CEP: July 2014

Read about how embedding a rigorous heat exchanger model within an established simulation environment can help you increase process yields, while minimizing heat exchanger energy consumption and capital expenditure. Other articles include: Are there "Gorillas" in Your Plant?; Characterizing Particle Size and Shape; and Troubleshooting Acid-Gas Removal Systems.

Editorial

Take a Hike

Although I recently returned from a vacation and would love to tell you about the hiking we did, that’s not the topic of this editorial. Previously, I wrote about jump-starting creativity through relaxation and trying something new (Dec. 2013) and by incorporating play into your day (Jan. 2014). Here’s another powerful creativity booster to add to your toolbox — walking. Your walk doesn’t have to be an eight-mile trek from the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the rim nearly a mile higher. Walking can be as simple as doing laps around the office, or getting off the bus or train a stop or two early and walking the rest of the way to your destination.

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Incorporate Rigorous Heat Exchanger Models in Simulation

July
2014
Back To Basics
Shelby Hegy, Tom Ralston
Embedding a rigorous heat exchanger model within an established simulation environment can help engineers increase process yields, while minimizing heat exchanger energy consumption and capital expenditures.

A Guide to Characterizing Particle Size and Shape

July
2014
Instrumentation
Remi Trottier, Shrikant Dhodapkar
Knowledge of particle properties is essential for understanding how the particles will impact your process. Learn how to identify the relevant properties for a particular application, select the best measurement technique, and analyze the data to extract meaningful information.

Troubleshoot Acid-Gas Removal Systems

July
2014
Reactions and Separations
Chris Bickham, Eric Teletzke
The removal of acid gases is a key step in natural gas treatment. Closed-loop amine systems are a popular option, but they can suffer from inefficiencies. Use these troubleshooting tools to pinpoint the cause of operational issues.
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