CEP: December 2013 This month's cover story on flame arresters presents information to help you determine what type of device is appropriate for your application. Other topics include process development and Switzerland's chemicals and pharmaceutical industries. Also read about the latest developments in nanotechnology, materials, and biotechnology.EditorialLightbulbs in the ShowerMetaphoric lightbulbs, that is — ideas. Many of my best ideas have come to me in the shower. So, I did some reading about creativity that shed a bit of “light” on why this is the case.Read more Share Protect Your Process with the Proper Flame Arresters December2013SafetyMichael Davies, Thomas HeidermannA flame arrester may be installed to keep an external flame out of a tank or vessel or to ensure that a flame burning within a pipeline does not propagate to other equipment. Use the information presented here to determine what type of device is appropriate for your application. Follow this Process Development Path December2013Reactions and SeparationsPaul SzaboBench-scale engineering (BSE) and the interdisciplinary no-transfer team (INTT) are valuable complements to the scale-down-before-scale-up method of process development. Switzerland: The Success of Its Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Industries December2013Global OutlookKonrad Hungerbühler, Stavros Papadokonstantakis, Marcel SennhauserThe strong international presence of Switzerland’s chemicals industries — characterized by a major export market and substantial investment in its companies abroad — has helped to make the Swiss chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries among the world’s most successful. Special Advertising Section: Spotlight on ScaleUp: A Win-Win for Students and Industry December2013Special SectionIn an increasingly competitive global environment, how can chemical engineering students and companies alike align to meet the challenges ahead? Simply put, through AIChE’s ScaleUp program. 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. Sponsored Links PRECISION DISPENSERS & METERING PUMPS http://www.fmipump.com Fluid Metering, Inc. of Syosset, NY, USA is a major manufacturer of Dispensers and Metering Pumps for Laboratory, Industrial and OEM applications. These unique piston-type positive displacement units feature no valves, low-dead volume, 1% accuracy and a ceramic/fluorocarbon fluid path. Flows from 2.5 µl/dispense to flows of 4,600 ml/min with pressures to 200 psig. The Fluid Metering catalog details operating principles, pump capacities, motor characteristics, materials of construction, and ordering information. For additional information: Call, Fax, or E-Mail FMI today; (516)922-6050, FAX (516)624-8261, or visit our we site. Fluid Metering, Inc.