CEP: July 2014 Read about how embedding a rigorous heat exchanger model within an established simulation environment can help you increase process yields, while minimizing heat exchanger energy consumption and capital expenditure. Other articles include: Are there "Gorillas" in Your Plant?; Characterizing Particle Size and Shape; and Troubleshooting Acid-Gas Removal Systems. Editorial Take a Hike Although I recently returned from a vacation and would love to tell you about the hiking we did, that’s not the topic of this editorial. Previously, I wrote about jump-starting creativity through relaxation and trying something new (Dec. 2013) and by incorporating play into your day (Jan. 2014). Here’s another powerful creativity booster to add to your toolbox — walking. Your walk doesn’t have to be an eight-mile trek from the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the rim nearly a mile higher. Walking can be as simple as doing laps around the office, or getting off the bus or train a stop or two early and walking the rest of the way to your destination. Read more Share Incorporate Rigorous Heat Exchanger Models in Simulation July2014Back To BasicsRon Beck, Shelby Hegy, Tom Ralston Embedding a rigorous heat exchanger model within an established simulation environment can help engineers increase process yields, while minimizing heat exchanger energy consumption and capital expenditures. The Illusion of Attention: Are There “Gorillas” in Your Plant? July2014SafetyBob Wasileski, Elliot WolfFocusing too much of our attention in a particular area can cause us to miss the obvious. Simply being aware of the phenomenon of inattentional blindness is an important ﬁrst step toward reducing its effects. A Guide to Characterizing Particle Size and Shape July2014InstrumentationShrikant Dhodapkar, Remi TrottierKnowledge of particle properties is essential for understanding how the particles will impact your process. Learn how to identify the relevant properties for a particular application, select the best measurement technique, and analyze the data to extract meaningful information. Troubleshoot Acid-Gas Removal Systems July2014Reactions and SeparationsChris Bickham, Eric TeletzkeThe removal of acid gases is a key step in natural gas treatment. Closed-loop amine systems are a popular option, but they can suffer from inefﬁciencies. Use these troubleshooting tools to pinpoint the cause of operational issues. 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.