CEP: January 2012 This month CEP kicks off a series of articles about engineers and social media and also launches YPOV, a new column for Young Professionals, which looks this month at how community service and volunteer activities can provide exceptional opportunities for career building. Editorial The headline of a recent New York Times article caught my attention: "The Facebook Resisters." That certainly describes me. I don't have a Facebook page. A few years ago I wanted to see... Read More Share Looking for Growth in the Chemicals Industry January2012Chem EconomicsT. Kevin SwiftRecovery has stalled in developed nations. Debt, unemployment, and the emerging recession in Europe will encumber U.S. growth prospects in the years ahead. One bright spot, however, is the shale gas story. Virtualizing Your Process Control Computers January2012InstrumentationPaul HodgeBy employing the latest virtualization solutions for process control systems, chemical plants can reduce PC hardware requirements, simplify system management, and lower the total cost of ownership, as well as improve site availability, reliability,... Saving Energy in Multilevel Steam Systems January2012Back To BasicsWiroon TanthapanichakoonAvoid some common pitfalls by taking this holistic approach when implementing projects to reduce the consumption of steam. Getting Started in Social Media January2012Career CatalystLoraine KasprzakEngineers can derive professional benefits from Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, and other social media. Here is some practical advice on using these tools effectively, whether you are a veteran or a relative novice. Inherently Safer Design: The Fundamentals January2012Special SectionDennis C. HendershotBuild safety into your process by substituting less-hazardous materials and chemistry, minimizing inventories and equipment sizes, moderating operating conditions, and simplifying unnecessarily complex operations. Design an Inherently Safer Plant January2012Special SectionSteven T. Maher, P.E., Kristin D. Norton, P.E., Senem SurmeliContinue to search for ways to build safety into your process — from conceptual through detailed design, to procurement and construction, and even into operation. Make Your Existing Plant Inherently Safer January2012Special SectionJack Chosnek, Victor H. Edwards, P.E.Don't overlook opportunities to build more safety into a process that is already in operation. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine or purchase an article reprint? Learn more about Reprints and Permissions.