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Here are some insights into the design, operation and research issues associated with heat exchanger fouling.
Francisco Cabrejos, Thomas G. Troxel, Herman Purutyan
For new and existing installations, there are many system and component choices available. Here’s how to narrow down the options to make the appropriate selection for optimal performance.
S. Raghavi Chari
Think twice before installing a steam trap. In the case of superheated lines, steam traps may prove to be a waste of time, effort, and money
This high-pressure water washing technique can be used to clean Ljungstrom-type air heaters.
Andrew W. Sloley
Maintaining proper pressure can play a crucial role in the stable operation of a distillation column. Here’s how to select the most appropriate pressure-control scheme.
Lanre M. Oshinowo, Andre Bakker, Ahmad H. Haidari
Computational fluid dynamics has moved from mainframes to PCs and laptops. Newer and better software lets you conduct analyses not possible before, and regular engineers, not just experts, can now carry out CFD.
Savvy employers are learning to value experienced engineers. Here's how you can take advantage of this trend.
Elizabeth M. Marshall, Andre Bakker, Ahmad H. Haidari
Using computational fluid dynamics to design commercial-size batch and continuous reactors can eliminate subjective experience and empiricism, leading to better-designed, more-efficient units.
Conrad Gamble, Jay Heidari, Ander Beain
Follow these guidelines for applying side-stream filtration to on-line cleaning, and chemical or mechanical cleaning to equipment that has been drained of fluid.
Karen Mills, Brian Harkins
Discover a plant-wide solution that provides production accounting results that both engineers and accountants can agree on
Warren D. Seider, James R. Phimister
This processing strategy combines the advantages of batch and continuous operation, providing flexibility and efficiency in a single design.
Andrew Vieler, Oscar Santollani, Yau-Kun Li, Rajeev Agarwal, Marco S. Satyro
Simulation software is a commonly used design tool, thanks mainly to its availability on the desktop. However, one has to understand thermodynamic basics before accepting the desktop's final answer.
James E. Lenhart, Karen D. Smith, Brad A. Walker
Faced with more distractions than ever, operators need an environment that is conducive for dealing with abnormal, as well as normal, situations. Effective control room design can help.
Many safety instrumented systems rely on dissimilar redundant field devices, and this can complicate required analyses. These equations will enable field personnel to handle such situations readily.
Here's how to take stock of your career and identify and explore a wide range of opportunities so you can decide where you want to go and develop a career plan for getting there.
Fred L. Hart, Gilbert A. McCoy, David Jaber
These tips on how to improve steam generation, distribution and recovery can help a plant to increase its steam system efficiency by as much as 20-30%.
Peter D. Martin, Peter W. Cains , Linda J. McCausland
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A high-pressure gas flow in a letdown circuit can cause damage to piping and equipment. Here is how to design a system to avoid damage should a pressurized gas flow occur GianniAnci-
Use these correlations to determine the overall heat-transfer coefficient and the frictional pressure drop in dimple jackets.
Put these seven principles to work to spell success for your professional and personal life.