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AIChE | The Global Home of Chemical Engineers
Universities around the world are tackling different pieces of the teaching puzzle to transform students into ideal chemical engineers.
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.
Robert P. Vignes
LLCA compares the relative impacts of alternatives that may be considered anywhere during a product’s life cycle. Here’s how to perform such an evaluation.
Bruce S. Holden , Mark Pilling
Tower-related problems can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive to diagnose and fix. Here’s how to avoid difficulties and improve operating efficiency.
Hans K. Fauske, Robert E. Henry
Using active deflagration suppression is the usual way to prevent or mitigate gas explosions. However, this is not always practical. A passive method is now available - inserting a metal foil into the vessel to absorb the heat of reaction and...
Piping and equipment must withstand fires without rupturing. This can be accomplished by properly designing relief and depressurization systems and using passive fire protection,when needed.
Understand the methods available for determining emissions from a pool of spilled liquid.
In honor of AIChE’s 100th birthday, we recognize two members who have each celebrated more than 100 birthdays.
The most common valves used in chemical processing are ball valves, butterfly valves, diaphragm valves, and check valves.
The first annual World Science Festival takes Manhattan by storm, with 120,000 people celebrating scientific diversity.
Chad Scott, Shishir Mohan
Follow these steps to prepare a plan that mitigates excess emissions of hazardous air pollutants.
Angela E. Summers
Use this step-by-step procedure to apply safety instrumented systems (SISs) and continuously reduce risk.
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,...
Regardless of their current employment status and personal outlook, the new class of chemical engineering graduates is con?dent that they possess a unique versatility and capacity to make good and do good.
M. Sam Mannan, Sanjeev R. Saraf, William J. Rogers
This simple classification scheme can be used to characterize the thermal instability risks posed by reactive chemicals in a process.
Jill Barson Gilbert
A post-implementation audit of the environmental, health and safety management information system evaluates how well the software meets user needs and its value to the organization.
Judy A. Perry
Use this checklist-based technique of process-hazard analysis (PHA) to identify and assess potential dust hazards and to evaluate safeguards that can mitigate risks.
Thermocouples and resistance temperature detectors are the most common contacting temperature sensors. Understand the techniques and apply them correctly to increase your temperature measurement accuracy.
George R. Kinsley Jr.
Inert gases are used to prevent fires and explosions in the vapor spaces of equipment. Correct selection of oxygen concentration and inert gas flow rate are critical to ensuring safety.
Jessica L. Idzerda
Identify possible New Source Review/Prevention of Significant Deterioration penalties by conducting an internal audit and disclosing potential violations.
J. J. Rao
By implementing these strategies at all of its overseas facililities, an international corporation can reap such benefits as increased efficiency, reduced costs and a positive public image.
The best defense against deliberate acts, such as terrorism, sabotage, vandalism or theft, is the application of inherent security principles to facility design and operation.
Follow these guidelines for monitoring, evaluating, and troubleshooting RO units to ensure reliable and efficient system operation.
W. R. Johns
Software for generating process designs has made relatively limited inroads so far. But, it now is set to follow simulation and become a tool routinely used by chemical engineers.
James T. Gallo
Do you need additional capacity or better performance from your existing RTO? Here's how to evaluate whether to upgrade the existing unit, purchase a new system, or buy used equipment.
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.
Salvaged, remanufactured, refurbished or new-surplus equipment may be a cost-effective option. Here's how to recognize when such devices may no longer meet safety or regulatory requirements.
In the safety culture of some companies, the first recognition of trouble may be a sudden and massive failure. Learn how to decipher the warning signals to avoid safety incidents. <BR><BR>
Gregory T. Benz
Slurry agitation involves complicated processes. This article presents guidelines for understanding the rheology of cellulosic and other fibrous materials, and outlines a method for scaling up their agitation.
Paul R. Puckorius
Pre-startup actions such as initial water treatment and equipment coatings in cooling tower water systems can increase system life expectancy and efﬁciency, and reduce corrosion and fouling.
Use these tools to identify potentially reactive chemical hazards and avoid the expense of conducting numerous detailed hazard assessments.
Cynthia F. Mascone
While chemical companies work toward complying with existing standards, legislators are poised to revise those very rules — with changes ranging from minor tweaking to major overhaul on the table.
An evaporative cooling tower can be an effective way to reject process heat. Here’s a guide to some of the early design decisions.
The complete, hands-on guide to sustainable development Today's process industries must develop natural resources within an eco-friendly framework that balances current demand with future need. Realizing this goal necessitates global vigilance of three key areas—people, planet, and prosperity—known...
Practical Process Control (loop tuning and troubleshooting). This book differs from others on the market in several respects. First, the presentation is totally in the time domain (the word "LaPlace" is nowhere to be found). The focus of the book is actually troubleshooting, not tuning. If a...
This faculty directory lists the contact information of all the faculty members, placement administrators, and student organizations of almost 500 worldwide universities and technical institutes offering chemical engineering curricula. This offers a comprehensive reference tool that is unique and...
This book teaches the fundamentals of fluid flow by including both theory and the applications of fluid flow in chemical engineering. It puts fluid flow in the context of other transport phenomena such as mass transfer and heat transfer, while covering the basics, from elementary flow mechanics to...
Thermodynamics for the Practicing Engineer, as the title suggests, is written for all practicing engineers and anyone studying to become one. Its focus therefore is on applications of thermodynamics, addressing both technical and pragmatic problems in the field. Readers are provided a solid base in...
A unique resource for process measurement Basic Process Measurements provides a unique resource explaining the industrial measuring devices that gauge such key variables as temperature, pressure, density, level, and flow. With an emphasis on the most commonly installed technologies, this guide...
Filled with industrial examples emphasizing the practical applications of crystallization methodologies Based on the authors' hands-on experiences as process engineers at Merck, Crystallization of Organic Compounds guides readers through the practical aspects of crystallization. It uses plenty of...
This one of a kind directory conveniently lists the contact information for chemical engineering faculty members, department heads, academic advisors, student organization advisors, and placement officers at over 450 Universities worldwide. The directory's easy-to-use format lists chemical...
This faculty directory lists the contact information of all the faculty members, placement administrators, and student organizations of almost 500 worldwide universities and technical institutes offering chemical engineering curricula.
The newest edition of the AIChE manual to continuous direct-heat rotary dryers Continuous Direct-Heat Rotary Dryers, Third Edition is the latest text in the AIChE Equipment Testing Procedure series. This new edition continues to provide chemical engineers, plant managers, and other professionals in...
The newest edition of the AIChE® manual to continuous direct-heat rotary dryers Continuous Direct-Heat Rotary Dryers, Third Edition is the latest text in the AIChE® Equipment Testing Procedure series. This new edition continues to provide chemical engineers, plant managers, and other professionals...
Spray Dryers: A Guide to Performance Evaluation, Second Edition discusses the reasons for spray drying. These reasons are usually to produce a product with certain desired properties or with better efficiency than other methods. The book discusses how to plan in light of these objectives and gives...
This testing procedure provides methods of conducting and interpreting field tests on centrifugal pumps with actual pumped fluids. Contents include definitions and descriptions of terms; test planning; instrumentation and measurement methods; test procedure; computation of results; and...
The latest edition of this industry-friendly guide to evaluating the performance of mixing equipment brings this traditional process operation into the 21st century. The book starts with basic definitions and terms, and goes to detail test planning and procedures, and computation and evaluation of...
This popular safety best-seller is designed to help the user quantify the expected damage of potential fire and explosion incidents in realistic terms, identify the equipment likely to contribute to the creation or escalation of an incident, and communicate the fire and explosion risk potential to...
This procedure offers complete methodologies for sampling and measuring particle streams and summarizes methods of particle size analysis. It also lists operating variables to be considered and measured. Although the procedure is intended specifically for particle classification equipment, many of...
Dennis C. Hendershot
Merging the design processes of inherent safety and operational reliability reduces the total technial resources, while improving both parameters.