2003

Is Your Dust Collection System An Explosion Hazard?

October
2003
Safety
Vahid Ebadat
The prevalence of dust explosions in dust collection units may be due to the fact that the hazards posed by the powders handled are not fully understood or that explosion preventive and protective control measures are insufficient or absent. This...

Test Your Incinerator Knowledge

February
2003
Environmental Management
Richard J. Martin
Do you feel like you're in the dark? Take this quiz to find out how much you know about thermal oxidizer selection and operation.

Selecting In-Process Particle-Size Analyzers

August
2003
Fluids and Solids Handling
Paul Barrett
To select the proper instrument for process monitoring, one must determine what attribute of the particle system impacts the process or product parameter of concern. Once the size region is identified, it can be tracked in-process, opening up the...

Disinfect with Sodium Hypochlorite

March
2003
Safety
Anton G. Callery
Sodium hypochlorite is an effective alternative to chlorine gas. Follow these guidelines for its safe use.

Evaluating Chiller Performance

May
2003
Heat Transfer
Charles Churchman
Use these simple temperature and flow measurement techniques to evaluate chilled-utility performance and identify the most cost-effective upgrades.

Reduce Unplanned Shutdowns

September
2003
Instrumentation
Cindy Scott
Today's intelligent devices are equipped with modern alarm technology that enables speedy delivery of critical information to key personnel, thus enhancing efficiency and minimizing downtime.

Managing Your Job Search

July
2003
Career Catalyst
Elizabeth Feehan
The key to effective job search is organization. Follow this plan to keep you campaign on track and keep track of your campaign.

Efficiently Solve Complex Calculations

October
2003
Information Technology
Mordechai Shacham
Reduce the chances of computational errors by following this technique, which combines the use of a standard spreadsheet with a numerical software package.

Fermentation Goes Large-Scale

January
2003
Special Section
Pim van Hoek
Designing an economically competitive and environmentally sustainable fermentation route means considering the downstream separations needed to capture the final product during the initial process design.

Troubleshooting Tangential Flow Filtration

June
2003
Reactions and Separations
Kent Iverson
Tangential flow filtration (TFF) is commonly used to concentrate and dialyze solutes. It generally involves the circulation of the feed solution over a filter surface. This article presents a brief overview of the principles governing TFF, and...

Working with Non-Ideal Gases

March
2003
Fluids and Solids Handling
Jimmy Peress
Here are two proven methods for predicting gas compressibility factors.

How to Scale-Up Mixing Processes in Non-Newtonian Fluids

May
2003
Fluids and Solids Handling
Robert J. Wilkens
This article will describe the relationships that must be understood to scale-up fluid mixing processes in non-Newtonian, power-law fluids. The principles described apply to both close-clearance impellers, such as anchors and helixes, and to open...

Track Condenser Performance

February
2003
Heat Transfer
Brad Buecker
An effective monitoring program can extend equipment life, improve operations, and yield substantial energy savings.

Stay Ahead of Time

October
2003
Career Catalyst
Judi  Hampton
These tips will help you develop time management and delegation skills to make you more efficient and more effective in your job.

Integrating Single-Use Filtration Systems

January
2003
Special Section
Holly Haughney
Disposable filtration systems are gaiing popularity in the pharmaceutical arena. This article defines the equipment, specifications, applications and potential advantages of single-use filters and ancillary equipment.

Achieve Best-in-Class Reliability

June
2003
Asset Management
Richard  Beck
An integrated enterprise asset performance management system can help companies to eliminate failures, optimize strategies, and meet intended production targets.

Develop an Effective Crisis Management Strategy

September
2003
Management
Steve Wilson
A thorough crisis-management plan will enable your organization to respond to a crisis promptly and appropriately. Here's how to develop an effective plan.

Screw Feeders: A Guide to Selection and Use

February
2003
Fluids and Solids Handling
Timothy Bell
Gain insight as to what screw feeder is best for your application. Plus, learn how to size, specify and test screw feeders.
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