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.


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...

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Selecting a Heat Exchanger Shell

Back To Basics
Thomas 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

Computational Methods
Grant Stephenson
Transforming 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.

2011 AIChE Salary Survey

Career Catalyst
Chemical 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.

Japan’s Chemical Industry: From Post-War Recovery to Globalization

Global Outlook
Saburo Nakata
The 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...
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