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Process Safety Beacon: Wrong Hose Causes Ammonia Leak

November
2015
Process Safety Beacon
One morning in July 2009, at a plant in South Carolina, a truck of anhydrous ammonia was unloaded into a storage tank using a hose stored on the truck trailer. Shortly after the transfer started, the unloading hose ruptured and released a cloud of...

Israel’s Chemicals Industry: From the Desert to the Dead Sea

October
2015
Global Outlook
Since Israel’s independence in 1948, its chemicals industry has flourished thanks to the Dead Sea and the minerals it provides. A highly educated and skilled workforce makes this small nation a global power player in the pharmaceutical and electronics industries.

Institute News

November
2015
Institute News
Board of Directors’ and Institute Awards; SBE Names Bailey and Wang Awardees; New Journal: Bioengineering & Translational Medicine; Giving Tuesday Challenge; AIChE Foundation Honors McKetta with Naming of Honor Society; Your AIChE Membership: Discounted Products and Services

AIChE Journal Highlight: A Sustainable Approach to Process Safety

November
2015
Journal Highlight
Process safety engineering involves the use of fundamental engineering knowledge (e.g., thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and kinetics) to develop and apply measures to prevent, mitigate, and respond to catastrophic incidents. The objective of this...

Calendars

November
2015
Calendars
AIChE Meetings Calendar; AIChE Academy Calendar; Webinars

Moving Process Safety into the Board Room

September
2015
Safety
B. Karthikeyan
Top management is often unfamiliar with the high-risk process safety decisions being made on a daily basis by plant managers. Incorporate this method into your management of change (MOC) procedure to ensure that all decisions are consistent with your organization’s risk-tolerance level.

Books - November 2015

November
2015
Books
Success Strategies from Women in STEM: A Portable Mentor, 2nd Edition Peggy A. Pritchard and Christine Grant, Eds., Academic Press, San Diego, CA, $44.95, 518 pages, July 2015, ISBN: 978-0-12397-1-814 This comprehensive guide compiles career advice...

CEP: New Products

August
2015
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling, materials and chemicals, bioprocessing, and operations and maintenance.

CEP: What's New

November
2012
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of heat transer; instrumentation; environmental health and safety; materials and chemicals and laboratory equipment.

Material Matters: Robots Enhance Inspection

October
2015
Material Matters
Kirk Richardson
On July 4, 1997, the Mars Pathfinder delivered a six-wheel rover, named Sojourner, to the red planet to explore the terrain and demonstrate the feasibility of low-cost landings on the Martian surface. NASA completed that successful mission with...

CEP: What's New

June
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of instrumentation; fluids and solids handling; materials and chemicals; bioprocessing; and environmental, health, and safety.

Books: September 2015

September
2015
Books
Beyond Engagement: A Brain-Based Approach That Blends The Engagement Managers Want with the Energy Employees Need Brady G. Wilson, BPS Books, Toronto, ON, Canada, $18.99, 190 pages, June 2015, ISBN: 978-1-77236-017-2 Statistics reveal that one in...

CEP: What's New

November
2013
New Products
Read about new products on display at the 2013 Chem Show, December 10-12, New York City.

CEP: What's New

August
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling, instrumentation, and laboratory equipment.

CEP: New Products

July
2015
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of instrumentation, materials and chemicals, and fluids and solids handling.

CEP: What's New

October
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling, materials and chemicals, and environmental, health and safety.

New Products: September 2015

September
2015
New Products
Operations and Maintenance Dust Collector Diagnostics System Is Web-Based GoldLink enables around-the-clock monitoring of dust collector operations by providing critical data, such as filter pressure drop, airflow velocity, emissions, fan run status...

Calendars

October
2015
Calendars
AIChE Meetings Calendar; AIChE Academy Calendar; Webinars

CEP: What's New

February
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the area of solids and fluids handling.

Software & Information Technology - October 2015

October
2015
Software
Software Capitalizes on the Internet of Things Niagara Version 4 includes improvements to help users take full advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT?), including advanced visualization and new search, security, and navigation tools. The faster...

CEP: What's New

May
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services on exhibit at the Air and Waste Management Association Expo.

CEP: What's New

January
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of instrumentation; heat tranfser; and fluids and solids handling.

Meeting Preview: 2015 Annual Meeting - New this Year

October
2015
Meeting Preview
New programming. New ideas. New opportunities to focus on innovation and your professional growth. This year’s Annual Meeting is all about enhancing your conference experience and broadening your perspectives, whether you’re a first-time attendee or...

CEP: What's New

December
2012
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of instrumentation; heat transer; and fluids and solids handling.

CEP: What's New

October
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling; instrumentation, and materials and chemicals

Profile: Tackling Microbial Control

October
2015
Profile
Our understanding of the Legionella pneumophila bacteria has come a long way since the 1970s, according to Christine McInnis, the Dow Microbial Control Global R&D Platform Leader at the Dow Chemical Company. “In the ’70s, when the first...

New Products - Chem Show Expo Preview - October 2015

October
2015
New Products
Chem Show Nov. 17–19, 2015 • Javits Convention Center • New York, NY www.chemshow.com The Chem Show features the latest process equipment, products, and services — bringing together manufacturers and innovative new suppliers with executives, process...

CEP: What's New

September
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling; environmental health and safety; and laboratory equipment.

CEP: What's New

March
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling, instrumentation, and materials and chemicals.

CEP: What's New

November
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of Instrumentation, operations and maintenance, and laboratory equipment.

CEP: What's New

September
2012
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling; instrumentation; environmental health and safety; and materials and chemicals.

CEP: Whats New

March
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of instrumentation; fluids and solids handling; laboratory equipment; and environmental, health, and safety.

CEP: What's New

August
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling; materials and chemicals; bioprocessing; instrumentation; environmental health and safety; and laboratory equipment.

CEP: What's New

May
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of instrumentation; materials and chemicals; fluids and solids handling; and heat transfer.

Software & Information Technology: September 2015

September
2015
Plant Resource Manager Centralizes Data Version R3.20 of this plant resource manager (PRM) software improves maintenance efficiency and enables centralized management of data produced by monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment...

CEP: What's New

July
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling; materials and chemicals; bioprocessing; and laboratory equipment.

AIChE Journal Highlight: Tribute to Founders: John M. Prausnitz

October
2015
Journal Highlight
Credited for his vision of combining fundamental molecular theory with practical thermodynamic applications in what he called molecular thermodynamics, John M. Prausnitz has profoundly affected the chemical engineering discipline. A tribute to...

Product Digest - October 2015

October
2015
Product Digest
This month’s topic is Safety Equipment Work Gloves Grip without Bulk Brass Knuckle CR4300 work gloves feature American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Level 4 cut protection and a grip-enhancing latex coating on the entire finger and palm...

CEP: What's New

October
2012
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling; instrumentation; environmental health and safety; and materials and chemicals.

CEP: What's New

June
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of enviromnetal, health and safety; materials and chemicals; fluids and solids handling; and instrumentation.

CEP: What's New

February
2015
New Products
Read about the latest products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling; environmental, health and safety; instrumentation; and laboratory equipment.

CEP: What's New

January
2015
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling and laboratory equipment.

CEP: What's New

June
2015
New Products
Read about the latest products and services in the areas of heat transfer, bioprocessing, materials and chemicals, environmental, health, and Safety, Instrumentation, and fluids and solids handling.

CEP: What's New

February
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of instrumentation; fluids and solids handling; operations and maintenance; and environmental, health, and safety.

CEP: What's New

December
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of instrumentation, operations and maintenance, fluids and solids handling, and environmental, health and safety.

What's New - Expo Preview

June
2012
New Products
Read about products and services on display at the Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibit.

What's New?

May
2012
New Products
See the latest in laboratory equipment—benchtop meters featuring intelligent sensors, instrumentation, operations and maintenance, and materials.

Process Safety Beacon: Water, Water Everywhere...

October
2015
Process Safety Beacon
Water can be found throughout most chemical processing facilities — whether it is being used to clean buildings and equipment or as a lubricant, seal flush, or process solvent. Water also serves as a common heat-transfer fluid, suitable as cooling...

CEP: What's New

September
2014
New Products
http://www.aiche.org/resources/publications/cep/2014/september/catalyzin...

CEP: What's New

January
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of instrumentation, fluids and solids handling, and laboratory equipment.

CEP: What's New

July
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of bioprocessing; instrumentation; environmental, health, and safety; laboratory equipment; and materials and chemicals.

CEP: What's New

December
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of heat transfer, instrumentation, environmental, health, and safety, and operation and maintenance.

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