CEP: May 2016 Many CPI companies have started selecting fixed valves. Read about the benefits they provide, including better reliability, fouling resistance, and more robust valve designs. Other topics include pilot plant design; energy assessments; and discharging bulk solids. Editorial Keep Your Eyes on the Prize Many leaders and managers consider Stephen Covey’s best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, required reading. Three articles in this issue evoke Covey’s Habit 2: begin with the end in mind. Read more Share Understand Pilot-Plant Design Specifications May2016Plant DesignAdam WhalleyAlthough pilot- and commercial-scale plants may appear similar, they must be designed with different objectives in mind. Find out how the design criteria for pilot and commercial plants differ, and why commercial specifications should not be applied to pilot plants. Consider Moving to Fixed Valves May2016Reactions and SeparationsScott Hebert, Neil SandfordCPI companies are switching to fixed valves despite a slight loss in operational flexibility. Fixed valves offer better reliability, fouling resistance, and more robust valve designs. Preparing for a Successful Energy Assessment May2016Back To BasicsThomas R. TheisingIf your facility has an upcoming energy assessment, you might be overwhelmed with the list of things you need to do, data you need to organize, and people you need to contact. This article streamlines the planning process and recommends steps you can take to optimize your facility’s energy costs. Determining Discharge Rates of Particulate Solids May2016Fluids and Solids HandlingShrikant Dhodapkar, Karl V. Jacob, Madhusudhan KodamMany factors affect the flowrate of bulk solids. This article reviews the underlying physics of solids flow and explains how to calculate the discharge rate of solids from processing and handling equipment. 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.