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Recent advances made in predicting flow behavior for tablet powders

Determining appropriate particle sizes for constituent powders is an important design task in tablet creation. The choices made ultimately impact the manufacturing process.
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Powder kept dry, product loss minimized, with heartbeat-like precision

Okonite Co. keeps production pulsing with pneumatic conveying system that preserves ultra-fine, super-absorbent polymer
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Ready for any coming deluge

Village invests in electromagnetic flowmeter that not long after makes it through floods
When the village of Windsor, N.Y., replaced a mechanical flowmeter with an electromagnetic flowmeter way back in 2003, it was with high hopes that newer technology was less prone to failure and needed less maintenance.
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Level interface sensing in oil fields and refineries

Accurately detecting the interface between oil and water in a dump tank improves separation
In a fracking operation at oil and gas wells, both water and oil come to the surface and must be separated.
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Bent-tube Coriolis flowmeter slated for entrained gas, high-temp applications

All digital signal processing means the measuring tube’s resonant oscillation frequency is retained under all process conditions
About one year ago, Krohne introduced its latest bent-tube Coriolis flowmeter, the Optimass 6400. As the instrument nears gaining F.M. and C.S.A. approval for use in hazardous areas, the company anticipates that the flowmeter will find increasing application, including for entrained gas and extreme temperature conditions.
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If asked, can you say how well your pumps perform?

A pump not equipped with the means to measure flow, pressure or power is inherently inefficient
Pumps of all sizes are used throughout the process industries to transfer a wide range of fluids. Along with proper pump selection and installation, it’s also important to have the information on hand needed to protect a pump and operate it efficiently.
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Years-long effort radically reduces seal maker delivery time

General manager says waste elimination equals speed; plant proves him good as his word
Whether it’s reducing energy use, recycling waste materials or designing more energy-efficient products, “green” manufacturing is on everyone’s minds.
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Genius, social intelligence and loop-powered process instrumentation

Incremental innovation instanced in loop-powered, tri-colored, HMI-compliant digital meter
To your mind, what’s more important — what’s more epoch-making, if you will — “individual genius” or “social intelligence?” The answer is that “no man is an island.”
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Work in Wisconsin demonstrates viability of waste-to-energy projects

Many states have programs; use reduces cost and liability
High-strength wastes — characterized by elevated levels of organics in wastewater as measured by biological oxygen demand, total suspended solids and oil & grease — are increasingly difficult and costly to manage.
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How computational fluid dynamics is applied to mixer design

Graphic simulations help to make industrial mixing more a science
The use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling software has grown quickly over the last two decades based on the availability of increasing computing power.
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