Computing and Systems Engineering

March 2015 CEP Preview

This month CEP features a look at lignocellulosic biofuels, from various production processes to what's needed to scale up bioenergy operations.

Spreadsheet Problem-Solving for Chemical Engineers

Public (classroom) Course
Spreadsheets are a powerful problem-solving tool for chemical engineers. But to take full advantage of all they can do, you need a strong foundation in common problem-solving spreadsheet techniques. Join chemical engineer and Excel expert David Clough and pick up dozens of tips and techniques unknown to many engineers that will help you solve chemical engineering problems faster and more accurately.

Excel VBA Programming for Chemical Engineers

Public (classroom) Course
If you know your way around Microsoft Excel and you’re ready to learn Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Programming this course is for you. Join chemical engineer and VBA expert David Clough for an intensive, hands-on introduction to the built-in programming capabilities of Microsoft Excel, and its companion VBA programming language. Learn how to take your spreadsheet problem-solving skills to the next level.

Regenerable Sorbent System for Post Combustion CO2 Capture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 1:15pm-1:30pm
TDA Research, Inc (TDA) is developing a low cost, high capacity CO 2 adsorbent and demonstrating its technical and economic viability for post-...

Flare Minimization of Boil-Off Gas during LNG Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 1:00pm-1:30pm
Flare Minimization of Boil-off Gas during LNG Production Yogesh Kurle and Qiang Xu Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering Lamar University,...

Amp Up Your Engineering Toolkit with Modeling Skills!

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 1:30pm-2:00pm
Modeling and simulation are essential tools in every facet of the process industry with applications continually increasing. The ready availability...

Cyber Security - What Management Needs to Know

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 8:30am-9:00am
Cyber Security is a major current topic of discussion for many process facilities. Somewhere between the doomsday scenarios and keeping the plant...

CFD modeling of water-in-crude oil emulsions

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:00pm-4:30pm
A CFD model has been developed that fits laminar data of both suspensions and stabilized water-in-oil emulsions using a relative viscosity model...

Automation Solutions for Processing Light Tight (Shale) Oil

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 4:30pm-5:00pm
Opportunity crudes from shale are more readily available in North America with incentives on cost. However, these typically lighter crude oils don’t...

Equations for Flammability Parameters, Pmax and KG

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 11:15am-11:45am
The maximum pressure of gas combustion, P max , and the deflagration index, K G ,are very important flammability parameters that are used for risk...

Integration of Planning and Control

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 8:30am-11:30am
Interoperability refers to the methods by which software applications and systems access data among themselves as required in order to function...

Linking SPYRO Rigorous Stream Cracking Model

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 8:30am-9:00am
Furnace simulations are currently used in all layers of process control from planning and scheduling down to the APC layer. However in the DCS...

Nonlinear APC Solution for Polypropylene Plants

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 8:30am-9:00am
Abstract A Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Solution has been implemented on the two Polypropylene Lines at Saudi Polyolefins Company (TASNEE)...

A Systematic Approach to Relief System Evaluation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 1:30pm-2:00pm
Managing the lifecycle of relief and flare systems data is complex and fraught with challenges and risks, whether the work is performed internally or...

Computational Fluid Dynamics in Equipment Design and Failure Analysis

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 10:15am-10:45am
In 2007, the BASF TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS LLC Ethylene Steam Cracker installed a total of 5 welded plate heat exchangers. These units serve as primary...

Improving Fired Heaters Using CFD

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 8:30am-9:00am
We have successfully used CFD( Computational Fluid Dynamics) to improve the performance of a Crude and Coker Heater. CFD helps to model the burners,...

Application of Quality by Design in API Process Development

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 2:45pm-3:00pm
Design of Experiments (DOE) is the most effective method to achieve product and pro­cess efficiency and optimization. Design of Experiment (DOE)...

Modeling of LNG Spills Into Trenches and Troughs

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 12:00am
Trenches and troughs are commonly used in LNG storage and transfer facilities to contain potential LNG spills. The trenches are concrete-lined...
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