Topic: Engineering

PTA production: Lowering OPEX without compromising on quality

A paper that looks at how the earlier PTA production method involving a multi-stage process with pressure and atmospheric centrifuges and a re-slurry tank can be replaced with one stand-alone device – the rotary pressure filter (RPF). ...


How separation processes profit from Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions

Automation solutions using IIoT have not only been launched, but are already up and running – one example being ANDRITZ’s Metris addIQ control systems. Over the past few years, solutions from the Metris addIQ portfolio have been tailored and installed for municipalities and industrial companies in all kinds of solid/liquid separation applications and are showing promising results. ...


Confident that you still rely on the very best solution for production of your chemicals?

In the chemicals industry, there is no room for compromises. As technologies and global supply chains become more complex, ANDRITZ has proven that it can provide “next practice” solutions for its demanding customers to keep them at the forefront of their industries. ...


Automation (Process Controls)

Automation solutions are available via our full service automation group. & ...


Combustible Dust - Understanding NFPA 654

Combustible dust is a critical concern for any industry that processes and conveys dry bulk materials in their production facility. Changes in regulations have brought this issue into even greater focus. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued stricter standards for safety measures used to prevent and mitigate explosions and fires in facilities where a ...


ACHEMA 2015: Process development - New challenges demand new processes

Despite their innate conservatism, the chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas industries are always looking for new products that are more effective than those they replace, or cheaper, more environment-friendly routes to existing products. Developing a new process can take up to a decade and requires co-ordination between professionals from several different cultures, often spread across ...


ACHEMA 2015: Primary packaging - enhanced safety features for sensitive drugs

Growth in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry continues at a dynamic pace. A large number of new diagnostic and therapeutic formulations are exiting from the development pipeline. 49 drugs which were placed on the German market in 2014 are based on new active ingredients. Besides innovative R&D and production techniques, advances in packaging technology are ...


ACHEMA Trend report: Fluid Flow Machinery 4.0: a two-way conversation (2/2)

The first part of this report dealt with pumps, increasing demands for energy efficiency and decentralized intelligence. In the second part, learn more about valves and their role in automation as well as new business models for buying compressed air and how to design your system for maximum efficiency. Controls and Valves 4.0: when will systems ...


ACHEMA Trend Report: Fluid Flow Machinery 4.0: a two-way conversation (1/2)

Stricter Ecodesign regulations come into force in 2015 Automation and networking boost productivity Distributed intelligence at the field level provides greater versatility The leading pump manufacturer only has a 9% share of the total worldwide pump market which is estimated to be around 30 billion euros. That shows how fragmented the market is. The same is true for ...


Computer models reduce need for real-world testing

Accurate simulations can replace many experiments and plant field tests Multi-scale and multi-physics models bridge science and engineering Open source software continues to make inroads As engineers and scientists strive to do more with less, computer modelling has become essential to cut costs, speed development and reduce uncertainty when designing everything from processes to molecules. Flowsheet simulators, a ...


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