The operator and maintenance technician can play key roles in ensuring equipment reliability and thus maximizing production while maintaining quality.
Learn ways to improve your interpersonal and communication skills so that you can work more effectively with others, and increase your own productivity and effectiveness.
James D. Weith
Understanding how you and those around you make decisions is a first step in improving interpersonal relationships and team efficiencies.
Henry Z. Kister
This article explains the principles behind minor-component trapping, summarizes industrial experiences and provides guidelines for diagnosing and addressing the problem.
Stanley I. Proctor
Do you have leadership potential? This article explores the differences between leadership and management, the qualities of a good leader, different leadership styles and where they are effective and not effective, and other issues.
Ian Nimmo, Peter Bullemer, Sandra Foreman
In the future, operating teams may proactively manage their plants to maximize safety and minimize environmental impact, while pushing the processes to their optimal limits. Here's how to achieve the necessary paradigm shift by giving operators an...
Mary F. McDaniel, Richard D. Siegel, Michael J. Sullivan
Use this process to develop metrics to help you understand how well you are implementing your community outreach program, as well as how to improve it.
In today's competitive marketplace, biopharmaceutical companies are seeking effective and user-friendly drug-delivery platforms for their drug molecules. Miniaturized, microfabricated and nanofabricated devices that can be implanted in the body are...
Victor Norton , William Wilkie
Before selecting a centrifuge for your application, understand its principles of operation and investigate the key process variables.
- Lauren M. Sandler, James T. Wintergreen
To ensure that the greenhouse gas inventory is accurate and complete, prepare for eventual third-party verification during the planning and data collection stages.
Kiran Krishna, M. Sam Mannan, William J. Rogers
In addition to flash point, fire point and auto-ignition temperature, the fluid’s tendency to form a mist should be considered when evaluating fluid safety.
Continuous crystallizers serve a wide range of applications in the chemical process industries. Optimize system performance by heeding these practical design and operating principles, which apply to the forced circulation (FC), draft-tube-baffle (...
Margaret Clarke Hunt, Denise Price Hosier
Engineers play an important role in the marketing of products, processes and services. Here's a short course on the basics of marketing communications to help you be effective in that role.
Lauri Jenkins, Sharon Libert, Victor Lusvardi
Even with the use of costly corrosion-resistant alloys, metal contamination continues to occur in the biologics industry, thus reducing product yield and activity. Fluoropolymers are emerging as a viable solution to this problem.
Gregory T. Benz
Optimize fermenter performance and cost by sizing the proper impeller system for your application.
D. P. Lal
This procedure for commissioning a large chemical complex can help reduce the time required and minimize expenses.
If the process has a temperature cross or a low flowrate, an F-shell might prove beneficial.
Robert M. Neimeier
A successful emissions testing program involves understanding the purpose of the testing, preparing a request for proposal, eveloping a protocol and entrusting the job with the right person.
Lee D. Hoffman , Ronald W. Zdrojeski
Preparation and training can help minimize your facility’s — and your own — vulnerability to criminal prosecution for environmental violations.