Computing and Systems Engineering

Realizing the Promise of Wireless

Bob Karschnia, Peter Zornio
Innovation drives the growth of wireless technology, as successful applications demonstrate cost savings, reliability, safety, and ease of use.

Profiting From Your Pumping System

Fluids and Solids Handling
Aimee McKane  ,  Don Casada, Vestal Tutterow
Identify ways to minimize the lifecycle costs of your pumping system

Validate Your Engineering Software!

Michael  Tanzio
You really can't guarantee that applications work correctly unless you take specific steps to validate the software.

Efficient Technology Evaluation

Critical Issues
Francesco Citro, Reuel Shinnar
To stay competitive in today's economic climate, rapid and effective assessments of new technologies is a must. Requiring a minimal amount of data, this powerful method can effectively evaluate new ideas and research programs at an early stage...

Implementing an IACS Patch-Management Program

Information Technology
Kevin Staggs
Maintain state of the art industrial automation and control systems (IACS) by using these steps to support an effective patch management program and implement it with minimum risk.

Understand Flow Patterns in Glass-Lined Reactors

Reactions and Separations
Keith E. Johnson , Christopher J. Ramsey, Kevin J. Bittorf, David S. Dickey
Physical modeling and computer simulation provide insights into the performance of a glass-lined reactor.

Step into the Virtual Plant

Mark S Sowell III, Gregory K McMillan, Michael M Mansy
The ability to warehouse process and control system knowledge offers a vast potential for improved operations by sharing a common source of information and avoiding data duplication.

Efficiently Solve Complex Calculations

Information Technology
 Michael B. Cutlip, Neima Brauner , Mordechai Shacham
Reduce the chances of computational errors by following this technique, which combines the use of a standard spreadsheet with a numerical software package.

Integrate Compressor Performance Maps into Process Simulation

Computational Methods
Grant Stephenson
Transforming the performance maps to a reduced coordinate system that is independent of suction conditions and rotational speeds allows these curves to be accurately incorporated into a process simulator.

Realize Greater Benefits from CFD

Fluids and Solids Handling
 Lanre M. Oshinowo, Andre  Bakker, Ahmad H. Haidari
Computational fluid dynamics has moved from mainframes to PCs and laptops. Newer and better software lets you conduct analyses not possible before, and regular engineers, not just experts, can now carry out CFD.

Modeling Production-Chain Information

Information Technology
Jeffrey D. Kelly
Data alone is not information. Use this model to transform data into vital information for decision making.

Simplify Experimental Design

Computational Methods
Joseph F. Louvar
Save time and money by using this approach to fractional-factorial design of experiments (DOE) for studies involving six or seven variables. <br>

Matching Your Process Constraints Using Dynamic Simulation

Information Technology
Miquel A. Alos, Jose J. Macias-Hernandez, Iban Grau
A rigorous dynamic process simulator can be used to evaluate alternative control strategies for an exothermic reacting process in order to improve its safety and product quality.

Tools to Model Multiphase Separation

Fluids and Solids Handling
Saeid Mokhatab, David Connolly, Timothy Newton
The flow fields in multiphase separators are often extremely complicated, making it difficult to model such systems. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and visual dynamic modeling (VDM) can be used together to overcome some of the challenges.

Teach Yourself the Basics of Aspen Plus

January, 2011
Aspen Plus is on of the most popular process simulation software programs used industrially and academically. Though the software is available at many corporations and universities, there are no textbooks which are dedicated to teaching the step-by-step use of the software. This book is designed to...

Computer-Aided Modeling of Reactive Systems

March, 2008
Learn to apply modeling and parameter estimation tools and strategies to chemicalprocesses using your personal computer This book introduces readers to powerful parameter estimation and computational methods for modeling complex chemical reactions and reaction processes. It presents useful...

Chemical Reactor Design and Control

August, 2007
Chemical Reactor Design and Control uses process simulators like Matlab, Aspen Plus, and Aspen Dynamics to study the design of chemical reactors and their dynamic control. There are numerous books that focus on steady-state reactor design. There are no books that consider practical control systems...

Distillation Design and Control Using Aspen Simulation

April, 2006
As the world continues to seek new sources of energy, the distillation process remains one of the most important separation methods in the chemical, petroleum, and energy industries. And as new renewable sources of energy and chemical feedstocks become more universally utilized, the issues of...
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