CEP: June 2019 AIChE’s 2019 Salary Survey reports on the impact of factors such as age, gender, experience, industry, and location on the salary of chemical engineers nationwide. This year, we took a closer look at recent graduates, in an attempt to understand the transition from student to young professional. Other topics in this issue include cybersecurity, smart manufacturing, and evaporative cooling towers. Editorial It’s in My Nature Again?!? That was the reaction of some of the editors when I said I was writing this editorial about nature. CEP readers may know that I love being outside in nature (because I have written on this theme before). This time, my motivation is a press release entitled “Stressed? Take a 20-minute nature pill,” which I came upon as I was getting ready to leave for my latest Arizona hiking vacation... Read more Share 2019 AIChE Salary Survey: Overview June2019Salary SurveyThe results of AIChE’s biennial salary survey are in, revealing positive advances for the chemical engineering profession. The median annual salary of respondents to the 2019 survey is $126,000 — a 1.6% increase over the 2017 median of $124,000. 2019 AIChE Salary Survey: Expanded Analysis June2019Salary SurveyChemical engineers continue to earn more than the average U.S. worker. The median salary of survey respondents is $126,000 — 1.6% higher than the median reported in 2017. Integrate Cybersecurity into Process Hazard Analyses June2019SafetyAddie Cormier, Chris Ng, P.E.Cyberattacks can infiltrate and disrupt industrial processes, causing operational disturbances, equipment damage, and even injury to employees. Incorporating cybersecurity into process hazard analyses can help you identify the vulnerabilities in your facility. Smart Manufacturing: Hope or Hype? June2019Back To BasicsMunawar Saudagar, Minghua Ye, Sultan Al-Otaibi, Khalid Al-jarbaThe chemical process industries (CPI) are hurtling toward a smarter future, but confusion and exaggeration around new technologies are causing some to want to stay behind. Sober guidance on selection, implementation, and utilization of digital tools can help differentiate the hope from the hype. Optimize Water and Energy Use in Evaporative Cooling Towers June2019Heat TransferBill Celenza, P.E., Sarah Shank, P.E.Design your evaporative cooling tower to handle variable ambient conditions and find the optimal balance between energy and water use. 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.