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  • Valves: the correct chemical resistance properties?
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    The correct selection of the valves being used within any process control system is key to ensuring the performance and reliability of that system. Michael Hannig, Product Manager for Solenoid Valves at Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, looks at this process with particular focus on the chemical resistance of the various components....
    Article, 29 July 2014
  • A guide to gas safety in schools
    International Gas Detectors
    International Gas Detectors have published their latest White Paper: 'a Guide to Gas Safety in Schools, Colleges and Universities'. This White Paper is based on two key documents: building Bulletin 100 (BB100) "Design for Fire Safety in Schools"; IGEM UP/11 "Gas Installations for educational establishments". BB100 is written with the intention to...
    Article, 10 April 2013
  • Ammonia and vertical filter bed systems
    Hydro International
    The assault on water quality in our streams, rivers and coastal marine can seem endless. On the one hand we have a looming primary target date, set for 2015 by the Water Framework Directive. By this time, all the myriad fixes we are applying to our creaking water supply and treatment infrastructure are supposed to have achieved their...
    Article, 02 April 2014
  • Consideration and placement of gas detection systems
    International Gas Detectors
    Unlike fire systems that have a specific standard for installation and placement, EN54, there is no similar standard that exists for gas detection. Gas detection systems only have industry approved best practice guidance notes for locating, placement and number of gas detectors. This is due to the complexity / speciality of gas detection due to the vast amount of gases being detected...
    Article, 04 December 2017
  • The benefits of bespoke process control solutions
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Process control systems that are unique to the food and beverage industry can be used to deliver higher levels of efficiency and reliability. Mark Lilley, Field Segment Manager, Hygienic Food and Beverage for Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, looks at the benefits of a bespoke control system, the features it should include and how to achieve the most effective solution....
    Article, 25 October 2016
  • Sizing a steam pipe
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    The following information is an excerpt from Bürkert's Steam Site Guide, a free document to help process engineers to size, optimise and ensure the safe designs of their steam systems. Introduction It is widely appreciated that steam velocity is an important factor in the life and maintenance of a steam pipe. As steam velocity is such a practical...
    Article, 26 September 2014
  • Keeping control valves clean, inside and out
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Modern hygienic fluid control applications demand very high standards in terms of cleanliness, not only for the components directly in contact with the process medium, but also for the external surfaces. Designing and installing complete fluid control systems that meet these stringent criteria requires expert design capabilities and innovative...
    Article, 22 August 2016
  • Selecting materials for use with aggressive chemicals
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Bürkert's chemical resistance chart can be downloaded via the 'visit website' link on the right. The tables in it provide useful information to simplify the selection of suitable materials when useing aggressive fluids. Introduction When dealing with aggressive fluids, the user is continuously faced with the problem of finding compatible...
    Article, 10 February 2016
  • Level and flow control for the food and drink industry
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Process control equipment for the food and beverage industry has to operate effectively with a wide variety of fluids, granules and powders of varying viscosities. Add to this the requirement for a hygienic environment and the ability to keep process lines clean and sterile, and the scale of challenge becomes apparent. Three factors need to be considered carefully...
    Article, 13 July 2017
  • Meeting demand for more complex process control systems
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Process control systems in almost every industry are becoming more complex due to the demand for greater efficiency, regulatory compliance and higher levels of automation and plant integration. The need for bespoke or low-volume system design is growing as a result. Bürkert has addressed this challenge by developing the Systemhaus approach, where...
    Article, 28 April 2016
  • Emerging food preservation tech needs precision control
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Our ability to preserve food has a long history - with more recent developments being directed by the desire to maintain nutritional value in addition to the original taste and texture of the food. Research in this field within the UK is helping to develop new techniques that can be applied on an industrial scale and one company at the forefront...
    Article, 22 July 2016
  • Filtering out the choices in tertiary treatment
    Hydro International
    Improving the quality of final effluent discharge continues to be a priority for wastewater treatment upgrades in the UK. However, choosing the right system for each application is challenging, especially where there may be conflicting demands of investment commitments, space considerations and ongoing maintenance requirements. Paul Barter...
    Article, 11 June 2014
  • Heat exchanger design and control best practice
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    Ian Webster, steam expert at Bürkert UK, reviews the key areas of focus when designing an efficient and effective steam heat exchange system. Heat exchangers are used in many forms across a range of industries, but one of the more common applications is in food processing where they are used to heat or cool a bulk food product. The process requires precise management to ensure that the correct...
    Article, 22 January 2015
  • What is cleaning in place for hygienic processes?
    Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
    What is cleaning in place? How does it work and where should you use it? This guidefrom Burkert answers these and many more questions. You can download this article as a PDF via the 'visit website' link on the right. What is CIP? Introduction Cleaning in place (CIP) has been around for approximately 50 years, and is commonly used in hygiene...
    Article, 22 September 2017
  • Water treatment with reed bed systems
    ARM Ltd
    Reed beds have been used informally for water treatment for thousands of years. The formalisation of this knowledge into an applicable technology in the 1960's has resulted in the rapid expansion of their use globally and their acceptance as a front line method of water treatment in both the municipal and industrial sectors. Horizontal passive...
    Article, 07 December 2017