting exposed to atmospheric pressure. Improper mixing of 20 • November 2017

the hot condensate with the cold makeup water into the feed water tank also contributes to significant heat loss. Also, unnecessary make-up water intake caters to considerable amount of cooling of the condensate in the feed water tank and it becomes important to address the same in order to minimize captive consumption of steam in the feed water tank. Major Areas of Concern in the Conventional System • No flash steam recovery, which contributes to around 40 to 50 per cent of the heat content in the flash steam • High operating cost due to running of electrical pump • High maintenance cost of the electrical pump being mechanical in operation as well as due to handling of condensate with high temperature • High capital cost due to requirement of tank with insulation, electrical pumps (at least 1 working and 1 standby) with proper weatherproof covering Recommendation for the Pure Condensate It is highly recommended to generate and utilize the flash steam by using the properly sized flash vessel and recover

Significance of the Steam-operated Condensate Recovery System • Intrinsically safe for use in hazardous areas. • No electricity required - negligible operating costs. • Single spring design and no rotating parts ensures balance movement of float due to uniform expansion/ contraction. • Only movable part - minimum chances of failure. • All stainless-steel internals give excellent corrosion resistance for long trouble-free service. • Negligible cost of operation. • No maintenance costs.

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CEW Features is either product contamination (like process fluid – HF, Lye, Oxalate, Chelates, etc) or the corrosion of the pipes like oxides of Iron (Fe 2O 3, FeO) or minerals, etc. Normally, condensate, being one of the purest forms of water, has negligible or very less conductivity. However, after contamination, the conductivity increases in multiples. When the conductivity increases beyond minimum acceptable limit (normally termed as a set point of the PID controller), the controller signals to divert or drain the impure condensate thereby eliminating the chances to get it into the boiler system.

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2) Recovery of the Condensate Prone to be Impure The major concern of most of the industries lies in utilizing the condensate from the process equipment, which, due to its process chemicals or even the process operations, is very much susceptible to get contaminated. Chemical reactors, jacketed vessels, vapour collected from multiple effect evaporator (usually 2 nd effect onwards), chemical processes heating to highly acidic products or intermediaries (eg, HF heating, Oxalate warm bath, etc). Factors Resisting the Contaminated Condensate to Drain to ETP • Due to huge number of reactors, high quantum of condensate and its associated heat energy may get wasted. • Draining the condensate to ETP increases load on the ETP thereby increases effluent treatment cost. • Mixing of high temperature condensate in the ETP increases the efforts to cool down to desired temperature prior to treating it. 22 • November 2017

Stringent government norms limit the quantum of liquid discharge from the plant. This also increases the number of processes required to treat the effluent.

Typically, the prone to impure condensate is drained locally. The schematic of the same is shown in Figure 3. Recommendation for the Potential Impure Condensate Looking towards the commercial value of the condensate getting drained due to fear of probable contamination, it is recommended to install a highly reliable, efficient yet costeffective system that will help to collect and transfer the good quality of condensate and divert or drain the contaminated condensate which may go to drain or for the further treatment of purification. Condensate Contamination Detection System (CCDS) It is a system, ie, based on the simple principle of change in the conductivity of the condensate when it is pure or contaminated. Normally, the contamination

Significant of the Condensate Contamination Detection System • Can differentiate and handle contamination even upto few micro Siemens (µS). • Recovered condensate followed by properly installed condensate and flash steam recovery system virtually recovers complete mass and heat content in the condensate. • Fully automatic system, no manual intervention needed. • If required, system cleaning or maintenance can be done online. Proposed System with Condensate Contamination Detection System Practically, by installing the condensate contamination detection system, is shown in Figure 4, condensate recovery may be increased from 15 to 40 per cent even. The typical payback ranges from couple of months to less than a year depending upon the condensate load, chances of contamination and the severity of the contamination. ◘

Authors’ Details Narayan A Korde Head – Energy Audit & Consultancy Pennant Engg Pvt Ltd Chemical Engineering World

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Expert Alarm Management and Guidance System Trends Harnessing Newest Technology Introduction In Process Automation, an advanced alarm management could be harnessed to improve the plant performance & enhance safety by quicker and appropriate responses while preventing spurious plant trips and preventive maintenance.The challenges in the alarm management continue even with Modern Automation Systems, number of alarm configurations and display are virtually unlimited leading to poor alarm management. Inefficient alarm management can lead to serious consequences in operation of plants.


oday’s modern control systems, mostly standard software components, enable us to create alarms that are flexible and with no incremental cost. The combination of flexibility and economy has resulted in one unintentional & undesired by-product — alarm overload. In fact, the mindset “if it costs nothing, why not alarm it?” becomes an easy trap to fall into. However, excessive alarms could deprive the operator’s attention to the really serious alarms while he is distracted by “not so critical” type of alarms. Poor alarm management can lead to serious consequences in operation of plants. Expert alarm management system (EAMS) is user friendly and, provides opportunity to improve currently available alarm systems. It is preferred as guidance tool to identify the root cause of an alarm condition by traversing the decision / fault trees. These can be particularly useful in developing countries and plants where the operators may not be well versed with complete operation processes and in the process plants with latest technology in which operation skill set is still not much available.The ease of plant operation in the presence of Expert alarm management and guidance system provides opportunity to improve currently available plant alarm systems. Also, considering the importance of increasing standardization and consolidation activities across the globe, various bodies like ISA, EEMUA, IEC

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have prepared standardized approach to alarm management system.

in process plants is driving the need for effective alarm management. Plants are now looking always for reducing down time, increasing productivity and using plant performance system for achieving desired results

Need for EAMS Today thrust for operational excellence

DCS Alarms/Signals Signals with status and Events list


Operator best practices

Classified Alarms and Signals Offline

Model/data tuning


Root Cause Analysis

Alarms with Recommendations

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Field Inputs

Third Party App

• Probability Computation Engine Provides the probability for various causes triggered by alarm. OPC CLIENT


Soft link Interface (OPC/Others)


Figure 2: Typical standalone EAMS

In process plants, alarm systems are used to alert the Operators and plant personal of the abnormal process conditions or equipment defects. In conventional alarms system before adoption of Distributed control system (DCS), visual and audible indication on Panel board were available and restricted because of space limitation and cost. With growing flexibility and increased facility available in DCS, various tools are developed to aid personnel operating and maintaining the plants. In this context, now-a-days to aid the operator and also build intelligence into alarm system, an expert guidance system is introduced as a part of alarm management system. This shall facilitate the operator to play a pivotal role in operator decision making and requires the information empowerment. The EAMS shall free the operator from tedious or repetitive tasks and shall give more time to focus and make intelligent decisions that improve productivity and plant performance. Objectives of EAMS • Root cause analysis disturbances 28 • November 2017



• Graphic Tree Module These trees provide the operator graphical representation of fault Trees & the traversal of tree logic for an Alarm with cause / probability.

• Recommend operator actions • Operator guidance messages Features of EAMS Main Alarm analysis application tracks different alarms generated in control systems and keeps track of all the process values that are required to perform alarm analysis. Only configured alarms & process points are tracked in the system, hence non critical alarms & process points are not tracked. Once the critical configured alarm is detected, root cause analysis program is activated. The alarm analysis decision tree is traversed and possible cause of the alarm is identified and same is displayed on the operator work station. Diagram of EAMS in Figure1. Decision support on the corrective actions for process operation and maintenance: System has four Modules • Logic Tree Module • This comprises of various fault tree logics to help analysing root cause. These trees are scanned/executed continuously.

• Reporting Engine Responsible for annunciating the cause Alarm diagnostic functions follow above steps for Root Cause analysis in case of process abnormality. EAMS are implemented in 2 options: • Standalone EAMS –All process points & alarms are fetched through OPC and are configured in application package as standalone system since few DCS vendors do not have standard package for above functions. Figure 2. • EAMS Integral system – All process data and application software reside in DCS systems. Few DCS vendors have developed these functions in DCS. Figure 3. Alarm decision trees shall be available in Operator work station.1 Special features: Critical alarms apart from displaying on OWS in CCR are sent as an SMS to identified plant personnel mobiles. So personnel shall know the major events, Justification & Conclusion Alarm management shall be viewed as investment for risk management. The effectiveness of Automation is governed and improved by Expert effective alarm management system. This system shall play a pivotal role in operation’s decision making and requires information empowerment. The system shall transform the role of operator from doing tedious & repetitive to well guided task. Chemical Engineering World

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Field Inputs


Third Party App


Soft link Interface (OPC/Others)

Figure 3: AMS integral to DCS

In process plant, number of alarms will be OPC: OLEHowever for Processonly Control triggered. critical alarms with root cause are to be maintained and displayed for operator attention on priority when alarm is detected. Alarm management system will guide operator to take appropriate decisions/ actions by viewing the root cause analysis program triggered and diagnosis tree traversed and possible cause for the alarm is identified .These Fault trees for Root cause analysis are to be customised for each type of process industry and are prepared by group of Domain experts . However some of the DCS vendors have implemented these expert alarm functions in DCS These shall not affected main control functions and have brought value addition to the EAMS. Seamless integration of database with plant control system adds value to the system without any additional external interface. Future trend & demand may push all DCS Vendors to implement as standard modules Effective alarm management system is crucial for efficient plant operation. Relevant intelligence built into the 30 • November 2017

“Alarm management system” design with flexibility to incorporate plant best practices for continuous improvisation. As the right action is likely to be taken more quickly, this alarm management system often leads to bottom line benefits such as less equipment damage and improvements in process up time, & quality. Nuisance-free intelligent alarms provide the operator with the time window to implement a corrective action prior to escalation. With implementation of these packages in all the future projects by all Utilities, we can presume that benefits are seen by the Operation & Maintenance personal for providing guidance to them for attending to problems and avoiding spurious trips, prevention of loss of life and property, environment protection, etc. However, this Expert Alarm management system is in the infant stage of implementation of complete required alarms with a Faults decision trees. All the stake holders’, consultant , clients, OEM’s and DCS vendors have to develop these data base of fault decision trees for all alarm to cover all process plants

and take this initiative & concept forward . The cost involved is less, but long term benefits are more. All DCS suppliers provide an effective foundation for implementation of alarm management system confirming to ISA 18.2. The latest advances in dynamic alarm conditioning methods, like eclipsing logics, out of service conditions, alarm shelving, alarm prioritization, alarm grouping etc can be implemented in present DCS . These alarm practices are developed under a common management framework; these remove bad actor alarms, rationalisation of alarms, alarm sorting, etc. Hence alarm flooding is avoided and plant safety & reliability is improved. However, the intelligent root cause analysis functions are not covered as a present alarm module and ISA 18.2 alarm model. Drive towards Excellency in operations shall promote the need for effective alarm management .Plant users are operating close to limits and always look for ways to increase the operation efficiency by reducing the down time, increasing productivity and implementing real time performance management strategies These are gaining importance due to the growing void in experienced operators and increased level of complexity and sophistication in control system.

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Design of Experiments Improves Peptide Bond Yield from 20 to 76 Per cent Living matter is primarily made of proteins, so understanding how nonliving matter can form proteins is critical to understanding how life emerged. The peptide bond, which is formed when the carboxyl group of one molecule reacts with the amino group of another molecule, releasing water, is the basic building block of proteins. In all of today’s living cells, the ribosome, a large and complex molecular machine, serves as the site of biological protein synthesis. But, as life was emerging peptides had to be synthesized in a much simpler way. Researchers demonstrated decades ago that amino acids can be formed naturally in conditions believed to have existed on earth when life was emerging and they have long tried to gain a better understanding of what conditions might be conducive to the formation of simple peptides. Peptide bond formation also has many important applications in pharmaceutical research and manufacturing since certain peptides have been shown to be effective in treating cancer, diabetes, infections and other diseases. Studying peptide bond formation Researchers Professor Palwinder Singh, organic chemist, and Dr Manpreet Bhatti, environmental engineer, at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India, recently worked to fine-tune the conditions that best promote peptide bond formation in an uncatalyzed aqueous phase reaction1. In their first series of experiments, reaction of an equimolar solution of the amino acids (His) and proline (Pro) in solution in acetonitrile - water was studied as a function of temperature, pH, reaction time and concentration. The four factors of interest were varied one at a time while the yield was subjected to high resolution mass spectroscopy to quantify the peptide bond formation by measuring the amount of the peptides Pro-His dipeptide, diketopiperazine 2, diketopiperazine 3, and tripeptide 4. However, it was difficult to optimize the conditions for the best yield of the dipeptide because the formation of diketopiperazine impedes the quantification of the formation of other peptides. The researchers changed their approach to using aqueous solutions 32 • November 2017

of Carbobenzoxy derivatized valine (N-Cbz-Val) and Glycylglycine methyl ester hydrochloride (Gly(OMe)HCl which prevents the formation of diketopiperazine. Gly(OMe) was used in place of glycine for easy isolation of the dipeptide methyl ester from the aqueous solution. However, glycine worked equally well for peptide bond formation. The onefactor-at-a-time (OFAT) approach was again used to investigate the effects of temperature, pH, reaction concentration

and reaction time on yield. Over 75 runs, the reaction temperature ranged from 60oC to 120oC, the pH was varied from 3 to 10, the reaction time was between 30 and 300 minutes and the concentration ranged from 0.94 to 4.7M. Over 75 runs, the highest yield of peptides was 20 per cent. Interactions between factors “We felt that we should be able to obtain a better yield than this,” said Dr.

Figure 1: Fractional factorial design showing four independent variables along with actual and predicted yield. The design is shown in standard order for illustration purposes, but was actually run in random order as shown in the Run column. Chemical Engineering World

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Figure 2: Pareto chart showing the significant process variables.

Manpreet Bhatti, Assistant Professor in the Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences at Guru Nanak Dev University. “I had a hunch that one or more interactions between variables might be playing a role that was obscured by the OFAT method. A major problem with studying one factor at a time is that you cannot detect interactions between factors. By varying an individual factor you can find the optimal value of each one with all the others held constant. However, when you combine the supposedly-optimized values of each factor the results are often far less than optimal because of the ways that they interact with each other.” “Design of experiments provides a better approach that varies the values of all factors in parallel so it uncovers not just the main effects of each factor but also the interactions between the factors,” Bhatti added. “This approach makes it possible to identify the optimal values for all factors in combination and also requires far fewer experimental runs than one factor at a time.” Bhatti used Design-Expert software from Stat-Ease, Inc. to develop a highly-fractionated two34 • November 2017

level factorial screening experiment that evaluated 4 variables at a time, called a resolution IV design. The experiment required 10 runs to explore the design space, including investigating evaluating the main effects of each factor as well as the two-factor interactions. Designing the experiment Bhatti used a Design-Expert template to create an experimental design that requires the minimum runs needed for screening at this level of resolution. “We selected Design-Expert software because it is relatively easy to use compared to other statistical software. Design-Expert walks the user through the process of creating a designed experiment. The user simply enters the factors and selects the type of design that fits his or her needs. The software provides feedback on the design, such as the number of runs required and the effects resolution. This makes it easy to quickly evaluate the pros and cons of different designs.” As shown in Figure 1, the factors in the experiment were reaction temperature

(90 to 120 oC), pH (5 to 7) reaction time (180 to 360 minutes) and concentration of reactants (2.5 M to 5.0M)). A maximum yield of 74 per cent of NCbz-Val-Gly(OMe) was obtained with a reaction temperature of 120 oC, a pH of 5, a reaction time of 360 min and a reactant concentration of 2.5 M. Figure 2 shows the data analyzed by Pareto chart which indicates a strong interaction of pH and temperature that had been masked in the one-factor-ata-time experiment. The two-dimensional contour plot shown in Figure 3 further shows that the effect of temperature depends dramatically on the pH which is the key to optimizing the reaction. The results also showed a single peak in the chromatogram indicating a lack of racemization under the optimized reaction conditions. Racemization refers to the conversion of an enantiomerically pure compound (one where only one enantiomer is present) into a mixture of the enantiomers. A lack of racemization is valuable in pharmaceutical manufacturing applications because it eliminates the need for a subsequent operation to separate the enantiomers. Chemical Engineering World

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Figure 3: Two-dimensional contour plot showing the effect of temperature and pH on compound yield.

Building up the peptide chain The optimized reaction conditions were used to produce a number of N-Cbzdipeptides and also for a build-up of the peptide chain. The treatment of N-Cbz-ValGly(OMe) with NaOH in acetone–water, followed by the reaction of the resulting N-Cbz-Val-Gly(OH) with L-leucine(OMe)HCl resulted in the formation of N-CbzVal-Gly-Leu(OMe). Ester hydrolysis and the reaction of N-Cbz-Val-Gly-Leu(OH) with L-Ala(OMe)-HCl at 120oC and pH 5 resulted in N-Cbz-Val-Gly-Leu-Ala(OMe). Although the peptide was elongated in a stepwise fashion, the sequence of amino acids in N-Cbz-Val-Gly-Leu-Ala(OMe) was verified with the help of the fragmentation pattern in the mass spectrum and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra. For comparison of the optical rotation, N-CbzVal-Gly-Leu-Ala(OMe) was also prepared 36 • November 2017

through a conventional method. These results were used to develop a synthetic protocol for production of peptides. The practicability of the method was also verified by synthesizing a pentapeptide. Starting with N-Cbz-Gly, the stepwise addition of Pro, Val, Ala and Ile resulted in the formation of a pentapeptide with a 55 per cent overall yield. In conclusion, DOE was used to demonstrate that temperature and pH function synergistically in the process of peptide bond formation. The optimized reaction was used to achieve sequencespecific and nonracemized synthesis of a tetrapeptide and pentapeptide at high yields. This is believed to be the first published report of constructing sequencespecific peptides in a noncatalyzed reaction. Besides demonstrating a possible pathway for the creation of

proteins from nonliving matter, It may also prove to be an economical method for commercial peptide synthesis..

Authors’ Details Dr. Palwinder Singh Professor, Department of Chemistry Guru Nanak Dev University

Dr. Bhatti Assistant Professor, Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences Guru Nanak Dev University Chemical Engineering World

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Waste Control in Downstream Industry Industrial growth & rapid urbanization resulted in increase in waste generation. India faces major environmental challenges associated with waste generation and inadequate waste collection, transport, treatment and disposal. Current systems in India cannot cope with the volumes of waste generated by an increasing urban population, industrial growth, and these impacts on the environment and public health. The challenges and barriers are significant, but so are the opportunities.


hat is waste – Any residues which causes potential hazard to human or environment either alone or when in contact with other wastes and which therefore cannot be handled, store, transported, treated or disposed -off without specific precautions. Waste can be Industrial, Municipal and can be further broadly classified as hazardous & nonhazardous. Sources

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Inorganic & organic chemicals Petroleum refineries Iron & steel Non Ferrous Metals Leather tanning Metal finishing Distilleries Coal mining

or environment, either alone or when in contact with other wastes. Various agencies have defined hazardous wastes in different ways and as such, there is no uniformly accepted international definition so far. It is presumed that about 10 to 15 per cent of wastes produced by industries are hazardous and the generation of hazardous wastes is increasing at the rate of 2 to 5 per cent per year. Hazardous industrial wastes in India can be categorized as : • Hazardous wastes generated from various industries. • Hazardous industrial wastes imported into India from Western Countries for reprocessing and recycling.

Use of Hazardous Wastes as Alternate Fuels In India, about 4.43 million tons of hazardous wastes are generated annually, out of which 71,833 tons are incinerable (as per the reports of SPCBs submitted to the Supreme Court of India). There is a need to explore the possibility of using such wastes by other industries. Incineration Incineration serves the dual purpose of reduction of both the toxicity and the volume of the waste, which is an important consideration when the disposal of wastes is finally destined for landfills. Most of the process wastes from chemical unit operations can very well be treated in properly designed incinerators.

Sources of Various Hazardous Wastes


Hazardous Waste Component

1. Waste minimization by source reduction, recycling & waste exchange. 2. Detoxification & neutralization of waste by treatment 3. Destruction of combustible waste by incineration 4. Solidification of sludge and ash from step 2&3 above 5. Disposal of residues in landfills

Heavy Metals



Mining, non anthropogenic chemical formation


Mining, fertilizer industry, battery waste


Mining areas, Tanneries


Lead acid battery smelters


Mining areas


Chlor-alkali institutes

• Physical treatment - Separation, screening, sedimentation, centrifugation, RO • Chemical treatment -Neutralization, precipitation, oxidation & reduction • Biological treatment -Use of microorganisms for degradation


Mining, metal refining

Hazardous Industrial Waste

Organic chemicals

Treatment Methods

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Hydrocarbons Benzene

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Hazardous wastes (secured) landfill Hazardous waste landfill site is designed scientifically to have an impervious stratum at bottom to stop leachates percolation, and thus to avoid soil and water pollution/ contamination in the vicinity of the landfill site. HDPE lining is used in making the landfill impervious. There are arrangements made for collection and treatment of leachates from the hazardous wastes.

Nonhazardous industrial wastes being diversified in their chemical nature, physical texture and moisture content and calorific values etc. demand distinct treatment options which are broadly classified in the table below. Limiting factors

Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste

• High cost of installation • Wrong selection of technology • High Opex cost resulting in closure or intermittent running of these plants. • Many a time, Technology provider suggest some technology to end user without going in the chemistry of waste/ discharge (Solid, liquid , gas) and provide

Non-hazardous or ordinary industrial waste is generated by industrial or commercial activities, but is similar to household waste by its nature and composition. It is not toxic, presents no hazard and thus requires no special treatment. Industries

Prominent Generated

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Sugar Mills

Sugar bagasse

Combustion and Gasification

Heat and Power

Press mud



Sugar molasses


Ethanol synthesis

Fermentative Yeast biomass


Biogas production

Slaughter houses

Organs, Tissues, Blood, Hides, Animal excreta and Carcass etc


Biogas production

Paper mills



Biogas production

Paper shavings


Heat and power

Wood wastes and Paper boards

Combustion and gasification

Heat and power

Dairy Plants

Whey and Milk cream


Biogas production

Sago factories

Starch materials and peels


Biogas production


Hides and skins

Acid treatments and biomethanation

Biogas production

Animal Husbandries

Animal excreta and body fluids


Biogas production


Biogas production

Fruits and Pulp wastes vegetable processing units 40 • November 2017

low capex system which finally result in nonperforming asset to a company. • High operating & maintenance cost • ROI nil, so management approval for such installation capex take time and only approved under compulsion of statutory requirement. • It can be part of CSR – this is way of giving to society and to nature. The key to efficient waste management is to “ensure proper feed input to the process resulting in simpler treatable effluent “and segregation of waste at source and to ensure that the waste goes through different streams of recycling and resource recovery Conclusion Government / nominated Govt. authorities to educate, guide on technology selection & shall provide solution for treatment of industrial waste as different industry has different characteristic waste. Tax benefits and financial aid to be extended to Technology & Plant Supplier including end user for installing waste management systems/pollution control equipment’s which need heavy investments. Medium & small scale industries are finding it’s difficult to invest on getting technology & installing these waste recovery or waste treatment plants. Taxes /GST/ import duties to be made Zero and financial aid for such plants to reduce cost burden. There are many ongoing policies to support waste management but are not effective or promoters not aware, Government to support by means of providing financial support for such technologies which results in developing indigenous technology under MAKE IN INDIA – dream project of our Prime Minister and also create employment. Our generations to come, can see a better & greener earth. Author Details

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Innovative STEM Program Invests in Homegrown Talent Encouraging students to pursue a career in engineering and technical fields

This article explains how Allied introduced the nationwide, non-profit program known as Project Lead the Way (PLTW) into their own small northeastern Ohio country. Through introducing students to a wide variety of engineering skills—whether it is CAD, wiring circuits, soldering, or writing G-Code—PLTW managed to become a renowned model for encouraging homegrown talent to pursue a career in the STEM fields. In addition to changing the lives of so many young students within the county, PLTW is also dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of science and technology graduates in the United States.


bout a decade ago, I got involved in what I think is a unique way to create an impassioned and skilled local engineering and technical workforce. The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program we established in our small county in northeast Ohio has become a renowned model for encouraging homegrown talent to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) fields. Read on to see how we are making it work and to hear from one young participant who says it changed his life. Searching for a way to encourage local students to become engineers It all started after being rejected by a candidate for an excellent engineering job who was unwilling to relocate to Dover, Ohio. Our manufacturing factory is in Tuscarawas County, on the edge of Appalachia in northeast Ohio. It is a beautiful area but not a destination

very few high school students were even pursuing engineering degrees. Clearly, we were failing to communicate that an engineering degree can offer a rewarding career with a great standard of living. I knew that in order for our local businesses to grow, we had to change the way we trained for the game. I knew we had students that grew up in the area and loved it here. They may have wanted to return home after college graduation, but felt their opportunities would be limited in a small town. We needed a way to develop engineers and technicians with the complete spectrum of skills, including good work ethic, integrity and the aptitude for continuous learning. From an engineering standpoint, we were looking

for employees with either an associate or bachelor’s degree. For technicians, we needed people who would be able to repair equipment, or perform hands-on applications on the shop floor as well as in the marketplace. As a serious Cleveland Indians fan, I came to believe that our quest was similar to the one that Dick Jacobs faced in the mid-1980s. After purchasing the Indians, he invested heavily in a farm team to develop homegrown talent that could compete in the big league and the investment worked. By the 1990s his team had won division championships, and was competing in playoffs and the World Series. (No more wise-cracks by David Letterman about the team’s

location for a career, or the typical go-to place for a young college graduate looking for a big city, the South, or a beach. We have always worked with local vocational schools and tried to hire local precision machining students. We also had some success working with community and technical colleges, but were not able to entice students to come back after they left to get 4-year engineering degrees. Also, we found that 42 • November 2017

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abysmal record!) So, my goal was to find those talented young people that would help build our own farm team. Enter Project Lead the Way There are great job opportunities in the area – but you must be properly conditioned and trained for them. I wondered how we could prepare our kids for the engineering opportunities right here in their backyard. How could we strengthen the future of our community and local businesses by getting our youth excited about STEM? By a lucky coincidence, sitting on my desk the day I got that rejection was a flyer for the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program, a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of science and technology graduates in the United States. The Ohio branch of PLTW has more than 300 registered programs in pre-engineering, 44 • November 2017

biomedical sciences, and computer science at the high school level.

Table 1 – Pre-engineering strand courses Introduction to engineering design

The program is a four-year sequence of courses which, when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses, introduces students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering prior to entering college.[1] PLTW also runs programs for middle and elementary school students to help them understand STEM concepts and develop critical thinking skills.

Principles of engineering Aerospace engineering Biotechnical engineering Civil engineering and architecture

I was intrigued by the notion of strengthening students’ skills so they could take advantage of STEM opportunities in our area. So, I picked up the phone and called the number on the flyer. Once that fateful call was made, I was quickly enlisted as chair of the local Project Lead the Way Project Implementation Task Force, a group of community business and education members.

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Not long after, the task force met with all the superintendents of Tuscarawas

Engineering design and development (capstone project)

Computer science engineering



Digital electronics Environmental sustainability Fuel cell technology

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County school districts and told them about the program goals. We explained if they could commit to implementing PLTW in their district, the business members would find the funds to run the program. Six out of nine districts agreed and we were on our way to establishing our own locally run program. The Tuscarawas County program partnered with Ohio PLTW, who know the academic side and speak the education language. The beauty of the arrangement is that it is truly plug and play. The group leaned heavily on the educator group to walk the business community through the process and explain how to integrate the program into the school system. The superintendents focused on building understanding amongst the teachers and finding teachers who would be interested in being trained to teach the courses. I brought my passion and belief in our local talent to the game and was excited to become the chief fundraiser. Along with Allied, local business partners, 46 • November 2017

foundations, and grants contributed more than USD 700,000 to launch the program. The money raised was dedicated to purchasing equipment and technology needed to run the program such as robotics equipment and computers to run CAD programs. In nine years, the program has raised well over USD 1.5 million – pretty impressive for a small Ohio county with less than a hundred thousand people. The Tuscarawas County PLTW program is involved at all grade levels. The elementary curriculum introduces the fundamentals of STEM to K-5 classes. Middle school students follow the Gateway to Technology (GTT) Making Math and Science Matter program. GTT offers ten modules for use in an existing science class or as standalone enrichment classes. Examples include design and modeling, automation and robotics, the magic of electrons, and medical detectives. At the high school level, students can choose from preengineering, biomedical, and computer

As part of the PLTW program, hundreds of students have participated in field trips to the Allied manufacturing facilities. Tours are designed to show students that a modern manufacturing facility is not the dark, loud and grungy place in which their grandparents may have worked. Highlighting automation, robots, and computer controlled machines, plant tours show everything from raw material to finished products. They begin by walking through the engineering office to see products being created on a computer and they end the tour by seeing the finished product. Tours for high school aged students include specific stations that cover phases of the process in greater detail, including engineering design and lean manufacturing principles. In this tour, the desktop “factory,” makes widgets ineffectively and students are asked to reorganize activities in order to improve productivity The tours help students develop their own view of manufacturing in the 21 st century – with lights, robots, and technology bustling around in a bright, air-conditioned facility. After all, we want Chemical Engineering World

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tall, can be brought back for display to the winning school for the year. They have become a huge source of school pride. The program leads to real jobs The Ohio PLTW program has had major successes in recruiting and hiring of participants. One well-known success story is a partnership with Honda North America in Marysville, which allows Columbus State students to study two days a week and spend the other three working at Honda. Many who complete the two-semester program and earn their associate degree are hired fulltime. PLTW students from Centerville and Kettering-Fairmont high schools have received intern assignments at Motoman/Yaskawa while continuing their education in a format similar to the Honda model. Other local programs include a job connection website called Home Town Opportunity, which focuses on connecting local companies with local talent, and the AMBE Alliance (Auglaize Mercer Business Education Alliance) which began with seed funding from PLTW. Allied Machine & Engineering does its part in hiring homegrown talent into our building as well. Each summer we bring in more than 30 student interns to introduce them to the high skilled jobs available in today’s manufacturing sector. The interns are given the opportunity to earn money while getting entry-level experience. Those with the right skills are given a job offer prior to their senior year.

Logan graduated from Miami University in May 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He interned at Allied in the summer of 2016 and just started working at Allied full time. Logan is serving as an R&D design engineer, working with a team of six engineers brainstorming on improvements for existing tools and creating new products. He creates 3D models and performs Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to evaluate how the new tools compare to other ideas and existing products. He explains, “PLTW introduces students to a wide variety of engineering skills, whether it is CAD, wiring circuits, soldering, writing G-Code, or just solving engineering problems on paper. Because of this, I was able to go into college with an advantage over my peers.” He notes that most of his friends never had the chance to take any engineering classes before starting college, and he already had four years and an array of engineering skills. “Throughout my college career, I’d find times where I was the only one in my group capable of performing a task. I had a lot more knowledge of CAD and technical drawings than my peers, which always made me the designer for our projects. I was also a step ahead when I was involved in a project dealing with electrical engineering.” I am proud to say that no other county in Ohio has been as successful at partnering with schools and the business community. This approach to grooming homegrown talent is batting a thousand.

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V International established in 1995, has been bringing a new dimension xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in the supply of process control and instrumentation equipment to its ever xxxxxxxxxx customer base by means of expanding partnering with top companies in this field across the globe. It gives us a great pleasure in introducing ourselves as the exclusive distributors for JEFFERSON, MICRO, GSR, ODE, SPECKEN & DRUMAG, GECA and, FEMA range of products in India. We offer more than 6000 models of different Standard and special valves which cater to

various needs and industrial requirements to control the most diverse liquids and gases such as water, air, steam, oils, LNG, CNG, Ammonia, Refrigerants, liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen (-200º C), corrosive fluids and many others. Our special range of Products in addition to our standard range • Solenoid valves with limit switches/ proximity reed contacts • Solenoid valves with magnetic Latch Coils • Solenoid valves with Oil brake system

• Cryogenic solenoid valves up to -200C • High temperature valves up to + 400C • High pressure Solenoid and pneumatic valves up to 1000 bar • Higher size solenoid valves upto DN350 • High flow 3way solenoid valves up to 15200 L/min • Solenoid valves for CNG/ LNG • Ammonia / Freon solenoid valves • Valves for highly corrosive fluids • Cryogenic Globe, Ball valve in Manual , EP and control valves up to – 200 deg C • Cryogenic valves Check valves Piston valves and Swing check valves for Aero Space applications. • Cryogenic Safety Relief and thermal relief Valves , Polypropylene & Other fluids • Oil & Grease free solenoid valves • Solenoid and pneumatic valves for Oxygen/Hygiene applications • Gas train components Filters Regulators, Solenoid valve, Slam shut and vent valves. • Electro Pneumatic Modulating Control Angle Valves • Explosion proof enclosures (UL/ATEX/ CMRI) for hazardous area • Intrinsically safe valves (Low power coils < 1 watt) • Angle seat/straight seat piston valves with back pressure stability • Electronic Pressure and flow regulators • NSF approved solenoid valves and pumps for vending applications. • Pinch solenoid valves for sterile applications With our experience in distribution of Standard and custom made valve solution UV International is your partner for innovative valve Technology. Contact Details: AG-115, River View Colony, Anna Nagar, Chennai - 600 040. Phone : +91 44 2621 5907/ 2621 1665 / 2628 5291 Mobile : +91 98840 00655 Email : sales@uvinternational.in uvint@hotmail.com Web : www.uvinternational.in

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Mass Flow Controlled Coating of Medical Devices


he Medical market - including Health and Personal Care - is a very demanding market when it comes to the specification of instrumentation. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Research and development activities are mainly geared to the demands of the xxxxxxxxxx market and many new products result from close co-operation with our customers. As an example, in the field of Medical equipment, our low flow liquid flow meters / controllers are being applied for artificial kidney production (hollow fibres). At health care institutions (e.g. hospitals), our gas mass flow meters are used for monitoring anesthetic gas consumption.

Advances in the design of medical devices such as catheters, guide wires and stents have greatly improved the quality of medical care. However, these devices are often made with materials that bring undesirable complications, such as bacterial infection, blood clots, and tissue trauma caused by device insertion. It is common to apply specialist coatings to alleviate these difficulties. Coatings must be applied in a repeatable verifiable manner especially when the coating is an active drug product as for example in the case of a drug eluting stent. Traditional coating technology involves the spraying of liquids using various types of nozzles, in all these Chemical Engineering World

and is capable of controlling the flow of volatile fluids with low boiling points. The system is configurable to your individual needs and is available with a wide variety of pumps, communication and control options.

applications the control of flow is vital to the accuracy of the coating applied. By using traditional flow metering and pump control techniques flow-rates can be controlled to 5- 10% of the target rate. This may be acceptable in some applications, however where active drug substances are being applied a variation of 10% in drug coating leads to an unacceptable rate of failures & losses at the QC stage. Responding to the need to improve flow control technology in low flow coating applications. Cori-Tech have developed a unique mini CORI-FLOWTM controlled pumping system which uses the Coriolis principle to accurately measure true mass flow rate. Flow rates as low as 0.2 grams/ hour can be controlled to an accuracy of 0.5% of target The mini CORI-FLOWTM controller uses its integral fast PID control system to adjust the speed of a closed loop coupled pump resulting in a typical dosing accuracy of 0.5-1%. This represents a 10 fold improvement in what is achievable using a traditional volume flow metering system. The mini CORIFLOWTM measures mass flow directly and there is no need for the system to be calibrated for each liquid being pumped. It is not susceptible to errors caused by variations in density or temperature

Some applications where this technology can be of benefit include: • Cardiac, peripheral and arterial stent coatings. • Drug eluting balloon coatings. • Pacemaker coatings. • Coatings onto sutures and surgical instruments. • Orthopaedic implant coatings. • Bio-absorbable and biocompatible coatings. • Hydrophilic or hydrophobic coatings onto medical devices such as catheters. • Guide wire coatings. • Heparin and silicon coatings for blood collection tubes and syringes. • Silver Silane coating onto bandages. • Anti-microbial coatings onto medical textiles such as bandages, surgical gauze, gloves and masks. • Microencapsulation of pharmaceuticals. • Pharmaceutical spray drying. • Coatings for diagnostic test kits. • Protein, enzyme, and reagent coatings. • Supercritical CO 2 for creating drugloaded nanophase material.

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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx INTRODUCTION THE COMPANY BHASTRIK MECHANICAL xxxxxxxxxx LABS PRIVATE LIMITED came into being by the following promoters, based on their experience in similar field with hands on experience for more than 51 years in the same field of manufacturing Bellows & allied components. THE PROMOTERS (1) Mr.D.A.Krishna is the young Managing Director of the firm who has 17 years of marketing products concepts, in I.T.Industry & in Bellows. He holds a postgraduate degree in business administration. During his tenure as a Business development manager in the field of bellows, He was instrumental in identifying allied components in the field of pipe & pipe related components. He was able to enhance the customer base by two folds & also improved net working needed for customer- manufacturer by motivating the agents, spread over the length & breadth of the country. This improved the customer relationship & collection of outstanding from all remote locations and during that period the turnover and collection of the company reached the maximum. (2) Mr.D.A.Srikanth was the founder, Managing Director of a Bellows company till very recently. He has 51 years experience in setting-up, developing related products, introducing Quality Management Systems, getting ISO 9001-1994 & also ISO 90012000 for the bellows-manufacturing unit. He was instrumental in developing Diaphragm bellows for INDIRA GANDHI CENTRE FOR ATOMIC RESEARCH, Indian space Research organisations, Bhaba Atomic Research Centre for their various extremely, critical, sensitive nation building projects. 68 • November 2017

All developmental activities in his erstwhile organisation, which he headed for over 23 years, are well recognized by the above institutions & is a recognized figure by these organisations. He has also widely travelled. He was selected by the Dutch & German governments for fine-tuning his knowledge in Quality Management Systems & Exports. All his trips were sponsored by the respective Governments, which speaks about his capabilities. He is in touch with them all, which will enhance export potential of products going to be manufactured by “BHASTRIK MECHANICAL LABS PRIVATE LIMITED”. (3) Mr.M.V.Ramanjuam is an electrical engineer with 30 years of total experience. He has travelled to European countries on special assignments for training on special equipments during his tenure in with M/s. Ashok Leyland and BHEL. He has been a promoter director of a bellows-manufacturing unit, which later on merged with the parent company. He was instrumental in developing electrical, electronic circuits for all the special purpose machines needed for manufacture of bellows diaphragms & other pipe related products. In addition, He has been managing day to day activities of manufacturing, material control, purchase & stores, sub-contracting activities which are vital to running an industry efficiently. The above team is now managing complete affairs of “BHASTRIK MECHANICAL LABS PRIVATE LIMITED”. The skills are comprehensive and cover all aspects of good governance of any organisation. The name signifies the fact that just as in a lab, there is a continual developmental activity; there will be developments of products & process manufactured by BHASTRIK MECHANICAL LABS PRIVATE LIMITED”. This philosophy is the main thrust of ISO certified organizations.

THE WHITE COLLAR TEAM Our engineering team is young who have migrated from IT industry to be in the core industry. To see things “happening” in the shop floor. They are aware of the challenges an engineering industry is facing today and challenges overcome is extremely comforting. The engineering knowledge, attitude they get here is what their minds were seeking as qualified engineers. THE BLUE COLLAR TEAM Is a young vibrant team which has absorbed the policies of BHASTRIK in letter and spirit. The enthusiasm has led to admirable quality in our products which have been time and again appreciated by European &Indian customers alike. In the chain of manufacturing every stage operator is a “customer” when he gets a part. Every part goes to next the “customer” only when all aspects of inspection are completely met. We are proud to say that many defects which could have gone unnoticed were discovered by this team. They are what we call as the trained eyes. THE PRODUCT For the growth of any nation, power (from any source) fuel, agriculture, defence, basic infrastructure like highways, telecommunication etc are very essential. Without these no developmental activity can be effective. All the above industries need pipe related components. The “BELLOWS” plays a very vital role in all these industries; only the type of bellows varies with the application. Bellows is a sophisticated engineering hardware, which normally is not available “OFF THE SHELF”. It needs to be customized to the special requirements of customers. Chemical Engineering World


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(12) Railways, (13) Thermal plants (both

(1)Aerospace (2) Automobile industry in the

nuclear & fuel bases), (14) Valve, (15)

(b) Diaphragm bellows - from 10mm up to 200mm OD.

and (17) Nuclear applications.

(c) Hoses (special) with value addition with special fittings.

activities, (4) Compressors, (5) Defence

Bhastrik mechanical labs private limited

(d) Special Seals - for specific research organization

for all tanks, ships, (6) All electrical

cater to the above industries.

(e) Precision components - do -

The types of Bellows and speciality

(f) Cryo vessels and - do -

products, which are manufactured by

(g) Pressure vessels - do -

Bhastrik mechanical labs, are;

(h) *Contract manufacturing - only on request from customers.

(a) Convoluted bellows all types - from

*Contract manufacturing is a fairly new concept were in an organization gives the complete responsibility to a recognized sub contractor who by his experience and contacts with various industries accomplishes jobs which in any organization would involve 5 or more sub contractors. In short it is a package to delight the customers.

exhaust system, (3) Atomic energy for all their pipelines, research & developmental

equipments like CT’s, PT’s etc.,


Fertilizers manufacturing units, (8) Govtquasi & Govt organisation like BHEL, BHPV, (9) Hospital equipments, (10) Heavy engineering Industries like Cement, sugar etc., (11) Petrochemical Industries,

Vacuum industries, (16) Space research

10mm up to 450mm OD.

CONCLUSION Bhastrik Mechanical Labs have procured orders & repeat orders from Electrical Equipment manufacturers, Department of Atomic Energy, Valve Industries, Vacuum industries. The customers list is a testimony of the confidence the customers have reposed in “BHASTRIK”. The cutting edge is that the machines are designed & manufactured with an Eye for the variegated customers. These machines are built overcoming difficulties experienced earlier. They are designed to produce consistent products, which are cost effective. We believe that precision, meticulousness & versatility are the only keys to success and we adopt them in every activity.

Contact Details: Plot No. 176, 1st Main Road, Nehru Nagar, Industrial Estate, Perungudi, Chennai – 600 096. Tamil Nadu, India Contact: 91 – 44 – 4359 3702 / 03 admin@bhastrikbellows.com Chemical Engineering World

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CEW Products Vibro Shifter

Multi-line Three-phase Panel Meter This machine is specially developed by separation of solids from solids, liquids from solids and gradation of materials in accordance with their sizes which has always presented problems, specially when large quantity of material is to be processed.

For details contact: Pharma Chem Machineries 311/2484 Motilal Nagar No: 2 M G Road Goregaon (W) Mumbai 400 090 Telefax: 91-022-28735321 E-mail: pharmach@gmail.com

Elite 440 is a multi-line three-phase digital panel meter for accurate and reliable measurement of electrical parameters (voltage, current, power, frequency, etc) for industrial and commercial applications. It has a large multi-line backlit LCD display which enables four parameters to be displayed at the same time. Modbus communication capability allows easy integration with energy monitoring systems. Expansion modules can be fitted for enhance system integration (pulse inputs/ outputs or analogue output and Ethernet). For details contact: Secure Motors Ltd E-Class Pratap Nagar Indl Area Udaipur 313 003 Tel: 0294-2492300, Fax: 91-0294-2492310 E-mail: mktg@securetogether.com

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Dry Disconnect Couplings OPW Engineered Systems offers it’s new Twist-Lok dry disconnect coupler. With its user-friendly operation and simple handling, the new Twist-Lok provides a quick, easy connection with minimal product loss. Representing the latest addition to OPW’s industry-leading range of dry disconnect couplings, the Twist-Lok has been specifically designed to be fully interchangeable with other dry disconnect couplers in the marketplace. The Twist-Lok has also been manufactured in accordance with the NATO STANAG 3756 Standard, and features SS-316 construction and an integral heavy-duty swivel to aid connection and minimize hose wear. In addition, this new coupler is designed with unique safety features for the operator, such as the ability to be fully interlocked when connected, while it includes a locking mechanism in the open position. Product selectivity is also available via mechanical keying to minimize risk of cross-contamination. Twist-Lok couplers are offered in 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-inch sizes (with larger sizes available upon request) and are available with a range of seal materials, including fluorocarbon, EPDM and FFKM with FNPT and ANSI flanged connections. The Twist-Lok is available with pressure ratings up to 360 psi, making it ideal for LPG and other high-pressure applications. It is also suitable for vacuum service, and meets or exceeds all European and American railcar approvals. For details contact: Dover India Pvt Ltd – PSG 40 Poonamallee By-pass Sanneerkuppam, Chennai 600 056 Tel: 044-26271020, 26271023 E-mail: sales.psgindia@psgdover.com CircleReaders’ Readers’Service ServiceCard Card0323 oror Circle

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Products CEW Blending The universal blender is an all in one blending solution for your pharma research and development laboratories. The universal blender consists of single drive unit and 4 different interchangeable blending containers: V type, square bin, octagonal, and double cone. Designed to suit every single type of container, it offers max flexibility taking care of the entire blending needs in R&D. For details contact: Tapasya Engg Works Pvt Ltd Plot A/212, Road No: 30 Wagle Indl Estate Thane, Maharashtra 400 604 Tel: 022-61579400 Fax: 91-022-25825243 E-mail: sales@tapasyaindia.net or Circle Readers’ Service Card 04

NGS Target Enrichment Solution Agilent Technologies Inc offers it’s newest next-generation sequencing (NGS) library prep solution - Agilent SureSelect XT HS - a complete target enrichment research solution that provides total workflow management for laboratories, from QC to target enrichment, to analysis and interpretation. SureSelectXT HS is a streamlined, high-sensitivity (HS) solution for research, optimized for labs with a requirement to sequence DNA from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples, which may have degraded over time. By incorporating molecular barcodes, SureSelectXT HS improves overall precision and produces higher complexity libraries than competing products, on a broad range of tissue types and low- and high-quality FFPE samples. SureSelect XT HS libraries, with higher percentage reads in targeted regions, require as little as 10 ng of starting DNA, and use molecular barcodes to assist error correction. Additionally, faster and more efficient processing with master-mixed reagents that require less hands-on time, coupled with a 90-minute hybridization - the most rapid hybridization on the market - enables labs to now move from sample to sequencer in a single day. For details contact: Agilent Technologies Inc 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051, U.S.A. Tel: +1 781 266 2819 E-mail: naomi.goumillout@agilent.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 05

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Trace Hydrocarbon Analyser A flame ionization detector analyser designed to assure safe operation for cryogenic air separation plants, the SERVOPRO FID ensures the level of total hydrocarbons (THC) is maintained below flammable limits, as well as providing quality control in pure O2, N2, Ar, air, He and CO2. For details contact: Spectris Technologies Pvt Ltd Plot No: A-168 MIDC Thane-Belapur Road, Khairane Navi Mumbai 400 710 Tel: 022-39342700 E-mail: MEI_Sales@servomex.com

Custom-designed for railway signaling relays to cover most of the static and dynamic parameters (electrical) defined by Indian railways. This system scans at one stroke, all the defined parameters. This instrument can test up to 16 contacts. For details contact: Vasavi Electronics 95, Road No: 6A, Jyothi Colony Secunderabad Andhra Pradesh 500 015 Tel: 040-27744445 E-mail: vasavi@vasavi.com

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Multi-purpose Inspection Tool Probe Technologies Holdings, Inc offers the iQ, a new multi-purpose inspection tool that provides quantitative measurements of well casing thickness and inner diameter, as well as a comprehensive analysis of casing material properties. It operates in highpressure wellbores, including those in highly deviated and horizontal wells, up to 20,000 psi, in temperatures as high as 175oC. The primary advantage of the Probe iQ is that it provides precise casing measurements such as ID, thickness, and material properties, including magnetic permeability and electrical conductivity with quadrant circumferential sensitivity. The patented foursegment receiver incorporated within the tool mandrel measures casing thickness in 90° sections (quadrants) based on remotefield eddy current (RFEC) principles. The measured electromagnetic (EM) field attenuations and phase shifts from transmitter to receivers are quantitatively translated to single-layer casing thicknesses following corrections made based on EM property variations. In addition, the axial differential measurements, which are also measured in quadrants, deliver enhanced axial resolutions of small defects on the casing wall. Meanwhile, the precise casing ID, magnetic permeability and electrical conductivity are derived from multi-frequency measurement and inversion while the EM caliper sensor arrangement satisfies the near-field eddy current (NFEC) conditions. As a result, both internal - and external - casing wall defects can be identified by combining casing ID with quadrant thicknesses when interpreting the data. When used in conjunction with Probe’s MAC tools, the EM caliper can further determine the non-metallic deposition on the casing. The intelligent measurements algorithm significantly simplifies the calibration procedures, consistently delivering reliable results. To provide a relative tool orientation and monitor shock and vibration, iQ features a tri-axial accelerometer. In addition, an auxiliary temperature sensor in the electronics sub enables complementary monitoring of the tool’s overall operating condition. The iQ is the latest addition to Probe’s range of well integrity solutions, including the MAC Multi-Arm Caliper tools, RADii Segmented Bond Logging tools, and others. Available in 2-3/4-in and 3-1/2-in tool sizes, the iQ measures casing thickness and internal diameter, and casing material properties to identify defects in a wide range of casing sizes. For details contact: Probe Technology Services, Inc Fort Worth Texas, U.S.A. Tel: +1 817-5680-8528 E-mail: pouya.mahbod@probe1.com

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Products CEW Seamless Integration of Focus Scanner 3D Point Clouds FARO offers FARO SCENE 7.0 software platform which includes the high quality, high value functionality offered by its predecessor, SCENE 6.2, such as automatic object recognition, scan registration and position, and takes it a step further with integrated real time, on-site registration (www.faro.com/scene) for FARO Focus Scanner 3D point clouds. The unique value of SCENE 7.0 can be realized by diverse industries, including architecture, engineering, construction and public safety or any industry where there is a premium placed on capturing/scanning, analyzing and enhancing 3D data.Real time, on-site registration enables the 3D scan data, whether it be from a single or multiple scans in process simultaneously, to be wirelessly transmitted (ie, no SD cards needed) directly to an onsite computer workstation/PC in real time. Additionally, the scans are automatically aligned on the workstation/PC computer in real time, in the field. This enables a new set of powerful user benefits unrivalled in the industry. For details contact: FARO Business Technologies India Pvt Ltd E-12, B-1 Extension, Mohan Co-operative Indl Estate Mathura Road, New Delhi 110 044 Tel: 011-46465664 E-mail: india@faro.com / amrita.gokhale@faro.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 09

Analytical & Purification Solutions Agilent’s new InfinityLab LC purification solution provides a complete portfolio of analytical scale to preparative scale purification systems. Comprised of eleven modules plus accessories and software, the new solution enables laboratories to tailor purification systems to meet their needs. Agilent provides a wide range of detectors for fractionation triggering, including mass-spectral detection with the new Agilent LC/MSD or LC/MSD XT systems. A new flagship for more standard HPLC analysis, the 1260 Infinity II Prime LC system provides an ideal front end to the new Agilent Ultivo Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry system. It provides the highest convenience standard in the 1260 Infinity II LC portfolio plus extended pressure range (up to 800 bar), superior quaternary mixing and specifically designed columns. Intelligent System Emulation Technology (ISET), ensures seamless method transfers from many Agilent and 3rd party legacy instruments. The new 1260 Infinity II SFC system offers improved performance in supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC). As well as the high separation speed offered by SFC it also enables laboratories to save money and reduce pollution by replacing toxic and flammable solvents often used in normal phase LC. Agilent enables labs to compare results of SFC and LC runs performed on one system using a hybrid SFC/UHPLC system-configuration of the 1260 Infinity II SFC system or scout for chiral separation conditions using up to 32 columns and 12 solvents in a method development set-up. For details contact: Agilent Technologies Inc 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051, U.S.A. Tel: +1 408 553 2005 E-mail: victoria.wadsworth-hansen@agilent.com / naomi.goumillout@agilent.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 10

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CEW Products Auto & Semi-manual Small Chemicals Weighing & Batching Solutions SUN Industrial’s AUTORUB small chemical weighing and batching system is ergonomically designed to meet a range of environmental requirements, where there is a need for error-free fool-proof and precise dust-free weighing and batching of small batches of powders, prills, pastilles, pellets and granules. The company’s extensive application experience enables them to offer dedicated on-line or off-line systems to suit the needs of the users. For details contact: SUN Industrial Automation & Solutions Plot No: 95, Developed Electronic Indl Estate Perungudi, Chennai 600 096 Tel: 044-30788900 E-mail: sias@vsnl.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 11

pH/ORP Sensors pH/ORP sensors are available as glass electrodes or unbreakable ISFET and enamel sensors, with a ceramic, PTFE or open aperture diaphragm and a reference system based on gel or liquid for the entire range of applications. The ORP-sensitive element is made of gold or platinum. For details contact: Endress+Hauser (India) Pvt Ltd 7B, 7th Floor, Godrej One, Pirojshanagar Vikhroli (E), Mumbai 400 079 Tel: 022-30236100 Fax: 91-022-30236219 E-mail: info@in.endress.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 12

Precision Piezo Stage Aerotech’s QFOCUS QF-50 piezo nanopositioning stage is designed for high-performance microscope objective and optics positioning. It offers 400 µm closed loop and 450 µm open loop travel, high speed, 0.01% linearity, sub-nanometer resolution, and 4 nm bi-directional repeatability. The QF-50 accommodates optical instruments and next-generation laser micromachining applications. Due to a high-stiffness mechanical design, the QF-50 can outperform competitive piezo scanner offerings with larger, higher numerical aperture (NA) objectives. The QF-50 is ideal for optical positioning applications requiring high precision and throughput coupled with long travels. Optional closed-loop feedback using a unique capacitive sensor design allows for sub-nanometer resolution and high linearity. Unlike foil strain gauges or piezoresistive sensors, capacitive sensors provide a direct measurement of the positioning carriage for superior accuracy and repeatability When coupled with Aerotech’s Q-series controllers and drives, the QF-50 demonstrates sub-nanometer positioning resolution and in-position stability (jitter) while maintaining high positioning bandwidth. Advanced software options, such as Dynamic Controls Toolbox and Motion Designer, provide a variety of highly-effective, easy-to-use tools including Iterative Learning Control, Harmonic Cancellation and Command Shaping, providing improved tracking errors and faster step-and-settle times. OEM drive options are also available.The QF-50 is available with threaded adapters to fit most microscopes and objectives. The microscope turret mounting allows fast and simple positioning at any desired orientation. In addition, tapped holes on the stage body provide alternative mounting for custom interfaces in machines or other optical instruments. The QF-50 is available with a clear aperture of 29 mm as standard. Custom stage designs, travels, and threaded adapters are available. For details contact: Aerotech, Inc 101 Zeta Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15238-2811 U.S.A. Tel: +1 (412) 967 6854 E-mail: smclane@aerotech.com / jbala@aerotech.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 13

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Products CEW Check Weigher Check weigher CW 600HSA uses the state-of-the-art technology weigh cells (EMFC) to achieve greater accuracy in dynamic weighing at high speed. The system provides 100 per cent online weighing, ensuring compliance with international standards of pharma, food, chemical and cosmetic industries. Check weigher CW 600HSA also improves production line profitability through significant reduction in product-give-away. The entire system is made from SS and designed for easy removal for cleaning purpose. It finds application in pharma – mono cartons, vials, ointment tubes, etc; food – snack food, spices, chemicals, agro chemicals, dairy, confectionary, glass/ HDPE bottle, etc. For details contact: Technofour Electronics Pvt Ltd Gat No: 3 (PT), 5 (PT), 243 (PT) Kasurdi (Kheba) Khed Shivapur-Saswad Road Post: Khed Shivapur, Tal: Bhor, Dist: Pune Maharashtra 412 205 Tel: 02113-305200, 305246 Fax: 91-02113-305250 E-mail: pcssales@tepl.co.in / teplinbox@gmail.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 14

GC/Q-TOF System Agilent Technologies Inc offers a new high-resolution, accurate-mass system designed for laboratories doing food and environmental testing, life science research, forensics and chemical analysis. The Agilent 7250 GC/G-TOF system combines gas chromatography and quadrupole time-offlight mass spectrometry with a Low Energy Electron Ionization source that enables greater exploration of unknown chemical samples. The new system represents the only commercially available combination of a high-resolution, accurate-mass GC/MS and low-energy ionization source, making it possible for scientists to employ analytical techniques that were not previously practical or in some cases even possible. The capabilities of the 7250 GC/Q-TOF system will now allow labs to quickly and easily identify volatile and semi-volatile compounds that, in the past, would require them to perform alternative techniques or longer sample preparations to detect and determine the compounds present in their samples. Furthermore, with Low Energy Electron Ionization, scientists will be better able to elucidate chemical structures. Agilent offers a range of GC/MS technologies for both qualitative and quantitative analysis across a wide variety of applications. For details contact: Agilent Technologies Inc 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051, U.S.A. Tel: +1 408 553 2005, +45 29 33 69 80 E-mail: victoria.wadsworth-hansen@agilent.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 15

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CEW Products Compact Mixers

Conductivity Sensors Conductivity sensors are available as conductive and inductive sensors in different designs, to ensure a perfect fit for your process conditions. Conductive sensors offer a high degree of measuring sensitivity. Inductive sensors are not affected by dirt, high temperatures or corrosive media. For details contact: Endress+Hauser (India) Pvt Ltd 7B, 7th Floor, Godrej One Pirojshanagar Vikhroli (E) Mumbai 400 079 Tel: 022-30236100 Fax: 91-022-30236219 E-mail: info@in.endress.com

Engineered for flexibility, versatility and lean installation, these space saving mixers offer highly efficient solutions for tank of any shape and size. Their compact mixers easily blend highly contaminated fluids as well as high density or high viscosity liquids. Few components, low capital investment and straight-forward service routines make Flygt compact mixers the economical choice for a broad range of mixing application For details contact: Xylem Water Solutions India Pvt Ltd Vishnu Shivam Mall Thakur Village, Kandivli (E) Mumbai 400 101 Tel: 022-40370370 Fax: 91-022-40370371 E-mail: indiasales@syleminc.com

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Bag Opener The new BOE 17 evolved from the proven BO Series. The optional weighing system is a central part of many additional functions that turn the BOE 17 into the key asset for the loading process. Important operating data is being saved and can be used for analysis later on. The throughput rate, bunker filling level, running time and overall performance, among other data, can be accessed as diagram or via report. This helps the facility manager to optimize the processes and makes reporting more comfortable. The BOE Series also has an interesting set of additional features in stock for the user. Integrated WLAN access in combination with a tablet PC enables direct interaction of loading personnel and machine. Optical and acoustical signals inform the user of the remaining time, current fill level and the time until next loading. At the same time cameras simplify the loading process and help monitoring inner machine functions. Facilities with lots of different materials benefit highly from the innovative BOE Series. Processing quantities batchwise or changing the mode of operation is easily done and spares lengthy adaption of process parameters.The web interface allows simple, location-independent, access to machine controls by any Windows, Android or Apple IOS device within the locations network or via secured connection. With that, all relevant information can be accessed worldwide. The service department of BRT HARTNER can supply quick support via remote maintenance interface. For details contact: BRT HARTNER GmbH Br Ibbenburen, Lengericher Str 1 49479 Ibbenburen Germany Tel: +49 5451 50773-0 Fax: +49 9073 40399-90 or Circle Readers’ Service Card 18

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Products CEW Oil-free Rotary Vane Pumps and Compressors Dry vacuum pumps may run continuously only with clean, dry air. Unlike other kinds of pumps, these may run at any pressure. Maintenance is extremely simple and consists merely of replacing the vanes and cleaning the filters. The main areas of use include: suction cups conveyors, automatic machines, and woodworking machines. Dry rotary vane compressors have no particular restrictions on their use, except the max operating pressure which may not exceed the rated value; this is why they always recommend using a safety valve. For details contact: DVP Vacuum Technology srl Via Rubizzano n 627 40018 S Pietro in Casale Bologna, Italy Tel: +39 051 18897101 Fax: +39 051 18897170 or Circle Readers’ Service Card 19

Servo-drive Servo Drive (OSV Series) utilizes a larger capacity industrial grade intelligent power module than a normal servo with the same power capacity, which assures three time overload capacity for longer period of time to help in quick acceleration. Outstanding noise immunity can work in bad electromagnetic environment.Advance digital algorithm with highspeed DSP control makes control of current loop, speed loop and position loop accurately. Hence, it offers excellent dynamic and high response time. Features industries first plug-and-play type servo drive; less vibration with vibration suppression filter; direct limit switch input for CW/CCW direction to avoid over travel accident; digital input to switch between two sets of torque limit; and command smoothing filter for longer equipment life. For details contact: PRS Automation 1398 Mamu Nayak’s Pole Nr Bahucharaji Mata Temple Kalupur-Tanksal, Ahmedabad Gujarat 380 001 Tel: 079-22134153 E-mail: sales@prsautomation.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 20

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CEW Products Oil-lubricated Vacuum Pumps Toshniwal supplies oil-lubricated vacuum pumps. This oil-lubricated vacuum pumps of the TMS Series are single stage,oil-lubricated rotary vane vacuum pumps with oil re-circulation system. The lubricant system is rated for continuous operation of high intake pressures so that the pump may be used in a versatile manner in most rough vacuum applications. The pumps are used for suction of air also in presence of water vapour and for continuous industrial use. TMS Series pumps are made from high quality materials, has economical features which matches together to achieve high pumping speed over the range of absolute pressure 1,000 mbar-0.5 mbar; high water vapour tolerance and low noise level; no pollution; air cooled: built-in anti-suck-back system. The pumping capacities available are17 m 3/hr, 35 m 3/hr, 65 m 3/hr, 100 m 3/hr and 150 m 3/hr. For details contact: Toshniwal Instruments (Madras) Pvt Ltd 267 Kilpauk Garden Road Chennai 600 010 Tel: 044-26448983, 26448558 Fax: 91-044-26441820 E-mail: sales@toshniwal.net or Circle Readers’ Service Card 21

PD Flow Meters Toshniwal represents Bopp & Reuther, Germany’s oval wheel flow meters unrivalled for accuracy and reliability. The in-house manufacturing and flow testing facilities are also unrivalled up to Oap 4000 - 20,000 LPM. The range starts from the Bopp & Reuther microflow meters 0.005 LPM. These meters with their large variety of material combinations ranging from engineering plastics to stainless steel are ideal for OEM applications which include automotive fuel consumption applications to aggressive chemical additive systems. The range of the larger OV Series flow transmitters with 25-100 mm bore covering the flow range from 5.5-1,350 LPM are extensively used for the accurate metering of kerosene, gas oil and the high viscosity fuel oils. Optional integral self-contained battery readouts (ATEX approved) can be fitted with facilities for analogue and pulse outputs. Once again the extensive range of different body/wheel materials allows these meters to meet almost all commercial metering applications. These meters are also fitted to a large number of ships as the larger meters can also meet their requirements. The range is further extended by the very large PD meters for terminal loading applications. Toshniwal have the in-house facilities for service and traceable calibration to meet specific requirements. For details contact: Toshniwal Hyvac Pvt Ltd 267 Kilpauk Garden Road Chennai 600 010 Tel: 044-26445626, 26448983 E-mail : sales@toshniwal.net or Circle Readers’ Service Card 22

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Products CEW Portable Visible Spectrophotometer Hanna Instruments offers HI801 – iris visible spectrophotometer. This photometer is an extension to their regular photometers. Iris portable spectrophotometer is different from their photometers family as it allows for measurement in the spectrum of all wavelengths of visible light and not just pre-specified wavelengths. Spectrophotometers work by isolating light at specific wavelengths from white light. This compact meter incorporates a number of features that facilitate both performance and useability. Iris features precise wavelength selection between 340 to 900 nm for complete method compliance and accuracy that is necessary in professional industries. Features narrow bandwidth of 5 nm and high resolution of 1 nm generates greater sensitivity as the wavelength is closer to where the sample absorbs the most light. Universal Cuvette Holder allows user to use flexible types like round, vial and square. Data from the meter can be transferred to a PC or USB as either a CSV or PDF file without any software. No measurement conversions required. It finds application in water and wastewater (municipal and industrial), boilers and cooling towers, chemical industries, educational institutes and agriculture, aquaculture and aquariums. For details contact: Hanna Equipments (India) Pvt Ltd 3/4/5/6 Aum Sai Bldg, 1 st Floor Plot No: 23-C, Sector 7, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai 410 210 Tel: 022-27746554, 27746555, 27746556 Fax: 91-022-27746557 E-mail: marketing@hannainst.int or Circle Readers’ Service Card 23

Vacuum Dryer Toshniwal offers rotary double cone dryer designed for drying and mixing of powdery and granular materials used in pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries, especially suitable for the special requirements such as thermal sensitive raw materials; easily oxidized hazardous materials; materials with requirements in crystal shape; materials whose solvent should be recovered; materials requiring low-content of residue volatile matter; etc. The dryer consists of a conical cylinder provided with a jacket for hot water, steam or oil heating, the indirect heating process is carried out under vacuum, and recovery of solvent is possible by conducting the vapour generated during drying operation. When the dryer rotates rapidly and thorough intermixing of the entire batch brings every particle in contact timely and repeats again and again. With the heated surface for more rapid heat conduction permits high speed drying without raising the drying temperature to the danger-point of the material being processed. The heat efficiency of the drying system is two times greater than the ordinary dryer. For details contact: Toshniwal 267 Kilpauk Garden Road Chennai 600 010 Tel: 044-26445626, 26448983 E-mail: sales@toshniwal.net or Circle Readers’ Service Card 24

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CEW Products Central Vacuum System TPN Series pump provide the ultimate vacuum of 0.5 mbar with high capacity required for centralized vacuum system. TPN Series guarantees the highest performance compared to other small on board single stage oil-lubricated vacuum pump and this TPN pumps are ready to use machines designed for easy installation and trouble-free integration into industrial process. Design and efficiency of mechanical parts guarantee low power consumption and provide added value in terms of sustainability and reduced operation cost. The closed-loop lubrication circuit ensures negligible coolant consumption prevents air and environment contamination with harmful substances and reduces maintenance requirement. Therefore TPN Series vacuum pump offer best return of investment and low life cycle cost. Features air cooling system through an aluminum radiator and electric fan thermostat for operating without cooling water. No coolant consumption thanks to the closed-loop lubrication circuit and high efficiency separation element. Coolant separator and recovery for clean air exhaust without treatment. Durability and efficiency guarantee by the special aluminum alloy vanes that ensure constant performances even after tens of thousands of hours of operation. They are ready-to-use machines that can be easily and directly connected to the vacuum plant and the power supply without foundations. Limited footprint thanks to the compact layout designed to minimize the space needs. It has direct coupling between motor and air end to avoid energy losses. It has a sound-proof cabin to reduce noise impact. Fully automatic operation intake valve regulated by safety vacuum switch, coolant temperature control, thermostat and auxiliary control switches. Control panel complete with main power switch, easy to operate. For details contact: Toshniwal Instruments (Madras) Pvt Ltd 267 Kilpauk Garden Road Chennai 600 010 Tel: 044-26445626, 26448983 E-mail: sales@toshniwal.net or Circle Readers’ Service Card 25

Seal-less, Magnetic Driven Pumps Shanbhag and Associates is the sole, authorised, national distributor for M Pumps - an Italian manufacturer of seal-less, magnetic driven pumps. M Pumps is a unit of the Mischiatti Group and has been manufacturing magnetic driven pumps for over 30 years now. The seal-less, magnetic driven pumps are offered in centrifugal, peripheral, sliding vane, self-priming, centre-line mounted, inline and vertical pump versions. M Pumps manufactures these pumps in metallic, non metallic and lined constructions. M Pumps is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company manufacturing to API 610 and 685 as well as non-API pump standards. To safeguard the pumps we also offer dry-running protectors, temperature monitors on rear casing and ATEX certification as options for many models as optional features. Contact Shanbhag with fluid details and your pump requirements. Their national sales and service network will application engineer your pump requirements. M Pumps can offer a good quality pump at a competitive price for your difficult applications.Our pumps find applications in oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, industrial refrigeration, offshore platform, electronic and galvanising and nuclear plant areas amongst others. For details contact: Shanbhag & Associates B-50 Nandbhuvan Indl Estate Mahakali Caves Road Andheri (E), Mumbai400 093 Tel: 022-40365700, 40365711 Fax: 91-022-40365712 E-mail: info@shanbhags.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 26

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Products CEW Motorised Double Diaphragm Pumps The DELLMECO DME Series is an electro-mechanical double diaphragm pump which is highly energy-efficient. Instead of running the double diaphragm pumps on compressed air or Ni gas which is the most expensive plant utility, Dellmeco offers energy efficient, electric geared motor as the driver for the double diaphragm pumps. The pump technology is especially designed for universal applications which require low pressure - up to 6 bar. Its compact, special design does not require hydraulic fluid, and preventive maintenance is easy to carry out. The DELLMECO DME unique design concept and low energy consumption enable us to combine high-tech with proven reliability and quality for the most demanding of customers. DME Series pump housings are machined from conductive PE and PTFE blocks and also in aluminium, cast iron, AISI 316 industrial and AISI 316 L hygienic combinations. The pumps can withstand temperatures up to 120oC; are self-priming, capable of dry-running, low shear, versatile fluid handling capability; smooth product transfer; low operating costs through highly efficient electric drive. They deliver constant flow rate against variable pressure and viscosity; withstand highly corrosive chemicals; with long life fully enclosed diaphragms; abrasion resistant with their robust design; capacity up to 650 l/min without variable frequency drive (VFD) flow control; optional VFD flow control for process performance (from 35 to 70 Hz) with wide range of optional accessories available. Compact design means less space required compared to ecc screw and peristaltic pumps. For details contact: Shanbhag & Associates B-50 Nandbhuvan Indl Estate, Mahakali Caves Road Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 093 Tel: 022-40365711, Fax: 91-022-40365712 E-mail: info@shanbhags.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 27

Air Cleaner Camfil offers a new range of energy efficient, versatile air cleaners - CC2500 and CC1700. This new range comes with molecular filtration aimed at providing solutions for improved indoor air quality (IAQ) in offices, factories, clinics, hotels, data centers and control rooms. Designed for large area ranging from 6,000 to 8,000 sq ft, it is an India first innovation by Camfil Group. The sound and versatile CC2500 is specially designed to provide solutions in corrosion control, healthcare and comfort segments. Only 550-mm deep, the elegant new compact design fits in seamlessly in areas having space constraints. Perfect with retrofit and with outstanding performance, features and flexibility, CC2500 provides an impressive solution in areas that require super indoor air quality. The all-round acoustic insulation of 25-40 mm, makes it a silent performer. With a variety of options and combinations, issues related to particles, VOCs, formaldehyde, ozone, and acids can be resolved with CC2500. The air flow outlets can be configured in two different ways, by the side windows or just through the top. In addition to the upward airflow, the flexible design of these air cleaners can also be reversed to be used as a pressurization unit. The motor produces efficient and even air flow distribution, while also achieving a higher air flow. Backed by Camfil state-of-the-art filtration technology, CC1700 is a mobile and autonomous solution that eliminates particulate and gaseous contaminants. The air cleaner is best suited for areas that may contain corrosive gases, especially in paper mills, petrochemical plants, but can also be installed in libraries, museums, etc. The new range is equipped with HEPA and molecular filters bringing several unique advantages, such as low pressure drop and low energy consumption, a unique media combination and an optimized product life cycle. Both CC1700 and CC2500 offer unique benefits to the customers including low energy consumption, optimized product lifetime and high filtration efficiency. Placed in PSSA boxes, robust and perfectly sealed, they ensure optimal protection of sensitive industrial equipment and processes. For details contact: Camfil Air Filtration India Pvt Ltd 62, IDC, Mehrauli Road, Gurgaon, Haryana 122 001 Tel: 0124-4874101, Fax: 91-0124-4082405 E-mail: pksv.sagar@camfil.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 28

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CEW Products Visual Inspect for Inspection and Design FARO offers Visual Inspect product family. This innovative platform enables large, complex 3D CAD data to be transferred to an iPad and then used for mobile visualization and comparison to real world conditions. This enables real time, actionable manufacturing insight through earlier stage error detection in the production, construction or design processes. Visual Inspect is a true next generation solution as it moves 3D CAD viewing away from the traditional desktop PC to a mobile in-hand, on-demand solution. The 3D CAD data is stored locally on the iPad through an innovative, compressed, mobile format which provides an exceptional degree of flexibility and mobility that together drive increased productivity. The end user is able to document problems and errors with text and images and then easily export both into a Microsoft Excel office document. The Visual Inspect product family offers two exceptional value options: Visual Inspect enables intuitive mobile viewing, verification and documentation of complex 3D data; and Visual Inspect AR enables complex 3D data to be overlaid and compared to actual data in real time.The integrated iPad camera supports Visual Inspect AR as a more cost-effective alternative to other Augmented Reality (AR) products that require expensive cameras. The Visual Inspect product family can be ready for use via a simple three step process that includes first downloading the iPad application from the Apple Apps store, calibrating the iPad and then activating the application with the calibration file. For details contact: FARO Business Technologies India Pvt Ltd E-12, B-1 Extension Mohan Co-operative Indl Estate Mathura Road, New Delhi 110 044 Tel: 011-46465664, 46465644 E-mail: india@faro.com / amrita.gokhale@faro.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 29

Radar Level Transmitters KROHNE, Inc announces the addition of three 24-GHz and three 80-GHz OPTIWAVE Radar Level transmitters to its product line, which complement the existing 6-GHz and 10-GHz devices. The entire range of OPTIWAVE 2-wire loop-powered FMCW radar level transmitters for liquids and solids is ideally suited to industries from chemical and petrochemical to mining, minerals and metals processing and cover liquid and solid applications. With the OPTIWAVE 1010 (6-GHz), the OPTIWAVE 5200 (10-GHz) and now the new OPTIWAVE Series of 24 and 80-GHz radars, KROHNE offers the appropriate frequency for each application. The new OPTIWAVE 5400 / 6400 / 7400 (24-GHz) and OPTIWAVE 3500 / 6500 / 7500 (80-GHz) radars are each designed for specific industry needs, delivering reliable and accurate level measurement of liquids and solids, even in most difficult applications. KROHNE offers an extensive choice of process connections starting from 3/4” for each of the new radar level transmitters, as well as Lens, Drop and Horn antennas to suit all process and installation conditions. The OPTIWAVE transmitters offer a measuring range from the antenna edge up to 100-m (328-ft), with accuracy from ±2 mm (±0.08”). The OPTIWAVE transmitters can measure products with dielectric constants as low as 1.4, and feature a quick setup assistant for easy commissioning as well as an empty tank spectrum function for eliminating false reflections. For details contact: KROHNE, Inc 7 Dearborn Road Peabody, MA 01960, U.S.A. Tel: +1 978 535 6060 Fax: +1 978 535 1720 E-mail: info@krohne.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 30

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CHEMTECH South World Expo 2017 Date

: 13-15 December, 2017

Venue : HITEX Exhibition Center, Hyderabad Event : In Hyderabad, the government’s industrial policy is very liberal and high priority is given to its development especially since it plays a vital role in sustainable economic growth. These conditions have made Hyderabad a prime destination for chemical services, making it an alluring destination for many companies worldwide. CHEMTECH Hyderabad Expo 2017 will provide the much needed integrated platform to facilitate the growth of the industry in the region. The three day global process industry meet will offer enormous opportunities to the service providers to display the latest state-of-the-art technologies products and services and their strengths to the wide base of the user industry in the Southern region. Concurrent thematic seminars will have deliberations on the topical issues and enable the professionals to engage and network to explore business potential. For details contact: Tel: +91-22-40373636 Email: conferences@jasubhai.com

AIA Industrial Expo Date : 09-11 Jan 2018 Venue : D.A.Anandpura Sports And Cultural Centre, Ankleshwar, India Event : AIA Industrial Expo is a 3 day event being held from 9th January to the 11th January 2018 at the D.A.Anandpura Sports Complex in Ankleshwar, India. This event showcases products like Agro Chemicals, Fertilizers, Pesticides, Dyes, Pigments & Dyes Intermediates,Fine & Specialty Chemicals, Chemical Plants & Machinery, Foundry Machinery, Chemicals and Gear & Gear Boxes and many more etc. in the Chemicals & Dyes, Plants & Machinery industries. For details contact: Ankleshwar Industries Association Mr. Raghunandan (M) +91-98250 42135 Email: info@ankleshwarexpo.com Website: www.ankleshwarexpo.com

Waste Technology India Expo Dates : 18-20 January 2018 Venue : Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai Event : Waste Technology India Expo is a 3 day event in Mumbai. The waste management and recycling exhibition will have solutions for managing and recycling of different kinds of waste, both solid and liquid, generated in industries, cities, homes, etc, to ensure clean surroundings. This event showcases product from air and water management, environment and waste management industries. For details contact: Virtual Info System Pvt Ltd 231 Mastermind-1, Royal Palms Mayur Nagar, Aarey Milk Colony Goregaon (E), Mumbai Chemical Engineering World

SOMChE 2017 Date

: 6 – 7, December 2017

Venue : Monash University Malaysia Campus, Malaysia Event : Universities have an important role to play in carrying out research to improve knowledge and understanding that can enhance the well-being of all. Fundamental research is vital in the advancement of scientific understanding. For Engineers we like to believe that our research can make a direct impact on society. Even at the more fundamental level we aim to make a difference. Beyond this, helping to come up with new ideas to help to solve the problems of industry is very rewarding. This could be new methods and applications to improve efficiency or to help solve problems related to health, safety, the environment and sustainability. It is key to all this that researchers have a good understanding of the problems that are facing society in general and industry in particular. The aim of this conference, therefore, is to try and bring together participants from both Universities and Industry, so that ideas and issues can be shared and partnerships formed to enhance future research.. For details contact: Professor Michael Cloke / Priya Ravindran Tel: +60 3 22831381 Email: mcloke@icheme.org, pravindran@icheme.org 2018 GlobalChem Conference & Exhibition Dates : February 28 - March 2, 2018 Venue : OMNI Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, Washington, USA Event : For over 30 years, GlobalChem has been the chemical industry’s premier policy and regulatory conference of its kind. Each year, this annual gathering of industry professionals offers a valuable opportunity to review key developments in the global chemicals management arena while looking ahead to some of the most pressing issues the industry faces. For details contact: American Chemistry Council (202) 249 6121 Email: online@americanchemistry.com Website: http://www.globalchem.org/

7th International Conference Engineering (ICCPE 2018) Date





: 23rd - 25th May 2018

Venue : Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand Event :The primary goal of the ICCPE 2018 is to promote research and developmental activities in Chemical and Process Engineering. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in Bangkok and abroad. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Chemical and Process Engineering and related areas. For details contact: Natureevents +1 (202) 626-2522 E-mail: c.paulsen@us.nature.com Novembe 2017 • 83

CEW Project Update

New Contracts/Expansions/Revamps The following list is a brief insight into the latest new projects by various companies in India.

CHEMICALS Coal India is planning a `10,000-crore joint venture along with GAIL India, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF) and The Fertilizer Corporation of India (FCIL) to set up a urea and ammonium nitrate chemicals complex that will run on gasified coal. Coal India has appointed Projects and Development India (PDIL) to conduct a feasibility study on the project. The plan is to use around 6 million tonnes of coal from coalfields at Talcher in Odisha and manufacture about 3 lakh tonnes of urea annually and around 300-400 tonnes of ammonium nitrate per day. Ammonium nitrate is the principal ingredient for making explosives used as blasting material at coal mines. The country is facing a crunch in the supply of ammonium nitrate and explosive suppliers often jack up prices, resulting in higher input costs for the company. Songwon Industrial Co Ltd of South Korea has launched its new pilot plant in Panoli, Gujarat, thereby strengthening the organisation’s overall specialty chemicals development capability. Built on Songwon’s Indian site with all the necessary main unit operations, the new plant is equipped with the most up-to-date technologies and materials for producing a wide range of chemicals for a broad spectrum of applications - from one kilo up to several hundred kilo samples. To reinforce the organisation’s position in existing areas of business and enhance its ability to enter new areas, the new pilot plant will be supported by the Songwon’s strong local R&D team in Panoli, as well as its central technology innovation center located in Maeam, Korea. AkzoNobel and Atul Ltd have agreed to jointly set up a manufacturing plant for monochloroacetic acid (MCA) at Atul’s facility in Gujarat. Each partner will hold a 50 per cent stake in the venture. The partnership will build on Atul’s status as a leading global supplier of the herbicide 2,4D (which uses MCA as a key raw material), and AkzoNobel’s leading global position in MCA market, with plants in the Netherlands, China, Japan and the US. The investment is subject to regulatory approvals and signing of final agreements. The partnership will use chlorine and hydrogen manufactured by Atul to produce the monochloroacetic acid, taking advantage of both Atul’s existing infrastructure and the leading eco-friendly hydrogenation technology supplied by AkzoNobel. From an initial annual capacity of 32 kilo-tonnes (KT) at start-up, the plant has been designed for future expansion to 60 KT. The plant will produce enough MCA to meet the captive requirement of Atul; AkzoNobel will market the rest of it, primarily in India. Monochloroacetic acid is an essential building block in the chemical industry and is used in a wide variety of chemicals. Camlin Fine Sciences Ltd, which offers shelf-life solutions (anti-oxidants and intermediates), performance chemicals and aroma chemicals, has received environmental clearance from the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority of Gujarat for setting up a manufacturing facility for hydroquinone (HQ) and catechol and their down-stream products at Dahej SEZ. The Dahej plant will expand capacities and provide CFS with a base to manufacture hydroquinone and catechol in India. The plant will also help Camlin Fine Sciences to add capacity for manufacturing of vanillin, for which catechol is a key raw material. 84 • November 2017

The company expects to commission the Dahej plant in FY18. The plant will have capacity to produce 9,000 metric tonne per annum (MTPA) and 6,000 MTPA of HQ and catechol, respectively. SRF is planning to invest ` 3,500 crore over the next four years, 70 per cent of which would go into its fast-growing chemicals business, to cater to rising global demand. SRF, which exports 90 per cent of its chemicals and counts Syngenta, BASFBSE 0.08 per cent, BayerBSE -0.04 per cent CropScience and other global biggies as its clients, has over the years steered its focus away from technical textiles to chemicals, where it has witnessed a rapid revenue growth and fat operating margin. LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, completed the previously announced acquisition of the polypropylene (PP) compounding assets of Zylog Plastalloys Pvt Ltd. The company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zylog’s PP compounding assets in November 2015. LyondellBasell has supplied the Indian market through imports and tolling arrangements since 2009. In October 2015, LyondellBasell acquired SJS Plastiblends Pvt Ltd’s PP compounding business which is located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. With the acquisition of Zylog’s manufacturing operations in Sinnar, Maharashtra, and Chennai, Tamil Nadu, LyondellBasell is now the third largest producer of PP compounds in India with an annual capacity of 44,000 metric tonnes. In addition to the already existing product lines offered at these sites, LyondellBasell will produce its Hostacom glass fibre-reinforced, mineral filled and unfilled coloured grades as well as Hifax high impact thermoplastic olefins. These compounds are used to manufacture automotive parts, home appliances and other products. Bodal Chemicals of Ahmedabad has received environmental clearance (EC) from the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change for the expansion of dyes and dyes intermediates manufacturing facility located at Vadodara, Gujarat. The company is expanding its dyes and intermediates manufacturing capacity from 2,200 metric tonne per month (MTPM) to 6,000 MTPM, and set up a co-generation power plant (5-MW) in Gujarat. Bodal Chemicals, one of the leading manufacturers of dyes and dyes intermediates in the country, has the capacity to manufacture over 25 varieties of dye intermediates and around 150 variants in dyestuff which are mainly used as raw material in textile, leather, paper and other dye consuming industries. Out of the total production, the company exports about 40 per cent to more than 35 countries across the world. Perstorp of Swedish a specialty chemicals firm is planning to set up a manufacturing facility for pentaerythritol (penta) in Maharashtra. To evaluate the opportunity to invest in a new world scale production plant for penta in India, the company has signed an MoU with Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). Pentaerythritol, a white crystalline polyhydric alcohol containing four primary hydroxyl groups, is used as building blocks in alkyd resins for coatings, radiation curing monomers, polyurethanes, rosin esters, synthetic lubricants and explosives. Perstorp currently manufactures producing penta in three different production plants in Germany, the US and Sweden. The related Chemical Engineering World

Project Update CEW market for coatings in India is growing fast in the country. Building a world scale production plant will be yet another important part of Perstorp’s ambitious plan to strengthen the position in the Asian market. In July 2015, Perstorp acquired the penta business from Koei Chemical Co Ltd, a Japanese chemicals producer. IOL Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (IOLCP), a producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), has increased the production capacity of ibuprofen to 6,200 tonnes per annum (TPA) at Barnala plant in Punjab. Expansion follows a de-bottlenecking project undertaken by the company at an estimated cost of `24 crores. IOL Chemicals already exports ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used as painkiller, to regulated and emerging markets, ie, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, etc. With the recent approval from US FDA, the company is expanding its ibuprofen business in the US as well. Being the only integrated ibuprofen player globally, IOL Chemicals aims to build and sustain the growth of its APIs business in coming years by exploring the higher value regulated markets. MINING NTPC Ltd the state-owned power generator hopes its captive coal production will reach 100 million tonne (MT) as soon as its five coal blocks commence operations, aided by faster regulatory clearances and the part-privatization model of Mine Development and Operator (MDO). The success of the plan would determine fuel security of the operations of India’s largest power producer. KIOCL will revive iron ore mining after a decade in Karnataka, after the State granted the company a lease of over 474 hectares at Devadaru hills in Ballari. KIOCL had suspended mining in the eco-sensitive Western Ghats following a Supreme Court directive in 2006. The company has already prepared an action plan and initiated the process for obtaining the necessary statutory clearances. Once approvals are given, it would invest `1,500 crore in a pellet plant and also a unit to enrich iron ore from the mines. After suspension of mining, KIOCL had shifted to operating 3.5 million tonne per annum pellet plant in Mangaluru. Last year, it produced 1.46 million tonnes, utilising half its capacity, as against almost nil production in the previous year. Under the Make-In-India programme, International agencies have already implemented pilot projects by bringing high grade iron ore from South America, Iran and other parts of the world and utilising KIOCL’s facility, have taken away pellets facilitating better utilisation of its plant capacity and profitability utilising its manpower.The company’s blast furnace Unit having a capacity of 216,000 tonnes of pig iron which was put under suspension since 2009 has been taken for repair and the Unit is ready for operation for producing foundry grade pig iron adding towards its profitability in the coming financial year. The firm earned a profit of`47.93 crore in FY17 as against a loss of ` 80.15 crore the previous year. Revenues grew 353 per cent to ` 929.36 crore from `205.57 crore in the previous fiscal. JSW Energy, part of the Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Group, is believed to be in the race for buying out the thermal power assets of Monnet Power and Jindal India Thermal Power Ltd (JITPL) in Odisha. Monnet Power’s 1,050-MW coal-based power plant near Angul was in advanced stage of commissioning. Monnet Power’s parent company, Monnet Ispat & Energy had won the Mandakini coal block in Odisha in competitive bidding, it surrendered the block later on grounds of economic unviability. Monnet Power had accumulated debt in excess of `5,000 crore. Though Chemical Engineering World

lenders had earlier denied a haircut in JSW Energy’s prospective deal to acquire majority equity in Monnet Power, the Sajjan Jindal-owned firm is still believed to be in the hunt for the asset. Besides Monnet Power, JSW Energy is also eyeing takeover of BC Jindal controlled JITPL’s 1,200-MW coal-based plant at Derang near Angul. The first unit (600-MW) of the 1,200-MW plant had begun commercial operations and started power supplies to the Odisha grid. But, coal paucity and absence of firm linkages had caused disruptions in the operations of the power plant. This project has been completed at a cost of `7537 crore which includes a debt component of `5,900 crore. JITPL has power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Odisha’s Gridco Ltd, Kerala State Electricity Board and Tata Power Trading Corporation. Apart from JSW Energy, JITPL also had competing offers from Adani Power and Singapore’s SembCorp.. NLC India (formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation) which is in the hunt for buying out power assets is understood to have shown interest in the 700-MW Odisha plant of Hyderabad-based Ind-Barath Power Infra Ltd (IBPIL). The power plant located at Sahajbahal, near Jharsuguda, has commenced commercial operations. Though the exact size of the potential deal is not known, the valuation could be anywhere in the range of ` 5000-5,500 crore. In August last year, NLC India had floated an Expression of Interest (EoI) from companies owning coal and lignite-based power projects, for a possible acquisition. NLC India’s installed thermal power capacity is 3, 240-MW. It runs a 10-MW solar power unit and wind power assets with a capacity totalling 37.5-MW. Western Coalfields, state-run Coal India arm, has received the environment clearance for its `263 crore expansion project in Nagpur district, Maharashtra.The proposal is to enhance the production capacity of the Gokul open cast mine to 1.875-million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from the existing 1-MTPA. The mine, located in 767.17-hectare, has a mineable reserve of 14.50-million tonnes. Among the conditions specified, the company has been asked to get ‘Consent to Operate’ Certificate from the State Pollution Control Board for the existing production capacity of 1-MTPA and also the ‘Consent to Establish’ for the proposed capacity of 1.875-MTPA prior to enhancing the production capacity. With regard to transportation of coal, the company has been asked to carry out by covered trucks and take mitigative measures to control dust and other fugitive emissions all along the roads by providing sufficient number of water sprinklers. The company has been informed to adopt controlled blasting techniques to control ground vibration and flying rocks. It has also been told to implement a progressive afforestation plan covering an area of 376.04-hectare at the end of mining. Of the total quarry area of 231.73-hectare (on floor) and 291.21-hectare (on surface), the backfilled quarry area of 115.39-hectare should be reclaimed with plantation and there will be no void left at the end of the mining operations. The land after mining should be restored for agriculture purpose. OIL & GAS Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), India’s second biggest state-run refiner, plans to spend about `13,000 crore on expanding its Numaligarh refinery in Assam by 2017-18.The company plans to expand the Numaligarh refinery to 9 million tonnes from the current 3 million tonnes. Novembe 2017 • 85

CEW Book Shelf The Chemical Industry (Paperback) Author : C.A. Heaton (Editor) Price : USD 125.10 Pages : 384 pages Publisher : Springer About the Book: In this introduction to each of the major sectors of the chemical industry the authors cover the important chemistry, products, processes and relevant statistics. Each contributor draws on his/her extensive industrial experience to give a balanced coverage which is both easy to read and authoritative. New chapters on quality and safety issues, environmental issues and an extended chapter on chlor-alkali, sulphur and nitrogen industries, reflect the importance of these subjects today.

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“The markets are become global and every manufacturer has to raise its product quality and standards to meet the global expectations”

“The Indian chemical industry, in the recent years has transformed drastically to meet the international global standards set by the developed market like US & Europe. There was a time, few years back when developed market products were considered good and developing market product were un-acceptable to that market. The same is not true today, as Indian manufacturers have raised their standard of products and successfully compete at par with developed market products. In order to manufacture such products, the need for good pumps and process plays an important role,” Says Rajesh Malhotra, Managing Director of Everest Group. In an interview with Chemical Engineering World, he further discusses emerging trends in vacuum pump and blowers industry, growth potential of market, expansion plan for company and much more… 88 • November 2017

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Interview CEW What is the new development in the vacuum pumps sector? Vacuum Pump industry is fast growing in India. Currently this industry is dominated by foreign players as Vacuum Pumps and related technology is new to our country. Application of Vacuum finds use in Nuclear and semi conductor industry and for this reason, India was always kept at a distance and had a limited access to this technology. “Everest” has been working in vacuum related processes and technology and applied it to use in various Chemical processes including Pharma, Agro, Food Processing. Everest has developed new processes using combination of Vacuum Pumps and allied accessories which is widely accepted by the Pharma and Chemical industry. Everest was the first to introduce high vacuum oil free Boosters 20 years back and now is again the first Indian manufacturer to successfully design and manufacture Dry Screw, energy efficient Vacuum pumps, to meet the ever-growing industrial demand. Everest has to it’s credit development 100% indigenous MVR Mechanical Vapor Recompressor, both for pressure and vacuum duty applications. EVEREST Group companies are proud recipients of National Awards from the Hon. PM, for their outstanding work in R&D and related areas. Discuss the trends in the Blowers industry? Everest is pioneer in Blowers and Pumps covering the entire range-both pressure duty applications and vacuum duty applications. The group has two primary laterals, one catering to the pressure duty applications while the other caters to Vacuum duty applications. The both laterals are fast growing as there is consistant growth in both the sectors. The pressure duty applications cover Effluent Chemical Engineering World

Treatment Plants, Sewage Treatment Plants, Portable drinking water plants, Chemical plants, Pneumatic conveying applications, Furnace, process industries etc., whereas the vacuum applications cover Vacuum dryers, Used oil refining, edible oil refining, Zero discharge plants, Roll Metalizers, CVD and similar applications. How do vacuum pumps have an advantage over steam/water based pumps? Dry vacuum pumps are a great technical development over the conventional steam/ water based pumps, mainly due to following reasons. • Highly energy efficient over the conventional steam/water based pumps. • Since they do not require any motive fluid like water or steam the effect on environment is practically NIL. • They do not require any pre-treatment and post treatment plant like water softener or pollution equipment. • They are compact, reliable and easy to operate. • They allow greater level of automation and regulation, permitting greater process flexibility. • They are economical and have short payback period. What is the growth potential in emerging markets related to the vacuum pumps/systems? Vacuum industry in India is still in its infancy stage. There are very limited indigenous manufacturers offering products & services to global standards. This has created a market for foreign players and large quantum of advanced vacuum pumps, gauges & allied accessories are being imported. Now there is a growth in the Indian industries who are gearing up to meet the international levels of design and manufacture and this would

result in a good growth in Vacuum Pumps and Blowers, especially when solutions offered are energy efficient and ecofriendly. The general awareness to conserve energy and minimize pollution is a great factor for all Companies to switch to modern pumps and blowers, replacing the old inefficient polluting options. What is the growth potential in emerging markets related to the Blowers industry? India is developing at a fast pace and is probably fastest growing economy as on date. Industrial development brings in improved process having least impact on the environment, consuming minimum energy, economical and reliable. Emerging markets, like india, have to go a long way for development of equipment & processes targeting low energy intake, High product quality and Zero effect on environment meeting our PM, Honl. Narender Modiji “ ZED” concept- Zero Effect Zero Defect vision. EVEREST is able to offer all the above expectations for their pumps and blowers and expects a good growth in this segments. The same may not be true for industries who are not able to meet the expectations of the industry. What are the key factors driving the global industrial vacuum pump market? Application of medium to high Vacuum environment is finding use in practically all areas associated with Nuclear, Solar, Semiconductor, Space, Chemical, Pharma, Agro, Polymer, oil refining, Solvent recovery, Zero Discharge etc processes. The growth in the above sectors has created in the need for quality, reliable Vacuum Pumps & allied equipment to improve the process making them energy efficient, fast and less polluting. The markets are become global and every manufacturer has to raise it’s product quality and standards to meet the global expectations. This global November 2017 • 89

CEW Interview awareness has created opportunity for many to research in the vacuum field for new products and processes. Compare the chemical industry vacuum pump requirements of Asia Pacific (developing) markets with the US/Europe (developed) markets. The Indian chemical industry, in the recent years has transformed drastically to meet the international global standards set by the developed market like US & Europe. There was a time, few years back when developed market products were considered good and developing market product were un-acceptable to that market. The same is not true today, as Indian manufacturers have raised their standard of products and successfully compete at par with developed market products. In order to manufacture such products, the need for good pumps and process plays an important role. Indian Companies have started in investing inhouse R&D and moving away from “copy technology”. Today we have hundreds of products manufactured in India and accepted well in all developed countries. Everest has to it’s credits Export of Pressure & Vacuum systems to advanced counties line Germany & USA. What is the level of automation that is available for the pumps? & What are the customer demands in terms of the vacuum pumps? Improved processes and process reliability has raised the level of automation. Every process and allied equipments like pumps, blowers etc., go through many process variation and in order to work effectively over the entire process variation range need to have sensors to sense and modify to suite the process variation maintaining consistent output / product quality. The variations could be atmosphere, weather, temperature, raw material inputs while the final product must be 90 • November 2017

of a consistent quality. EVEREST has a complete team of qualified people who are able to provide solution and automation for all variations that the process may encounter during its manufacture and ensure consistent quality output. Give us a brief overview about vacuum pumps/systems and blowers business at Everest? Everest has wide range of vacuum pump and systems ranging from small 1 HP to larger 300 HP systems. You can visit our website “www.everestblowers.com “ for various products and solutions offered. What is your future business and expansion plan for the vacuum pumps? EVEREST has undertaken an expansion program under it’s both laterals Pressure and Vacuum divisions. The state of art plant infrastructure and machinery has been planned to ensure that the products manufactured meet international quality standards. Our focus is not only at the final product but are setting high standards for in process operations at all levels of working. EVEREST now targets global market and with our proven successful track record shall surely be the market leader. In the year Financial year 2017-2018 we hope that both our expansion program would be fully functional and operative. Elaborate on your focus regarding R&D and innovation related to the fields of vacuum pumps/systems. EVEREST is probably the only Indian manufacturer in our segment, having in-house R&D facility recognized by Govt. of India and approved by DSIRDepartment of Scientific & Industrial Research, under the Ministry of Science & Technology. EVEREST R&D center is run by very competitive research team which is working around the clock

to meet the ever-growing customer’s expectation offering reliable, tested and tried solutions. The latest development is Dry Hybrid Screw Pump and Mechanical Vapor Recompressor. Do you have any patents for the chemical vacuum pumps? At present we do not have applied for any patents. For the chemical vacuum pumps, give us some information regarding your after sales services. How do you address customer problems and look into availability of spare parts or spare pumps during on-going operations? EVEREST offers a turnkey solution right from the design to final commissioning supported by efficient after sales service. Customer education and training has great importance to ensure that the process and equipment developed is maintained and run for best results. EVEREST has a technical and qualified after sales service staff offers full assistance as and when needed for the smooth operation of process and equipment. What are the challenges faced by the vacuum pump manufacturers? EVEREST promoters are all qualified technocrats and create a best mix of senior experienced players complemented by innovative and hard working juniors. EVEREST team is unique in its composition and this mix would ensure us to take EVEREST at new heights. We see challenges from global players and global entries but are very sure that with our in-house talent, vision and dedication, shall be able to meet the same.

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