Helping chemical manufacturers to reduce plant and manufacturing costs, and mitigate EHS risks

Knovel helps chemical companies reduce plant and manufacturing costs and mitigate EHS risks with plant designs and systems by providing manufacturing and engineering staff access to design change examples, materials property data, operational best practice insights and more.

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Chemical managers continuously look to the manufacturing side of business in search of ways to cut costs or improve the efficiency of production. And the companies that are positioned for success empower their production staff with the right tools and resources, enabling teams to be quick on their feet in diagnosing failures and applying incremental improvements within the production process. The results are reduced re-work and downtimes, and fewer failures.

Knovel helps by providing manufacturing and engineering staff with access to design change examples, materials property data, operational best practices and more, including:

  • Comprehensive chemical properties data on important topics like thermodynamics, viscosity, reactivity and safety, quickly
  • Key inputs into manufacturing changes, material selection and suitability, and process design
  • Time savings by reducing the need to use multiple databases or to manually format data
  • Operational best practices from Royal Society of Chemistry, International Society of Automation, Industrial Press and others
  • Ability to quickly solve and find calculations for fluid dynamic, heat transfer, separation and other processes

Delivering cost and time savings and regulatory support in Chemical Manufacturing

Where does Knovel specifically help with cost savings?

71%* of Chemical Manufacturing customers saved at least 12 hours of project time using Knovel, with 16% stating they saved weeks of time in a single project using Knovel. And, Knovel helps these customers to reduce costs in the following top three areas:

  • Process improvements in a facility
  • Managing EHS issues
  • Material selection

*Source: 2017 Survey conducted via TechValidate

Additionally, 76% of surveyed chemical manufacturing customers - Who Uses Knovel, Knovel | Elsevier Solutions


Additionally, 76% of surveyed chemical manufacturing customers agree that Knovel helps with adherence to the ever-changing regulatory requirements around environmental, health and safety concerns.

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What our customers say

Global diversified chemicals company updates automation systems and saves investment costs

Global diversified chemicals company updates automation systems - Solution story, Chemicals, Knovel | Elsevier Solutions

After a process hazard analysis, a diversified chemicals company believed that an upgrade of automation systems was needed. However, using the comprehensive resources in Knovel, the engineer in charge could successfully implement a second assessment that showed the expensive upgrade could be avoided.
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Using Knovel to transform an unprofitable product into a profitable one

Using Knovel to transform an unprofitable product into a profitable one - Solution story, Chemicals, Knovel | Elsevier Solutions

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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