April 2014 CEP Preview

FLUIDS AND SOLIDS HANDLING: Best Practices for Pilot-Plant Piping (click here to read this article now)
Pilot-plant piping is subject to more-frequent modification than typical process plant piping, and must be able to accommodate a range of media, temperatures, and pressures during its lifetime. Use this guide to determine which piping, tubing, and fittings are optimal for your pilot plant application.

SAFETY: Maintain Accurate Process Safety Information
Accurate process safety information is the cornerstone of effective process safety management. Follow this three-phase approach to create and maintain an effective PSI program.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: Reduce Water Consumption through Recycling
Industrial facilities are increasingly turning to water reuse for a wide range of purposes, including process water, boiler feedwater, and cooling tower makeup. This article reviews water-reclamation technologies and explains how to determine whether water reuse is a feasible option for your plant.

GLOBAL OUTLOOK: Innovation and Italy's Chemicals Industries
Italy's many small and medium-sized chemical companies are crucibles of innovation and have helped Italy to establish a strong presence in global chemicals exports.

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The April 2014 issue of CEP is now available online. AIChE members receive access to CEP, including a searchable archive of issues dating back to 2001, online at http://www.aiche.org/cep.