CEP: July 2019 Single-use equipment is becoming increasingly commonplace across the biopharmaceutical industry. Advancement in such systems is relevant for new product niches within the biopharma space. Other topics in this issue include vapor intrusion mitigation, combustion control, commissioning smart technologies and state-based control. Editorial No Cause for Alarm I have donated blood many times, and while I am familiar with this process, last month I donated platelets for the first time. Starting a few days earlier, I increased my water intake, and the night before, I ate high-iron foods. I arrived at the donation center, as I typically do to donate blood, filled out the electronic questionnaire to ensure my eligibility, and then met with a staff member to have my heart rate, blood pressure, and iron levels checked... Read more Share An Introduction to Vapor Intrusion July2019Environmental ManagementTracy L. Repp, Brooke N. Voeller, Jeffrey A. BolinVapor intrusion (VI) occurs when contaminants in soil or groundwater drift into a building or facility through cracks and seams in the foundation. This article describes steps to mitigate VI at your facility. Reducing Energy Costs and Emissions with Combustion Control July2019Plant OperationsJulie ValentineCombustion in fired heaters and boilers is typically based on either volumetric flow control or pressure control of the fuel gas feeding the burner. Using mass flow control could help lower energy costs and emissions. Rethink Commissioning for Smart Technologies July2019ManagementPeter KalishEffective commissioning is critical to realizing the benefits of new equipment. As many facilities transition to smart technologies, this process requires even more diligence. The Future of Single-Use Components in Biopharmaceutical Production July2019BioprocessingMatthew OlsenSingle-use equipment has become ubiquitous in the biopharmaceutical industry, but further development in four key areas is needed to continue progress in this field. Automate Operating Discipline and Dynamic Alarm Management with State-Based Control July2019InstrumentationTom NolanState-based control embeds proper operational discipline into a process automation and control system to avoid alarm flooding and keep plants safe. 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.