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Since its inception, atomic force microscopy (AFM) has provided immense value for scientific research. Visualizing material at an atomic level creates exciting possibilities in solid state physics, molecular biology, and other disciplines that benefit our evolving global society. Because of the technological complexity, however, AFM access has historically been limited to those with high budgets and PhD-level training. This paper explores how one AFM is bucking this historical trend: the Anton Paar Tosca AFM, which is making high-end AFM capabilities more accessible than ever before.
Today’s process simulators typically only support a single phase of the lifecycle with different thermodynamics and calculation methods in each tool. This not only leads to lack of trust in the results, but causes substantial rework by having to build a new simulation model in each new tool. Global competition, pricing pressure and energy alternatives are now driving the need for a new approach. Unified Lifecycle Simulation means that one process model is extended throughout the entire lifecycle of the plant, from concept through to operations.
This white paper shows an examples of turning an unprofitable product into a profitable product at a specialty chemical company. A process engineer was tasked with enhancing the manufacturing process and reducing the production costs of an unprofitable product. The engineer determined that modifying the stripping process would be the best solution. Using Knovel, the engineer found key substance property data all in one location and equations to solve for overall facility energy needs. The result made the product profitable and reduced cycle time by 32 percent.
Do you need an efficient way to determine which process changes will yield the greatest gains? This paper outlines how to move beyond experimenting with one factor at a time, the limits of classical design and under what conditions its most appropriate to apply DOE. Through two real-word case studies, you will learn how a specialty chemicals supplier developed a robust process for a hard-manufacture product and how a semiconductor manufacturer optimized their process involving the application of silicon nitride to wafers. You will learn best practices for defining new, cost-effective data...
Process Safety procedures made over past 20-30 years have enabled us to improve the integrity and design basis of our facilities. But how do we know these good practices are being practically applied, are effective and are available to our frontline workers to make day to day decisions? Process Safety can no longer be seen as a separate stream but must be fully integrated on all levels of the organization and needs to be part of the day-to-day decision making. By submitting this form, you agree to share your information with the sponsor company, eVision. When you download or view this content...
A CIMdata published eBook that highlights the need for Capital Asset Lifecycle Management (CALM). The impact of an asset information management system (AIMS) on capital asset creation and operation is immense. Today’s organizations make massive investments in their capital assets – the plants, facilities, and critical infrastructure that are the foundation of their operations. By submitting this form, you agree to share your information with the sponsor company, Siemens.
Automating the process safety lifecycle—from HAZOP through operations, maintenance, and back into revalidation can minimize risk and unlock significant savings. Learn how the lifecycle approach can: • Validate actual safety performance vs. design assumptions • Enhance overall safety standards compliance • Improve consistencies and reduce engineering effort by up to 45% By submitting this form, you agree to share your information with the sponsor company, Honeywell.
Due to the recent challenges COVID-19 has placed on chemical producers, the reliance on automation and digital technologies is accelerating. To maintain a competitive advantage and maximize asset utilization, faster change must occur. The industry has been forced to look hard at formulations, product flexibility, and the ability to run and support assets remotely and with less staff onsite. Additionally, since demand has fallen off and companies must preserve cash, the gap in human capital – experienced engineers, technicians and operators — will be exacerbated. It’s expected some trends are...
Today’s Energy & Utilities industry must be more efficient and cost-competitive to succeed. Implementing a lifecycle approach to consolidating project technical information is critical to meeting these challenges. Our solution improves how you manage change, execute work processes, drive quality, and connect to external suppliers and customers.