CEP: January 2019

One of the main objectives of hot work safety is to prevent the interaction of an ignition source and a flammable mixture. This seemingly simple objective can be complicated by the geometry, environment, and conditions surrounding the hot work. History has shown that incidents can occur despite adherence to regulations, rules, and safe work practices. Other topics in this issue include: The CalTech 6: the first all-female ChE class; optimizing fan performance; nonlinear control and catalyst replacement economics.

Editorial

Engineering Stories

When I took on the role of senior director of publications last January and learned that my major goal for 2018 was to launch a new journal — the Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (JAMP) — I was more than a little nervous. I had never been involved with academic, peer-reviewed research publishing, let alone the start-up of a new journal. My manager assured me it would be fun, but I wasn't convinced. ...

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Optimize Fan Performance

January
2019
Back To Basics
Vern Martin, P.Eng., Donovan Martin, P.Eng.
A fan upgrade can be a win-win. Understand the basics of fan operation to achieve better fan performance and reduce energy consumption.

Is Your Hot Work Safety Zone Actually Safe?

January
2019
Safety
Delmar Morrison, Ryan J. Hart, P.E., Eric Peterson, Morgan Reed
Hot work safety zone boundaries are often based on fixed criteria, which fail to take into account changing conditions at the worksite and undetected gas leaks.
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