CEP: March 2017 Finding balance between work and life is a challenge for almost all of us. It’s something that most of us want, but few of us put conscious effort into achieving. And, technology makes it harder and harder to separate work and life. It turns out that those same technologies could also provide a means to work flexibly to accommodate diverse schedules and needs — helping you balance work and life. Here are some tips for achieving work-life balance. Also, read this month’s editorial for additional thoughts. Other topics in this issue include isolating relief devices, process control, industiral effluent treatment and scheduling to increase energy efficiency. Editorial Workplace Flexibility - Finding a Balance Work-life balance is a topic near and dear to my heart, so I enjoyed and appreciated this month’s cover feature by Giselle Schlegel, a leader of AIChE’s Young Professionals (YP) Committee and Chair of the Delaware Valley Local Section (pp. 52–54). Schlegel points out that finding a balance between your job and your personal life is good for you and for your employer, and she offers tips for both employees and employers to ease this balancing. Read more Share Safely Service Your Relief Devices March2017SafetyAubry Shackelford, P.E., P.Eng., Jeffrey Heil, P.E., Ian SergoSafety risks and economic costs make shutting down a process when a pressure relief device needs to be isolated or removed less than ideal. Several alternative methods are available that will enable you to isolate these devices while continuing to run your process. Process Control for the Process Industries Part 1: Dynamic Characteristics March2017InstrumentationCecil SmithSeveral aspects of chemical processing make control and automation in the process industries different from other types of machine and equipment control. This article focuses on the factors related to process dynamics. Understanding the Basics of Industrial Effluent Treatment March2017Back To BasicsSeán MoranThis article reviews the unit operations in a wastewater treatment plant, and describes the fundamental biological and chemical principles behind treatment technologies. Improve Production Scheduling to Increase Energy Efficiency March2017EnergyPaul T. Otis, P.E., Douglas HampsonUse advanced scheduling and enterprise resource planning applications to optimize your manufacturing schedule and improve profitability, operational efficiency, and sustainability. Achieve Work-Life Balance March2017Career CatalystGiselle SchlegelFinding a balance between work and your personal life is critical to your happiness and well-being, as well as the success of your company. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine or purchase an article reprint? Learn more about Reprints and Permissions.