CEP: January 2016 Conventions in the workplace have undergone a dramatic makeover in recent decades. In many cases, employees are encouraged to take the unconventional path and offer an original perspective. As a result, standing out has become the new fitting in. Other topics this month include Navigating oil price volatility, the PID equation and minimizing legionella risk. Editorial What the New Year Brings to CEP Eight years ago, I wrote that I was excited about the January 2008 issue because it marked the beginning of my new role as editor-in-chief. I was eager to try new things to make CEP an even better magazine, and — being the start of a new year — I resolved to capitalize on CEP’s strengths, fine-tuning where necessary and adding new features as warranted, to create an engaging publication that AIChE members would find interesting and valuable. Since then, CEP has evolved as we experimented with content, presentation, and delivery. Read more Share Navigating Oil Price Volatility January2016BusinessDavid Burns, Jason McLinn, Mark PorterAfter several years of stability, oil prices plummeted to record lows in mid-2014. This, along with increased natural gas production in North America, has radically changed the basic economics of the chemical industry. Standing Out is the New Fitting In January2016Career CatalystNeill WallaceShirk conventions and express your individuality. You and your employer will benefit. PID Explained for Process Engineers: Part 1 - The Basic Control Equation January2016Back To BasicsCecil SmithThe differential equation for PID control contains three possible modes: proportional, integral, and derivative. This article describes the control equation in language that process engineers can readily understand. Minimize the Risk of Legionella Contamination in Industrial Cooling Towers January2016Plant OperationsLoraine A. Huchler, P.E., CMC, FIMCA new ASHRAE standard addresses Legionella in building water systems. Industrial facilities can apply the same risk-based decision-making approach to their cooling towers. 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.