Ashish Gaikwad, Managing Director, Honeywell Automation India Ltd

 Use of digital technologies (apps, virtual simulation) for process industry. The use of mobile apps for process operations is happening right now for the day-to-day operations. Considering working professionals, people will live the same lives in their private and professional surroundings. And working with apps is fast becoming a major part of everyday living Read more. 
 NEW DELHI, INDIA: Covestro (India) Pvt Ltd in association with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) India and Industrial Foams (Pvt) Ltd has built three homes to three needy families in New Delhi, to promote sustainable and affordable living in the country under its ‘Umeed Ki Awaaz initiative’. Covestro India, the principal sponsor of the initiative and the lead member of the India Insulation Forum, provided with advanced materials in collaboration with Industrial Foams build the three state-of-art technology, energy efficient homes.  Read more.
 MUNICH, GERMANY: Clariant International AG, which is among the foremost suppliers of catalysts for off-gas purification, combines high-performance EnviCat catalysts with 40 years of global expertise in catalytic air and gas purification to offer highly effective solutions for the market. Based on the technique of catalytic oxidation, EnviCat VOC effectively removes harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide while reducing the energy consumption of thermal units by up to 40 percent. Read more.

Automation solutions in Indian oil & gas sector: A big problem with refineries is the issue of unplanned downtime. Almost all refineries face the issue of unplanned downtime. This unplanned downtime might be due to an equipment failure. There is a piece of equipment that shuts down for some reason. The refiner might have to shut the unit down to resolve the equipment issue and then restart operations. This leads to waste of time and could affect production in the long run. Read more.


RALEIGH US: Chemical weapons are dreadful. In a millisecond, they can kill hundreds, if not thousands. But North Caroline State University scientists have reported that they have developed a way to adhere a lightweight coating onto fabrics that is capable of neutralising a subclass of these toxins — those that are delivered through the skin. The life-saving technique could eventually be used to protect soldiers and emergency responders. Read more.

IRVING, US: ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) said that its subsidiary ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Suriname BV along with co-venturers Hess and Statoil, signed a production sharing contract for Block 59 with Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname NV, the national oil company of Suriname, South America. The block adds significant acreage to ExxonMobil’s operating portfolio in the Guyana-Suriname Basin. Read more.