CEP: February 2018 Part two in our three-part series on analyzing the performance of pump networks discusses energy efficiency measures and presents a new way to account for variation in pump efficiency. Other topics in this issue include liquid-liquid extraction in pilot plants; Global Outlook: Hungary; and dimensional analysis and educated guessing. Editorial Don’t Get Complacent This issue’s Spotlight on Safety (p. 43) author, John Herber, reminds us of the need to maintain a sense of vulnerability. This need is so critical that the first tenet of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Vision 2020 is a committed culture in which all employees maintain a sense of vigilance and vulnerability. Although previous CEP articles and Process Safety Beacons have dealt with this topic, it bears revisiting... Read more Share Pilot Plant Testing for Liquid-Liquid Extraction February2018Reactions and SeparationsDonald Glatz, Brendan Cross, Thomas D. Lightfoot, P.E.When designing a liquid-liquid extraction column, pilot plant testing generates the data necessary for accurate scaleup to the production rate. This article describes how to optimize pilot plant testing. Analyzing the Performance of Pump Networks Part 2: Improving Pump Efficiency February2018Fluids and Solids HandlingJimmy D. Kumana, Manuel R. SuarezBest energy efficiency practices can reduce pump operating costs significantly. This article reviews the basics and presents a new way to account for variation in pump efficiency. The Chemical Industry in Hungary February2018Global OutlookJun Yow Yong, Jiří Jaromír Klemeš, Ferenc Friedler, Petar Sabev Varbanov, Csaba DeákRestructuring and investment underpin export growth in Hungary’s chemical industry. With continued investment in research and development projects, the country is on track to become a net exporter of chemical products. Combine Dimensional Analysis with Educated Guessing February2018Computational MethodsCedric J. Gommes, Tristan GiletUse dimensional analysis and educated guessing to simplify experimentation and simulation, gain physical insight from empirical relationships, and extrapolate data. 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.