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Coriolis Innovations at Chemspec Europe 2013

Posted in Flow, Specialty Chemicals on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013. No comments yet
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Hello again—Chris Womack here with another guest post. The specialty-chemical industry’s big European convention, Chemspec Europe 2013, features an Emerson exhibit for the first time this year. The meeting is going on right this minute in scenic Munich, Germany. So if you’re attending, be sure to stop by our booth 3H15—or “stand” 3H15, in the […]

Preventing Storage-Tank Overfills with a Wireless Network

Posted in Level, Specialty Chemicals on Monday, April 8th, 2013. No comments yet
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Hi, it’s Chris Womack again with another guest post about terminals. So, how do you quickly modify an acid terminal to dramatically reduce overfills—and their attendant clean-up costs, product losses, and environmental compliance headaches—to save a bit more than $100,000 after the first year? Emerson’s Carlos Matos and Brian Cleary spell it out in a […]

Better Tank-Level Measurement Using Multivariable Devices

Posted in Level, Specialty Chemicals on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. No comments yet
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Chris Womack recaps an Emerson Exchange presentation on storage tank process availability. It’s crucial to keep storage tanks—and terminal facilities—constantly monitored, so they’re always associated with an ongoing cost. But that cost is going down. In another of the great presentations from last fall’s Emerson Exchange event in Anaheim, Emerson Sales Representative Brad Orsak showed how […]

Taming Extruder Temperature Control

Posted in Process Optimization, Specialty Chemicals, Variability Management on Tuesday, July 1st, 2008. 2 comments so far
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I caught up with Emerson’s Mark Coughran, a senior process variability consultant whom you may recall from earlier process tuning and optimization posts. Mark shared a story of a plastics manufacturer that was challenged to bring a new product to market with a new extruder. This manufacturer needed to run trials with varying polymer formulations […]