How does FPSO work in Chemical Industry?


How does FPSO work in Chemical Industry?

Floating production storage and offloading (FPSO’s) are offshore production services which abode both processing equipments and storage for manufactured hydrocarbons. The fundamental design of most FPSOs takes a ship-shaped vessel. Subsequently after processing an FPSO, it stocks oil or gas prior to offloading to transfer tankers or for to transmit processed petroleum through pipelines. The system is an infallible system that enables cost efficiency and therefore becomes a very main asset when it comes to digging out oil in the marine areas. Read more

 
 

AkzoNobel NV said that it is launching its Awlgrip high-performance yacht coatings brand in Brazil. Local production and distribution are due to start in July. With 8,500 kilometres of navigable coastline and favourable conditions year-round, Brazil’s yacht market is growing steadily. The introduction of Awlgrip will give customers easy access to the brand’s respected portfolio of premium paints, primers and clearcoats. The launch of the Awlgrip brand in Brazil coincides with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Itajai, on the country’s east coast. Read more

 
 

Reverse Osmosis: Water Treatment Process

Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a water purification methodology that removes ions, molecules and other larger particles from drinking water using a semipermeable membrane. The process of removing salt from seawater or desalination is done by reverse osmosis. The process of Reverse Osmosis by using semipermeable membrane was observed first in 1748 by a French clergyman and physicist Jean Antoine Nollet. University of California at Los Angeles was the first to investigate in 1950, desalination of seawater using semipermeable membranes. Read more

 
 

Honeywell said that it will expand its Fulgaon manufacturing facility in Pune, India to meet the growing demand for automation solutions and factory instrumentation. In line with the growth of the Indian manufacturing sector, Honeywell continues to invest in its local production capabilities by doubling the operational space of the plant to 151,000 square feet. The state-of-the-art facility enables the company to provide enhanced expertise and training capabilities to customers and expand its production range. Read more
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BASF, Nalco partner to provide gas treatment solutions in US


BASF Corporation has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, to provide gas treatment solutions to the US gas processing and refining industries. Under the agreement terms, Nalco Water will combine BASF’s gas treating amines portfolio with its industry-leading technology and on-site expertise to offer customers solutions to drive operational efficiency and value. “As a leader in water and energy technologies and services, Nalco Water is an ideal partner to support our midstream and refining customers with amine systems. Read more

 

Merck KGaA has signed an agreement to sell its global consumer health business to Procter & Gamble (P&G) for approximately €3.4 billion in cash. The deal is expected to close by the end of the fourth quarter 2018. As part of the transaction, Merck and P&G have agreed on a number of manufacturing, supply and service agreements. “The divestment of the consumer health business is an important step in Merck’s strategic focus on innovation-driven businesses within healthcare, life science and performance materials. Read more

 

BP plc and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) have announced the sanctioning of the ‘Satellite cluster’ project in Krishna Godavari Dhirubhai 6 (KG D6) block, India. The companies are moving forward to develop the block’s discovered deep-water gas fields in an integrated series of projects, bringing new gas production for India. The ‘Satellite cluster’ is the second of three projects in the block KG D6 integrated development. The first of the projects, development of the ‘R-Series’ deep-water gas fields, was sanctioned in June 2017. Read more

 

The CPhI Women in Leadership forum seeks to address issues head-on and provide constructive dialogue where experts in this industry share experiences and strategies helpful in establishing equality for everyone and unleashing untapped potential in the pharmaceuticals industry. With the theme Empowering Women to Thrive, the CPhI North America’s forum is set to feature executives in the pharmaceuticals industry who will discuss the vitality and importance of women leaders. Read more

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Dow India rebrands silicone portfolio as Dowsil


Dow Consumer Solutions, a business unit of Dow India, has launched the new Dowsil range of solutions for its heritage Dow Corning silicone-based products. The new name emphasizes the legacy silicone expertise spanning many markets, paired with the company’s unmatched R&D capabilities and global reach. With more than a century of experience, the newly re-branded Dowsil portfolio of Dow Consumer Solutions has delivered award-winning solutions and technologies in home and personal care, high-performance building and construction, electronics and lighting, textile, labelling as well as automotive markets. Read more

 

Hayward Flow Control introduced a new generation of thermoplastic floating ball valves, the TBH Series True Union Industrial Ball Valve. Assisting users in protecting property and life, an integral lock-out feature secures to the body of the valve. The System2™ Sealing Technology utilizes the upstream seat as a backup to the downstream seat and enhances the sealing of the downstream seat. Typical applications or installations for the TBH Series include, but not are not limited to, chemical transfer and processing, mining and mineral processing, Read more

 

KSB introduced a new pump monitoring system called KSB Guard. Networked vibration and temperature sensors fitted directly to the pump make availability at plant level transparent for the first time. The system ensures that changes in the operating behaviour of the machine are detected at an early stage. KSB Guard is ideally suited for retrofitting. The sensor unit can be mounted during operation, with no need for changes to the machine. A battery unit, which is also supplied, provides self-sufficient power supply. Read more

 

UMass Lowell researchers have developed a paint-stripping solvent that they say provides a safer alternative to the toxic, potentially deadly products available for purchase at local hardware stores. A team led by Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) research manager Greg Morose, which included public health, chemistry and engineering students, developed a new paint remover that performs as well as products that contain the toxic chemical methylene chloride. A team led by Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) research manager Greg Morose, which included public health, chemistry and engineering students Read more

 

Researchers study deepwater gas formation to prevent accidents


A team of researchers from the University of Houston is working with the oil industryto develop new ways to predict when an offshore drilling rig is at risk for a potentially catastrophic accident. Ramanan Krishnamoorti, chief energy officer at the University of Houston, will lead the project, drawing expertise from data scientists, petroleum engineers and geoscientists at the university. The work is funded by a $1.2 million grant from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Read more

 

In today’s world, production of various petroleum products, such as petrol, diesel, compressed gas (CNG), and several other hydrocarbons, decide the economy of a country. Pipelines are the integral part of oil and gas industry. After exploration of crude/gas from sea, it is transported to distribution terminal thru’ under sea pipelines and from this terminal, then the crude is transported to storage tanks, refineries and petrochemical plants, and the gas is transported directly to utilities such as power plants. Read more

 

Shimadzu Corporation has released the Nexera Mikros which maintains the durability and operability of liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) systems. It can accommodate a wide range of flowrates, from semi-micro flowrates (100 μL/min to 500 μL/min), which are often used for analysis in existing systems, to micro flowrates (1 μL/min to 10 μL/min). This system provides at least ten times the sensitivity of existing LC-MS systems. Read more

 

Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) has introduced new analyzer which automates the process of routine alkalinity measurement with a simple, accurate and cost-effective approach. Maintaining water quality with the proper balance of pH and alkalinity levels is essential in many different processes-everything from drinking water to wastewater processes, as well as in irrigation water, water-based beverages and pharmaceuticals, electronics manufacturing and more. Read more

Thermosafe range for better corrosion protection, less maintenance


Jotun launched a unique Thermosafe range. Thermosafe comprises of five products created to suit specific extreme environments-including temperature ranges from -196 deg C to 1000 deg C, thermal exposure, corrosion, fire, cryogenic spills and heat enabling better corrosion protection and reduced maintenance needs. The Thermosafe range consists of: Jotatemp 250 which provides anticorrosive protection at continuous temperatures up to 250 degrees. Read more

 

Axalta Coating Systems introduced a new electrical steel coating– Voltatex® 1230 which is a functional coating that is designed to insulate silicon steel sheets of motors and generators in order to prevent the flow of electricity and reduce the eddy current. Electrical steel coatings also serve to increase the shelf life of the required punching tools. Voltatex is a complete range of high-performance varnishes that meet the C3, C5 and C6 insulation classes. Read more

 

BASF’s Coatings division has launched new product lines in Europe for its Glasurit® and R-M® refinish paint brands that make automotive refinishing more sustainable. They are the world’s first refinish products manufactured according to the certified biomass balance approach, therefore contributing to reduce CO2 emissions. For the biomass balance approach, parts of the fossil resources are replaced by renewable resources. Read more

 

Praxair Inc (PX) has started to supply hydrogen and nitrogen to Yara Freeport LLC, a world-scale ammonia plant in Freeport, Texas. The plant, which is a joint venture between Yara International and BASF, has a capacity of 750,000 metric tonnes per year. Under the long-term agreement, Praxair supplies approximately 170 million standard cubic feet per day of hydrogen and 2,000 tonnes per day of nitrogen to the plant. Read more