High temperatures, stresses, and the presence of elements such as oxygen, sulfur, or the halogens can add up to trouble. Here is how to screen candidate alloys for such service.
Edward S. Shanley, Michelle R. Murphy, Surendra K. Singh
Here is a method that rates the tendency of new compounds to self-explode without the need to perform extensive laboratory tests.
First, prevent problems by selecting the appropriate trap and installing it properly. If problems arise, follow these guidelines for diagnosing and correcting them.
Mark E. Kilburn, Nathan A. Kimmerle, Patrick T. Ragan, Stephen H. Roberts
In light of the events of September 11, make sure your plant's safety plan accounts for acts of terrorism and sabotage.
Jeffrey D. Kelly
Two new views for production modeling are introduced - production flow networks and production flow maps - that focus on unit operations and feedstocks, respectively.
Decision-makers often require cost estimates for products and processes at the earliest stages of development — when many cost-determining factors remain uncertain. Identifying variables that impact cost estimates, and putting them in context, will...
Develop your emotional competencies and use them effectively in your professional and personal lives.
Andrew C. Burden, Pradeep B. Deshpande, Roberto Z. Tantalean
Turbocharging a contrained model predictive controller (CMPC) with fuzzy logic allows CMPCs to be applied over nonlinear systems
These spreadsheets highlight losses, uncertainties and value of power used, helping you optimize pumping system designs and save on operating costs.
David J. Teumim
An understanding of security principles and terminology can help chemical and control engineers relate to the emerging threats of conventional and cyber terrorism.
Learn ways to improve your interpersonal and communication skills so that you can work more effectively with others, and increase your own productivity and effectiveness.
James R. Risko
Steam trap failure can affect process operations and reduce profits. Choosing the right steam traps can improve reliability and reduce cost.
Get a jump on process development by addressing environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues together early in the design and development cycle. The result will be a better process and lower costs.
Suzanne A. Shelley
An array of nanoscale developments are poised to revolutionize cancer diagnosis and drug discovery efforts, and create new ways to target the delivery of potent, often toxic drug therapies, while reducing their dose-limiting side effects.
Elindoro S. Rodriguez, II
When faced with a career opportunity, such as relocating, accepting a new job, or getting an advanced degree, it's important to consider the economic impacts.
Ahmed Abdel-Wahab, Hassan E. Alfadala, Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi, Patrick Linke, Eva M. Lovelady
This approach provides valuable insights early in the design process and systematizes the design effort, while reconciling process objectives with environmental constraints.
Michael J. Gentilcore
Setting up a special function and a shorthand system on a spreadsheet can improve the descriptions needed for implementing a process control system, while minimizing the monotony in writing them.
Peter E. Friedes
Are you naturally a “relater” or a “requirer”? Understanding how you relate and require will help you make the changes you need to be a more effective manager.
Lionel F. Laroche
Global teams can maintain their effectiveness by using the right communication tools, following good communication practices, working at building and maintaining trust, and taking cultural differences into account.