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CONTENTS Vol. 36 No. 6 February-March 2018 Mumbai ` 100 Published Since 1982 Process Automation, Instrumentation & Control, Lab Equipment , Lab Instrumentation, Lab Automation, Analytical Solutions, Fire Safety Equipment

MARKETING INITIATIVE Replicating the Sun’s Fusion Energy: The ITER Project Builds on Helium Sauer Compressors - Sauer Compressors Teamwork Makes the Dream Work - Tom O’Donnell, Director of Business Development, Neptune and PSG, USA and Ravi Prasad, Director of Sales, PSG India



Stopping Evaporation Losses with Thermal Insulation Coatings - Francesca Crolley, Vice President – Training & Specifications, Synavax, Inc, U.S.A 14 How Two Petrochemical Plants Improved Level and Flow Measurement - Magnetrol International, U.S.A 17 FEATURES Integrated Engineering, Operations and Asset Management are Vital for Chemical Industries - Valentijn de Leeuw, Vice President, ARC Advisory Group, Europe


Effective Risk Mitigation Strategies for Projects - Shailesh Dhume, Principal Consultant, Infuse Consulting


Modularization of Onshore Plants - Karthik Nurani, Deputy General Manager, Projects, Aker Solutions


A New Generation Sealing – Bringing the Best of Subsea to the Surface - Nils Christian Mathisen, General Manager, PIPEOTECH ASM, Norway 26 Ammonia Production can be More Smart, Safe & Profitable - Merethe Kjul Hoffmann, Technology Marketing Manager, Haldor Topsoe 28 FOCUS PRODUCTS Process Automation, Instrumentation & Control, Lab Equipment Lab Instrumentation, Lab Automation, Analytical Solutions Fire Safety Equipment
















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Replicating the Sun’s Fusion Energy: The ITER Project Builds on Helium Sauer Compressors A spectacular vision is gradually becoming reality in Cadarache in the south of France. Modelled on the sun, the ITER (Inter national Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) fusion system uses nuclear fusion to generate energy in order to secure humanity’s supply of electricity. One of the biggest challenges is the high temperature inside the reactor. Technology by Sauer Compressors is a key factor in cooling the reactor: the manufacturer has supplied the world’s largest system for helium recovery.


he ITER fusion reactor is an international consortium project involving the European Union, the United States, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea and India. The reactor is scheduled to be put into operation in 2020, with the aim of harnessing nuclear fusion – the sun’s source of energy – under terrestrial conditions as well. The hydrogen isotopes deuterium and Tritium melt and form a plasma when exposed to immense heat. This process releases large quantities of energy. Researchers hope this will provide an infinite source of energy, one

that is entirely emission-free and safe. Proof of concept has been demonstrated. However, up until now heating the plasma to the ignition temperature of around 100 million °C has required a greater input of energy than could be recovered from subsequent fusion. The ITER test system has a tokamaktype fusion reactor. At 840 cubic meters its capacity is far greater than that of other systems of its kind. The reactor is designed to generate ten times the energy needed to ignite the plasma. These immense temperatures prevent the

Figure 1: The fully assembled helium recovery system at the Girodin-Sauer SAS plant. © Sauer Compressors

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enclosure of fusion plasma in physical vessels. Instead, the system uses gigantic magnetic fields to confine the suspended fuel in thermal insulation and to keep it away from the boundary walls. Minimising Helium Consumption A large volume of highly pressurized helium and an input temperature of 4.5 K are used to cool the superconductive magnetic coils that generate the required magnetic field. However, due to its particular diffusibility the inert gas is a demanding coolant. Helium possesses a

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very small atomic radius and can pass through even the tiniest openings and pores in metals and screw connections. Since the inert gas is very expensive, loss due to evaporation or leakage must be kept as low as possible. The planners behind the ITER fusion reactor therefore requested a system to recover the gas that

evaporated during the cooling process. An additional system for compressing leakages in the helium loop was to be installed as well. Sauer Compressors was the world’s only provider with the ability to meet the project’s demanding requirements. Both systems were manufactured and tested

by the Sauer experts in Kiel, Germany. The merging of the two happened at the assembly hall of French company Girodin-Sauer SAS: There, both systems were combined and assembled to form a single unit, consisting of five helium compressors on a four-part base frame measuring 8 x 8 meters – the largest assembly of its kind. The entirely gastight recovery system with stainless steel tubing was then dispatched to the customer Air Liquide. Installation on the ITER fusion reactor began in summer 2017. Special Compressors for Helium Recovery Once the helium has been used as a coolant, the recovery system collects the gas in 10 storage balloons, each with a capacity of 100 m³. Then it is recompressed by four Sauer WP6305 BasSealHe-B helium compressors. Sauer Compressors developed these compact, two-stage sixcylinder piston compressors as a bespoke solution specifically for this application. They produce a final pressure of 22 bar.g and a volume flow of 535 m³/h with minimal noise and vibration emissions.

Figure 3: A PASSAT WP156L BasSealHe-B-type compressor is used to compress leaked gas. © Sauer Compressors

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Figure 4: All of the tubing on the helium recovery system is made of stainless steel. © Sauer Compressors

An integrated water cooling system enables direct cooling of the cylinders and cylinder valves (single cylinder cooling as well as cooling between the stages).

ITER fusion reactor for around four hours per day and in normal operation will deliver a recompression rate of one gram of helium per second. But the system is

of a blackout of the fusion reactor. This is why the recovery system is the only component that is equipped with an independent emergency power supply.

Other features include the unique double

designed to compress up to 100 grams

shaft seals, the gas-tight safety valves

of helium per second. This ensures that

and gas recirculation from the separators.

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The recovery module will operate in the

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The compressors have a static leakage rate of less than 0.1 mbar x l/s. Losses are reduced by a factor of 8 compared to optimized air compressors used for the compression of helium. Sauer Compressors determined and validated the machinery’s static and dynamic leakage rates on a special helium test rig under real conditions. All components of the recompression system, including the buffer tanks and the filtration system, were produced by Sauer Compressors.

Figure 5: Sauer Compressors also sets new standards in control engineering – the compressor system possesses unparalleled complexity. © Sauer Compressors

Compressing Leakage in the Helium Loop An additional system by Sauer Compressors is used to compress leakages in the helium loop. A special PASSAT WP156L BasSealHe-B-type helium compressor is designed to recompress leakage occurring at mechanical seals in the loop. The threestage air-cooled piston compressor is built for continuous operation. It Chemical Products Finder | February-March 2018 | 9

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achieves a final pressure of 20.5 bar.g and a volume flow of 96 m³/h. With a leakage rate of less than 0.1 mbar x l/s this compressor features an unrivalled gas-tightness. The installation of the entire helium recovery system will be completed in 2018. The ITER fusion reactor is able to cool the superconductive magnetic coils at minimum helium consumption and therefore keep operating costs permanently low.

Figure 6: The helium recovery system can be dismantled into four parts for transport due to the gas-tight flange connections. © Sauer Compressors

Figure 7: Aerial view of the ITER construction site. © ITER Organization

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Sauer Compressors is a medium-sized German group of companies with twelve international subsidiaries. The company was founded more than 130 years ago, and has over 80 years' experience in compressed air technology. Today, it focusses on the development, production and sale of medium- and high-pressure compressors for applications in the naval, shipping, offshore and industrial sectors. Its modern reciprocating compressors for the compression of air and neutral and inert gases reach pressures of 20 to 500 bar. It offers customised solutions for individual customers, OEMs and companies that operate on a global stage. With a global network of agents and representatives, Sauer maintains close proximity to its customers. By enhancing its range of compressors with highquality accessories, engineering services, installation and service concepts, Sauer can offer end-to-end system solutions and compressed air modules, including complete turnkey installations. ◘

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When a Latin American oil company optimized the injection of corrosion inhibitors into its pipelines, 500 Series Hydraulic Diaphragm Metering Pumps from Neptune were a unanimous choice for the job.


s it reached 75 years of operation, a Latin American oil company had grown to become the world’s fifth-largest oil producer and the region’s second-largest enterprise by annual revenue, behind only Petrobas. Though the oil company’s rate of daily production has been declining steadily over the past decade, from an all-time high of 3.48 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2004 to 2.52 million b/d in 2013, that rate of production still equates to nearly 920 million barrels per year of oil, which is still a lot of product that needs to be moved to various end points, including refineries, storage terminals and retail sites. To facilitate this crude oil transport and transfer, this Latin American oil company operates a network of pipelines that covers nearly 8,000 miles. Setting Off a Chain Reaction A pipeline system this vast and complex needs to be kept operational at all costs, less downtime adversely affects the company’s ability to meet production and delivery schedules. A common reason for

pipeline breakdowns and malfunctions is corrosion that can be caused by the oil being transported or environmental factors. To combat these situations, corrosion inhibitors are periodically injected into the pipeline to protect it from the attacks of corrosive elements. “We had the opportunity to work with the people who were working on the design of the injection of chemicals in the pipeline system for the company,” said Oscar Ruiz, a longtime consultant with many contacts in the Latin American oil and gas industry. “The company was looking for pumps that could satisfy its needs for reliable injection rates, while possessing the capability to be operated remotely in harsh weather conditions.” Being intimately familiar with the company’s needs, Ruiz turned to his network of contacts, in the process setting off a nearly two-year chain reaction that would eventually result in one of the most significant pump orders in the history of Neptune Chemical Pump Co, North Wales, PA, USA. Since 2008, Neptune has been a

Figure 1: A major Latin American oil company has a pipeline network that covers more than 8,000 square miles of Mexican countryside. In order to help keep the pipeline operating effectively, even in the most severe weather conditions, the company is using 500 Series Hydraulic Diaphragm Metering Pumps from Neptune Chemical Pump Co to inject corrosion inhibitors.

leading product brand of PSG, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA, a Dover company. Ruiz’s first call, in early 2012, was to his friend Jim Janes, for whom he works as a consultant. Janes is the President of Janes Industrial Products, LLC, Scott, LA, USA, a manufacturer and supplier of specialty cleaning compounds for the industrial, aviation and remediation industries. “I’ve known Jim since 1995 and in 2005 he developed a solvent for this type of application,” said Ruiz. “We have also worked together in the past selling chemicals to one of the water-treatment plants in Mexico. It makes it far better that we trust each other.” Once the chemical source was identified, Ruiz needed to find the right chemical-injection pump for the application. Working off of Janes’ recommendation, he contacted FLIP, Inc, of Baton Rouge, LA, USA, which was a sales representative firm from 1975 to early 2015. “Oscar contacted our office and asked us to look at some injection systems for the oil company,” explained Ernie Spreen III, a former Outside Sales for FLIP, Inc, and now co-owner of KEEN Solutions LLC with Jimmie Kenaley, a new Neptune representative. “The company was looking to replace the pneumatic pumps it was using because with the heat and how they configured them, they weren’t lasting long at all. There was not enough air available to use the pneumatic diaphragm pumps, it was too dirty to mess with and they needed someone to make sure the filters were clean. At first, they were looking for little solenoid pumps with fiberglass backing with no storage tanks, then started looking at pump skids, but eventually realized they would need something that could stand up to the harsh climate where the equipment would Chemical Products Finder | February-March 2018 | 11

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a good experience. The company was very pleased because they were very accurate in their dosing. We have also specified Neptune pumps in water-treatment plants that were pumping 20,000 gallons per day of produced water and they worked well there, too.” One final hurdle to getting the Neptune pumps approved for the project had to come from the engineering firm that was partnering with the oil company on the project. In another fortuitous turn, Neptune had supplied pumps to the engineering company for past projects, so it was a name that the engineering firm was familiar with. “They were happy to work with us and the team at the oil company was accepting of everything that was involved with the equipment,” said Ruiz. “We had a meeting with them, went through the pumps and discussed things,” added Spreen. “Once they got the pumps on-site and put their hands on them they understood why the Neptune 500 Series was the pump that was selected for them.”

Figure 2 : Neptune fabricated 43 complete corrosion-inhibitor injection systems for the oil company that consist of a pair of 515 model diaphragm metering pumps and a stainless-steel 250-gallon tank in which the corrosion inhibitor is stored. All are able to be operated remotely, which is a benefit in harsh operating conditions, while also reducing the need to manually set dosing levels, as well as the number of on-site man-hours required to service the system.

be located.” The Right Pump for the Process That eventually led to the decision to use strictly stainless-steel equipment in the field, and Spreen’s endorsement of Neptune 500 Series Hydraulic Diaphragm Metering Pumps – specifically the 515 Model with stainless-steel components, electronic stroke control, explosion-proof operation and installation on SS-316 skids – for the job. In all, the oil company would require 43 complete skid systems and a total of 86 pumps. “Neptune pumps are the best for all applications for injection,” said Spreen. 12 | February-March 2018 | Chemical Products Finder

“They are a simplistic pump that is highly repeatable and highly reliable. They can handle high pressures, and more than half the oil company’s applications would be 1,000 psi, so we could configure the systems identically so they could go anywhere in the country and function in any condition. No pump would really work in this application except for what we were offering.” Ruiz was quick recommendation.




“I have used Neptune pumps in a couple of projects, including one in Costa Rica where we had some injection packages made in one shop,” he said. “We used eight Neptune injection systems in one plant and it was

With all of the pieces put in place, the next step was to get the pumps on-site and operating. Each of the 43 pump locations would be set up the same. Neptune also supplied a 250-gallon stainless-steel chemical-storage tank for each site, with the pumps and accessories installed within a locked enclosure to prevent damage or theft. The pumps, which can be controlled remotely, can inject pipeline corrosion inhibitor at a rate of 12 to 20 gallons per day with the relief valves set for a high pressure of 1,300 psi, though the maximum operating pressure will be closer to 1,180 psi. Once a week, a technician will come out and refill the storage tank and inspect the pump, with an oil change required every three to six months. “It’s really a simple system,” said Spreen. “You’ve got a stainless-steel drip pan underneath, a locking mechanism for the covers to keep down shrinkage, and rain shields to keep rain out of the vents and fill ports. It’s set up so that the oil company can padlock everything down so intruders can’t get into it, tamper with the lines or steal chemicals, because they do have an issue with that.

“The standard that the oil company has developed for this type of system is what we and Neptune have provided,” said Ruiz. “We are hoping that Neptune becomes standard for them for other applications like this.” Based in North Wales, PA, USA, Neptune Chemical Pump Co, is a leading manufacturer of chemical metering and peristaltic (hose) pumps, chemical feed systems, chemical injection accessories, make-down systems and portable mixers. Neptune is an operating company within PSG, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA, a Dover company. PSG is comprised of several leading pump companies, including Abaque, Almatec, Blackmer, Ebsray, EnviroGear, Finder, Griswold, Mouvex, Neptune, Quattroflow, RedScrew and Wilden. You can find more information on Neptune at neptune1.com and PSG at psgdover.com. ◘ Figure 3: In some areas, the oil company plans to protect Neptune’s pipeline corrosion-injection systems with enclosures designed to keep out the elements and eliminate instances of tampering.

“They also have extreme heat conditions for nine months out of the year, along with storm conditions, so one of the design features we added was to install the pump itself and the motor under the storage tank to give them protection from the elements.

The stroke control is also sealed and all of the pumps are explosion-proof and NEMA-7 rated. The tank is all SS-316, even the legs. There is nothing on that system that should have any corrosiveness to it.” Another major benefit for the oil company of the Neptune pumps is their ability to be controlled remotely, meaning the dosing levels – whether 0.5 gallons per hour or 5.5 gph – can be set off-site based on the readings supplied by the pipeline. “They have satellite control of the liquid levels, equipment and probes that are placed within the pipeline and note how much inhibitor needs to be used,” said Spreen. “It is a completely unmanned installation.”

Figure 3: Neptune Model 5005-S-N3-FALP diaphragm metering pump.

Conclusion It was a proud moment for Neptune in late December 2013 when the first pump skid was installed by the Latin American oil company, a moment that was the culmination of two years of cooperation between a number of entities, all of whom

Tom O’Donnell Director of Business Development Neptune and PSG Tel: (215) 699-8700 E-mail: Tom.ODonnell@psgdover.com

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Stopping Evaporation Losses with Thermal Insulation Coatings


id you know that an IOP report about fuel losses in storage tanks estimates that more than 50 per cent of operational losses in the chemical and petroleum industry are due to evaporative losses? That’s a big cost, much of which can be avoided by proper thermal insulation. In a paper by OnePetro related to “Evaporation Losses from Petroleum Products” they note two major issues for companies storing and transporting these types of chemicals and fuels: 1) Evaporation results in the loss of a definite volume of product that might otherwise be sold in the market. 2) Evaporation can decrease the quality of the remaining product due to the fact that valuable light fractions are usually what evaporate first.

The bottom line is, if you have a chemical or fuel that can evaporate while in storage if it gets too hot, then often the right insulation can lower your operational costs significantly. Issues with Older Types of Insulation Older types of insulation, such as fiberglass and mineral wool, have been around since the early 1900’s. Telephones have also been around since that time. Are you still using that early 1900’s phone? Of course not. We now all have smart phones that take photos, fit in our pockets and are mini computers. Technology has advanced and gotten smaller, smarter, and more powerful. And insulation technology has as well, yet many organizations still use that last century fibrous insulation.

The main issues with trying to insulate large tanks or other equipment with fibrous insulation include: • They cause corrosion under insulation (CUI) • They degrade quickly, even with exterior cladding • They lose their insulating value as moisture, dirt, or dust infiltrate the insulation • They can harbour mould and mildew • They are difficult to wrap around large tanks and need to be covered with an aluminium or other type of covering • They take up excess space • They obscure the surface, so engineers cannot visually inspect for potential corrosion. 21st Century Thermal Insulation Coatings The next generation of insulation technology, invented in the early 2000’s, is nanotechnology-based and changes the way we insulate. This patented technology by Synavax, Inc allows a significant insulating benefit in a coating carrier system. So you can simply spray the coating on to the exterior of tanks and other equipment to provide thermal insulation and the technology also prevents corrosion and CUI as well. The





incorporates a nanomaterial with very low thermal conductivity into a clear or pigmented water-based coating system to provide a thin film coating that can be painted on to a variety of substrates to insulate effectively and consistently. One benefit that a thin film thermal

A heavy duty, chemical-resistant thermal insulation coating applied to hot water tank inside textile facility.

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barrier provides is the ability to resist infiltration from moisture, dirt, dust, and other contaminates which typically cause degradation of fibrous insulations.

Synavax Heat Shield High Heat insulation coating was used at 3 coats on the exterior of the tanks. The coating provided the petrochemical facility with an effective thin film solution that was highly durable and effective in the demanding environment. It stopped the evaporation of the methanol and offered long-term protection from corrosion. Getting Started - New Insulation Common Questions A few common questions relating to new nanotechnology-based thermal insulation coatings are: 1) Do we need a special installer?

Clear thermal insulation coating tested for 30 days in a submerged salt water environment showed no corrosion and no creep at the scored areas.

By using a nanotechnology-based thermal insulation coating for insulation of storage tanks, you can accomplish two objectives with one product: Insulating to reduce evaporation losses or energy costs and prevent corrosion. Benefits of Synavax Nanotechnologybased coatings: • Prevention of corrosion and CUI • No exterior covering needed

• They are also mould/mildew-resistant • They are hydrophobic which can also help reduce ice formation on surfaces in colder climates • Typical reported payback period is between 6-18 months for industrial applications Thermal Insulation Coatings Stop Methanol Tank Evaporation - Case Study

• They can stand up to weathering (rain, sun, etc)

A petrochemical facility in the Middle

• Easy to apply with standard paint application equipment

evaporation of methanol inside storage

• Longevity of 5-10 years or more

found a solution with Synavax Heat

• They maintain consistent insulation ability throughout the lifespan • Non-toxic, water-based, low VOC • The clear version allows visual inspection of the surface without removing the insulation

East needed to significantly reduce tanks set in a hot environment and they Shield™ High Heat coating. During the warmest months, the ambient temperature in the region was as high as 55 o C (131 o F). When methanol reaches temperatures in excess of 33 o C (91 o F), it begins to evaporate.

- No, typically anyone familiar with industrial painting will have the skillset to provide proper application. The manufacturer also has successfully trained corporate maintenance crews on proper application of the insulation coatings. 2) How is the number of coats/layers needed calculated? - Synavax can provide a specification for the best product, number of layers to use, and amount of coating needed based upon the operating surface temperature, the goals for the application (reduce evaporation, lower surface to safe touch, etc), and the equipment dimensions. 3) Do we need to purchase unique application equipment? - No. The thermal insulation coatings come in two main types; one is clear and a 1-part system, which can be applied with a standard paint sprayer, brush or roller. The other type is a slightly thicker 2-part coating that is grey or white and is Chemical Products Finder | February-March 2018 | 15

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Traditional fibrous insulation with cladding was not suitable due to the high humidity in the region. Secondarily, they also wanted to prevent corrosion of the tanks, which mineral wool had caused when used in the past.

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References iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757899X/154/1/012022/pdf https://www.onepetro.org/conferencepaper/WPC-1123 https://www.synavax.com

Contractor applying clear thermal insulation coating to storage tank measures the proper wet film thickness of the layer.

applied with a texture sprayer (also known as hopper gun, used to spray drywall) 4) Does it maintenance?



- No. Unlike fibrous insulations that degrade within a few years, thermal insulation coatings are designed to stand up to environments, both inside factories and outside in the elements, for 5-10 years or more with no maintenance needed. 5) If I need to get to a section of my surface, can a portion be removed? - Yes. This is as easy as sanding the area and then painting back over that one area once finished. Conclusion For over a decade now, thermal insulation coatings have been making their way into facilities around the world as 16 | February-March 2018 | Chemical Products Finder

Nanotechnology-based thermal insulation and corrosion-prevention coating being spray-applied to exterior of a large black liquor tank at a paper mill.

organizations realize their powerful advancement




biggest advantage is being able to

https://www.onepetro.org/conferencepaper/WPC-1123 https://www.synavax.com

do more than just insulate. They also have the ability to prevent corrosion and CUI, stand up to UV and moisture, and have additional mould/mildew and chemical-resistant advantages. While they are used in multiple areas, such as steam pipes, boilers, and even roofs and HVAC ducts, they also provide a distinct advantage when it comes to reducing evaporation losses both in storage tanks and transport tankers. With a simple spray on solution, they offer more options than ever before to help keep contents at the desired temperature while also increasing the longevity of the storage vessel. â—˜ References iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757899X/154/1/012022/pdf

Francesca Crolley Vice President - Training & Specifications Synavax, Inc U.S.A. E-mail: francescac@synavax.com


anaging petrochemical plants requires monitoring a variety of complex processes. Preventing accidents is a key concern, as well as ensuring that no product is lost and that the highest quality is maintained. The level and flow instrumentation used to monitor these processes often makes a significant impact on plant efficiency and safety. Magnetrol produces a wide range of level and flow instrumentation that can be used in petrochemical plants. this article shares the stories of two plants that improved their petrochemical production and better monitored their facilities by using MAGNETROL products. Case Study #1: Not All Guided Wave Radar is Created Equal One of the world’s largest oil and gas and petrochemical companies was having problems with multiphase applications involving hydrocarbon level with water bottoms and gas vapour space. Guided wave radar (GWR) technology was introduced to monitor these applications.

However, the GWR devices selected did not produce a reliable signal throughout the measurement range, and the dynamics of the interface made it difficult to distinguish between the upper level and the water below. There was a threat of loss of primary containment (LOPC) due to these measurement errors. MAGNETROL pioneered GWR technology for level measurement and its latest device, the Eclipse Model 706, is considered the highest performing GWR level transmitter on the market. The ECLIPSE Model 706 was tested sideby-side with multiple GWR competitors for both top level and interface measurements and it was proven to be best-in-class. The ECLIPSE 706 tracked level up to the device’s flanged process connection, above 100% level, with no dead zones or blind spots at the top of the probe. It prevented LOPC by tracking the top hydrocarbon level through the vapour space and also measured the interface (water bottom) due to the superior signal strength. In summary, it was the only device tested that could produce reliable

A Thermatel TA2 monitoring gas flow in a petrochemical plant.

measurements with a completely dry probe, a probe having only one of the two process media present, and under varying interface conditions. Case Study #2: Measuring Blanketing Reduce Cost



An oil and gas and petrochemical company in China required nitrogen tank blanketing for their flammable liquid containment. Monitoring the nitrogen was essential to account for leakage and verify flow going into the vapour space of the tanks. Due to the number of tanks, the gas flow was monitored to find the right balance between the necessary nitrogen usage and potential cost savings. MAGNETROL recommended its Thermatel TA2 thermal mass flow meters to monitor the nitrogen for tank blanketing. The meters came fully calibrated and configured so the company could simply install them and power up. THERMATEL TA2 flow meters are very effective in extreme low gas pressures, such as in tank blanketing applications. In addition, total cost of ownership was reduced with calibration verification procedures that could be performed in the field. Since calibrations can cost tens of thousands of dollars and cause process downtime or loss of measurement, this saved money and increased efficiency for the company. â—˜

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Integrated Engineering, Operations and Asset Management are Vital for Chemical Industries This article discusses improving return on chemicals assets using integrated engineering, operations, maintenance and compliance management.


hemical industries are diverse in terms of products and processes, and the nature and state of the assets. In the developed world, assets are on average older, intrinsically less reliable and efficient, but in these regions companies have the highest skilled personnel and most advanced methods in place to compensate for it. The regular economic cycles in petrochemicals and polymers have been replaced by irregular, more regional economic ups and downs, with high amplitude. The high growth in developing Asia is slowing down significantly. The oil and gas boom in North America has created growth in the chemical industry in the region in the recent years. The recent drop in oil price has created economic relief for chemical producers globally but demand may suffer because of the economic slowdown. The best strategy for the future is likely one of high flexibility and adaptability to react to global and regional market fluctuations, product innovations, feedstock costs and regulations. Necessary Steps

Valentijn de Leeuw Vice President ARC Advisory Group, Europe

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A first step is to reduce the cost of assets throughout their lifecycle. This includes effective engineering, leading to more flexibility and lower cost designs that can be operational more quickly. Engineering and design costs can be reduced by make information transparent across disciplines, regions, offices and sites and easier to reuse. Sharing and transparency must be extended across the enterprise borders to engineering, procurement and construction firms (EPC’s), subcontractors, to achieve tighter collaboration. Collaboration during design and construction has significantly increased during the past years, and as contractors provide more and more

services for plants in operation too, it is expected that the importance of efficient cross-enterprise collaboration will further increase. Compliance of processes and equipment can be efficiently handled when requirement engineering is electronically linked to qualification processes. Information should also be reused across engineering, operations and maintenance within the corporation, and by their subcontractors. As all stakeholders work on the same asset, they should all work off the same asset information to coordinate and optimize their plans and actions. This concept is referred to as integrated engineering or integrated operations. In a second stage, these efficient processes can be applied to more productive and flexible process designs using intensification, modularization, and mobile processing units. Accurate asset information requires a stateof the art application and data repository that must be complemented by processes for keeping asset information up-to-date. People must be trained and motivated to use them. When these key success factors are in place, operations and maintenance can be optimized, to sustain a compliant and reliable asset at the lowest cost and with the lowest inventory of spare parts. This includes modern asset management strategies, such as predictive maintenance and condition monitoring, and the simultaneous optimization of asset capabilities and production requirements. Companies that have pioneered these new practices, report increased engineering productivity, improved handover, accelerated operational readiness, reduction of regulatory compliance cost, reduced maintenance costs and improved reliability

Asset Information Quality and Quantity During Handover

Asset Management Challenges The chemical industry is very diverse and, depending on the region, features various characteristics. We can broadly distinguish the following categories: • Aging, commodity producing assets. These are most likely to be found in advanced economies, and need to be operated and maintained at the lowest operating cost possible. At the same time, they need to operate reliably, safely and be compliant with regulations. Asset information is at risk of being dispersed on paper and in various systems. • Recent assets for commodity products using classical, mostly continuous process technologies. These assets are mostly found in growing economies, for example in South-East Asia, but also in the USA. Asset information is more likely to be available in electronic format. Reliability, safety and compliance are likely to be satisfactory, but need to be maintained. • Assets for specialty chemicals, specialty polymers, agrochemicals, food and pharmaceutical ingredients, mostly using traditional batch processing. The products have a high innovative content, and plants are regularly adapted and reengineered, or have been recently constructed. In these cases, it is likely that electronic asset information is

available. Regulatory compliance is an increasing cost factor. • Assets using modular and/or intensified process technology for chemicals or polymers. Existing plants are built for research and process development purposes. The first commercial modular plants are coming on-stream. Asset information is available in electronic form. • From an engineering and asset information management perspective, a number of challenges can be distinguished: • In plants under construction by engineering procurement and construction firms (EPC’s), owner-operators (OO’s) require a tighter collaboration than before. Being responsible for the plant’s performance and regulatory compliance at startup, they require design reviews in electronic form as well as the tracking of construction and commissioning progress against electronic documents. More and more qualification processes use electronic design and requirement documentation, with electronic sign-offs. • In recently constructed plants, the asset information built up during engineering and construction is traditionally handed over on paper, and is often incomplete or outdated at the moment of transfer. NIST

• In existing plants, when engineering or maintenance troubleshoot an operational issue or need to start a modified project, they first spend time – sometimes weeks or months - to find out the actual status and performance of equipment and piping, the available or missing spare parts, etc., before starting their actual work. Further time is lost in ordering missing parts or equipment, increased time to repair, and multiplying travel times. In other cases wrong or excess parts are available, which increase working capital without benefit. Incomplete, inaccessible, and inaccurate asset information therefore leads to a longer project duration, longer “mean time to repair” (MTTR), higher operational and capital expenditure than necessary. Compliance costs increase, or compliance becomes impossible as accurate information cannot be produced at any point in time. NIST estimates the cost of information losses in the operate-maintain phases of the asset to 2.4 per cent of the capital expenditure cost, higher than the cost of losses during handover. Chemical plants are usually part of large industrial complexes, where plants, and utilities and storage facilities are distributed over the premises. It is a real challenge to keep track of the asset state, as operations, maintenance and contractors work independently on the same assets. These challenges imply that it is not a trivial task to obtain a complete, accurate and up-to-date virtual image of distributed assets, easily and rapidly accessible to office and field workers throughout a vast geographical area. The different types of assets have partly different regulatory obligations, but for all of them regulatory pressure is increasing and will continue to increase in the future. The spirit of these regulations tends to evolve from describing the means for protection Chemical Products Finder | February-March 2018 | 19


estimates that the cost of information losses during handover to be 1.8 percent of capital expenditure. There is a huge opportunity to improve the process by making it electronic, and make sure the information is reused.


Therefore, “integrated engineering” incorporates different disciplines during design and build stages, and also integrates engineering, operations, maintenance and automation during operate and maintain stages of the installation life cycle. Finally, the vision includes the implementation of standardized processes across the extended enterprise, reducing the number of systems and interfaces, and organizing centralized maintenance and support and promoting company-wide knowledge management.

! ARC’s Model for Asset Lifecycle Information Management, Providing Asset Information Quality and Usability for Engineering and Operations/Maintenance

into a responsibility of the owner-operator to be able to demonstrate performancebased quantitative risk management. Whether asset information is built up during engineering and construction, or by operations and maintenance of an existing installation, in the end there is always an installation in operation that undergoes maintenance activities and engineering projects related for reasons of improvement, troubleshooting or debottlenecking. As a result, two or more organizational entities work on the same assets, using – ideally - the same asset information: engineering to design changes and improvements; operations and maintenance for day-to-day activities and long term asset management. To streamline the collaboration between those entities, the concept of “integrated engineering” was created. The “Integrated Engineering” Concept In 2005, Dr Thomas Tauchnitz published a vision for “integrated engineering” (Tauchnitz, 2005), based on three basic principles: “[…] every information is 20 | February-March 2018 | Chemical Products Finder

generated and maintained at only one location, existing knowledge is reused where possible, and the software tools stay interfaced while the production plant is in operation.” He sketched the workflow as starting with process design followed by the transfer of the resulting process information to an engineering software tool, common to all engineering disciplines involved in frontend and detail engineering. To increase engineering efficiency, he proposed to implement modular engineering – using standardized, generic engineering modules comprising all functions built and maintained within the common tool. Many plants apply a wide variety of control systems. To further increase engineering efficiency, control engineering should be done at a generic level, enabling reuse of designs. The designs can be used to configure systems, and compile the generic designs within different DCS brands. The next step is the transfer of the engineering information to operations and maintenance and keeping it up to date with the goal to transform “as- built” information into “as-maintained” information to ensure accuracy and save time.

In the case of maintenance and improvement projects related to automation and instrumentation, seamless, bi-directional integration with automation systems simplifies the changes to the automation systems significantly, by enabling the configuration of the control system directly from the design in the engineering tool. Vice versa, when a control system configuration is changed in the field, the control system would automatically update the application with the actual control system configuration. The NAMUR standard NE 150 enables doing this in a standardized manner. Collaboration between internal or external engineering departments and maintenance (and/or operations) may occur during these projects or changes. It is of utmost importance that the stakeholders work off the same, up-to-date asset and engineering data. This has important benefits for engineering and modernization projects by simplifying the work, unloading personnel, while guaranteeing accurate and up-to-date asset information. It creates even more benefits by saving engineering work when the same changes need to be applied to several sites. Many standards are available for this complex domain. ISO 15926 is the most well-known, standardizing the equipment specification.

The most common risks for projects are improper execution strategy, contractor selection, permitting, vendor selection and design changes. The article will address common risks encountered in projects and effective strategies to mitigate these risks. Examples will be provided for these common pitfalls


modern day project manager has to always juggle between the 4 key project objectives of safety, quality, cost and schedule. To manage these objectives one of the key tools is risk management. Project risks are internal and external and as with any type of risks the key to their management is early identification and effective mitigation. In this digital age, with so many tools available to the project management team to manage risks, it is seen that inspite of the best laid plans, projects go off track and fail in achieving one or more of their key objectives. Below we shall examine some key pitfalls in projects where risks are missed out and could lead to possible project derailment. Stakeholder Identification/Engagement One of the prime reasons for projects going off track is inadequate involvement of key stakeholders. A classic case is to bring in the Production Manager into the project close to commissioning. Very often production in charge has a very different outlook compared to the design team and can lead to last minute changes in the plant. All the key stakeholders need to be identified right at the start of the project and their roles defined very clearly. Involve production engineers as well as Site HSE in early model reviews to avoid last minute changes. Another pitfall is to give too much or the wrong category of information to stakeholders. A common example is to feed the project steering committee with too much technical details. The role of the Steering committee is to guide the project team in key decisions on costs and schedule and not to provide technical solutions to issues. With too much technical information, the key project cost issues might get drowned in data or some member of the steering committee might start interfering in technical details for which they are not responsible for. Both situations can have damaging effect on the project

Shailesh Dhume Principal Consultant Infuse Consulting

Contracting Strategy Contracting strategies can make or break a project. A lot of companies go with a one strategy fit all approach. But unfortunately

there is nothing like a perfect contracting strategy. Below are just broad guidelines on selection of a appropriate contracting strategy EPC Lumpsum: Go in for a lumpsum EPC contract only if the scope of the project is well defined and contractors are available who have experience in similar plants. Going in for a Lumpsum contract for a new Process or a plant which has a lot of specialised equipment can be a recipe for disaster. EPC Reimbursable: This strategy can be very effective where the project owner has little or no regional experience where the project is being set up. The risks associated with less knowledge of local conditions can be mitigated to a large extent by passing them on to a good local contractor. EPCM model: Probably the safest contracting strategy. But EPCM model can easily lead to large cost escalation as the EPCM contractor has very little stake in the project. Also this model can easily turn out to be a sparring game between the Engineering and Construction contractors. It is essential that each project be assessed Z on specific requirements and then the contracting strategy be finalised very early in the project. Vendor Selection The general attitude towards vendors is that there is a prequalified approved vendor list so it is just a matter of following the approved list for the project, Since all the vendors are prequalified, no risk is foreseen for vendors. But this is far from reality. Even vendors with whom clients are working for decades can be the source of major risk to the project. The first check required is whether the key vendors have adequate spare capacity at present to handle the load posed by the project. In absence of this it is possible that the vendor will supply the items required but with substantially longer delivery times. For critical suppliers, it is worthwhile to do a financial due diligence especially if the client has not worked with the vendors for a substantial period of time. There are multiple cases globally where the vendor collapsed financially in the middle of the execution phase and disrupted the project as the order had to be diverted to alternate vendors. This risk is especially high for Single Source vendors. Chemical Products Finder | February-March 2018 | 21


Effective Risk Mitigation Strategies for Projects


Permitting Getting local permits brings in the uncertainty associated with dealing with a variety of Government authorities. Delays in obtaining permits can not only jeopardise the project schedule but sometimes even bring about design changes which would throw the project cost out of bounds. Many times some of the requirements of local authorities are unwritten. So the best solution to handle this is to have an Engineering Contractor well versed with preparing and submitting statutory approval drawings. In addition, it is advisable to submit the approval drawings quite early in the project. It is worthwhile to submit revised drawings when the final versions are available so that major modifications especially to the building layouts due to authority feedback is avoided. Design Change Design changes in a project are inevitable

and these are normally covered in the project estimates as design creep allowances. But the design changes if not properly managed can easily go beyond the creep allowance and bloat up the project cost. A few simple steps can easily ensure that design changes are minimised. Focus on getting major design reviews done pretty early in the project. These include HAZOP, SIL Assessment and Constructability reviews. These reviews can bring in maximum changes in the design leading to cost increases. But for carrying out the reviews early, it has to be planned that all the deliverables required for these reviews be completed early. Ideally these reviews (at least HAZOP and preliminary constructability review) should be completed before the sign off of the FEL3 (Front End Loading) package. The rest is up to rigorous project control that every change after the design signoff is properly recorded and measured. While this

does not minimise the changes but at least keeps track of the variations and genuine scope changes can be identified. Managing Risk Register Project risks are identified at the start of the project through a risk workshop and recorded in the project risk register. But many a times the risk register is not updated on a regular basis and the risks though clearly identified at the start of the project actually start affecting the project just because no one bothered to monitor them. In such a case the entire project risk assessment exercise is futile. It is one of the key responsibilities of the project management team to manage risks to the project and ensure minimum monthly reviews of the risk register are done. Last but not the least remember that Risks are never eliminated, they are always mitigated. Manage risks effectively and meet the project goals of safety, quality, costs and schedule. ◘

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Modularization is a plant design concept that is fast gaining acceptance across the construction industry as a means to reduce cost, improve quality and speed up construction. This article attempts to discuss the various factors that serve as drivers for modularization techniques, as well as the pros and cons of the concept. What is a Modular Plant? Simply put, a modular plant consists of a skid on which the various plant components such as equipment, piping, structures, supports, insulation, distribution boards, control consoles, fire alarm panels, cable trays and cabling and even light fittings are all mounted. Each module is thus a fully contained process unit and could represent an entire plant, or part of a plant. This skid is then transported to the project site and installed at the location with minimal effort. Drivers behind the Modularization Concept The traditional approach to design and construction of a plant involves in-situ construction of the facilities using locallysourced labor, resources and material. However, in specific cases, EPC companies nowadays are increasingly going for modularization. The factors that influence the decision to go in for modularization are as follows: • Remote site locations: Remote site locations throw up a variety of challenges, especially in terms of availability of skilled labor, and the transport of materials to the job site. This is where the biggest advantage of module-based construction lies. A modular plant can be constructed in an altogether different location, far away from the job site, and then be transported to the site.

Karthik Nurani Deputy General Manager, Projects Aker Solutions

• Hostile weather conditions: Vagaries of weather, such as extreme hot and cold conditions, pose a threat to productivity, worker safety and associated parameters such as quality. In such cases various parts of the plant could be modularized and fabricated at a location where more favourable conditions for construction exist, leaving only the bare minimum work and module interfaces to be carried out at site.

• High field construction costs: Construction cost can form a major component of the overall project cost, especially if labor costs are high. It would therefore help reduce the project cost if field work is minimized and most of the work is modularized. The module could be fabricated in regions such as Asia or Eastern Europe where labor is relatively cost-efficient. • Crashed schedules: With modularization of a plant, work can go on in parallel on different modules. Even multi-storied structures can be handled in this manner. This can help in improving schedules as opposed to the linear construction sequence of stick-built designs. • Where repeatability or duplication is possible: Companies are already exploring the options of breaking up a large capacity plant into smaller modules of lower capacities. Thus an in-situ conventional natural gas liquefaction plant with a capacity of 2.5 million metric tons per year (MMtpy) could be broken into 10 typical modules, each of 0.25 MMtpy capacity, shaving off an entire 12 months from the construction schedule. • Where reusability is a factor: In a bid to be competitive in an already crowded market, companies are looking to reduce costs all the time. Modules designed to be reused across locations can greatly reduce capital investments. Modularization as a concept has been used widely in the offshore industry, but is now making its way into the onshore industry for the reasons stated above. At the same time, some projects may not lend themselves to modularization. If the project site is in a location where infrastructure is good and skilled labor is abundantly available, there may be no point in using modularization. Chemical Products Finder | February-March 2018 | 23


Modularization of Onshore Plants


advance so as to extract the full advantage of the concept. • Minimizing revisions to documents: As mentioned above, the construction of modules should start early in order to have them delivered early. Engineering revisions can have a negative impact on the module progress, and must be avoided. A project that is likely to see concurrent engineering may be a bad candidate for modularization. • Procurement: When using modularization, it may be a good idea to let the module fabricator procure the majority of the module components so as to reduce interfaces within the module. This will also give the fabricator a free hand in developing the module.

Figure 1: 3D Model of a process module for an onshore plant. Note the extent of detailing that has been carried out.

It is to be noted however that while modularization can complement in-situ site work, it cannot totally replace it. Certain activities such as site grading, civil foundation work, large equipment erection and interfacing between the modules can only be performed on site. Planning and Execution: While a modularization strategy seems to offer all the solutions to typical in-situ construction problems, it is important that it is thoroughly planned out during the early and detailing phases of the project, and engineered efficiently. A few important points to be considered are: • Evaluation of the strategy: While modularization can have major cost and schedule benefits, it could lead to complexities if not evaluated properly. The plant must be of a nature such that parts of it can be modularized. The added design and coordination costs along with the transportation costs must be carefully estimated. The modes of transportation that are likely to be employed (truck, rail, barge, etc.) and the availability of a roll-on/rolloff (RORO) jetty in port or at site must 24 | February-March 2018 | Chemical Products Finder

be determined at the beginning of the project as they also have an impact on the way design is carried out. Ultimately the modularization must provide definite cost benefits over the in-situ method. • Deciding which part of the plant lends itself to modularization: The dimensions and weight of a module have a direct bearing on the shipping cost of the module, and must therefore be evaluated carefully. For example, very long or heavy equipment cannot be a part of modularization as they would result in large module sizes. These would be difficult to transport, and in fact may end up being more expensive than the in-situ method. In projects which involve extremely tight schedules, multiple module fabricators may be considered, but the coordination between them is critical. • Advancement of engineering activities: One of the success factors in employing modularization is to have the modules delivered to the construction site as soon as the foundations or structures to receive them are ready. Modules therefore have to be engineered in

• Monitoring: Adequate monitoring of the module constructor’s progress is essential, though too much interference can be counter-productive. In case the purchase of materials is not in the module builder’s scope, it is important to monitor the supply of materials to the module minutely to ensure that module construction is not affected. Design Considerations: While modular designs do not differ greatly from conventional design methods, they need some special design considerations. Some of these are listed below: A clear scope split between the module vendor and the contractor is essential. The scope document must clearly define the contents of the module as well as the termination details. Since the module vendor will be working with limited space, it may not be possible to accommodate scope additions at a late stage without causing a major impact on cost and delivery. The termination details such as pipe ends, flanges and junction boxes should be located towards the edges of the module so that field construction has minimal (or preferably no) interface inside the module. • The module size and weight are the governing factors and will drive the layout, rather than the layout considerations driving the module

Pros and Cons Based on the above, the pros and cons for the modularization concept can be summarized as follows: Pros: • Higher productivity • Shorter construction schedules • Heavy construction equipment such as cranes need to be deployed for a shorter duration • Minimum field inventory • Better quality • Increased safety • Cost benefits Figure 2: Modular pipe racks being erected at site. The alignment of the foundations is extremely important in such cases as a mismatch would directly result in misaligned pipes at the interface. Note the gaps between the pipes in the module. A make-up piece is field-welded in the gap and takes care of any site tolerances.

size. The size of the transporting truck or the capacity of the barge that is used to transport the module will usually drive the design. The module vendor will therefore work within a very limited space.

surge, sway and rolling if they are being transported to the job site by ship or barge. The structures must thus be designed not only for design and operating considerations, but also for lifting and transport.

• However modularization does not provide any concessions on the basic safety distances to be maintained between facilities within the module, access and egress requirements, operability and maintenance requirements. All these are to be met within the given size, and this poses the biggest challenge to design.

• In other words, modular structures need to be designed to be safe in the assembled module as well as in the final erected form. Additional strengthening may be provided to avoid damage to the structure under different circumstances. On account of the additional considerations of orientation, lifting and transport, modular structures usually use more steel than in-situ ones.

• Modules may be oriented differently during module construction and transportation as compared to the final position in the field. It is therefore extremely important for the design team to be aware of the fabrication and transport details and account for any additional forces in design. • Modules will be subject to lift forces as they are being lifted for transportation and erection. Such lifting points must be clearly identified and the corresponding forces determined. The modules will also encounter acceleration forces during transport, including pitching,

• Weight management is an important aspect that often gets overlooked while designing modules. Determination of the weight and the center of gravity (COG) is a key component in the weight management process. The weight and COG are also important factors for transportation as they will proportionately increase acceleration forces. Some allowances should be made in the weight and COG calculations initially so as to provide a degree of flexibility during design. These allowances can be gradually reduced

Cons: • High module transportation costs • Heavier cranes and machineries to be deployed for construction to handle complete modules as compared to individual components • Heavier structures since transportation and lifting must be factored into design • Detailed planning is required upfront • Increased coordination required between multiple agencies In short, modularization adheres to the ageold principle that it is prudent to spend extra efforts and resources in the engineering office rather than spending more time at construction sites! Modularization can be a cost and time saving alternative to the conventional insitu construction methods. With good initial planning, a clear scope split and proper follow-up, it can be a winning strategy. ◘

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A New Generation Sealing – Bringing the Best of Subsea to the Surface This article focuses on how new metal sealing technology (metal to metal sealing, currently the main sealing principle from subsea technology ) can solve serious environmental issues (fugitive emissions), remove danger of damage to human and improve bottom line of today’s businesses.


rom the cold north of our world, from Norway, we bring a new sealing invention to the readers’ attention. A flange sealing made out of one piece of metal. A metal to metal-seal, a sealing principle usually used subsea on extreme depths and pressures. The inventors of this particular patented sealing technology has taken the best sealing principle from subsea - metal to metal sealing, and have taken it to the surface. The invention is called DeltaV-Seal, designed by the Norwegian company Pipeotech. A sealing is in general not a product that brings much attention. Sealings are the consumables often selected at the last moment in a design project, having few expectations to it. Although this apparently insignificant consumable can have the most severe impact on human health, the environment and a factory’s revenue, the focus on this consumable has traditionally usually been next to nothing. When designing a piping system, flanges are usually defined as a leakage point. Seals are typically the weakest link in a piping system, and a common cause to fatal leakages, explosions, harm to people and leakages into the environment and consequently a significant cause to negative impact on the revenue of a business. There are no reason a flange should be defined as a leakage point. A factory may have tens of thousands of potential leakage points. What do this do with corporate risk? The challenges in the sealing market gave the inventors of this metal to metal-sealing an idea to challenge today’s sealing technology. They wanted to develop a high quality, metalto-metal sealing product, aimed to last many times the life time of a regular sealing, and last but not least - stop leakages.

Nils Christian Mathisen General Manager PIPEOTECH AS, Norway Contact: nils@pipeotech.com

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There are so many gaskets in the market, what is so special about this new metal gasket?

First, the designers chose to develop the sealing based on a metal to metal design. In this way, sealing can be brought to a totally different level. Special designed metal ridges are placed on each side of the sealing. When torque is applied on the bolts, the metal ridges deform, yield and adapt to the flange surfaces, without any damage or deformation of the flanges. A metal to metal-connection like this gives the best possible tightness of any connection, and results in a sealing that becomes even tighter than the tightness classification “gas tight”. Prolong lifetime What is interesting to see is that if you have any imperfections on the flanges, the ridges will deform individually to the surface and adapt perfectly to the flange surface landscape. In tests done with DNV GL, even scribes as deep as 0.3 mm across the whole raised face flange surface have effectively been sealed in helium tests. So even if you may have old and worn flanges, you can use these metal seals to seal off damaged and leaking flanges. In this way you can prolong the lifetime of your current piping infrastructure. Galvanic corrosion, cleaning of flanges The metal seals are made in one piece of metal, water cut, using no heat that affects the sealing material properties. When installing the metal seals, the governing principle is to choose metal sealing in the same material as the flanges. In this way you avoid galvanic corrosion, which may save a business for substantial amounts of money. When using a metal to metal-sealing, in same material as the flanges, this means that you neither need to clean the flanges when using this sealing. Using a metal sealing like the DeltaV-Seal, it simply does not contaminate the flanges like for instance graphite based seals do.

This is a small but important feature of the new metal sealing that may change and simplify how you work, how you do installation, maintenance and service of your piping infrastructure. World’s first DNV GL type approval of a flange sealing

This issue alone can mean many hours saved within maintenance, for each and every flange pair, and for a factory consisting of thousands of flanges, this can save significant costs and also reduce risk significantly. When time has come to do a scheduled inspection or to change of gasket, you simply loosen the bolts, you inspect the flange surfaces without having to spend hours on cleaning, you drop the new DeltaV-Seal in between the flanges and it centers itself on the bolts, guided by the outer centering ring. Then you torque the bolts according to procedure and you’re done. Leakage and fire tests The results of the metal to metal sealing principle was clearly demonstrated when doing tests at the German test institute, AMTEC. The results of various tests shows that through this new metal sealing design

you come as close to technically tight as possible, showing a leakage rate 10.000 times tighter than the requirements (VDI 2440 / “TA Luft” helium test). Even in a fire situation, showing leakage of only 1% of the requirement in a direct fire situation (>650 C), resulting the metal sealing to become fire test approved (API 6FB). Static sealing It is through years of heavy use the force of a metal to metal-connection exposes itself. Since the metal sealing DeltaV-Seal contain no “soft” sealing materials like graphite, this means that the metal sealing is static, so it does not change its sealing properties over time, not even at high or low temperature, nor in a temperature cycling environment. “Install and forget” Since this is a metal to metal-sealing with no soft sealing material like graphite present,

The advantage of having a static sealing was demonstrated when the designers of the DeltaV-Seal wanted to have a type approval of the metal sealing they had invented. The certifying body, DNV GL said that no such type approval had been done before through DNV GL. The type approval project was however initiated, and the DeltaV-Seal had to pass two simultaneous tests, 1) minimum 10 million vibrations (23.5 Hz) and 2) minimum 0.5 million pressure pulse sequences, exposing the metal sealing from the inside with oil pressures sequencing from 0 to 78 bar, then 51 bar and then zero bar, all within one second. The metal sealing endured the whole combined tests, taking five days continuously, making the DeltaV-Seal the world’s first type approved flange sealing (DNV GL). This demonstrates the power of a metal to metal sealing design, making it possible to bring tightness and endurance to a totally different level. From gasket to tool This new sealing technology is more a tool than a simple gasket product. It is a cost saver. Despite this is apparently just a piece of metal, with the unique sealing properties embedded in the design, with this tool bigger companies can save costs on operations and maintenance by millions in bigger plants. In addition, it practically eliminates galvanic corrosion and as a repair-tool you can prolong the lifetime of your existing piping infrastructure. Last but not least, it is a tool to practically eliminate the risk for harmful leakages from flanges for people and the environment. ◘

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this means that once you have installed it, you do not need to retighten the bolts after you have installed the sealing using the correct installation procedure and torque. You neither need to go back after a week to do any retightening of the flange bolts. In practice, it is “install and forget”.


Ammonia Production can be More Smart, Safe & Profitable This article talks about brand new technology for the production of ammonia, primarily for fertilizer.


he ammonia and fertilizer industries are changing as the drive for smart industrial solutions that exploit feedstocks in an optimal way continues to intensify. Natural resources must be utilized in the best possible way to secure profitability and reduce environmental impact, but advances have been scarce in the very mature ammonia production technology. Nonetheless, a new solution based on SynCOR™ synthesis gas technology widely used in the gas-to-liquids industry offers the ammonia industry an opportunity to produce ammonia in a smarter, safer and more profitable way – with significantly reduced environmental impact. The new solution is based on autothermal reforming for the production of syngas in ammonia plants and thereby challenges conventional tubular reforming. The technology brings significant benefits in large-scale applications, most notably an extremely low steam-to-carbon ratio of 0.6 and capacities above 6,000 MTPD in single-train plants. This enables ammonia and urea producers to gain significant economies of scale that cannot be achieved with conventional technology.

Merethe Kjul Hoffmann Technology Marketing Manager, MSc Haldor Topsoe Email: mkho@topsoe.com

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Catalyst induced a technology shift Conventional ammonia plants use a high temperature shift followed by a low temperature shift. A standard high temperature shift uses an iron/chromiumbased catalyst, which demands a minimum operating steam-to-carbon ratio of 2.6. That changed with Topsoe’s introduction of the first commercial iron-free high temperature shift catalyst (SK-501 Flex™). This catalyst is based on promoted zinc aluminum spinel, which can operate at very low steam-tocarbon ratios at typical high temperature shift conditions, but without the risk of mechanical integrity or by-products associated with iron/chromium catalysts. The zinc aluminum catalyst opens up new possibilities for ammonia producers, as they can reduce their plants’ steam-to-

carbon ratio significantly with Topsoe’s SynCOR Ammonia™ process. This solution may be a new opportunity in ammonia production, but the technology is well-proven in other industrial applications, especially within gas-to-liquids. SynCOR Ammonia™ is based on stand-alone autothermal reforming by oxygen and uses well-known and industrially proven process steps and equipment. Today, the combined industrial operation of SynCOR™ units exceeds 70 years, and the technology has demonstrated availability factors greater than 99% as an average over operating periods longer than five years. Due to the introduction of the new shift catalyst, the operating conditions are quite different from the conditions in conventional ammonia plants. With only 0.6 steam-to-carbon ratio, the shift section is limited by the low water content to perform the shift reaction, to achieve an acceptable CO slip, and at the same time minimize the formation of by-products. However, an efficient solution to deal with this low water content, is the introduction of a second shift operated at medium to high temperature in combination with recirculation of steam from the process condensate stripper. Depending on the specific requirement, the second shift catalyst can be SK-501 Flex™ or a copperbased catalyst. After the shift section, by-products are condensed out together with process condensate. The solution reduces the wellknown problem of especially methanol entering the CO 2 removal section in conventional process layouts. The process condensate and washing water, which contains the shift by-products, flows to a process condensate stripper that strips off practically all shift by-products. The stripper steam containing the shift byproducts is recycled to the inlet of the high temperature shift section.


Figure 1: Simplified process sheet of Topsoe’s SynCOR Ammonia™ plant

Less and smaller equipment reduce cost From a cost perspective, it is critically important to stay within commercially available standard sizes for equipment and piping, no matter the size of the plant. Exceeding standards limits the number of possible vendors and increases cost. SynCOR Ammonia™ operates at a steamto-carbon ratio of 0.6, which reduces steam throughput by 80% compared to conventional plants. In combination with an inert-free ammonia synthesis, this makes it possible to significantly reduce the size of piping and equipment throughout the plant. It also enables the use of a single ammonia converter operating at single pressure.

significantly reduces sizes of high-pressure equipment and piping. Furthermore, less power for recycling compressors is needed. The simplified process scheme translates directly into CAPEX and OPEX savings. The inert-free synthesis loop uses a single S-300 ammonia converter in a standard, well-proven Topsoe ammonia synthesis loop with single pressure level. The required converter size is already referenced. Figure 1 shows the main process steps, and Table 1 provides a comparison of the main

differences between a conventional plant and SynCOR Ammonia™. Economies of scale The scaling exponent relating to the CAPEX cost of a plant has huge impact on economies of scale and Total Cost of Ownership in the plant’s lifetime. SynCOR™ has a very advantageous scaling exponent in comparison with conventional tubular steam reforming and is referenced within the full capacity range to above 6,000

The process uses a standard commercial CO2 removal unit. However, the CO2 absorber is relatively smaller than for conventional design because nitrogen is added further downstream. After the CO 2 removal section, remaining CO2 and H2O is removed in a synthesis gas drier unit. Then CH 4, Ar and CO is removed in a nitrogen wash, in which N2 is admitted to the synthesis gas to adjust the hydrogento-nitrogen ratio to the level required by the ammonia synthesis. The result is an inert-free synthesis gas, which makes methanation, purge gas ammonia wash, and hydrogen recovery units obsolete and

Figure 2: Comparison between steam methane reformer (SMR) vs. SynCOR Ammonia™

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Features Table 1: The Main differences between a conventional SMR based plant and SynCOR Ammonia

MTPD ammonia. Tubular steam reforming is beyond reference above 3,500 MTPD. See Figure 2 for a comparison. The SynCOR™ technology is competitive from well inside the conventional tubular steam reforming capacities and becomes the preferred choice at large capacities because of its referenced single line capacity above 3,500 MTPD and significant economies of scale. Production cost in large-scale single train plants is reduced by a combination of attractive scaling exponent, reduced steam throughput, inert-free ammonia synthesis, and reduced sizes of piping and equipment. Due to the differences in scaling exponents and CAPEX cost, SynCOR Ammonia™ becomes increasingly competitive the higher the capacity and the result can be two-digit savings per ton in production cost. Environment and Safety SynCOR Ammonia™ significantly improves environmental impact, personal safety and process reliability and has the potential to bring down the number of lost production days. The overall energy consumption figures for SynCOR Ammonia™ is up to 3% lower than for conventional designs. In addition, electric power for the air separation unit can be obtained from sustainable energy 30 | February-March 2018 | Chemical Products Finder

sources, which will reduce CO2 emissions per ton of product considerably. The total reduction of CO2 emissions from natural gas firing and sustainable power sources amount to 30%, when assuming 100% conversion into urea. NOx emissions are more than 50% lower compared to conventional tubular steam reforming plants. Another safety benefit is gained from the SK501 Flex™ catalyst because it is completely free from chromium, most notably the highly toxic hexavalent chromium found in all iron-based high temperature shift catalysts in the market. This helps plants to avoid the potential risk that hexavalent chromium poses to personnel safety and to the environment during product handling, operation and disposal. Ammonia producers can also achieve cost reductions as well as safety benefits from the high degree of automation in the SynCOR Ammonia™ process. The difference in fieldwork from large scale tubular reforming can be as much as two to three persons in favor of SynCOR™. Automation enables remote operation that can lead to fewer human errors and higherefficiency. The autothermal reactor itself requires no fieldwork during operation, and, typically, a simple plant walk-through per work

shift is all that is needed to perform surface monitoring. Alternatively, camera surveillance can replace this. SynCOR Ammonia™ incorporates a complete integrated Safety Integrated System (SIS), which guides plant operators and ensures safe operation at all times. The number of Lost Time Incidents is reduced, simply because less people are prone to accidents. Fieldwork is turned into control room work with more time spent proactively optimizing performance. The result is a higher general safety level and a better bottom line. Key benefits of SynCOR™ in ammonia production • Significant economies of scale – single trains at large capacities • More than 3% lower operational expenses – 3% lower energy consumption • Reduced environmental impact – up to 30% lower CO2 emissions, more than 50% lower NOx emissions, and up to 50% reduction of make-up water consumption • Increased safety – high degree of automation reduces manual fieldwork significantly


Vertical blender is available in standard cGMP and customised models with SS-304/316/316L contact parts.An asymmetrical contilevered machinery with a single helix. The helix will self-rotate and the screw arm’s revolution complete convection, cutting and diffusion to achieve mixing.It has a modern PLC with manual operating system. It can be applied in mixing, reaction, drying and cooling of materials. Small amount of liquid can be atomised and sprayed. Available in batch capacities ranging from 50 to 5,000 kgs as per clients requirements, depend on bulk density.

The planetary gearboxes PE complete the whole range of this automation gearbox series consisting of high-end planetary gearboxes, right angle gearboxes, hypoid gearboxes, cycloid gearboxes as well as various combinations thereoff. The right angle gearbox PEB rounds off this series with its pre-stage bevel gearbox. Smooth running is achieved through the use of Gleason Type spiral bevel gears in the pre-stage of the gearbox.

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For details contact: EGT Eppinger Getriebe Technologie GmbH Breitwiesenweg 2-8 73770 Denkendorf Germany Tel: +49 711 934934-626 Fax: +49 711934934-627 E-mail: info-egt@eppinger-gears.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 02



Double cone blender is available in standard cGMP and customised models with SS-304/316/316L contact parts. The conical shape at both ends of double cone blender enables uniform mixing and easy discharge. Manual rotating facility with hand wheel for inching, the same will be provided. The conical shape on both ends ensures unform mixing and easy discharge. Worm reduction gear is used for speed reduction. Safety guards provided with limit switch to achieve max safety level. It has a modern PLC with manual operating system.Available in batch capacities ranging from 50 kg to 3,000 kg as per client’s requirements, depend on bulk density.

Controlled strain and stress rheometers includes a range of instruments to enable complete viscoelastic characterisation of a wide range of materials, for thin fluids to solid like materials over an extremely wide stress, strain and temperature range. Kinexus the next generation rotational rheometer platform: Kinexus Ultra+ highest specification rheometer bearing system; Kinexus Pro+ research grade rheometer for complex fluids characterization; and Kinexus Lab+ rotational rheometer for routine and quality control testing; and Bohlin Visco 88 Viscometer.

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For details contact: Aimil Ltd Naimex House A-8 Mohan Co-op Indl Estate Mathura Road New Delhi 110 044 Tel: 011-30810200 Fax: 91-011-26950011 E-mail: info@aimil.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 04

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Verified by independent experts as measuring oxygen to the lowest PPT levels available, the Delt F Nanotrace analyser range from Servomex delivers the premium performance in ultra-trace oxygen measurement. Consisting of the DF-550E NanoTrace and DF-560E NanoTrace II, the Nanotrace Series delivers exceptional O2 measurements at trace and ultra-trace PPT levels. Features the defacto industry standard for the reliable measurement of oxygen in semiconductor manufacture; and fast response and quick upset recovery ensures ultimate performance. Options include flexible configurations and hand carry portable option.

Perforators are excellently suited for material feeding per front loader, as well as placing the machine over the conveyor belt charging the bale press.The bottles are punctured and pressed flat. Bottle rolling no more on the belt considerably facilitates buffering and transport of the material. The conveyor belt is used more efficiently for a much faster feeding of the bale press. The perforator’s mobility allows flexible handling and fast installation wherever needed. Modified, the machine can also be used as glass braker.

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

For details contact: BRT HARTNER GmbH Br Ibbenburen Lengericher Str 1 49479 Ibbenburren Germany Tel: +49 5451 50773-0 Fax: +49 5451 50773-11

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MAGNETIC IMPELLERS Open design with excellent cleaning hub and magnetic rotor are connected only by the impeller blades. The ceramic bearings are oversized in dia and height, product lubricated and consists of outer (silicone carbide) and inner (zirconium oxide) bearing. This results in exceptional stability, good emergency running properties and particle generation below detectable levels. Ease of maintenance – ceramic bearing parts can be replaced by users on site; no spare rotor needed. A large gap between the rotor and the contaminent shell maximises flow through the gap and minimises share stress. CFD-engineered mixing, fluid is drawn from above and pumped radially. Perfect for mixing solid powders into liquids; rapid break down of temperature and concentration gradients, ensures good heating and cooling. New and stronger magnetic materials enable us to reach a higher transferable torque for the same geometry of the drive and rotor. ZETA offers a wide range of drive sizes with operating torques from 30 Ncm to 300 Nm to suit every specific application. BMRT magnetic impellers ensure that the optimal formulation of the product is achieved throughout the whole volume. When the product is being transferred out of the vessel, the homogeneity of the mixed product is maintained reliably down to the last drop. The open design enables easy cleaning (CIP) and sterilisation (SIP). For details contact: ZETA Biopharma Zetaplatz 1, 8501 Lieboch/Graz Austria Tel: +43 3136 90 100 E-mail: info@zeta.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 07

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The Sigma 2 blade mixer is used for mixing and kneading of high viscous mass, sticky or dough like paste, gum, rubber, adhesive application in the food and pharma, adhesive, plastic and pesticides industries. It is available in 10 to 1,500 litre working capacity. W-shape container with double 2 blade with different speed for kneading combined action of bulk movement, stretching, folding, dividing and recombining of high viscous materials.

The semi-automatic eight station aluminium tube filling, crimping and coding machine is sturdy and compact in design and simple in operation. It consists of an aluminium rotating disc with interchangeable tube holding sockets for different tube sizes. All operations are completely automatic except the feeding of the tubes. One operation can fill 25-30 tubes in single head and 55-60 tubes in double head per minute. The machine is compact, elegant and auto switch-off system if tubes are not placed properly. Tailing controlled by air flash, automatic ejection, suitable for all standard tube sizes.

For details contact: Prism Pharma Machinery Plot No: 3713, Phase IV, GIDC Vatva, Ahmedabad Gujarat 382 445 Tel: 079-29095204 Fax: 91-079-25841623 E-mail: mkt@prismpharmamachinery.com sales@ prismpharmamachinery.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 08

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The pump-receiver groups Series CPV have been designed for a wide range of application needs and are available in various versions. The centralised vacuum equipment models CPA are available in three different configurations: SIMPLEX, DUPLEX and TRIPLEX depending on the number of pumps installed. These products are equipped with control panel to control the pressure inside the receiver by guiding the pump starting. The panels, developed according to European Standards, also include the honour counter and pump wear balancing device. Special units of anti-bacterial filters are also available with by-pass built according to EN 737-3 Standard, for hospital use. Finally, if the situation demands, their engineering department can develop solutions specifically to meet customer needs or alter existing versions.

A sophisticated process moisture analyser range which offers users the comprehensive solution for trace and ultra-trace moisture measurement, the DF-700 Series combines the latest tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDL) technology, a robust measuring cell and a true baseline reference for highly accurate moisture measurement. Features exceptional sub-ppb moisture readings, which exceed current UHP moisture measurement requirements; Models DF-750 NanoTrace (base model), DF-745 (high sensitivity 2 ppb LDL), DF-745SG (specialty gas trace moisture analyser), DF-730 (moisture in HCl), DF-740 (moisture in ammonia), DF-760 dual oxygen and moisture measurement; and second harmonic detection technology for long life and robustness to particulates contamination.

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

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Semi-automatic twelve station laminated tube filling and sealing machine is sturdy, compact, and easy to operate, consist of a rotating disc with interchangeable different types of tube holding sockets. Features SS plain hopper for 25 kg capacity and has volume track for setting fine volume adjustment and accuracy; interchangeable hot air blowing nozzles for different tube provided optional; batch coding provided in the sealing station. The machine is covered with SS-304Q steel and the contact parts if required can be provided in SS-316Q. Output for single head machine is 30-35 tube per minute/ double head machine 60-70 tube per minute.

The system is based on air suspension technology with GMP compliance. The SEBP is designed for drying, granulation or cooling of powders/granules/pallets (capable of being fluidized) by means of top spray or bottom spray. Material is loaded in the product chamber and fluids are sprayed through air atomizing spray gun while fluidizing the material in the expansion chamber. A peristaltic pump is employed for precise delivery of coating fluids. The coated material is dried with dehumidified, heated and filtered air supplied from an inlet AHU having 10 micron and 5 micron pre-filters, de-humidification and heading system followed by 0.3 micron HEPA filters.

For details contact: Pharma Chem Machineries 311/2484 Motilal Nagar No: 2 M G Road, Goregaon (W) Mumbai 400 080 Telefax: 022-28735321 E-mail: pharmach@gmail.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 12

For details contact: Sunsai Pharma Equipments Pvt Ltd Plot No: 1, Survey No: 77, Nr Laxmi Indl Estate Sativali Road, Vasai (E) Maharashtra 401 208 Tel: 0250-3200130 E-mail: sunsai.pharma@rediffmail.com sunsaipharma@gmail.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 13



The Met One 6000 Series remote airborne particle counter offers accurate and reliable continuous particle monitoring. With an array of communication and mechanical installation options, the Met One 6000 is easy to integrate with any facility monitoring system. These features also reduce downtime for instrument removal and reinstallation during routine calibration and preventative maintenance cycles. Built with long life laser technology, the Met One 6000 offers industry leading diagnostic features that reduce troubleshooting time and related downtime costs.

The paddle mixer blender is used for uniformly, effectively optimum dry and wet mixing and blending application in the food, chemical, pharma, detergent and pesticide industries. It is available in 10 to 10,000 litre capacity. Inner and outer paddles have special mixing effect with axial and fluidization movement of materials to homogeneous mixing independent of large range of particle size, shape or density. It is able to mix in approx 60 seconds for dry application. Minimum heat generated and high particle movements. Fast, even liquid and ingredients addition and coating with spray system.

For details contact: Shreedhar Instruments 16 Shreeji Krupa Society Opp: MGVCL Circle Office Next to GMERS Medical College Gotri Road, Vadodara Gujarat 390 023 E-mail: sales@shreedhargroup.com

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These photometric sensors allow measurement directly in the medium, thereby enabling early detection of load peaks. They are suitable for a wide range of process conditions and require little maintenance thanks to an automatic compressed air cleaning system.

For details contact: Endress+Hauser (India) Pvt Ltd 7B, Godrej One, 7 th Floor Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli (E) Mumbai 400 079 Tel: 022-30236100, Fax: 91-022-30236219 E-mail: info@in.endress.com

The Viscosizer 200 is an innovation in automated viscosity measurement and molecular sizing using very small sample volumes. This instrument is ideally placed to serve those working within biopharma, preformulation and formulation development, which need rapid viscosity information on a large number of low volume samples, in order to assess candidate developability. For details contact: Aimil Ltd Naimex House, A-8 Mohan Co-op Indl Estate Mathura Road, New Delhi 110 044 Tel: 011-30810200, Fax: 91-011-26950011 E-mail: info@aimil.com

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METAL DETECTOR WITH DE-DUST COLLECTOR A metal detector is an electronic instrument which detects the presence of metal nearby. Metal detectors are useful for finding metal inclusions hidden within objects or metal objects buried underground. A target is any metal object that can be detected by a metal detector. For details contact: IPEC Engg Pvt Ltd Plot No: 5175, GIDC Ankleshwar, Gujarat 393 002 Tel: 02646-221175 Telefax: 91-02646-225175 E-mail: md@ipecengg.com

FACILITY MONITORING SYSTEM Their facility monitoring software has been in use in pharma installations and has been updated to meet the rigorous demands of 21 CFR Part 11 with regard to electronic records. The software runs under MS Windows based around a real time database of results gathered from the datascan and particle counter instruments. Each module has been subject to a full qualification procedure offering unrivalled reliability. For details contact: Shreedhar Instruments 16 Shreeji Krupa Society, Opp: MGVCL Circle Office Next to GMERS Medical College Gotri Road, Vadodara, Gujarat 390 023 E-mail: sales@shreedhargroup.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 19

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NITRATE AND AMMONIUM SENSORS These ion-selective sensors offer prompt measurement of concentrations thanks to online measurment directly in the basin. They therefore enable fast, load-dependent aeration control. For details contact: Endress+Hauser (India) Pvt Ltd 7B, Godrej One, 7th Floor Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli (E) Mumbai 400 079 Tel: 022-30236100 Fax: 91-022-30236219 E-mail: info@in.endress.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 20

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SUNCOATER/AUTO COATER Suncoater is an automated tablet coating system for efficient film coating of tablet cores with GMP compliance in closed condition. The main unit consists of a cylindrical perforated pan with conical ends in a SS double-walled enclosure. Tablets





pan for coating. Coating fluids are sprayed through multiple air atomizing spraygun(s) mounted strategically in the pan. A peristaltic pump is employed for precise delivery of coating fluids. The tablet bed is gently and efficiently mixed with the aid of mixing baffles attached inside the pan. The coated tablets are dried with dehumidified heated and filtered air supplied from an inlet AHU having 10 and 5 micron prefilters, dehumidification and heating system followed by 0.3 micron HEPA filters. As a result applied coating is dried with non-contaminated, dust-free and optimized volumes of air producing uniformly coated tablets.

For details contact: Sunsai Pharma Equipments Pvt Ltd Plot No: 1, Survey No: 77, Nr Laxmi Indl Estate Sativali Road, Vasai (E) Maharashtra 401 208 Tel: 0250-3200130 E-mail: sunsai.pharma@rediffmail.com sunsaipharma@gmail.com

The optimum characterisation system for your nano-particle, colloid or protein applications, the Zetasizer Series measures particle and molecular size from below a nanometer to several microns, zeta potential, electrophoretic mobility and molecular weight. In addition, the system can be connected to a GPC/SEC system to enable it to be used as a chromatography detector. The system is available in a range of variants that allows you to select the best system for your application and budget. Zetasizer Neo Series comprises of various models for particle and molecule size, zeta potential, molecular weight.Zetasizer APS – automated particle size by dynamic light scattering from 96 and 384 well plates. Zetasizer uV – batch DLS and SEC-LS, dual integrated light scattering capability for proteins. Zetasizer Nano ZSP - premium performance system for particle size, zeta potential, molecular weight, protein mobility and microrheology. For details contact: Aimil Ltd Naimex House A-8 Mohan Co-op Indl Estate Mathura Road, New Delhi 110 044 Tel: 011-30810200, Fax: 91-011-26950011 E-mail: info@aimil.com

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CAPSULE FILLING All capsules filling in Sejong Pharmatech are operated and controlled via a 15 inch large touch screen mounted on the operation panel. It has newly additional sampling checker and AWC function makes it easier to control and manage the equipment. Also, it is designed to ensure all data on product manufacturing stored, saved and printed. With an alarm function, one can promptly handle any malfunction or problem. Newly designed sampling machine is the device where capsule weight is checked on a regular basis for requested time and capsule quantity. It can be easily controlled from main touch screen, capsule’s weight, individual deviation, average points are all displayed in the touch screen at a real time base. Also, all the data and parameter can be printed from the optional printer. Furthermore, by adopting more compact size in exterior, it enables easy movement and usage of space. Defective capsule in the capsule of the cap and the body should not be separated for poor discharge pin. Through the pin up and down motion and air block can eject faulty capsules (not separated by cap and body) more enhanced. By deleting up and down motor which is required to be dismantled, and with the use of simple structure, it can independently dismantle and assemble powder hopper, maintaining easy cleaning and stable maintenance. For details contact: Allpharma Technologies Pvt Ltd A-404 Rajeshri Accord Teli Galli Cross Lane Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 069 E-mail: ravi.sharma@allpharma.in or Circle Readers’ Service Card 23

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Gel Permeation Chromatography/Size Exclusion Chromatography (GPC/SEC) is the technique of choice for rapid and reliable characterization of molecular weight and molecular structure for all types of macromolecules – proteins, natural polymers and synthetic polymers. At the heart of the range are the Viscotek advanced GPC/ SEC systems, including the powerful TDAmax system with OmniSEC software: Viscotek TDAmax – integrated, temperature controlled GPC/SEC system; Viscotek 270 max – modular, ambient temperature GPC/SEC system; Viscotek RImax – modular conventional GPC/SEC system; and Viscotek HT-GPC – high temperature system for polyolefin analysis.

Contact pan is available in standard cGMP and customised models with SS304/316/316L contact parts. Extensively used for sugar and film coating of tablets, pallets and granules. It comprises of ellipsoidal shaped pan fabricated using SS plate, mounted on gearbox shaft, driven by an electric motor. The complete drive unit is enclosed in a sturdy unit. Heaters are interlocked with the blower motor, therefore unless the blower is on, the heater does not start.It has a modern PLCoperating system and available in Model 12”, 18”, 24”, 30”, 36”, 48”, 60” and 72 inch.

For details contact: Aimil Ltd Naimex House A-8 Mohan Co-op Indl Estate Mathura Road New Delhi 110 044 Tel: 011-30810200 Fax: 91-011-26950011 E-mail: info@aimil.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 24

For details contact: IPEC Engg Pvt Ltd Plot No: 5175, GIDC, Ankleshwar Gujarat 393 002 Tel: 02646-221175 Telefax: 91-02646-225175 E-mail: md@ipecengg.com / marketing@ipecengg.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 25



Offering a unique, nondepleting plasma emission detector, the SERVOPRO Chrome (K4000) analyser is one of the most versatile gas analysers for trace gas measurement available. Most applications will be satisfied by a single 4U rack analyser configuration, making the Chroma a compact cost-effective solution for continuous process control or quality monitoring. Features fully automated – tune to the application – system for unique simplicity of use (no need to be an analysis expert to use this GCI); stand-alone systems requires no third-party software or computer to operate amd plasma HC measurement system requires no FID for THC measurement.

Liquiline is the platform for all liquid analysis applications. It forms the basis of their ultra-modern transmitters, samplers and analysers. Liquiline CM44 is the most flexible transmitter for all Memosens sensors. It measures twelve different parameters and allows up to eight sensors to be connected. Liquiline CM44 is available as a field device and also for mounting in control cabinets and on DIN rails.

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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 27

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VACUUM TRANSFER SYSTEM Vacuum transfer system is available in standard cGMP and customised models with SS-304/316/316L contact parts. Capable of vacuum conveying of up to 2,700 kg/hr of material at distances up to 300 ft. It is ideal for long distance conveying and where product degradation is a concern. Assure dust-free operation since the product is conveyed under vacuum. Designed to meet sanitary standards and provides hygienic transfer of materials. VTS represent a more intelligent method of cleaning and removing materials from large tanks. Available in all ranges suiting client’s requirements. For details contact: IPEC Engg Pvt Ltd Plot No: 5175, GIDC, Ankleshwar Gujarat 393 002 Tel: 02646-221175 Telefax: 91-02646-225175 E-mail: md@ipecengg.com marketing@ipecengg.com

AUTOMATIC INSPECTION-CUM-POLISHING MACHINE (TWIN STAGE) Another useful product is automatic capsule inspection with polishing (in two stages). It has two polishing chambers with 6 inch of inspection belt. Features output up to 50,000 to 60,000 capsules per hour; feeding section is compatible with stainless steel hopper and vibrator with powder collector; inspection section is compatible with conveyor belt with different speed drive; defect capsule sort out manually by pluckers or by hand; polishing section is compatible with two stainless steel chambers, installed with filter cloth and nylon brush. 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 pharmachem79@gamil.com

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RCVD SOLUTIONS S2 Engg provides full turnkey solutions for rotary cone vacuum dryers (RCVDs) from design and manufacture to assembly, installation and commissioning. Their solutions provide equipment versatility and space saving benefits which reduce a plants capital and operating costs. The S2 Engg RCVD is completely jacketed for optimum dryer efficiency. Heat transfer fluid, typically hot water, steam or vapour, is circulated around the conical jacket for even product drying through conduction. S2 can supply the thermal control unit for this purpose, where required. As the dryer rotates, given the shape of the vessel, the entire product batch is thoroughly mixed and high speed dried. This blending and inter-folding process maintains uniform temperatures and eliminates any probability of product recondensation due to cold spots. S2 then use a high vacuum to draw off any remaining moisture while the product is in motion and thereafter the batch is easily discharged and cleaned given the conical shape of the vessel. . RCVDs provide a range of operational benefits making them an ideal dryer for batch production in small laboratories or research and development plants. For details contact: S2 Engg Services Survey No: 53/4, Bahadurpally Village Qutabullapur Mandal, R R District Hyderabad, Telangana 500 043 E-mail: info@s2engineeringindia.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 30

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Prime Plus external door engineered for any industrial application. It is fast, reliable and energy efficient during strong drafts. It has galvanised steel structure as standard, SS matt finish structure which integrates traction unit, rapid wirings and safety photocells. Spring steel wind locks in curtain pocket, with side twin rollers, ensures silent door travel, higher wind loads and curtain stability. Integrated motorisation for heavy duty user 400 V three-phase, opening speed up to 2.0 m/s with inverter system. IP 65 electronic panel complete with open-closeemergency stop pushbutton unit and self-test function. It is resistant to wind load according to EN 12424 Class 3 / 4. Size is up to 10,000 mm x 7,000 mm (W x H).

Prime Machine’s internal door engineered for any industrial application, safety for personnel while robotic operation is in progress. It has a reduced cycle time with fast open and close operation. Galvanised steel structure as standard, SS matt finish structure, which integrates traction unit, rapid wirings and safety photocells. Friction resistant semi-hard PVC door bottom laced with safety sensors. It has a spring steel wind lock in curtain pocket to ensure silent door travel and curtain stability. Integrated motorization for heavy duty use 400 V three phase opening speed up to 2.0 m/s with inverter system. IP 65 electronic panel complete with open-close-emergency stop pushbutton unit and self-test function. Size is up to 4,000 x 4,000 mm (W x H).

For details contact: Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd Chawda Comml Centre Link Road, Malad (W) Mumbai 400 064 Tel: 022-66720200, 66720300 Fax: 91-022-66720201 E-mail: sales@geapl.co.in

For details contact: Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd Chawda Comml Centre Link Road, Malad (W), Mumbai 400 064 Tel: 022-66720200, 66720300 Fax: 91-022-66720201 E-mail: sales@geapl.co.in

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NORD Drivesystems is equipped to fast-track in-house electronic drive developments to series-production readiness.NORD is able to examine the EMC behaviour of electronic drives on their own as well as in combination with a motor, including specific setups as requested by a customer. This enables checks of circuits and installations, which helps speed up subsequent inspections by accredited laboratories. The drive technology manufacturer also runs climate unit tests to ascertain resistance to cold, heat, moisture and temperature changes, and can perform temperature monitoring to ensure that products stay within their designated operating temperature range. For details contact: NORD Drivesystems Pvt Ltd 282/2, 283/2, Village Mann Tal: Mulshi, Adj Hinjewadi MIDC II Pune, Maharashtra 411 057 E-mail: marketing.in@nord.com / pl.muthusekkar@nord.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 33

Blenders are used for mixing, lubricating and blending in pharma, nutraceutical, foods, chemicals, cosmetics, ceramics, pesticides, plastics and other allied industries. They are available in Model 2 to 5,000 litre working capacity with different shape of container. Octagonal/double cone/Vshape/bin shape product container is ideal dry mixer for lubrication of granules and homogenization mixing of multiple batches into single batch. Features closed loading and unloading, VFD, PLC controls, FLP and intensifier with VFD. For details contact: Prism Pharma Machinery Plot No: 37/13, Phase IV, GIDC, Vatva Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382 445 Tel: 079-29095204 Fax: 91-079-25841623 E-mail: mkt@prismpharmamachinery.com slaes@prismpharmamachinery.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 34

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AHU PRE-FILTER CLEANING & DRYING MACHINE Ultramax Hydrojet Pvt Ltd offers automatic washing and complete drying of AHU prefilters in SS as per cGMP norms. It can accommodate filter size from 150 x 150 x 50 to 610 x 610 x 355 mm. Customised machine manufactured according to customized requirement. Filter range is from 3 to 20 u. It finds application in formulation, vaccine, bulk drug and intermediates, hospitals and electronic and space application. For details contact: Ultramax Hydrojet Pvt Ltd AC-31/4A, 6th Main Road SIDCO Indl Estate, Thirumudivakkam Chennai 600 044 Telefax: 91-044-42852262, 42852264 E-mail: marketing@hydrojet.co.in or Circle Readers’ Service Card 35

EVAPORATOR TUBE CLEANING SYSTEM Evaporator tube cleaning is trolley mounted system with SS version and with FLP version also. Pressure ranges from 350 to 600 Bar, discharge 15 to 38 lpm and useable range 12 to 60 mm tube size. It has total intelligence stop feature and dry run protection. Hard scale can be removed easily. For details contact: Ultramax Hydrojet Pvt Ltd AC-31/4A, 6 th Main Road SIDCO Indl Estate Thirumudivakkam Chennai 600 044 Telefax: 91-044-42852262, 42852264 E-mail: marketing@hydrojet.co.in or Circle Readers’ Service Card 36



The Bale Dewiring machine removes wire strappings automatically from corded bales. The bales are placed on to the chain belt conveyor. The cutting and removing mechanism adjusts automatically to the individual bale size and density. The removed wires are packed and discharged to the bottom. Employment of staff for bale cutting is no longer necessary. The wire strappings are under high tension and may cause serious injuries when cut by hand. The bale dewiring machine increases operational safety by preventing such accidents. It is recommended to operate the bale dewiring machine combined with the tried and tested BB bale breaker. The material is unraveled and transformed into a loose and metered material stream. The bale contents are perfectly prepared for sorting without any damage to the material.The advantages are obvious. It is ensured that the downstream aggregates are utilized in an optimal way. A complete automation of the material preparation with BRT HARTNER technology saves personnel, time and costs.

S2 offers a range of SS nickel and exotic alloy reactors in a variety of materials such as SS316L, SS-316, Ti, SS-904L, Duplex, Titanium and Alloy C22. S2 also offer high chemical resistant reactors with product wetted parts coated in enamel or StanCoat for improved protection. Probably the highest risk in any reactor process is taking a process media sample at elevated temperatures. Spill over and exposure of sampling liquid is a perennial cause of batch rejection, reprocessing and various qualityrelated issues ultimately leading to personnel risk and lost profit. Their sampling systems are designed to provide automatic vacuum-operated safe sampling whereby a pre-established sample quantity is directly pulled into the sampling container in a closed-loop manner. At all times, the operator is in full control, safe and isolated from the product media. Their design is optical sensor powered and is offered with a clear sampling pot so that the operator can see exactly what is happening to the reacted substances at all stages of the reaction process. Furthermore, distributed control system operation is possible and unlike conventional systems, cleaning is easy, fast and risk-free.

For details contact: BRT HARTNER GmbH Br Ibbenburen, Lengericher Str 1 49479 Ibbenburren, Germany Tel: +49 5451 50773-0 Fax: +49 5451 50773-11

For details contact: S2 Engg Services Survey No: 53/4, Bahadurpally Village Qutabullapur Mandal, R R District Hyderabad, Telangana 500 043 E-mail: info@s2engineeringindia.com

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Cipriani Harrison’s mixproof valves are made from forged/bar stock AISI 316L and 304L. Double seat valves are used in automated multiple routing systems with absolute confidence. Modern production processes demand simultaneous operation of product and cleaning cycles in order to maximise productivity and optimise operations. The construction of the valve guarantees that all products and cleaning liquids, in complex routing systems, remain separated, even in the event of seal failures. Available sizes ranges from 1-4”. Electronic control caps are available for communication/automation.

Active microbial air sampling can be added as an integral part of facility monitoring solution, removing the need for using portable air samplers and providing secure logging of viable sampling program timing to support batch release. Continuous or interrupted active air sampling regimes are supported. The internal impeller fan speed is monitored and controlled to ensure the correct sample volume and d50 values are maintained. Active air samples are available with a variety of mounting and sample head options.

For details contact: Cipriani Harrison Valves Pvt Ltd Sub Plot No: 2, B/s Margin Impex Ltd Nr Phase IV, GIDC Estate V U Nager, Anand, Gujarat 388 121 Tel: 02692-235082, 235182 Fax: 91-02692-236385 E-mail: info@harrisonengineers.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 39

For details contact: Shreedhar Instruments 16 Shreeji Krupa Society Opp: MGVCL Circle Office Next to GMERS Medical College Gotri Road, Vadodara Gujarat 390 023 Telefax: 91-0265-2323041 E-mail: sales@shreedhargroup.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 40



Strength, efficiency and reliability are the hall mark of MBH end suction centrifugal pump range. These powerful single stage pumps are designed to work hard in most demanding building and industrial environments, where only the fittest pumps can survive in the long run. All pumps are designed to comply with DIN 24255 and ISO 2858. Over the years the pumps have been carefully optimised and refined to offer unsurpassed energy efficiency and performance. The impressive range of MBH end-suction pump is compatible with an array of application areas including water intake; HVAC; cooling towers; general process water; cold and hot water transfer; fire fighting; industrial liquid transfer; filter systems and ultra filtration. Pumps supplied with special HVAC controller as well as VFD.

The servo gearbox PT completes the whole range of their servo gearboxes that consist of high-end planetary gearboxes, right angle gearboxes, hypoid gearboxes, cycloid gearboxes as well as various combinations thereof. All common servo motors can be easily installed with all sizes of their gearboxes. Their PT servo planetary gearboxes guarantee high stiffness and reliable transmission through their unique design. All ring gears, planet gears and sun pinions are case-hardened and ground. This provides for an outstanding transmission quality and allows for precise positioning tasks.

For details contact: MBH Pumps (Gujarat) Pvt Ltd Plot No: 14, GIDC Indl Estate Naroda, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382 330 Tel: 079-22823066, 22821018 E-mail: marketing@mbhpumps.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 41

For details contact: EGT Eppinger Getriebe Technologie GmbH Breitwiesenweg 2-8 73770 Denkendorf Germany Tel: +49 711 934934-626 Fax: +49 711 934934-627 E-mail: info-egt@eppinger-gears.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 42

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INDOOR AIR PURIFIER Camfil offers its advanced indoor air purifier, City M. Designed and engineered in Sweden, Camfil CityM Air Purifier is equipped with the most sophisticated particulate and molecular filters. Termed as a standalone aircleaner, the key to its performance is installation of two in one filter on both sides to remove gases and ultrafine particles; each filter individually certified to be at least 99.97% effective on particulate matter of less than 0.3 microns in size. Catering to an average air purification area of 800 sq ft or 75 m2, City M consumes lower energy with six operating speed options. It is certified allergy-friendly by the ECARF (European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation), and approved by the AHAM (Assn of Home Appliance Mnfrs USA) because of its efficiency in removing tobacco smoke, dust and pollen. Many of the harmful particles are common indoor air pollutants like formaldehyde, fungi and various VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds), leading to hazardous health diseases, including Asthma. The HEPA filter used in CityM is that air would have to pass through an average ventilation system thrice, to achieve the same level of purification. 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

ROMIL’s Hi-Dry anhydrous solvents take the high purity concept of ROMIL-SpS Super Purity Solvents one step further. This exceptional range of solvents delivers extremely low water levels of 50 ppm (0.0050%) or less, with many products routinely manufactured to below 5 ppm (0.0005%), using coulometric Karl Fischer analysis to ensure specifications are met. All ROMIL Hi-Dry solvents are supplied in packaging designed to maintain the anhydrous state achieved during purification. The amber glass bottles are oven dried to remove all traces of moisture before filling under inert dry nitrogen and sealing with a tamper-evident, screw-on Hi¬Dry cap. The cap’s double seal design features a PTFE wad and self-sealing septum, helping to maintain chemical purity while enabling solvent to be withdrawn by syringe via the dispensing hole, which has been enlarged in response to customer feedback. The standard ROMIL Hi-Dry range of solvents is complemented by pyridine-free ROMIL Hi-Dry KF reagents and calibrants, enabling Karl Fischer determination of water content without the accompanying hazard and unpleasant odour associated with traditional reagent formulations. Certified reference materials manufactured using Hi-Dry anhydrous solvents are also available for calibration of volumetric Karl Fischer reagents prior to use. For details contact: ROMIL Ltd The Source, Convent Drive Waterbeach, Cambridge CB25 9QT U.K. Tel: +44 (0) 1223 863876

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ION TRAP MASS SPECTROMETER The cost-effective Thermo Scientific LCQ fleet ion trap mass spectrometer delivers rich information for routine analysis of complex samples while providing excellent full-scan sensitivity, ruggedness and reliability. For details contact: Thermo Fisher Scientific India Pvt Ltd 102, 104 Delphi, C-Wing Hiranandani Business Park, Powai, Mumbai 400 076 Tel: 022-67429494 Fax: 91-022-67429495 E-mail: sagar.chavan@Thermofisher.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 45

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With the improved robustness of Generation 2 ion optics, the Thermo Scientific Velos Pro ion trap mass spectrometer delivers reliability on the fastest most sensitive, highest capability ion trap available todayNew detection electronics enable linear quantitation of up to 6 orders of magnitude for enhanced reproductivity and confidence in results Fast scanning up to 66,000 Da/sec enables ultra high-throughput analysis, compatible with UHPLC systems.Trap-HCD fragmentation offers complementary, triple quadrupole-like fragmentation that facilitates structural elucidation, sequence assignment and quantitation of isobarically labelled peptides.

Bin blenders or container tumblers are used mainly for blending of dry powder for tablet production and capsule, which facilitates better flow for tablets and capsules. They are available in Model 5 to 1,000 litre working capacity with different size of container. Bin shape product container is ideal for dry mixer for lubrication of granules and homogenization mixing of multiple batches into single batch It has interchangeable bin with different capacity; closed and contained system for blending, storage and transfer; hydraulic system for lifting of product container for mixing Optional features include PLC controls and FLP.

For details contact: Thermo Fisher Scientific India Pvt Ltd 102, 104 Delphi, C-Wing Hiranandani Business Park Powai, Mumbai 400 076 Tel: 022-67429494 Fax: 91-022-67429495 E-mail: sagar.chavan@Thermofisher.com

For details contact: Prism Pharma Machinery Plot No: 37/13, Phase IV, GIDC, Vatva Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382 445 Tel: 079-29095204 Fax: 91-079-25841623 E-mail: mkt@prismpharmamachinery.com sales@prismpharmamachinery.com

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COD ANALYSIS SYSTEM As a leading manufacturer in this field, Spectralab Instruments offer a broad range of environment products. COD analysis system is one of them. The chemical oxygen demand (COD) test is used to estimate the amount of organic matter in wastewater. Most types of organic matter are oxidized by a boiling mixture of chromic and sulphuric acid. A sample is refluxed in strong acid solution with a known excess of potassium dichromate. After digestion, the remaining unreduced K 2Cr 2O 7 is titrated with FAS to determine the amount of K 2Cr 2O 7 consumed and the oxidizable organic matter is calculated in terms of oxygen equivalent. The Spectralab COD test system is open reflux method. It is suitable for wide range of wastewater - a large sample size is preferred. This system is followed by the American Standard Test (APHA) method. There is no need to circulate water; precise digestion with digital timer and buzzer; results on display by using COD Titrator Model CT-15 are some of its features. COD digestor is being used by almost all regulating, environmental institutes and industries. Solid block heated units with provision for 6 and 15 samples at a time using air condensers with uniformity of temperature. COD titrator is a microprocessor-based design that speeds up the titration process giving advantage like automation, accuracy, result in storage, printout, etc. For details contact: Spectralab Instruments Pvt Ltd W-446, Rabale MIDC Rabale, Navi Mumbai 400 701 Tel: 022-62556868, 65015757 E-mail: marketing@spectralab.biz / sales@spectralab.biz or Circle Readers’ Service Card 48

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Prime King is oversized design for large openings - unique folding design and strong lifting belts, constructed of polyester, wear and traction-resistant can operate in the most diverse situations even in windy conditions. Resistance to wind load is according to EN 12424 Class 2/3, and size up to 15,000 x 10,000 mm (W x H). Integrated motorisation for very heavy duty use: 400 V three phase, opening speed up to 2.0 m/s It has a galvanised steel structure as Standard, SS structure, which integrates traction unit, rapid wirings and safety photocells Reinforced flexible curtain in selfextinguishing material fitted with strong tubes to ensure proper door functioning in large openings and wind exposed .

Capillary rheometers are widely used in the polymer industry due to their ability to simulate the high shear rate conditions in many processing operations such as injection moulding. Rosand research grade rheometers have a wide variety of unique capabilities such as twin bore designs, ability to measure shear viscosity over a wide shear rate range and ability to measure melt strength and dimensional stability.

For details contact: Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd Chawda Commercial Centre Link Road, Malad (W), Mumbai 400 064 Tel: 022-66720200, 66720300 Fax: 91-022-66720201 E-mail: sales@geapl.co.in or Circle Readers’ Service Card 49

For details contact: Aimil Ltd Naimex House A-8 Mohan Co-op Indl Estate Mathura Road New Delhi 110 044 Tel: 011-30810200 Fax: 91-011-26950011 E-mail: info@aimil.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 50



Thermo Scientific LTQ XL ion trap LC-MS mass spectrometer delivers highsensitivity MS performance to generate extensive structural information for routine proteomics and metabolism application. Its high capacity 2D linear ion trap configuration with powerful software is a complete solution for structural elucidation questions. The LTQ XL MS offers multiple dissociation techniques, PQD, ETD and CID. PQD is a proprietary technique that eliminates the low mass cutoff concern inherent with all ion traps. It gives extensive coverage for predicted and unpredicted metabolites.

MBH Pumps offers stateof-the-art fire pumpset with diesel engine or motor driven horizontal end-suction pump. These pumpsets are typically used in fire fighting applications for supplying water to fire hose reels, fire hydrants or sprinkler systems. Pumps have a discharge up to 2,900 USgpm and the head range up to 230 psi. These fire pumpsets meet or exceed the requirements of NFPA20. Installations of these pumpsets would ensure the safety of human life, buildings, expensive plants and equipment. The fire pumpset typically consists of the following equipment: pump, motor or diesel engine assembled with cooling, fuel, battery and exhaust systems; fire pump controller; suction and discharge gauge; air relief valve; and common base plate.

For details contact: Thermo Fisher Scientific India Pvt Ltd 102, 104 Delphi, C-Wing Hiranandani Business Park Powai, Mumbai 400 076 Tel: 022-67429494 Fax: 91-022-67429495 E-mail: sagar.chavan@Thermofisher.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 51

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For details contact: MBH Pumps (Gujarat) Pvt Ltd Plot No: 14, GIDC Indl Estate Naroda, Ahmedabad Gujarat 382 330 Tel: 079-22823066, 22821018 E-mail: marketing@mbhpumps.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 52


Liquiline is the platform for all liquid analysis applications. It forms the basis of their ultra modern transmitters, samplers and analysers. Liquiline CM14, the four-wire transmitter for pH/ORP, conductivity and oxygen, is an instrument used for straight forward measuring tasks. The compact design of the Liquiline CM14 makes it suitable for use in panels or control cabinets, and it is a particularly attractive solution for plant manufacturers.

The RMG is a rapid mixer and granulator with specially designed Z Type Impeller and high shear chopper blades for efficient dry mixing and wet granulation in an enclosed bowl with GMP compliance. Available in R&D Models 1, 2, 3, 5, 10 and 15 litres and Production Models 30, 60, 150, 250, 400, 600, 800, 1,200 and 1,600 litres.

For details contact: Endress+Hauser (India) Pvt Ltd 7B, 7 th Floor Godrej One Pirojshanagar Vikhroli (E) Mumbai 400 079 Tel: 022-30236100 Fax: 91-022-30236219 E-mail: info@in.endress.com

For details contact: Sunsai Pharma Eqpt Pvt Ltd Plot No: 1 Survey No: 77 Nr Laxmi Indl Estate Sativali Road Vasai (E), Thane Maharashtra 401 208 Tel: 0250-3200130 E-mail: sunsai.pharma@rediffmail.com sunsaipharma@gmail.com

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CONDUCTIVITY REFERENCE SOLUTIONS ROMIL offers PrimAg conductivity reference solutions for the calibration of conductivity meters, further extending the comprehensive PrimAg range of certified reference materials (CRMs). Each calibrant or reference solution is supplied with a certificate of calibration detailing its calibrated or measured conductivity, as well as the associated uncertainty traced to ROMIL primary silver. ROMIL is the only UK CRM manufacturer accredited to ISO 17025 requirements for calibration, and each PrimAg product is manufactured according to ISO Guide 34 and fully traceable to SI units, eliminating the need for any additional validation. The launch further extends this extensive product portfolio, perfectly complementing the existing broad selection of single and multi-element reference solutions, multi-ion solutions, pure stoichiometric substances and volumetric reagents, plus bespoke calibration mixes tailored to specific user requirements and instrumentation. For laboratories needing to meet the forthcoming USP <232>/<233> regulations for the determination of elemental impurities in pharma products and dietary supplements, PrimAg calibration mixes containing between six and 15 elements suitable for the calibration of inductively-coupled plasma methodologies are also available. Alternatively, laboratories can choose individually formulated reference solutions, custom-manufactured from high purity constituents characterised via the PrimAg traceability scheme to match specific analytes or required concentrations. For max flexibility, there is a choice of PrimAg-xtra, PrimAg-plus or PrimAg-lite – depending on the CRM – offering a range of certification levels to suit each laboratory’s specific applications. For details contact: ROMIL Ltd The Source Convent Drive Waterbeach Cambridge CB25 9QT, U.K. Tel: +44 (0) 1223 863876 or Circle Readers’ Service Card 55

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The Sunmill wet is a conical screen mill. A high speed rotating impeller forces the product through the perforation of fixed cone shaped screen. The product discharged from the bottom of the mill is reduced in size. It is GMP compliance with low heat, low dust and low noise. Available in R&D Models SMW 500 and Production Models MW 1000 and SMW 2000.

Liquiline is the platform for all liquid analysis applications. It forms the basis of their ultra modern transmitters, samplers and analysers. Liquiline M CM42, the two-wire transmitter for the parameters pH/ORP, conductivity and oxygen, impresses with reliable data transmission and easy operation. It can be used in all areas of process automation including hazardous areas and hygienic applications.

For details contact: Sunsai Pharma Eqpt Pvt Ltd Plot No: 1, Survey No: 77 Nr Laxmi Indl Estate, Sativali Road Vasai (E), Thane, Maharashtra 401 208 Tel: 0250-3200130 E-mail: sunsai.pharma@rediffmail.com

For details contact: Endress+Hauser (India) Pvt Ltd 7B, 7 th 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 57

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CAPSULE HAND FILLING MACHINE Capsule hand filling machine is the most versatile capsule filling machine suitable for all types of manufacturers. This machne is GMP compliance with low rate of rejection. Features output up to 60,000 to 65,000 capsules per 8 hour shift; easy to operate and userfriendly; SS-304 quality hard chrome plated parts are also easily available; interchangeable, can be used for 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 capsule sizes. 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 / pharmachem79@gamil.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 58

CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF NITROGEN IN ARGON AND HELIUM Specifically designed for the continuous monitoring of nitrogen in argon or helium or both, the Servomex SERVOPRO Plasmas unique plasma emission detector provides an accurate, highly stable and reliable measurement ideal for the requirements of ASU plant operators.Features wide measurement range 0-1 ppm, 0-10 ppm, 0-100 ppm (higher on request); electronic flow control system for low flow consumption and reading stability; and patented sample humidity control system for ultimate reading stability. For details contact: Spectris Technologies Pvt Ltd Plot No: A-168 MIDC, Thane-Belapur Road Khairane, Navi Mumbai 400 710 Tel: 022-30342700 E-mail: MEI_Sales@servomex.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 59

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Cipriani Harrison’s pneumatic valves are made from forged SS316L/SS-304L are highly polished and come standard with PTFE and FDA EPDM seals. These valves have self-draining machined bodies with a round shape that allows for a minimum resistance to flow. The valve body, yoke and actuator are assembled with clamps enabling quick and easy assembly and disassembly. Available in sizes 1-4” with sanitary clamp and Butt-weld and connections as standard. Multiple body styles and electrical control tops are available for varying applications. These are 3A authorised and user-friendly. Electronic control caps are available for communication/ automation.

The Vi-CELL Cell Counter for cell viability analyser provides an automatic means to perform the trypan blue dye exclusion method, allowing users to load up to 10 samples at once for easy and automated cell viability analysis. The cellular analysis system can be customised to ensure consistent and accurate cell counts for simple systems such as CHO cells and more complex samples such as yeast. Cell viability analyser provides an automatic means to perform the trypan blue dye exclusion method. Load up to 10 samples at once for easy and automated cell viability analysis. Vi-CELL XR intelligently distinguishes between live and dead cells for a wide range of cell types. Programable cell types with control over the cell sphericity, colour and size.

For details contact: Cipriani Harrison Valves Pvt Ltd Sub Plot No: 2, B/s Margin Impex Ltd Nr Phase IV, GIDC Estate V U Nager, Anand, Gujarat 388 121 Tel: 02692-235082, 235182 Fax: 91-02692-236385 E-mail: info@harrisonengineers.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 60

For details contact: Shreedhar Instruments 16 Shreeji Krupa Society Opp: MGVCL Circle Office Next to GMERS Medical College Gotri Road, Vadodara Gujarat 390 023 Telefax: 91-0265-2323041 E-mail: sales@shreedhargroup.com or Circle Readers’ Service Card 61



APPIDI Energy Recover Units (ERU) heat recovery is a plate or rotary type air-to-air heat exchanger designed to provide max energy efficiency in ventilated systems where heated or cooled air is let out and outdoor air is let in. In applications where ventilation is required or recycling of the same air is not allowed, energy recovery wheels or plate heat exchangers are used to recover the energy from exhaust air. This reduces the initial investment in HVAC equipment and minimises operating cost. Since HVAC equipment is typically the largest source of energy consumption in commercial buildings, ERU investments are economically justified for outdoor at makeup. In new HVAC installation, ERUs also allow ventilated systems to be sized with smaller compressors, lowering initial costs of the HVAC package.

Dynamic pass boxes are designed in conformation to the intenational standards are used for transferring the material through controlled environment to different classified area to avoid cross-contamination and maintain integrity of product and process.Static pass box is suitable to avoid cross-contamination between different classified areas and to maintain integrity of products and process while transferring material. Static pass boxes are used to transfer material without much personal movement between diffetent classified areas and avoiding particulate contaminations.

For details contact: APPIDI Technologies Pvt Ltd Survey No: 123, Jeedimetla Village Qutbullapur Road Hyderabad, Telangana 500 055 Tel: 040-65863942

For details contact: Vishwakarma Industries Plot No: 136/H1, Phase II, GIDC Vapi, Dist: Valsad, Gujarat 396 195 Fax: 91-0260-2450404 E-mail: vishwakarma_vapi@hotmail.com

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Air shower is designed to supply Class 100 HEPA filtered air at high velocity helps remove particulate matter from the personnel entering into the clean room. Air shower works as partial clean equipment installed at the partition between the clean room and nonclean rooms to shower the personnel or matter before entering the clean area. This unit helps to remove dust effectively and maintains the normal working status. Air shower is available in various standard dimensions, also their cabinet can be custom engineered to fit any size. These units are available in powder coated mild steel/SS-304 or combination of both.

Shree Gaurav offers wide range of silicone autoclave gasket in various shapes and designs. Also offer soft silicone/sponge gaskets and solid endless gaskets. These gaskets are made from food grade silicon rubber. It withstands a temperature range of -80 oC to 240oC. These gaskets are available in square crosssection like 20 x 20 mm, 19 x 19 mm, 12.7 x 12.7 mm. These gaskets are mainly available in red and white colour or any colour as per customer’s requirement.

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Tri-Clover Gaskets are used for connecting two pipes in food and drug plant. Tri-Clover Gasket is available in Food Grade Silicon, Food Grade Viton, Food Grade EPDM, etc. It can be supplied in different sizes upon request. Tri-Clover Gaskets is made from Platinum-cured Silicone Rubber, Fluoro Elastomer (FKM), EPDM and PTFE. It conforms to FDA 21 CFR.177.2600 and USP Class VI requirements. It is Animal Derived Ingredient Free. Silicone Tri-Clover Gaskets are available with collar for better grip and also without collar. It is available in red/orange/white and transparent colour. Imaclamp has different types like T/C gaskets, Mesh T/C gaskets, PTFE Envelop gaskets, Sensor T/C gaskets and Validation T/C gaskets.

Importance of lighting for colour matching need not be emphasized. It is a well-known fact that due to phenomenon of metamerism colour appears to match in one light source but mismatch in other light source. This can be experienced on the shop floor when colorist matches colour in a fluorescent light, which appears to be total mismatch to the colorist when viewed in daylight and vice-versa. Scan-O-Lite is compact colour matching booth, which is equipped with standard light sources. Most important benefit of evaluating colours with Scan-O Lite is the consistency of illumination, whether it is day or night or whether you are examining the colour in your factory, office or at customer end, you are assured of the same uniform and standard illumination. Scan-O-Lite will be very important for your modern laboratory on your shop floor.

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Industry News Chemical Industry to Touch USD 300 billion by 2025 double and touch USD 300 billion by 2025 from USD 147 billion now, according to Chemexcil. "The chemical sector is expected to double to USD 300 billion by 2025, clocking an annual growth rate of 15-20 per cent. To achieve this, government is also working on a draft chemical policy that will focus on meeting the rising demand for chemicals and reduce imports," chemicals export promotion council (Chemexcil) chairman Satish Wagh told PTI here. The industry is also targeting chemical exports of USD 18 billion by 2020 from USD 12 billion in FY17. In the first half of these fiscal, exports rose almost 27 per cent to USD 7.19 billion. The domestic chemical industry is the third largest in Asia and seventh in the world. The impact of measures initiated by government will be visible from the current financial onwards, he said. "We are unable to increase production to meet the demand. Over the past five years, there has been no capacity expansion by any of the companies because we don't get clearances from PCBs. This has dented our exports which provides huge opportunities and, of late, is also impacting domestic industries," said Wagh, adding this has led to large scale imports from China. Several policy measures taken by the commerce ministry in its review of mid-term foreign trade policy for 2015-20 and incentives for MSMEs in the Budget will help us in achieving our growth target, he said.

Mumbai, India: Hyosung Corporation of South Korea, the largest

global spandex producer, is likely to invest around ` 3,000 crore in a manufacturing facility in Maharashtra, a top government official said today. The project will be set up in Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC), a greenfield smart industrial city being developed across 10,000 acres, as part of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), the official said. "Hyosung Corporation is likely to invest around ` 3,000 crore in a manufacturing facility in Maharashtra. In the first phase of the project, the company will invest ` 1,250 crore and the state government will soon take a decision on its request to allot 100 acres land near Aurangabad," the official told PTI. "Work on the project will begin in April this year and the production is expected to start in May next year," the official said. The land cost would be around ` 120 crore and the company has already paid around five per cent of the amount, he said. Hyosung Chairman and CEO Cho Hyun-joon will be attending the 'Magnetic Maharashtra' investor summit in Mumbai next week, the official said. The market size for spandex yarn in India is estimated to be over 1,500 metric tonnes this year and the growth of Indian spandex market has been over 10 per cent between 2014 and 2015, he said.

Inland World Logistics Bags National Award for Excellence in Distribution Cabinet Approves Continuation of Urea Subsidy via DBT

Mumbai, India: Inland World Logistics part of the ` 2,200-crore

New Delhi, India: The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to continue

Inland group and one of the finest logistics companies of the country, recently bagged two prestigious awards at the Mahindra Excellence Awards 2017. The company was adjudged the Outperformer in Distribution and at the same awards show, Praveen Somani, Director, Inland World Logistics was conferred National Winner in the Youth Transport Personality of the Year.

urea subsidy to ensure adequate quantity of the fertiliser is available to farmers at controlled prices and to implement direct benefit transfer in the sector to reduce diversion and plug leakages. “The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the proposal of Department of Fertilisers to continue urea subsidy scheme from 2017 up to 2020 at a total estimated cost of ` 1,64,935 crore and implementation of DBT for disbursement of fertiliser subsidy,” the government said in a statement. The Department of Fertilisers is rolling out DBT in the sector nationwide. “DBT would entail 100% payment to fertiliser companies on sale of fertilisers to farmers at subsidised rates. Therefore, continuation of urea subsidy scheme will facilitate the smooth implementation of DBT scheme,” it said.

This is the seventh edition of the Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards, and the program is now recognized as the leading Awards program in the Indian transport sector recognising excellence and outperformance. In its journey over the last six years, the Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards have seen over 20,000 nominations entries being received in various categories and 220 winners in all, spanning across best business practices, industry innovations, as well as individuals including truck drivers for displaying relentless commitment towards their work. Inland World Logistics offers point to point services with minimum delivery time and has the widest reach with presence in over 350 locations, fleet of vehicles and a nationwide network. Chemical Products Finder | February-March 2018 | 49


Mumbai, India: The chemicals industry is expected more than

Hyosung Corp to Invest ` 3,000 crore in Maharashtra Spandex Project


Industry News Agrochemical Sector Expects Uptick in Exports Next Fiscal

AVEVA Completes Transformational Combination as a New Software Leader is Born

Mumbai, India: The Indian agrochemical industry expects an uptick in export revenue next fiscal after suffering slowdown in two successive fiscals caused by lower usage of agrochemicals by farmers in key export markets like Latin America on the back of unremunerated prices for agri produce.

Mumbai, India: AVEVA has combined with Schneider Electric’s

Latin American nations, which account for large exports from Indian agrochemical firms, reported a fall in growth rate to 4% against 10% growth reported earlier. This has led to higher inventory levels of agrochemicals in those markets. With agro-commodity prices looking up in Latin American markets, coupled with fall in exports from China, sectoral analysts now expect a growth of 10-14% in export revenues for Indian agrochemical sector next fiscal. Further, new product launches could help in improved business volumes. India is the fourth largest global producer of agrochemicals after the US, Japan and China with an industry size of around $4.9 billion in FY17 with exports accounting for nearly half of it, says rating agency Icra. Latin American markets, which account for nearly a third of Indian agrochemical exports, suffered slowdown in both the last fiscal and ongoing fiscal, said Rahul Veera, assistant vice-president, Elara Capital. This, he said, was mainly due to low agro-commodity prices arising out of a deflationary trend in the global markets.

B l a ck & Ve a t ch N a m e d L N G I n d u s t r y E P C Contractor of the Year Mumbai, India: Black & Veatch, a global leader in the design, construction and delivery of innovative floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) production and regasification solutions, has been named EPC Contractor of the Year. The award, presented to Black & Veatch at the recent LNG USA Summit 2018 in Houston, cited the company’s advanced capabilities in executing complex projects and coincides with increasing investor interest in flexible, cost-effective LNG solutions that can more quickly move supply to end users.

“Being named EPC Contractor of the Year at the LNG USA Summit demonstrates our commitment to helping clients meet their objectives, regardless of project size, by being the top EPC solutions provider for FLNG developments,” said Bob Germander, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Floating Oil & Gas Solutions for Black & Veatch. “This honour at the LNG USA Summit recognizes the core strengths behind Black & Veatch’s leadership position in the natural gas marketplace. Our innovative solutions combined with efficient, cost-effective and on-time EPC capabilities make us a onestop solution for clients,” said Javid Talib, Vice President and Director of Floating Technology Applications for Black & Veatch’s Oil & Gas business. 50 | February-March 2018 | Chemical Products Finder

industrial software business to drive digital transformation across the asset and operational life cycle for capital-intensive industries. This unmatched, end-to-end offering unlocks the power of two industry leaders to deliver improved profitability and operational excellence to maximise return on capital. The combination brings together AVEVA’s design, engineering and construction capabilities with Schneider Electric’s industrial software business, which ranges from simulation through to real-time manufacturing operations management. It creates a global leader in engineering and industrial software, expanding the markets and industries the company serves. Customers can benefit from improved profitability, efficiency and performance. “The combination of AVEVA and Schneider Electric’s industrial software business brings together CAPEX and OPEX, creating a path to digitalisation from conceptual design to commissioning, and from operations back to revamps. Many industrial businesses already use software from both companies and look forward to the benefits of having these products under one developer umbrella. Adding in real-time production performance moves the industry one step closer to realising a digital asset that operates with full knowledge of its physical layout as well as the underlying physics of the process being conducted. I’m excited to see how AVEVA integrates processes, products and people.”

Coyotex to Showcase its Pioneering Technology for the Production of Multiaxial Carbon Fiber Preforms Überlingen, Germany: Coyotex is revolutionizing the production

of carbon fiber composites: Thanks to this newly developed production process, the company’s customers can reduce their expenses by up to 40 percent. Coyotex can manufacture multiaxial preforms with significantly higher lightweight potential on an industrial scale. Ordering the products is completely digitalized, and production takes place on demand. The first-ever public presentation of this technology will be held at the JEC composites trade show in Paris. Coyotex has also been nominated in Paris for the Startup Booster award, which recognizes innovative solutions in the composites field. “Our new technology will fundamentally change the production of carbon fiber composites,” says Rainer Kehrle, Managing Director of kejora GmbH, which owns the Coyotex brand. Although the company’s idea isn’t new in itself, the results definitely are: Until now, producing non-crimp fabrics (NCFs) in near net shape has involved high production and equipment costs as well as modest output. In contrast, fast production processes come at the expense of lightweight potential and lead to significantly higher costs further on in the process chain.

Industry News SNC-Lavalin Bags NOVA ChemicalsÊ EPC Contract has been awarded a lump sum engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to supply NOVA Chemicals with two gas cracking furnaces. This award supports the recentlyannounced third-phase of the conversion and expansion of NOVA Chemicals’ Corunna cracker, which is expected to increase the unit’s current ethylene capacity by more than 50% and is linked to the construction of a new polyethylene facility being developed by the company. Prior to this EPC award, TechnipFMC provided the associated process technology under a separate licensing agreement with NOVA Chemicals; both TechnipFMC and SNC-Lavalin supported NOVA Chemicals in the front-end engineering (FEED) development for the gas cracking furnaces. U n d e r t h e a g r e e m e n t , Te c h n i p F M C w i l l h a v e p r i m a r y responsibility for the detailed engineering and procurement aspects of the work, while SNC-Lavalin will be responsible for the modular fabrication, erection, construction and precommissioning.

LANXESS Receives the German Innovation Award for Climate and the Environment

SUEZ, CNPC Collaborate for Wastewater Solutions Paris, France: The oil and gas industry has been under financial pressure due to low and variable crude oil prices. In the downstream market, this has been particularly acute with plant closures, and limitations in capital investment, challenging sustainability of assets and operations. Concurrently, many customers have faced limited water resources, increased discharge standards, and operating environmental constraints.

To address these challenges, CNPC and SUEZ have worked together to develop solutions that meet the requirement for a high wastewater reuse ratio, together with a very stringent discharge standard for reverse osmosis brines. And that are also reliable, safe, robust, and operable, while addressing capital constraints. This challenge has been achieved at Chengdu Petro through the implementation of a SUEZ standardised solution and offsite construction of the Chengdu Petro water treatment plant, in the vicinity of the refinery and petrochemical complex. Including a safe design and operation, but also focusing on a practical, cost-effective solution.

Mumbai, India: LANXESS, the specialty chemicals company,

has been honoured with the 2017 German Innovation Award for Climate and the Environment. State Secretary at Ministry for Environment Jochen Flasbarth and Holger Lösch, Deputy Director General of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), presented the award to Luis López-Remón, head of the LANXESS business unit Leather in the course of a formal event in Berlin. LANXESS received the award in the category “Environmentalfriendly products and services” for an innovative technology developed for the recycling of residues from the leather manufacturing process. The award clearly confirms that we are on the right, as sustainable, path with our resource-efficient production of leather chemicals. With this innovation project, we want to show that production residues from the leather manufacturing process can be recycled on-site in tanneries and that we can significantly improve the sustainability profile of the leather manufacturing industry,” said López-Remón at the official award ceremony. The company’s products bring measurable benefits in terms of reduced emissions or a reduced carbon footprint, which ultimately makes a positive contribution to the prevention of

Essel Propack Launches ÂProject LibertyÊ Mumbai, India: Essel Propack Ltd, an Indian Multi-national

company in the business of manufacturing laminated plastic tubes, has announced Project “Liberty”, a major step forward in its commitment to improve sustainability. Project Liberty is a first-of-its-kind and path breaking attempt to recycle multilayer laminates which consists aluminium in the structure, by separating aluminium and polymer into two distinct and reusable streams without the use of chemicals or heat. In this effort Essel has collaborated with multiple major technical partners across the globe and co-developed a solidstate environmental friendly process to liberate aluminium from the laminate/tubes. ABL poses challenges in recycling and the company has been working relentlessly over 4 years on developing a solution to separate the polymer and aluminium. With Project ‘Liberty’ the polymer fraction can be recovered from ABL tubes and the same can be recycled to various packaging applications. The recovered aluminium metal also shall be reused, making every single tube recyclable. Chemical Products Finder | February-March 2018 | 51


Montreal, Canada: In consortium with TechnipFMC, SNC-Lavalin

global warming. Besides increased efficiency in production, finishing, and recycling, this achieves a more responsible handling of the raw material and waste products.

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 Corpn of India Ltd (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 a Dutch specialty chemicals company 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 2,4-D (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-kilotonnes (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. For example, AkzoNobel customers use MCA to produce thickening agents for the food, oil, mining, personal care and detergent industries. The product is also used in agrochemicals, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, thermo-stabilizers, surfactants and cosmetics. Camlin Fine Sciences Ltd, which offers shelf-life solutions (antioxidants 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 52 | February-March 2018 | Chemical Products Finder

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. 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. Currently, food grade anti-oxidants account for approximately 56 per cent of CFS revenues in FY16, performance chemicals (PC) contribute about 22 per cent, diphenols (HQ and catechol) constituting 18 per cent while aroma chemicals (vanillin) accounting for 3 per cent. 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 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, on April 7, 2016 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. The manufacturing facilities in India are owned and operated by Basell Polyolefins India Pvt Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of LyondellBasell. 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 a Swedish 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

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. â&#x2013;ş MINING Singareni Collieries Co Ltd (SCCL) the State-owned coal mining giant has initiated preparations to start Koyagudem Opencast Project-III (KOC-III) in Lingala Koyagudem coal belt of Godavari valley coal-field in Tekulapally Mandal soon. The extractable reserves in the KOC-III are estimated to be around 111.98-million tonnes as against the estimated geological reserves of 146.81-MT. The KOC-III project is expected to produce around 3.6-million tonnes per annum, SCCL sources said. In pursuit of its aggressive growth strategy, the SCCL has drawn up ambitious plans to open 31 coal mines including 20 OCPs and 11 underground mines in the next five years. It presently has 30 underground mines and 16 OCPs spread across the vast Godavari valley coalfield spanning Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Khammam, Karimnagar, Adilabad and a few other districts in the State. The company has set a coal production target of 66.06-million tonnes for the current fiscal. The company is aiming to set new benchmarks in coal production, dispatches and overburden removal besides enhancing the coal production capacity to around 900-lakh tonnes by 2020-2021. The SCCL has reportedly obtained the mandatory forest clearance from the Central government agencies concerned for the KOC-III. The project envisages use of 1,158-hectares of forest land and 448-hectares of non-forest land. The upcoming KOC-III, which is surrounded by the Koyagudem OCP-II, is expected to augment coal production in Yellandu area of the SCCL. The project is likely to be opened in the first week of July this year. GVMC has initiated a process to take up bio-mining of the accumulated waste renewing its efforts to re-mediate the solid waste dump-yard at Kapuluppada. To begin with bio-mining is proposed to be taken up in five acres of the dump-yard. GVMC has sought the involvement of private companies under corporate social responsibility (CSR) or by investing money to salvage the dump yard to which garbage is being transported

for nearly two decades and piled up there. About 60 of the 100 acres in the dump yard has been filled up, according to officials. The cost of bio-mining is roughly put at ` 400 a tonne going by the experience of other civic bodies. With the city generating about 1,000 tonnes of garbage the cost comes to a whopping ` 4 lakh a day. Spending ` 1 crore a month on fuel alone to transport the solid waste to the dumpyard, GVMC has recently come out with plans to set up organic waste converters at six Rythu Bazars and Poorna Market and asked bulk generators like hotels to go in for OWCs. Also separation of waste in 72 colonies of as many wards has also been taken up. The Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 lay down that local bodies should investigate and analyse all old open dump-sites and existing operational dump-sites for their potential of bio-mining and bio-remediation. The rules also specify that only non-usable, non-recyclable, no-biodegradable and non-reactive inert waste and pre-processing rejects and residues from waste-processing facilities should go to sanitary land-fill. In bio-mining, the waste is levelled first and recyclables removed from it. The waste is then sieved and material useful for compost is again separated from it. The remaining waste goes to the landfill. 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 mining after a decade in Karnataka, after the State granted the company a lease of over 474 hectares at Devadaru hills in Ballari. 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. The company's blast furnace Unit having a capacity of 216,000 tonnes of pig iron is ready for operation for producing foundry grade pig iron adding towards its profitability in the coming financial year Western Coalfields 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 numbers of water prinklers. 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. Chemical Products Finder | February-March 2018 | 53

Project Update

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 market for coatings in India is growing fast in the country. Building a world scale production plant will be yet another important part of Perstorpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Forthcoming Events

PackPlus Delhi Dates: 25-28 July 2018 Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi Event: PackPlus 2018 is emerging as a business platform for both visitors and exhibitors. It is a total packaging, processing and supply chain event providing solutions from package conversion, printing, primary and secondary packaging, automation, material handling and supply chain integrations. Key personnel from the top and middle management responsible for package development, procurement, production, IT system and quality control and from other industries will be visiting the exhibition to explore a galore of opportunities related to packaging converting, processing and supply chain industries. For details contact: Print-Packaging.com Pvt Ltd F 101, Tower No: 7 International Infotech Park Vashi Railway Station, Vashi Navi Mumbai 400 705

Minerals Metals Metallurgy Materials Dates: 29-31 August 2018 Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi Event: The upcoming event named as Minerals Metals Metallurgy Materials will be showcasing wide variety of automation related products and services associated with this field. Thus an event like this will organize wide variety of workshops, seminar presentation with the help of it the exhibitors will showcase products and services like base metal production, casting machines, technologies, consulting, design and services, and also regarding copper production associated with this field. In addition to this the event will cordially invite all the eminent and distinguished experts associated with this field. For details contact: International Trade & Exhibitions India Pvt Ltd 1106-1107, 11th Floor, Kailash Bldg 26 Kasturba Gandhi Marg New Delhi Tel: 011-40828220 Fax: 91-011-40828283

Renewable Energy India Expo Dates: 18-20 September 2018 Venue: India Exposition Mart Ltd, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh Event: This event showcases products from solar, wind, bio-mass/fuel, small hydro, 54 | February-March 2018 | Chemical Products Finder

geothermal and energy efficiency sectors in the power and energy, power and renewable energy, solar energy industries. This expo intends to accelerate the growth of India’s renewable energy sector and contribute to the country’s sustainable economic development. For details contact: UBM India Pvt Ltd Times Square, B-Wing, Unit 1 & 25th Floor Andheri-Kurla Rd, Andheri (E), Mumbai

IFAT India Dates: 15-17 October 2018 Venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai Event: India’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, solid waste and recycling will again open its doors for everyone in Mumbai. IFAT India is an ideal platform to network with industry leaders and business partners in the environmental technology sector from across the globe. For details contact: Messe Muenchen India Pvt Ltd Tel: 022-42554744 E-mail: enquiry@ifat-india.com INTERNATIONAL

Fine Chemicals Japan Dates: 18-20 April 2018 Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Koto, Japan Event: This event showcases products like advanced technology and chemical products, pharma and chemical related products and much more in the chemicals and dyes industry. For details contact: UBM Japan Co Ltd Kanda 91 Bldg 1-8-3 Kaji-cho Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan

ACHEMA Dates: 11-15 June 2018 Venue: Frankfurt Fair, Frankfurt, Germany Event: This event showcases products like engineering products, abrasives, chemicals and compounds, chemical machineries, equipment, manufacturing technologies, chemical engineering compounds, laboratory compounds and other similar range of products and services in the chemicals and dyes, industrial products industries. For details contact: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 Frankfurt, Germany

Chemspec Europe Dates: 20-21 June 2018 Venue: Koelnmesse GmbH, Cologne, Germany Event: This event showcases products like Biotechnology, Oilfield chemicals, colours and dyestuffs, agro chemicals, contract and toll manufacture, cosmetics, healthcare, pharma, water treatment and many more in the chemicals and dyes industry. For details contact: Mack Brooks Exhibitions Romeland House, Romeland Hill St Albans, Herts AL3 4ET London, U.K.

China International Robot Show Dates: 04-07 July 2018 Venue: National Convention & Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China Event: This event showcases products like Promote the leaping development of robotics, Leed the deepening transform of manufacture, to build the communication platform for robot industries and enormous Chinese market, education service robot, household service robot, environmental cleaning robot, etc, in the automation and robotics industry. For details contact: CMEPO Exhibition Co Ltd Rm 202, Bldg C, 28 Lane, 463 Jinhui Rd Shanghai 201103, China

International Pipeline Exposition Dates: 25-27 September 2018 Venue: Telus Convention Centre, Calgary, Canada Event: This event is aiming to showcase the latest innovations and modern technology of pipeline products and services. Exhibitors from the top pipeline companies are engaged in showcasing the products to the global market from this renowned event. International Pipeline Exposition involves the best 200 exhibitors from the whole world, who showcase the products that are approved by high skilled professionals. The event is also best known for its economical products, which the visitor find very helpful and also this factor increases the demand and popularity of the event. For details contact: DMG: Events London 25th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank London, U.K. Tel: +(44)-(1737)-855474/761941

Author : Price : No of pages: Publisher :

Rajindar Singh $167.96 452 pages (Hardcover) Butterworth-Heinemann, (2 nd Edition) About the book: This book is written in a practical style with emphasis on: process description; key unit operations; systems design and costs; plant equipment description; equipment installation; safety and maintenance; process control; plant start-up; and operation and troubleshooting. It is supplemented by case studies and engineering rules-of-thumb. The author is a chemical engineer with extensive experience in the field, and his technical knowledge and practical know-how in the water purification industry are summarized succinctly in this new edition. This book will inform you which membranes to use in water purification and why, where and when to use them. It will help you to troubleshoot and improve performance and provides case studies to assist understanding through real-life examples.

HEAT EXCHANGER EQUIPMENT FIELD MANUAL Authors : Price : No of pages: Publisher :

Maurice Stewart and Oran T Lewis $72.70 488 pages (Paperback) Gulf Professional Publishing (1 st Edition) About the book: From upstream to downstream, heat exchangers are utilized in every stage of the petroleum value stream. An integral piece of equipment, heat exchangers are among the most confusing and problematic pieces of equipment in petroleum processing operations. This is especially true for engineers just entering the field or seasoned engineers that must keep up with the latest methods for in-shop and in-service inspection, repair, alteration and re-rating of equipment. The objective of this book is to provide engineers with sufficient information to make better logical choices in designing and operating the system. This book provides an indispensable means for the determination of possible failures and for the recognition of the optimization potential of the respective heat exchanger.


BOILER OPERATORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HANDBOOK Editor : Kenneth E Heselton PE Price : $121.87 No of pages: 488 pages (Hardcover) Publisher : Fairmont Press (2 nd Edition) About the book: This book was written specifically for boiler plant operators and supervisors who want to learn how to lower plant operating costs, as well as how to operate plants of all types and sizes more wisely. It is newly revised with guidelines for HRSGs, combined cycle systems and environmental effects of boiler operation. Also included is a new chapter on refrigeration systems that addresses the environmental effects of inadvertent and intentional discharges of refrigerants. Going beyond the basics of keeping the pressure up, the author explains in clear terms how to set effective priorities to ensure optimal plant operation, including ensuring safety and continuity of operations, preventing damage, managing environmental impact, training replacement plant operators, logging and preserving historical data and operating the plant economically.

: Alessandra De Angelis, Onorio Saro, Giulio Lorenzini, Stefano Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Elia and Marco Medici

Price : $40.00 No of pages : 124 pages (Paperback) Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers (1st Edition) About the book: The aim of this book is to supply valid and reasonable parameters in order to guide the choice of the right model of industrial evaporative tower according to operating conditions which vary depending on the particular industrial context: power plants, chemical plants, food processing plants and other industrial facilities are characterized by specific assets and requirements that have to be satisfied. Evaporative cooling is increasingly employed each time a significant water flow at a temperature which does not greatly differ from ambient temperature is needed for removing a remarkable heat load; its aim is to refrigerate a water flow through the partial evaporation of the same. Often industrial processes require cooling machines or applications capable to remove the heat absorbed during working cycles. Evaporative cooling is the only transformation which is not directly implemented in conditioning systems and facing high amounts of heat loads one needs to consider the presence of thermal sources, which in nature, act as best receptors for high energy fluxes: atmospheric air, rivers, lakes and sea water. Chemical Products Finder | February-March 2018 | 55



Product Index

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AHU Pre-filter Cleaning & Drying Machine


Air Shower


Air-to-Air Heat Exchanger


Anhydrous Solvents


Automated Viscosity Measurement



Automatic Inspection-cum-Polishing Machine (Twin Stage)


Facility Monitoring System


Fluid Bed Processor/Dryer


B Bale Dewiring



EMC-compliant Development of Drive Electronics


End-suction Centrifugal Pump


Evaporator Tube Cleaning System




Capsule Filling


Capsule Hand Filling Machine



Cell Viability Analysis


High Speed Doors


Centralised Vacuum Equipment


High-speed Doors


Centrifugal End Suction Pumps


High-speed Doors


Coating Pan


COD Analysis System



Colour Matching Booth


Indoor Air Purifier


Conductivity Reference Solutions


Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer


Conta-bin/Container Tumbler Blender


Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer


Continuous Monitoring of Nitrogen in Argon and Helium


Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer


Continuous/Online Air Particle Counter


Controlled Strain & Stress Rheometers



L Laminated Tube Filling & Sealing Machine


Liquid Analysis


Double Cone Blender


Liquid Analysis


Dynamic & Static Pass Boxes


Liquid Analysis


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Magnetic Impellers


Metal Detector With De-dust Collector


Mixproof Valves


TDLS Trace Moisture Analyser


Tri-clover Gaskets


Tube Filling, Crimping & Batch Coding



N Nitrate And Ammonium Sensors


Nitrate And SAC Sensors


O Octagonal/Double Cone/V-Shape Blender


Optimum Characterisation System


Ultra-trace PPT Oxygen Analyser


V Vacuum Transfer System


Versatile Trace Gas Analyser


Vertical Blender


P Paddle Mixer Blender


Planetary Gearboxes


Planetary Gearboxes


R Rapid Mixer Granulator


RCVD Solutions


Reactor Solution


Remote Viable Air Sampling


Rosand Capillary Rheometers


S Shutoff & Divert Valves


Sigma Mixer Kneader/Extruder


Silicone Endless Gasket (Autoclave)


Single & Double Perforators


Suncoater/Auto Coater


Sunmill Wet


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