Process Equipment

Common technical delivery conditions for valves, actuators and PCS field devices

NAMUR - NAMUR has published its recommendation NE 167 “Common technical delivery conditions for valves, actuators and PCS field devices”. It describes the common technical specifications to be observed for industrial valves, final control elements and PCS field devices.


Bosch Rexroth wins Hermes Award with underwater actuator

Productivity.be - On the first day of the Hannover Messe Digital Edition, the Hermes Award was presented, which this year goes to Bosch Rexroth for developing the first SIL 3 electric actuator for underwater installations, especially in the offshore oil and gas sector. The SVA R2, where SVA stands for Subsea Valve Actuator, offers more precise control with lower energy consumption.


Alfa Laval starts testing new fuels to support the transition towards more sustainable shipping

Alfa Laval - Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – will soon start testing two new types of marine fuels; biofuels (made from waste) and methanol, in its Test & Training Centre in Denmark. To make these non-carbon fuels commercially viable can have a big impact on the marine industry in its strive towards zero carbon shipping.


Carbon Dioxide as Chemical Feedstock for Polymers

Nova-Institute - Completely revised and extended third version of nova’s technology and trend report “Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as Chemical Feedstock for Polymers – Technologies, Polymers, Developers and Producers” available. The nova report addresses the polymer industry, brands, technology scouts, investors, and policy makers. The report provides 100 pages of information around CO2 utilisation for chemical building blocks and polymers.


Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy to unlock a new era of offshore green hydrogen production

Siemens Gamesa - To reach the Paris Agreement goals, the world will need vast amounts of green hydrogen and wind will provide a large portion of the power needed for its production. Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy announced today that they are joining forces combining their ongoing wind-to-hydrogen developments to address one of the major challenges of our decade — decarbonizing the economy to solve the climate crisis.


NAMUR Thermowell – Design and Calculation

NAMUR - The NAMUR Recommendation "Thermowell – Design and Calculation" has been released and may now be obtained from the NAMUR Office. The target of the document is, to describe and assay the different configuration methods for thermowells.


GEA Continuous Plant Lands ISPE FOYA for Janssen

GEA - As a pioneer and confirmed advocate of the pharmaceutical industry’s FDA-endorsed implementation of continuous manufacturing (CM) technologies, GEA was delighted to supply ConsiGma 4.0 equipment to Janssen Belgium and contribute to their recent recognition with the ISPE Facility of the Year (FOYA) Award in the Process Innovation category.


Dry, energy-saving Scroll vacuum pump for food, pharmaceutical and laboratory applications

Atlas Copco - With the new oil-free DSS scroll vacuum pump, Atlas Copco is expanding its range of dry industrial pumps. The robust, low-wear pump is particularly suitable for vacuum generation in the rough vacuum range. Inside the pump there are two intermeshing, spiral-shaped screws made of aluminium. One spiral screw is fixed, while the second one rotates to compress the gas inclusions.


Extracting hydrogen from natural gas networks: Linde and Evonik offer joint technology solution

Linde Engineering - Existing pipeline networks could be used to efficiently transport H2 over long distances and deliver it to end points along this infrastructure, where it could be fed into industrial applications or provide a source of energy. Numerous initiatives have already been launched around the world in order to develop enabling technology concepts.


Carbon2Chem: First project phase successfully completed

Thyssenkrup - The Carbon2Chem project initiated by thyssenkrupp is moving into its next phase. Involving 16 further partners the project, which is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), has gathered fundamental insights into the conversion of steel mill process gases into chemical products. The next step is to extend the solution to other industries, demonstrate its long-term stability and make it ready for the market.


GEA Compressors increase top speeds – More kilowatts per euro

GEA - GEA increase the maximum top speeds for several of its reciprocating and screw compressors. The reciprocating compressor models GEA Grasso V 700, V 1100, V 1400, and V 1800, formerly at maximum speed of 1,200 rpm, can now be operated with NH3 up to 1,500 rpm. For GEA Grasso LT screw compressor types R, S, and T the allowable speed for NH3 will increase from previous maximum 3,600 rpm to 4,500 rpm.


Intelligent water filtration

Eaton - Increasing demand and challenging conditions – the Filtration Division of energy management company Eaton has developed two new depth filter cartridge ranges and matching cartridge housings that have been designed with the needs of customers in the water filtration sector in mind. The depth filter cartridges and the matching cartridge housings are available now.


ExxonMobil collaborates on discovery of new material to enhance carbon capture technology

ExxonMobil - Scientists from ExxonMobil, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered a new material that could capture more than 90 percent of CO2 emitted from industrial sources, such as natural gas-fired power plants, using low-temperature steam, requiring less energy for the overall carbon capture process.


Alfa Laval launches innovative boundary-breaking heat transfer technology for heavy industry duties

Alfa Laval - Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – expands its range of compact heat exchangers for heavy industry applications. The new Alfa Laval Compabloc+, which can handle significantly higher pressure, is a more energy-efficient alternative to the traditionally used technology in the demanding refinery and petrochemical industry.


ELRi – the intelligent liquid ring vacuum pump

Edwards Vacuum - Edwards Vacuum has combined its years of comprehensive know-how and innovative technical expertise to develop a revolutionary range of new liquid ring pumps – the ELRi series. “Made for applications which are wet, humid as well as corrosive, this product offers a range of features and benefits that will distinguish itself from other competitor pumps in the market. From the ability to optimise processes to save energy, ELRi complements our range of solutions we offer for the industrial and rough vacuum markets”.


thyssenkrupp gains second order for modular chlorine plant

Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions - thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has secured a contract with Serba Dinamik International for the engineering and procurement of a new modular chlor-alkali plant. The greenfield plant with a capacity of 90 tons of chlorine per day will be built in the Hazarasp Free Economic Zone in the Republic of Uzbekistan.


Hydrogen production takes system to new levels

Tractebel - An experienced team of energy experts from Tractebel Engineering and offshore engineers from Tractebel Overdick are developing a unique concept for an offshore platform to produce “green” hydrogen from offshore wind energy at an industrial scale using electrolysis. Delivering up to 400 MW, this kind of plant exceeds the output of previous technologies many times over. It could already be put into practice today, for example in the North Sea.