LEWA Herbert Ott GmbH + Co Kg have reportedly installed the world's "two biggest high-pressure process diaphragm pumps" at a natural gas facility in Hammerfest, Norway. The pumps, weighing around 63 tons each, are used for the re-injection of CO2 into the natural gas field. Each pump delivers 29,000 GPH liquid CO2 against a pressure of 3,120 psig. They also liquefy and pump the CO2 back into the sub-sea field. For more information visit www.lewa.com.
Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.
Both traditional automation companies and startups are developing technologies to improve processes on the factory floor, while smart sensors and other IoT-related technologies are improving how products are handled during transport and across the supply chain.
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