Topic: Processing & Handling

Minimizing Explosion Risk Where Other Solutions Cannot

To run carbon disulfide recovery with the highest safety, a Chinese chemical company wanted to install a tunable diode laser (TDL) oxygen analyzer. But the line size of the pipe at the installation point was too small. A METTLER TOLEDO TDL analyzer provided the answer. Read the article. ...


Minimizing Corrosion with Fast, Robust Gas Analysis

Corrosion can never be totally stopped, but significantly slowing its progress can be achieved if analyzers rapidly detect out-of-spec conditions. For a prominent European chemical company, switching from slow electrolytic sensors to almost real-time moisture analysis has made a significant improvement. ...


Lower Measurement Point Costs with Automatic pH Sensor Cleaning

Switch to automated sensor cleaning to increase operator safety, extend pH sensor lifetime, reduce maintenance costs. See how to do it! ...


Your Off-line pH Measurements Might Be Misleading and Costing You a Lot of Money

Off-line lab measurements of pH are often used for process control instead of in-line measurements. But as a hot process sample cools, its pH can change significantly. Relying on pH measurement of ambient temperature samples can lead to inappropriate and expensive process control. ...


Five Reasons Why Chemical Companies Are Switching to Tunable Diode Laser Analyzer Technology

As chemical plants look for ways of maintaining operational excellence and productivity at a reduced cost, naturally they will look at new instrumentation technologies that will give them a leading edge over competitors. When it comes to gas measurement, the use of Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) gas sensors is becoming more and more common in industrial ...


Three reasons to measure pH in-line

Many chemical companies use both in-line pH measurements and lab pH measurements, but rely on the latter for controlling processes. This white paper looks at why this is the case, and why in-line pH measurement with modern sensors is a far better choice. ...


Detect and correct anomalies early in your batch processes

In all process operations, repeatable quality is essential to avoid high cost and maximize profitability. Chemical and petrochemical batch management systems are needed to ensure that consistent quality is maintained throughout these processes. ABB BatchInsight is developed to identify and monitor anomalies in the batch process. It combines software solutions into a single tool, supported by ...


The Future of Project Execution

Watch this video to see how digitalization can stop your refining and petrochemicals projects from running late and over budget. ...


Digitalization: What does it deliver today… and tomorrow?

Digitalization, properly deployed, has been proven by ABB to cut capital and operational expenditures up to 30 percent by accelerating and optimizing decision-making.  By 2025, further savings and performance improvements are expected from people working collaboratively with artificial intelligence. Colin Ward, ABB’s Head of Chemicals and Refining business, reflects on achievements to date and what ...


Pump Selection Considerations

A number of factors need to be considered to properly size and specify a vacuum pump.  In some of our previous posts, we’ve discussed topics like how to determine the right flow rate for your new pump.  Considerations such as this are readily evaluated through the use of calculators such as those we have posted ...


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