Humans and wildlife are exposed to an infinite number of different combinations of chemicals, via food, consumer products and the environment. Combined exposure to multiple chemicals can lead to unacceptable effects, even if single substances in the mixtures are below their individual safety thresholds.
The constant availability of an automated cleaning system has brought about significant benefits for the EEW waste incineration plant in Hannover, Germany. Especially in spring and summer, finned heat exchangers quickly become polluted by pollens, sand, dust and other suspended particles in the environment.
Traditional product-based selling is giving way to solution-based selling as the European positive displacement (PD) pumps market experiences a surge in partnerships among Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) as well as Automation and IT sectors.
In the oil and gas industry, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) along with horizontal drilling are perhaps the most significant achievements in terms of both engineering and innovation. These achievements enable producers to maximize returns from each well. As a result, the number of hydraulically fractured shale oil and gas wells continue to increase.
Conditions over the next decade are likely to become more challenging with considerable uncertainty and disparity of performance throughout the chemical industry, warns ABB in the first of a two-part white paper posted on ‘Transforming Chemical Operations Through Technology’.
Festo’s newest bionic innovation – the BionicFinWave underwater robot – borrows on Nature’s ideal propulsion system for certain types of movement. Festo’s Bionic Learning Network team was inspired by the undulating fin movements executed by marine animals such as the polyclad, cuttlefish or Nile perch.
The wedgemeter has endured the test of time. Since the 1950s, it has proven to be the solution to the most challenging of applications. This is most evident in various refinery processes including the delayed cokers.
Lego botanical elements such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane in the future and will appear in Lego boxes already in 2018. Production has started on a range of sustainable Lego elements made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane.
There are more than 760,000 km of pipelines transporting hydrocarbons like oil and natural gas in Canada. That’s almost enough pipe to go to the moon and back. Most of these pipelines are regulated provincially, especially in Alberta (415,000 km), Ontario (114,000 km), and Saskatchewan (102,000 km).
Every day industrial workers transfer potentially hazardous chemicals, such as solvents, acetones, lubricants, cleansers, and acids, from large drums into smaller containers, or into machinery. This transfer of chemicals at the point of use, however, can have serious consequences when manual “tip-and-pour” techniques or poorly designed pumps are used.