Chemical Technology

News, views and contacts from the global Chemical industry
16 October 2018
Industry News

New study finds a third of chemicals breach EU safety laws
A three-year study by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) has found that nearly one-third of chemicals produced or imported into Europe breach EU safety laws.

Shell installs quench tower at Pennsylvania petrochemicals complex
Shell Chemical Appalachia has completed the installation of 2,000t of heavy-quench tower at its under-construction Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex.

Saudi Aramco and Total begin engineering studies on $5bn complex
Saudi Aramco and French energy firm Total have signed an agreement to commence engineering studies for the construction of a $5bn petrochemical complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Hitachi introduces AI-based predictive maintenance service
Japanese technology firm Hitachi has introduced a new predictive maintenance service for petrochemical plants that is powered by artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Press Releases

AspenTech and Emerson Introduces Capital-Efficient Digital Twin Technologies
Simulation software by AspenTech and Emerson enhances digital investment value by creating more capital-efficient digital twin technology for use across operations lifecycle.

New Connections For Plantweb Asset Performance Platform
Emerson's latest release adds new connections for Plantweb Optics, the asset performance platform for the Plantweb™ digital ecosystem, allowing organisations to take further steps in their digital transformation to a more reliable and efficient operation.

FPS Announces Micronisation and Containment Workshop for November
Italian industrial technology developer FPS Food and Pharma Systems has announced plans to hold a new workshop on containment and micronisation in November in Fiorenzuola d’Arda.

Digital Transformation Roadmap to Boost Company Performance
A Digital Transformation Roadmap announced by Emerson offers consulting and implementation services that help companies develop and execute a tailored digital transformation plan to boost performance.

Emerson’s New Operator Workspace Offers a Safer, More Connected Operating Environment
The solution integrates inputs from across control and enterprise networks into a single workspace.

White Papers

AAC3-8001 Pen Probes for Material Identification Applications
ABB Analytical’s advanced FT-NIR spectroscopy systems enable users to quickly and efficiently identify raw materials through plastic packaging of a variety of thicknesses.

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Packaging Analyzer
ABB has developed an unrivalled FT-NIR calibration expertise and is able to offer turnkey models for crystallinity determination in PET containers.

Portable Transmission Raman Spectroscopy
Content uniformity (CU) testing is a crucial task in pharmaceutical manufacturing, as it ensures that each product that reaches a consumer contains a safe dosage of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API).

Data-Driven Gas and Flame Detection Systems for Industrial Applications
3M Scott Fire & Safety specialises in the supply of high-quality gas and flame detection solutions for industrial applications, which have been carefully developed using hundreds of years of combined experience in the personnel protection sector.

Fixed Gas and Flame Detection Technology for the EMEA Region
3M Gas & Flame Detection is a global leader in the provision of innovative end-to-end fire and flame detection systems that are optimised for use in the chemicals industry.

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