2001

Propel Your Pneumatic Conveying System to Higher Efficiency

April
2001
Fluids and Solids Handling
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.

Take Another Look at Steam Traps

June
2001
Fluids and Solids Handling
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

Air Heater Cleaning Simplified

October
2001
Heat Transfer
Brad Buecker
This high-pressure water washing technique can be used to clean Ljungstrom-type air heaters.

Effectively Control Column Pressure

January
2001
Reactions and Separations
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.

Realize Greater Benefits from CFD

March
2001
Fluids and Solids Handling
 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.

Over 40? Make the Most of It!

August
2001
Career Catalyst
Bettina Seidman
Savvy employers are learning to value experienced engineers. Here's how you can take advantage of this trend.

Design Reactors via CFD

December
2001
Reactions and Separations
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.

Properly Clean Out Your Organic Heat-Transfer Fluid System

May
2001
Heat Transfer
 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.

Bridge the Gap with Semicontinuous Distillation

August
2001
Reactions and Separations
 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.

Uncovering the Realities of Simulation, Part 2

June
2001
Computational Methods
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.

Optimize Control Room Communications

October
2001
Instrumentation
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.

Easily Assess Complex Safety Loops

March
2001
Instrumentation
Lawrence  Beckman
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.

Success Strategies for the Mid-Career Engineer

August
2001
Career Catalyst
Elizabeth  Feehan
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.

Follow These Best Practices in Steam System Management

December
2001
Heat Transfer
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%.

Size Letdown Lines for Pressure Surges

November
2001
Fluids and Solids Handling
Gianni  Anci
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-

Checking Out the Competition

August
2001
Management
Gary  Street
Develop a winning game plan by following these logical steps to competitive assessment.

Achieving Success

December
2001
Career Catalyst
Slava Thaler
Put these seven principles to work to spell success for your professional and personal life.

Select the Right Spray Nozzle

June
2001
Reactions and Separations
Terra L. Vincent, Peter  Welander
Finding the proper nozzle for specific applications doesn't have to be difficult. By applying basic concepts of nozzle technology, you can create a droplet profile that best suits your needs.
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