CEP: August 2016 Chemical engineers often pick up the use of spreadsheets in a haphazard fashion, and many practitioners miss out on key features and skills in applying Microsoft Excel. The Back to Basics article in this month’s issue reviews several useful features of Excel 2013, and provides you with tips to keep your spreadsheet calculations organized and efficient. Other topics in this issue include catalysts, safety leadership and cloud-based alarm management Share Use Spreadsheets for ChE Problem-Solving August2016Back To BasicsDavid E. CloughThis article will help you improve your Excel spreadsheet skills and will provide you with tools to solve common chemical engineering problems. Specifying a Catalyst Bed August2016Reactions and SeparationsGary Gildert, Jasmin GildertFollow these eight steps to work effectively with your catalyst supplier. Become an Effective Safety Leader August2016SafetyGreg RobinsonEach of us is responsible for developing and encouraging a strong safety culture. One way to do that is to incorporate these five critical safety activities into your daily routine. Use the Cloud for Your Alarm Management System August2016InstrumentationMartin Hollender, Philipp Vorst, Aldo Dagnino, Thomas C. SkovholtMost engineers recognize the need for alarm management systems. What you might not know, however, is that cloud computing can make those systems less expensive, more effective, and easier to implement and maintain. 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.