CEP: January 2011 In January, read about improving flange joint reliability, computational science and enabling technology development, capital spending in the chemical industry, and avoiding natural gas piping hazards. Share Computational Science: Enabling Technology Development January2011On The HorizonAnthony Cugini, Wei Ge, Chris Guenther, Jinghai Li, Madhava Syamlal, Wei Wang, Ning YangComputational science will play a key role in accelerating technology development and in the realization of virtual process engineering. Improve Flange Joint Reliability January2011Back To BasicsMike Emery, John Ludman, Thomas SandbrookProper design, installation, and maintenance of flanged connection systems can prevent loss of containment and process interruptions. Follow this seven-step approach to ensure reliability of this critical process equipment. Capital Spending in the Chemical Industry January2011Chem EconomicsT. Kevin SwiftUnderstand the economic state of the chemical industry and trends in capital investment to make wise corporate-spending decisions. Avoid Natural Gas Piping Hazards January2011SafetyJohn R. Puskar, P.E.Repairing natural gas piping is inherently dangerous. Follow these safety protocols to avoid potentially catastrophic results from improper installation and repair of natural gas lines. 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.