CEP: April 2007

As I was sitting at the SCI's Chemical Industry Medal Award dinner last month, I was inspired by the words of Raj Gupta, chairman, president and CEO of Rohm and Haas Co., and recipient of the 2007 Chemical Industry Medal...

Improving Heat Exchanger Designs

Heat Transfer
Christopher A. Bennett, David C. King, R. Stanley Kistler, Thomas G. Lestina
This article defines and explains the factors that affect heat exchanger design margins. With the proper application of design margins, capital costs can be lowered and plant operations improved.

Selecting and Using Bolted Head Closures

Fluids and Solids Handling
John C. Birkmire, P.E.
Proper design, fabrication, assembly and operation of a pressure vessel closure are essential to ensuring product containment, integrity and quality.

Computational Fluid Dynamics - Power to the People

Computational Methods
Suzanne Shelley
Today's CFD Programs are more powerful and easier to use than ever, thanks to improved mesh-generation strategies, computational methodologies, user interfaces and enhanced graphics capabilities. Cover photo courtesy of Acusim and Intelligent Light.
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