A horse feed producer needed an assist with a process need at its facility with the production of forage cubes. Upstream in the process, bales of hay are broken down and minor ingredients are added before the raw materials are formed into cubes.
A National Oil Company (NOC) in Africa planned a massive new inlet separation and boosting facility in a mature natural gas field. The plant’s function is to take fluids from the existing gathering system and boost their pressure at the inlet of the existing gas and liquid processing facilities. This infrastructure compresses gas for commercial sale.
Hot drinks anywhere, anytime is the motto of 42 Degrees, a manufacturing company based in Valladolid, Spain. The Spanish company acquired the patent and technology for self-heating cans and production facilities in Valladolid, capable of producing up to 10 million self-heating cans of beverages and liquid foods annually, in 2017.
Stockpile Reports online subscription service from BinMaster that uses pictures from an iPhone or drone to calculate and monitor the volume, tonnage, and condition of stockpiles. The service is said to replace outdated guesswork, inventory write-offs, and bad valuations while saving hours of time with audit-ready reports.
A hundred years ago, the accident rate among railroad workers was horrendous. As many as 40,000 railroad employees were injured every year, many crippled for life, and nearly 4,000 workers annually lost their lives in accidents. Next to coal mining, railroading was the most dangerous kind of work.
Managing 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.
The first article in this series taught us about Big Data, what it is, how it supports analyses, and how it can be helpful when we have to visually depict large volumes of data. In the second article, we addressed nine actual situations from industry of how big data has been used in troubleshooting, maintenance and operations applications.
CECO Environmental of Dallas, a global provider of air quality and fluid handling technology, has announced that the company’s engineered energy equipment CECO Peerless brand has recently completed a number of SCR system retrofit upgrades as well as new SCR Exhaust Systems utilizing its patented EDGE AIG technology. With a growing number of natural gas-fired combined cycle plants in need of retrofits and upgrades, or new SCR systems, the company is seeing a growing demand for its EDGE AIG technology, which stands for ammonia injection grids.
A new family of enzymes has been discovered which paves the way to convert plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics, chemicals, and fuels. The discovery was led by members of the same UK-US enzyme engineering team which, in April, improved a plastic-digesting enzyme, a potential breakthrough for the recycling of plastic waste.
NET Power of Durham, NC, says it has successfully achieved first fire of its supercritical carbon dioxide (CO₂) demonstration power plant and test facility located in La Porte, TX, including the firing of the 50MWth Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions commercial-scale combustor. Firing of the combustor involves the integrated operation of the full NET Power process.