CEP: July 2012 This issue covers alarm management, virtual process engineering, centrifuge selection, and more. Editorial I love soaking up nature — whether I’m hiking over the red rocks of Sedona, strolling along Jones Beach as the waves of the Atlantic Ocean roll in, taking shelter indoors as an angry thunderstorm rages outside, stargazing miles from the nearest town … or just sitting on my porch watching the grass in my tiny New York City yard grow. Whatever the activity, I continue to be amazed at the awesomeness of the world we live in. Yet I wonder what the planet will be like for our children. Will nature still be as wonderful for them as it is for me? Read More Share Harnessing the Power of Virtual Reality July2012On The HorizonLi Guo, Zhouzhou Li, Jinghai Li, Xinhua Liu, Bona Lu, Fanxiao Meng, Zhaojie Xia, Mingkun ZhaoAdvances in physical modeling and computational science will revolutionize the way engineers develop and design new technologies and processes. Prepare Your Cooling System Before Startup July2012Heat TransferPaul R. PuckoriusPre-startup actions such as initial water treatment and equipment coatings in cooling tower water systems can increase system life expectancy and efﬁciency, and reduce corrosion and fouling. Use Cloud Tools to Collaborate July2012Career CatalystLoraine KasprzakInternet-based applications are changing the way chemical engineers collaborate. These virtual tools can help project teams make decisions more quickly, reduce costs, and increase productivity. Solid-Liquid Separation: A Guide to Centrifuge Selection July2012Back To BasicsTom PatnaikCentrifugation is a necessary step in many pharmaceutical and chemical production processes. These guidelines will help chemical engineers better understand the process of centrifuge selection. Implement an Effective Alarm Management Program July2012InstrumentationTodd Stauffer, P.E.Apply the ISA-18.2 Standard on Alarm Management to design, implement, and maintain an effective alarm system. 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.