CEP: January 2018 Flame arresters comprise a diverse array of safety devices, ranging from small, end-of-line units with threaded connections to massive, custom-built flanged behemoths weighing several tons. This month's Back to Basics article covers the basics of flame arresters to help prevent misapplications, which can have catastrophic results. Other topics in this issue include meeting minutes, pumps, techno-economic modeling and recovering hydrogen from offgas. Editorial Mind Your Meeting Manners Countless articles and books give advice on meetings: Define the purpose. Create an agenda. Invite the right people. Be prepared. Start and end on time. Stay on topic. Put away the electronic devices. These basic rules of etiquette are simple, but when they are not followed, a meeting can turn counterproductive. Here are some tips to make your meetings more effective. Read more Share Flame Arresters: The Last Line of Defense January2018Back To BasicsMatthew B. Barfield, P.E.Flame arresters are designed to prevent catastrophe. How do they work, and which type is right for your application? Make Your Minutes Count January2018Career CatalystGlen RosentraterDistribute minutes for project team meetings to ensure the scope is recorded and communicated. Use the format outlined here to get all the benefits of minutes without the drawbacks. Analyzing the Performance of Pump Networks Part 1: Basic Theory January2018Fluids and Solids HandlingJimmy D. Kumana, Manuel R. SuarezThis article demonstrates how to construct a pump’s system curve and explains the four most common mistakes encountered when operating centrifugal pump networks. Techno-Economic Modeling for New Technology Development January2018Process DevelopmentChris BurkSpreadsheet software can be used to build integrated process and economic models that provide new insights into profitability. Recovering Hydrogen — and Profits — from Hydrogen-Rich Offgas January2018Reactions and SeparationsJoanna Benson, Andrew CelinAs demand for industrial-grade hydrogen increases, more facilities are recovering H2 from offgas and selling it. Several recovery technologies are available, each with its own strengths and limitations. 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.