CEP: August 2002 The special section in this issue (following p. 32) will help you as you explore that question. Whether you're searching for a new job, negotiating a raise or promotion, or simply contemplating your satisfaction with your present position and employer, it's important to understand how your salary compares with the salaries of other chemical engineers... Share How Does Your $alary Stack Up? August2002Special SectionBetty FeehanThe median salary among chemical engineers is $84,000, and annual raises are averaging 4.8%. Expanding Horizons August2002Special SectionIrene KimPursuing a wide variety of career options, chemical engineers continue to reinvent the profession. The Evolution of a Chemical Engineering Career August2002Special SectionCorrine L. KupstasFollow this engineer's career path as she shares her thoughts on the transitions she has made and how family considerations factored into her career decisions. Advance Your Career in 8 Words or Less August2002Special SectionKate WendletonA short, simple and concise message can be an effective way to let others know about your accomplishments and your worth. Rigorously Size Relief Valves for Supercritical Fluids August2002SafetyRyan OuderkirkPreviously published methods can be tricky to apply and may lead to improperly sized valves. Here is a stepwise, detailed method that more-accurately determines the orifice area. Prepare for the Miscellaneous Organic NESHAP August2002Environmental ManagementKenneth Weiss Develop an Effective Startup, Shutdown and Malfunction Plan August2002Environmental ManagementChad Scott, Shishir MohanFollow these steps to prepare a plan that mitigates excess emissions of hazardous air pollutants. Numerical Simulation of Reciprocating Pumps and Air-Operated Motors August2002Fluids and Solids HandlingStephen D. AbleSimulation can help to ensure proper design and performance. Checks can be made for possible problems such as cavitation, and the pump and system can be modified to prevent trouble. Analyzing APC Performance August2002InstrumentationTo reap the most benefit from an advanced process control (APC) system, users need to know how to analyze and monitor the APC's performance. Estimate the Capacity of Simple Batch Processes August2002Reactions and SeparationsJames L. ManganaroFinding the throughput of a multiple-unit, multiple-step operation, even when it is relatively uncomplicated, is not always an easy matter. Several equations and graphical aids are provided to help determine yearly capacity. 4 Steps to Managing Complex Development Programs August2002ManagementJames B. AyersConstruct a raodmap approach for successful completion of a complex project. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.