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Lithium-ion batteries have become the most common batteries for consumer electronics, industrial, transportation and power-storage applications. Now, simulation is a necessary tool to understand, optimize, control and design batteries and battery systems. This white paper illustrates how multiphysics modeling allows the analysis of several design parameters and operating conditions such as short circuits, hot-spots or thermal runaway.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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Laboratory testing verifies a fan’s performance before it leaves the factory, helping to ensure a straightforward installation, reducing the time, effort and headache to correct last-minute issues. Understanding five of the most common performance tests used can help ensure successful implementation and reliable, long term operation.
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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...
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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.
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In the energy and process industries, the integrity of process system components such as pressure safety valves, pipelines, chokes, heat exchangers is critical for maximizing system performance and uptime and ensuring worker health and safety. Several phenomena such as erosion, corrosion, vibration, thermal stress and fatigue, when not paid attention to can result in catastrophic accidents. Risks to system integrity must be addressed at the design phase and across the full lifecycle of the equipment or system in operation. In this seminar, we will present with the help of case studies, the...
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Learn the benefits and potential for using dynamic process simulation in the design, safe operation and optimization of process plants. This presentation is led by dynamic modeling expert John Edwards of P&I Design Ltd.

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