CEP: June 2011 The big focus of CEP this June is industry salaries. See the complete 2011 salary survey, plus read about selecting a heat exchanger shell, and Japan's chemical industry. Editorial For as long as I can remember, AIChE has been conducting salary surveys of its members, and for almost as long as I've been an editor here, CEP has published the results... Read More Share Japan’s Chemical Industry: From Post-War Recovery to Globalization June2011Global OutlookSaburo NakataThe recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan had a devastating impact on the people and industry of this economic and cultural giant. This article reflects on the emergence of Japan’s chemical industry in the half-century since World War II that led... Selecting a Heat Exchanger Shell June2011Back To BasicsThomas G. Lestina, P.E.The first step in specifying a shell-and-tube heat exchanger is choosing the right shell to meet process requirements. Integrate Compressor Performance Maps into Process Simulation June2011Computational MethodsGrant StephensonTransforming the performance maps to a reduced coordinate system that is independent of suction conditions and rotational speeds allows these curves to be accurately incorporated into a process simulator. Implement an Operational Discipline Program to Improve Plant Process Safety June2011SafetyJames A. Klein, Bruce K. VaughenBuilt on a solid foundation of leadership support and employee involvement, an operational discipline program can help to prevent serious incidents and injuries, and improve overall site safety and business performance. 2011 AIChE Salary Survey June2011Career CatalystChemical engineering salaries have remained stable over the last two years at a median of $110,000. Average starting salaries are nearly $66,900. This expanded version of the article that appeared in print provides the detailed survey results. 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.