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AODD Pumps

How to select the most efficient diaphragm for an AODD pump

April 10, 2024
Multiple factors play a role in determining which diaphragm works best in a given application.
News & Notes

VAC-U-MAX celebrates 70th anniversary as leader in bulk material handling, industrial vacuum cleaning

April 9, 2024
“We are incredibly proud of our 70-year journey,” said company president Doan Pendleton. “From our early innovations in industrial vacuum cleaning to our latest advancements in...
News & Notes

EASA announces program for 2024 Convention & Solutions Expo

EASA’s 2024 Convention education line-up features a wide-ranging program designed to address all areas of the electromechanical sales and repair business.
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News & Notes

NETZSCH to highlight pumping technology at Biogas Americas 2024

Equipment on display will include TORNADO T1 Pump and NEMO B.Max Mixing Pump.
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Maintenance & Safety

Acoustic imaging key in leak detection and downtime reduction

April 9, 2024
Acoustic imaging can go a long way in quickly and cost efficiently identifying and repairing leaks, saving companies in downtime while making needed repairs
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News & Notes

PSG Biotech showcasing pumps and flow meters at INTERPHEX 2024

April 9, 2024
Equipment on display will include a large part of the company’s portfolio for the biopharmaceutical industry, including the new Quattroflow QB2-Standard single-use precision micropump...
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Process Control & Automation

Digital tools reduce project execution time

April 8, 2024
New software tools create instrumentation lists automatically from P&IDs, eliminating errors and increasing personnel productivity.
News & Notes

Process data software

April 8, 2024
The software offers insights on process data specifically tailored to key roles in organizations, from operators to management to compliance.
News & Notes

TrendMiner 2024.R1

April 8, 2024
TrendMiner, the advanced industrial analytics platform powered by AI, is marking a significant advancement in event analytics capabilities with the launch of its 2024.R1 release...
Podcasts

Processing Pros: Artemis Dedes with Emerson

April 8, 2024
Managing editor Daniel Gaddy speaks with the training manager about modern workforce training options available to process manufacturers.
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News & Notes

Mettler-Toledo to showcase product inspection systems at Interphex

April 5, 2024
Company’s x-ray systems, metal detectors, checkweighers and vision systems help customers protect product safety and comply with regulatory requirements.
White Papers

Ferrous Metal Separation in Liquid Line Processes

Technical product insights to elevate liquid production above your competitors.
White Papers

Stop Metal Contaminants before they Stop You

April 5, 2024
Ferrous metal contamination can damage process equipment and create impure product that must be scrapped or sold at less than full value. This metallic contamination may come ...
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Dust Control

Why is combustible dust compliance important?

April 4, 2024
For facilities handling combustible dusts, compliance with NFPA standards is critical to the company’s survival.
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Dryers & Evaporators

Rotary dryer or fluid bed? Let the operation decide

April 4, 2024
The best dryer type for a given project often depends on how each dryer’s operation will impact the material and facility.
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Powder & Bulk Solids

Q&A: Titanium dioxide safety and regulation in foods and pharmaceuticals

April 3, 2024
Ongoing efforts to ban the ubiquitous pigment TiO2 do not align with recent statements from international regulatory agencies.
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News & Notes

Nidec expands line of vertical pump motors for severe duty environments

April 2, 2024
New equipment features improved conduit box sealing, cast iron frame, brackets and fan cover guard, and through-the-bearing lubrication for better expelling of used grease.
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Maintenance & Safety

Best practices to make plant turnarounds more effective and efficient

April 2, 2024
Proper planning with trusted partners can make turnaround efforts go more smoothly.
White Papers

10 Ways to Keep Your Dust Collector Operating Safely

April 1, 2024
Here are 10 ways to ensure your dust collection system is up to the tasks of keeping workers safe, maximizing production uptime and meeting regulatory compliance.
Podcasts

In Processing Ep 12: Enhancing industrial water management in chemical processing

April 1, 2024
Amanda Tyndall with Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions discusses strategies for compliance, sustainability and cost efficiency.
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Asset Management

Driving efficiency: Strategies for launching and scaling APM solutions

March 26, 2024
Supported by the right strategy and roll-out, asset performance management solutions can improve equipment and process efficiency within a short timeframe.
News & Notes

Koch Modular to expand state-of-the-art Houston pilot plant

March 26, 2024
The expansion will improve Koch Modular's analytical lab and testing capabilities to address customers' demand in industries spanning chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, ...
Powder & Bulk Solids

Why a Turnkey Solution Could be Your Best Choice for Bulk Materials Handling

March 26, 2024
End-to-end materials management providers can help streamline manufacturing processes and shorten project timelines.
eHandbooks

eHandbook: Mixing & Blending

March 26, 2024
Mixing and blending is a critical step in many manufacturing processes, impacting product quality, energy consumption, and operational costs. This Processing eHandbook examines...
Podcasts

Processing Pros: David Schoneker with Black Diamond Regulatory Consulting

March 25, 2024
Discussing titanium dioxide safety and regulation in food and pharma products with the president and owner of Black Diamond Regulatory Consulting.
News & Notes

PACK EXPO East continues growth trajectory with largest show to date

Show attracts nearly 8,000 attendees searching for the latest solutions in packaging and processing.
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Maintenance & Safety

HACCP ideals for pre-prepared meals

March 21, 2024
How to spread machinery inspection assets throughout production lines so there are no HACCP holes.
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News & Notes

Acoustic particle monitor

March 20, 2024
Rosemount SAM42 minimizes erosion risk to help optimize oil and gas production.
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Powder & Bulk Solids

Automated sampling for bulk solids food processes

March 19, 2024
Effective sampling provides the accuracy and repeatability needed to prevent contamination and product recalls in bulk solids food processes.
Podcasts

In Processing Ep 11: Ultrasonic flowmeters meet new measurement challenges

March 18, 2024
Dr. Jesse Yoder with Flow Research explains why many end-users are replacing traditional flowmeters with ultrasonic flowmeters.
White Papers

Chilled Water Utility Avoids Problems Dispensing Bleach and Scale Inhibitor

March 15, 2024
When using chilled water systems for cooling, problems can arise if the water used is not treated ahead of the process, including scaling, corrosion, and fouling. So, how do you...
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Heating & Cooling

Maximizing waste energy recovery in brownfields

March 15, 2024
Heat pipe heat exchangers are going where few have gone before.
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News & Notes

EPA announces most energy-efficient manufacturing plants of 2023

March 14, 2024
America’s most energy-efficient manufacturing plants show the way for a lower carbon future
News & Notes

PACK EXPO East brings the latest packaging and processing technologies to Philadelphia

March 14, 2024
More than 7,000 attendees will gather to see the latest solutions for sustainability, automation and remote access on production and packaging lines.
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Process Control & Automation

Data estate modernization holds the key to smarter and more sustainable chemical processing

March 14, 2024
Chemical processors must first modernize their data estates before they can truly make headway with their smart manufacturing plans.
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Powder & Bulk Solids

Bulk bag filler upgrades target the bottom line

March 13, 2024
Best practice strategies to help food and beverage processors increase productivity and profit by upgrading critical bulk bag filling equipment.
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Asset Management

Achieve more uptime in the food and beverage industry with asset performance management strategies

March 12, 2024
Operational data provides insights to perform line balancing and reduce bottlenecks.
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Process Control & Automation

Can manufacturers use AI to fix the talent shortage?

March 12, 2024
Companies can feed manuals, troubleshooting guides and other documentation into neural networks and create virtual experts that vastly improve efficiency.
Podcasts

Processing Pros Ep. 6: Greg Mehos of Greg Mehos & Associates

March 11, 2024
Senior editor, Nate Todd, speaks with consultant and professor Greg Mehos about his work and his book, "Storage and Flow of Bulk Solids."
News & Notes

TrendMiner unveils improved SaaS platform as part of strategic partnership with AWS to transform industrial analytics

March 7, 2024
The latest version of its SaaS platform is just one of the ways TrendMiner provides a short time to value to improve operational performance.
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News & Notes

FDA takes steps to ensure safety of cinnamon products sold in the U.S.

March 7, 2024
Following testing, FDA recommends consumers do not buy or eat recalled ground cinnamon.
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Powder & Bulk Solids

Inspection system basics for bulk solid food processes

March 7, 2024
X-ray and metal detection and magnetic separation systems can be critical for ensuring product safety and maintaining brand reputation.
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Pumps, Motors & Drives

Gear and vane pumps — the benefits of both

March 6, 2024
Both pump technologies share strengths and equal benefits when used in fluid-handing applications.
Podcasts

In Processing Ep 10: Effective OEM orchestration is music to pharma’s ears

March 4, 2024
John Hatzis, Global Industry Technical Consultant for Life Sciences at Rockwell Automation, discusses how adopting a holistic plan early in facility design can help harmonize ...
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News & Notes

EPA finalizes stronger safety standards to protect at-risk communities from chemical accidents

March 2, 2024
Rule includes EPA’s most protective safety provisions for chemical facilities in history.
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News & Notes

Mettler-Toledo to showcase product inspection systems at Pack Expo East

Designed for bulk and packaged food and pharmaceutical products, Mettler-Toledo’s world-class x-ray systems, metal detectors, checkweighers and vision systems help customers comply...
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News & Notes

Seeq announces generative AI capabilities with Seeq AI Assistant

Feb. 29, 2024
New AI capabilities accelerate operational excellence across the industrial enterprise.
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News & Notes

Schneider Electric launches EcoStruxure Plant Lean Management

Feb. 29, 2024
New, ready-to-use solution speeds up industrial digitalization.
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Valves & Actuators

Evaluating digital valve controller options

Feb. 28, 2024
Digital valve controllers have undergone radical improvements over the past 30 years. The latest generation of controllers not only positions valves, it also monitors performance...
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News & Notes

Kansas State University's Bulk Solids Technology Center announces new location, hiring new director

Feb. 28, 2024
New location in greater Kansas City will be a key part of K-State’s emphasis on Advanced Manufacturing.
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Maintenance & Safety

The benefits of clean-in-place

Feb. 26, 2024
The technique allows food processors to increase efficiency, improve safety and reduce errors.
Podcasts

In Processing Ep 9: Beyond the hype: Using generative AI to improve operational efficiency

Feb. 26, 2024
Rob Azevedo with TrendMiner discusses how breakthroughs in artificial intelligence provide process engineers with even deeper insights from sensor-generated and contextual data...
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News & Notes

Motion to purchase two fluid power companies

Feb. 20, 2024
Motion’s Canadian hydraulic/pneumatic footprint to expand with acquisition of Perfetto Manufacturing and SER Hydraulics.
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Powder & Bulk Solids

Bulk solids education at K-State gets a new name and location

Feb. 20, 2024
Kansas State University opens a new Bulk Solids Technology Center at the university’s Olathe campus near Kansas City.
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News & Notes

Explosion isolation flap valve

Feb. 20, 2024
DFI explosion isolation flap valve is now available in stainless steel assemblies for sizes 4 inches to 32 inches.
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Conveyors

Moving beyond break/fix maintenance to prevent conveyor downtime

Feb. 19, 2024
To optimize production and extend the lifespan of tubular drag cable conveyors, it is ideal to involve an expert OEM for total preventative maintenance.
Podcasts

In Processing Ep 8: Four lessons leading manufacturers have for chemical companies

Feb. 19, 2024
Matthew Reyman with SAP discusses four broad areas in which other industries are setting examples for chemical companies.
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White Papers

Mixer and Blender Options for Vacuum Drying Requirements

Feb. 16, 2024
Agitated vacuum drying is an efficient method for removing volatile components from pharmaceutical granulations, chemicals, plastics, ceramics, metals, and other products.
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News & Notes

Alfa Laval releases new pump handbook

Feb. 15, 2024
Alfa Laval releases a new 375-page pump handbook, offering scholarly insights into basic pump functionality and detailed guidelines for selecting optimal pump types.
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Standards & Regulations

Sustainable solutions: Navigating the green transition for chillers

Feb. 15, 2024
As the regulatory landscape continues to evolve, manufacturers who prioritize innovation and sustainability will undoubtedly emerge as the trailblazers of tomorrow's processing...
News & Notes

Coesia acquires Automation & Modular Components

Feb. 13, 2024
Officials say AMC will strengthen Coesia’s presence on the US market, especially in the battery sector
Podcasts

Processing Pros Ep. 5: Todd Smith with Kansas State University

Feb. 12, 2024
Discussing the university's new Bulk Solids Technology Center, upcoming courses and more.
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Maintenance & Safety

Bridging the gap with case studies and real-world results

Feb. 12, 2024
Garlock’s gaskets offer a tolerance for poor conditions and variation of installation practices while maintaining a seal.
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Dust Control

Reducing the risk of dust explosions in mills and size reduction equipment

Feb. 8, 2024
Employing fire and explosion protection methods to prevent combustible dust explosions not only protects personnel, but reduces the untold costs associated with an incident.
News & Notes

Piovan Group integrates businesses of Thermal Care, Aquatech

Feb. 7, 2024
The move creates a new strategic division for industrial and process refrigeration.
News & Notes

LLumin, eschbach partner to provide team communications integrated with enterprise asset management and plant maintenance

Feb. 6, 2024
Combining LLumin CMMS+ with eschbach’s Shiftconnector takes safety, plant performance, and sustainability to a new level.
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News & Notes

Carrier Process Equipment Group, Inc. (CPEG) acquires Kinergy Corporation

Feb. 6, 2024
Acquisition adds complementary products to CPEG’s extensive bulk material handling and processing line.
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White Papers

Ensuring Chemical Compatibility In Water Treatment Equipment

Feb. 6, 2024
The use of chemicals is key in many aspects of water and wastewater treatment, for disinfection, pH adjustment, coagulation and more. Chemicals have specific properties that react...
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News & Notes

Process control system

Feb. 5, 2024
Honeywell Experion PKS R530 builds on the use of data and analytics to help solve tomorrow’s industry challenges.
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News & Notes

Electric valve actuator

Feb. 5, 2024
Self-calibrating Fisher easy-Drive 200R actuator is a more reliable and sustainable alternative to gas-operated actuators.
Podcasts

In Processing Ep 7: 10 factors to consider for successful bulk material system integration

Feb. 5, 2024
Robert Meirick and Katy Sabo with Material Transfer write about how integrating a bulk material handling system into a production process involves many factors that should be ...
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Four lessons leading manufacturers have for chemical companies

Feb. 1, 2024
Four broad areas in which other industries are setting examples for chemical companies.
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Webinars

Powder and Bulk Solids Conveying Roundtable

March 5, 2024
Hear from expert panelists as they answer questions on the operating principles, benefits, limitations and typical applications of powder and bulk solids conveyors. Now available...
News & Notes

Digital lifecycle solutions software

Jan. 31, 2024
Control Station’s tiered lifecycle offerings align service levels with unique end user needs, facilitating goal achievement and maximizing return on investment.
White Papers

The Universal Solid-Liquid Mixing System

Jan. 31, 2024
This powder disperser can be used for the most varied of applications. The machine is successfully deployed in a wide range of sectors, such as the pharmaceuticals, chemicals,...
White Papers

Continuous Process Powder Wetting

Jan. 31, 2024
Continuous processes have the edge when it comes to high quality, rapid powder incorporation into liquids: mixing, homogenization and dispersing take place in a single pass.
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White Papers

Mixing and Processing Technology for the Chemical Industry

Jan. 31, 2024
Dispersing machines, homogenizers, agitators, jet mixers, kneaders, vacuum dryers, and process plants, all manufactured to high product quality standards. Applications such as...
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Process Control & Automation

Beyond the hype: Using generative AI to improve operational efficiency

Jan. 30, 2024
Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence provide process engineers with even deeper insights from sensor-generated and contextual data.
News & Notes

Control Devices acquires Gilmore

Jan. 29, 2024
Expansion improves portfolio, product offerings in the energy market.
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Maintenance & Safety

Consider the rules and regulations that can govern RTP usage

Jan. 26, 2024
Uniform standards and requirements can help ease the burden on manufacturers of life-science transfer systems to produce products that are compliant around the globe.
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News & Notes

Screw feeder

Jan. 26, 2024
Volumetric screw feeder provides sanitary, highly accurate metering of free-flowing and non-free-flowing powders.
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News & Notes

Custom mixing systems

Jan. 26, 2024
Custom mixing systems from INDCO are engineered to optimize unique processing projects including batch size, material properties, agitation levels and more to achieve desired ...
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Acelen Renewables selects Honeywell for SAF and renewable diesel fuel production

Jan. 25, 2024
Honeywell now surpasses 50 licenses for its renewable fuel processing solutions.
News & Notes

Valin Corporation celebrates 50th anniversary

Jan. 24, 2024
Company began as a small industrial distributor of fluid connectors, valves, filters and control components.
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Process Control & Automation

Case study: Solenis SmartWash data-enhanced chemistry control helps improve pulp washing efficiency at Kraft pulp mill

Jan. 23, 2024
Smart defoaming solution optimizes brownstock washing, decreases costs and improves sustainability.
News & Notes

Emerson named ‘Industrial IoT Company of the Year’

Jan. 22, 2024
Award recognizes Emerson’s software and technology innovation helping global companies achieve optimal performance.
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News & Notes

Metso inaugurates new screening media factory in Irapuato, Mexico

Jan. 19, 2024
The new factory significantly increases the company’s supply and delivery capabilities in North and Central America.
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News & Notes

Conveyor discharge adapter

Jan. 19, 2024
Conveyor discharge adapter is offered as an option on company’s AFC SpiralFeeder flexible screw conveyors.
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News & Notes

Blender agitator

Jan. 19, 2024
GEMCO blender agitator delivers significant time and cost savings by milling products directly in the blender, eliminating the need for time-consuming and expensive pre-blends...
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Powder & Bulk Solids

10 factors to consider for successful bulk material system integration

Jan. 18, 2024
Integrating a bulk material handling system into a production process involves many factors that should be carefully considered to ensure optimal efficiency, safety and cost-effectivene...
News & Notes

OneD Battery Sciences, Koch Modular partner for production of silicon-graphite anode materials for next-generation EV batteries

Jan. 17, 2024
The move will help to reduce costs and accelerate the adoption of silicon anode materials in affordable EVs.
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Weighers & Feeders

Product considerations for vibratory feeding and conveying

Jan. 17, 2024
Technological advancements and an increasing shift toward automation have made vibratory feeders and conveyors more applicable than ever across nearly all industries.
Maintenance & Safety

Using plant management software to bolster communication in the pharma industry

Jan. 16, 2024
Eschbach founder and CEO Andreas Eschbach speaks with managing editor Daniel Gaddy about how the company’s Shiftconnector offers collaboration dashboards that plug communications...
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Powder & Bulk Solids

Case study: Ribbon blender increases output 25-fold at Diversified Chemical Products

Jan. 16, 2024
A Munson ribbon blender provides the flexibility, output, containment and ease of cleaning required to produce a range of specialty chemical powder blends.
Podcasts

In Processing Ep 6: Optimizing specialty chemical production with the IIoT

Jan. 16, 2024
Exploring strategies and easy-to-use technologies for deploying IIoT devices and systems in specialty chemical facilities.
News & Notes

PACK EXPO East continues to expand with largest show to date

Jan. 11, 2024
The packaging and processing show includes over 100,000 net square feet of exhibit space dedicated to the latest solutions and innovations for more than 40 vertical markets.
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Maintenance & Safety

Strategies for enhancing the safety, precision and efficiency of ammonia sampling

Jan. 11, 2024
Moving beyond manual sampling to pre-engineered grab-sampling systems can save facilities time and money.
News & Notes

Valin Corporation acquires Ad Tech Seal Inc.

Jan. 10, 2024
The move further strengthens the company’s process control and fluid handling product portfolio.
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News & Notes

Multi-stage condenser

Jan. 10, 2024
New multi-stage condenser was designed for cracking organic waste material.