Knovel customer stories

Discover how Knovel benefits engineers, researchers and project stewards from our diverse group of corporate and academic customers, and gain additional insights on how Knovel supports key engineering tasks and objectives.

Interview with Jorge Martin*, Process Engineer - Customer stories - Knovel | Elsevier

Featured customer story

Turning an unprofitable product into a profitable product

An agriculture and herbicide company was making a solvent that was unprofitable. To make the product viable, they needed to lower the production costs. Process engineer Jorge Martin was tasked with improving the chemical process to reduce both manufacturing cycle time and plant energy costs.

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Global Diversified Chemicals Company

Global Diversified Chemicals Company - Knovel | Elsevier

With Knovel, an engineer found the critical information to back up his belief that a planned upgrade of automation systems was unnecessary, avoiding considerable expense and downtime.

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Specialty Chemical Company

Specialty Chemical Company - Knovel | Elsevier

A process engineer uses Knovel to find key substance property data all in one location and equations to solve for overall facility energy needs – making a product profitable and reducing cycle time by 32%.

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Global integrated O&G company

Global Integrated O&G Company - Knovel | Elsevier

A global engineering team used Knovel to identify the best and most cost-effective approach for debottlenecking a polypropylene plant, increasing capacity at a low cost.

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Global specialty chemical company

Global Specialty Chemical Company - Knovel | Elsevier

A chemist used Knovel to find and evaluate high performance, cost effective and biodegradable polymers within budget, eliminating 60% of materials ideas before the stage gate process, resulting in significant savings.
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AMEC - Customer Stories - Knovel | Elsevier

Four engineers and technologists at AMEC, a major engineering, project management and consultancy firm, share how Knovel supports them in their work.

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Arup - Customer Stories - Knovel | Elsevier

Arup gave all of its engineering teams access to Knovel’s webbased application so they could easily share important technical resources while empowering them to collaborate with one another from afar.
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BP - Customer Stories - Knovel | Elsevier

BP’s employees required ready access to literature and tools. That’s why they count on Knovel to provide reliable, cuttingedge information that saves them valuable time on projects.

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Donaldson - Customer Stories - Knovel | Elsevier

Donaldson is committed to R&D. That's why they count on Knovel to provide its engineers and researchers with the breadth of highquality content they need to pursue innovation.

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Large engineering project management company

Large Engineering Project Management Company - Knovel | Elsevier

Thanks to Knovel, gone are the days when engineers had to pack dozens of personal notebooks for reference on overseas jobs. Knovel lets this engineer easily search online for needed data – no matter where he is.
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Large Oil & Gas company

Large Oil & Gas Company - Knovel | Elsevier

An independent O&G firm uses Knovel to find answers and understand processes better than any basic web search, locating critical reference materials and regulatory information quickly and easily.
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Non-Conventional Oil & Gas Company

Non-Conventional Oil & Gas Company - Knovel | Elsevier

Preventing the corrosion in shale gas wells during low activity was getting expensive and interfering with production. Using Knovel, an engineer found the perfect solution.
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Oil & Gas drilling company

Oil & Gas drilling company - Knovel | Elsevier

When an engineer at an oil & gas company wanted to automate the extensive calibration process, Knovel helped him write a program that saved the company time and money.
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Clean-technology energy company

Clean-technology energy company - Knovel | Elsevier

A clean-technology energy company needed to find the right pump to boost production. Knovel helped them quickly identify the exact one they needed — and double their output.
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Food safety in chemical processing - Customer stories - Knovel | Elsevier

Solution story: Food safety in chemical processing

A chemical manufacturer that processes food additives using stainless steel equipment needed to identify a sanitizer that could effectively clean the equipment without eroding it. The engineer tasked to recommend the best sanitizer turned to Knovel to compare the data needed to make that decision.

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University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas  - Knovel | Elsevier
An Engineering and Mathematics librarian, who is also an associate professor, uses the Knovel Academic Challenge as a way of encouraging students to utilize quality resources. Read more about University of Arkansas

University of Buffalo

University of Buffalo  - Knovel | Elsevier
Two librarians at the University of Buffalo teach students to use Knovel as their first choice for conducting precision data searches.

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Ecole Centrale Paris

Ecole Centrale Paris  - Knovel | Elsevier
The head librarian at one of France’s most renowned science and engineering schools uses Knovel to help faculty and students complete their work, giving them the tools to find what they need on their own.
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University College London

University College London - Knovel | Elsevier
At University College London, the librarian relies on Knovel when doing data searches – and as a regular resource for her engineering students.

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Middle East Technical University

Middle East Technical University - Knovel | Elsevier
The associate director at the library of this prestigious Turkish university considers Knovel one of the best databases because it's simple to use with information tailored to an engineer’s needs.

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Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University - Knovel | Elsevier
The head of the engineering library at NTU—considered one of the top 50 universities in the world—uses Knovel to help students understand that they need to seek out better research solutions than mainstream search engines.
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Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University - Knovel | Elsevier
OSU’s Engineering Librarian used the Knovel Academic Challenge as a fun way to introduce students to Knovel’s peerreviewed content and it worked, instilling practical research skills.

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University of Washington

University of Washington  - Knovel | Elsevier
At the University of Washington, a structural engineer uses Knovel as a one-stop shop for his engineering information needs – using it virtually every day – helping him stay up to date on the latest developments.
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