CEP: December 2017 This month's cover story presents an order-of-magnitude correlation for estimating the capital investment required for a shale-gas monetization plant. Other topics in this issue include optimize heat transfer in agitated vessels; process safety in batch tolling; become a better listener; the Philippine chemical industry; and RAPID Institute announces first 25 projects. Editorial Obligations Can Be Opportunities My conscience nags me when I don’t call my mom back. It forms a knot in my chest when I owe my friend for lunch. And, its nagging greets me first thing in the morning if I neglect my work. It is a constant reminder of my obligations, which require me to make decisions with others in mind... Read more Share Optimize Heat Transfer of Viscous Fluids in Agitated Vessels December2017Heat TransferGregory BenzIn cooling applications with high-viscosity fluids, agitator power input adds to the heat load. This article demonstrates how to optimize net heat transfer to improve cooling. Estimate the Capital Cost of Shale-Gas Monetization Projects December2017EnergyChi Zhang, Mahmoud M. El-HalwagiAs the number of shale-gas monetization options has increased, so has the need to develop quick, preliminary estimates of the cost of proposed projects and manufacturing pathways. This article presents a method for an order-of-magnitude cost estimation. Ensuring Process Safety in Batch Tolling December2017SafetyBrenda Seggerman, P.E.Batch tolling facilities can use process safety management techniques to meet regulatory standards and minimize risks. Listen Up! December2017Career CatalystBruce D. Smith, Nikki BishopIt may seem easy, but good listening requires effort and practice. Follow these tips and learn to listen like a pro. The Philippine Chemical Industry December2017Global OutlookJed M. BellenThe Philippine chemical industry is highly diverse and has the potential for significant growth. Industry-government partnerships and regional cooperation can help the country to become a leading chemical exporter. 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.