CEP: December 2016 Succession planning is a deliberate and systematic effort to identify and develop leaders witihin an organization. This month's article on succession planning describes a six-step procedure that your organization can use to develop an effective succession plan. Other topics in this issue include bow tie diagrams and pump sizing. Editorial Solar Energy is Good for the Soul The December solstice is right around the corner — marking the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and ushering in colder temperatures and the prospects of snow and ice. For some of us, it also ushers in the winter blues. Read more Share Look to the Future with Succession Planning December2016BusinessDon McDermott, Sandra MarshallAs experienced individuals retire or leave your organization, make sure business objectives can still be met by establishing a succession plan. Use the Bow Tie Diagram to Help Reduce Process Safety Risks December2016SafetyBruce K. Vaughen, Kenneth BlochBow tie diagrams are useful for visualizing process safety risks and safeguards. Although typically used after an incident has occurred, bow tie diagrams can also be employed during a process hazard analysis. Pump Sizing: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice December2016Back To BasicsSeán MoranThis article explains some of the core concepts behind pump sizing. 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.