Instrumentation

February 2015 CEP Preview

by Karen Simpson
Ethics Examining Your Engineering Responsibility Engineering ethics frequently has nothing to do with technology and everything to do with communication, thought and decision-...
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Characterization of Glycerol-Diesel Emulsions Fuels

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 1:00pm-1:15pm
Diesel fuel emulsions have demonstrated reductions of unwanted combustion emissions. Glycerol, a renewable and abundant resource, is an attractive...

Red Mud Catalyzed Pyrolysis of Olive Mill Wastewater Sludge

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 8:30am-8:45am
Olive mill wastewater sludge (OMWS) is one of the major environmental pollutants in olive oil industry using traditional or three-phase process. The...

Improving the Control of Process Flows

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:30am-11:00am
This presentation will introduce an unusual flow control algorithm that out-performs the PID algorithm when used for flow control. The algorithm was...

Identifying Energy Efficiency Opportunities in the Process

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:30am-10:00am
The most neglected area for energy efficiency evaluations in the process industries is within the process itself. Most programs focus either on...

Catalytic Conversion of Bio-Ethanol Into 1,3-Butadiene

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 8:30am-8:45am
Catalytic conversion of bio-ethanol into 1,3-butadiene Carlo Angelici, Bert M. Weckhuysen , * Pieter C. A. Bruijnincx* Inorganic Chemistry and...

The Interactions of the Corn Protein Zein and Ionic Liquids

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 10:30am-10:45am
The solubility and secondary structure of the hydrophobic corn protein zein in ionic liquids was studied as a function of temperature and solvent...

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,...

Root Cause Study of Debutanizer Column Operational Upsets

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
The NOVA Chemicals Debutanizer Column at the Corunna site experienced operational upsets. Gamma scans revealed that the column had flooded, and upon...

Introduction to Pressure Measurement

March
2014
Back To Basics
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Eugen Gassmann
Pressure-measuring devices come in a wide variety of designs and sizes to suit almost any application. This article describes the basics of pressure measurement and provides guidance on instrument selection.

Coriolis: The Direct Approach to Mass Flow Measurement

March
2013
Back To Basics
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Tom O’Banion
Coriolis meters eliminate the need to measure and correct for pressure, temperature, and density fluctuations to determine mass flowrate. Although their capital costs may be higher, they typically have a lower overall cost of ownership than other types of meters

Optimal Automated Process Fault Analysis

January, 2013
With this book as their guide, readers have a powerful new tool for ensuring the safety and reliability of any chemical processing system. It details a tested and proven strategy to develop optimal automated process fault analyzers.

Using Process Flowsheets as Communication Tools

October
2012
Back To Basics
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Graham Nasby
Piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), process flow diagrams (PFDs), and block flow diagrams (BFDs) are essential tools for documenting processes and promoting interdisciplinary understanding and communication.

Reliability for Safety Instrumented Systems

September
2004
Instrumentation
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J. Patrick Williams
This article offers a detailed reliability-based methodology for determining the safety integrity level of instrumented systems by providing overpressure protection where arrangements of multiple pressure-relief valves are impractical to implement.
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