By employing the latest virtualization solutions for process control systems, chemical plants can reduce PC hardware requirements, simplify system management, and lower the total cost of ownership, as well as improve site availability, reliability,...
Innovative advances continue to benefit all three of today's air separation technologies, helping to reduce power consumption and capital costs, and, in turn, expand their markets.
Gregory T. Benz
This article demonstrates that the repair and expense costs of process trains are not proportional to their capital costs and that, in most cases, building one plant with a single process train is the most economically efficient choice. <br>...
Avoid some common pitfalls by taking this holistic approach when implementing projects to reduce the consumption of steam.
Making early estimates of a product's cost components enables developers to manage resources wisely and evaluate the product's economic viability.
Margaret Clarke Hunt
These profiles of a dozen engineers in different stages of their careers offer snapshots of where chemical engineers are employed.
Setting up a hand-protection program involves understanding the hazards, choosing the appropriate glove, training personnel on glove use, and ensuring that employees use their gloves properly.
Many gloves offer protection from chemicals. This article will help you understand what type of glove can provide the best protection for your application.
T. Kevin Swift
Understand the economic state of the chemical industry and trends in capital investment to make wise corporate-spending decisions.
These automation tools help equipment vendors serve their customers better, support their sales force, and profit in many ways.
John R. Puskar, P.E.
Repairing natural gas piping is inherently dangerous. Follow these safety protocols to avoid potentially catastrophic results from improper installation and repair of natural gas lines.
Faisal I. Khan
Risk-based monitored natural attenuation effectively monitors the extent of contamination, the associated risk, and the effectiveness of natural clean-up processes.
Dennis C. Hendershot
Merging the design processes of inherent safety and operational reliability reduces the total technial resources, while improving both parameters.
The key to sparking and driving innovation is making it systemic throughout the organization's culture.
Cliff I. Davidson, Braden R. Allenby, Cynthia F. Murphy, David T. Allen
This benchmarking study of the types of courses offered and the material being taught sheds light on what the engineering profession regards as sustainability.
Kah Loong Choong, Robin Smith
Use this novel method to optimize the operating conditions as they vary through time in batch processes.
Karen Tate, Paula K. Martin
In the long run, taking the time to close out a project properly will save time and reduce the chances of making the same mistake twice.
Michael Dietrich, Paul Martin
These tried-and-true tips can streamline the design and construction of your pilot facility, while cutting costs.
Jeffrey H. Siegell
Some emissions reports include data that are based on faulty assumptions and methodologies. This article presents an effective approach to auditing your emissions inventory to maximize the representativeness of the reports you submit. <br>
Michael J. Misovich, Matthew D. Goetz, Andrew J. DeDoes
This method reproduces the vapor pressure predictions of the Soave-Redlich-Kwong and Peng-Robinson equation of state with a simple Antoine equation that uses constants derived from critical properties and the acentric factor.
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.
Aad van Veldhoven, Magali de Macedo
The design-of-experiments approach has the advantage of providing the framework to build complex models with minimum use of time and effort.
This look at the continuing evolution of chemical engineering starts with reflections on the past.
Follow these guidelines to calculate how fast a pool of spilled liquid will spread across a surface, vaporize and possibly form a flammable mixture with air.
John C. Bonacci
A catalyst guard bed is a simple, low-cost modification that reduces catalyst-replacement costs, saves natural gas and cuts energy expenses.
Ka M. Ng, Lionel O'Young, Christianto Wibowo
Use phase diagrams to develop reliable crystallization processes quickly and cost effectively.