March 2014 CEP Preview

BACK-TO-BASICS: Introduction to Pressure Measurement (click here to read this article now)
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.

BACK-TO-BASICS: Solid-Liquid Equilibrium: The Foundation of Crystallization Process Design
Use a phase diagram to identify the best temperature, pressure, and composition conditions, as well as the optimal sequence of process operations to achieve a desired crystallization.

FLUIDS AND SOLIDS HANDLING: Size Control Valves for Lab-Scale Laminar Flow
Existing equations used to size control valves are inadequate for laboratory- and pilot-scale work. Use the simple equation introduced in this article to accurately size needle control valves for laminar and transitional flow.

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