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.
Mary F. McDaniel
Understand the implications of the pending regulations to better address residual risk and to develop an effective communications plan.
T. Kevin Swift
Recovery has stalled in developed nations. Debt, unemployment, and the emerging recession in Europe will encumber U.S. growth prospects in the years ahead. One bright spot, however, is the shale gas story.
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.
Dennis C. Hendershot
Merging the design processes of inherent safety and operational reliability reduces the total technial resources, while improving both parameters.
Paul E. Solt
Does your system suffer from plugging? Bottlenecking? Abrasion? Poor venting? Degraded product? Here are remedies.
Jeffrey D. Kelly
Optimize petroleum and petrochemical plant production by understanding the mathematical modeling behind nonlinear planning models.
Panos Seferlis, Eugeny Kenig
Effective modeling of reactive absorption enhances system design, improves experiment planning for parameter-estimation, and facilitates process operation and control decisions.
Susan Morey, Lionel F. Laroche
Understand what is expected of you when traveling to this burgeioning part of the world.
Using a phased engineering approach to guide R&D projects will improve efficiency and avoid costly experimental excursions.
Engineers can derive professional benefits from Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, and other social media. Here is some practical advice on using these tools effectively, whether you are a veteran or a relative novice.
Alex Patist, J. J. Hahn , Aristos Aristidou , 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.
John Ludman, Mike Emery, Thomas Sandbrook
Proper design, installation, and maintenance of flanged connection systems can prevent loss of containment and process interruptions. Follow this seven-step approach to ensure reliability of this critical process equipment.
Michael J. Gentilcore
Operating at a constant level can reduce the loss of the replacement solvent to the distillate by 50–70%.
John H. Worstell, Jonathan H. Worstell
Increase productivity and reduce variable costs by following this strategy for enhancing the performance of a fixed-bed catalyst.
Douglas C. White
Identifying the right automation investments — those with low costs and high impacts — can result in millions of dollars in energy savings for petrochemical plants. <br>
John C. Chen
The chemical enterprise is already global - a trend that is almost certain to continue. What does this trend mean for the chemical engineering profession and for the practicing professional?
Dennis C. Hendershot
Build safety into your process by substituting less-hazardous materials and chemistry, minimizing inventories and equipment sizes, moderating operating conditions, and simplifying unnecessarily complex operations.
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.
Shekhar Mitra, Len Sauers
Sustainability is both a responsibility and an opportunity, and innovation can be the key to success.
Eldon R. Larsen
This article offers suggestions for adapting project management techniques to the needs of R&D projects.