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CEP: Process Safety Beacon - Remembering Piper Alpha

July
2013
Process Safety Beacon
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha offshore oil platform disaster in the North Sea approximately 110 miles (180 km) from Aberdeen, Scotland. On July 6, 1988, a series of catastrophic explosions and fires destroyed the platform...

Evaluating Centrifugal Compressor Performance

July
2013
Fluids and Solids Handling
AIChE’s Equipment Testing Procedures Committee; Centrifugal Compressor Procedure Subcommittee
Follow these practical tips to determine the condition of your centrifugal compressors.

Algal Biofuels: The Research

March
2011
SBE Special Section
Kimberly Ogden, Kuan-Chen Cheng
The individual technical elements of the algae-to-biofuels process have already been demonstrated at the laboratory scale. Ongoing research seeks to refine the technology to enable scaleup to commercial production.

CEP: What's New

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

Apply Six Sigma for Process Improvement and Problem-Solving

March
2011
Back To Basics
George Liebermann
Many manufacturing processes are not run as efficiently as they could be. The Six Sigma methodology provides a foundation for continuous improvement and for solving quality, operational, and other problems.

CEP: News Update

July
2013
News Update
Inkjet-Printed Graphene Rolls Out; UV Treatment Improves Membrane Selectivity; Additive Sweetens the Prospects for Organic Electronics; Protective Coating Connects Electronics and Living Tissue; and more.

CEP: YPOV - Negotiating for Financial Success

May
2013
YPOV
Arjun Gopalratnam
A discussion among graduating seniors and AIChE young professionals at the recent 2013 Southern Regional Student Conference turned to questions about negotiating job offers. The compensation you first receive often dictates your future growth at a...

CEP: YPOV - The Virtual Chemistry Set of the 21st Century

July
2013
YPOV
Arjun Gopalratnam
It is beyond cliché to say that most New Year’s resolutions are forgotten by the second week of January. Similarly, I’ve noticed that spring cleaning rarely has the impact it was intended to have. The best time to work on self-improvement is during...

CEP: AIChE Journal Highlight - Reduce Water Use in Steam Systems

July
2013
Journal Highlight
Steam systems are the largest consumer of energy in the U.S. manufacturing sector, and are prominent in the chemical process industries (CPI), where steam is critical to several ubiquitous processes, including distillation, stripping, cracking, and...

Green Reactors

August
2008
Reactions and Separations
Mukesh Doble
Compare these microreactor technologies, along with the intrinsic advantages and disadvantages of miniaturization, to achieve process intensification.

Hit the Ground Running on Your Next Project

May
2013
Career Catalyst
Glen Rosentrater
Despite the progress made in project management theory, these advances are just starting to make their way into the chemical process industries. Use this step-by-step framework to implement some key best practices.

Developing Crystallization Processes

March
2011
Reactions and Separations
Christianto Wibowo
With solid-liquid equilibrium as its foundation, this systematic approach makes it easy to identify operating regions and theoretical yield to maximize the desired product.

Patent FAQ’s - What You Really Need To Know

South Texas Section Webinar
May 2, 2013
This presentation will cover the definition of a patent, types of patents, criteria used to obtain a patent, the duration of the patents, the new...

Furnace Burner Management Practices within Nova Canada

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Furnace Burner Management Practices within Nova Canada The focus of this paper will be on the cracking heaters at the NOVA Chemicals Corunna site,...

Composite Fuels Production for Combustion

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
ABSTRACT Goal of the Project The primary goal of the project is the creation of composite fuels for combustion processes containing biomass, coal,...

LNG Technology Development at Air Products

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
This presentation will trace the beginning of MCR (mixed components refrigerant) and use of Coil Wound Heat Exchanger, from helium recovery to the...

Overview of Boiler Water Treatment and Associated Wastes

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Overview of Boiler Water Treatment and Associated Wastes Boiler water treatment consists of steps to remove contaminants that will corrode or cause...

Update of the Activities of the NOx Safety Task Group

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
The initial AIChE Task Group for NOx Safety was set up following a disclosure of significant accumulations of the NOx compound, N 2 O 3, in an...

Nonlinear APC Solution for Polypropylene Plants

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Abstract A Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Solution has been implemented on the two Polypropylene Lines at Saudi Polyolefins Company (TASNEE)...

Hydrogen Generation From Residuum

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Refineries in the U.S. are processing increasingly heavy sour crudes that contain metals, sulfur, and high molecular weight aromatic hydrocarbons...

MAPD Stability and Management in Ethylene Plants

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Abstract MAPD Stability and Management in Ethylene Plants Accumulation of C3 (MAPD, Methyl Acetylene & Propadiene) and C4 (VA, Vinyl Acetylene)...

The Identification of Butadiene Popcorn Polymer

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
The formation of butadiene polymer is a common problem in butadiene extraction units, as well as ethylene plant purification columns processing high...

Carburization In Ethylene Radiant Coils

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
CARBURIZATION IN ETHYLENE RADIANT COILS Hugues Chasselin, tech support Manoir industries, France Abstract : Carburization is a phenomenon encountered...

World Scale Boil-off Gas Reliquefaction

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Boil-off gas reliquefaction has become an industry standard for many LNG carriers, which no longer use gas as fuel for steam boilers, but tap others...

Setting the Revamp Basis: What Is Current Operation?

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
A revamp aims to modify a plant to meet some new combination of capacity, feed, product, safety or regulatory requirements. The starting point on any...

Thermal Fluids: The Key to Overall Site Integration

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Thermal Fluids: the Key to Overall Site Integration G.T.Polley , M.Picon Nunez & E.Tamakloe Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of...

Constructability Issues for FLNG

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Constructability issues shall be reviewed and incorporated in the Project Development Plan and Design of the FLNG. This paper addresses important...

Corrosion At Pipe Supports: Causes and Solutions

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
Localized corrosion attack at pipe support areas is a major problem for integrity managers. Offshore, marine and coastal operators, without exception...

Exploiting Hydrogen Plant to Improve Refinery Margins

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
In addressing the global drive for cleaner transport fuels against increasing proportion of heavier and sourer crudes, refiners are faced with the...

LNG FSRU and FPSO Pump Considerations for Ship Motion

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 30, 2013
LNG marine pumps installed in FSRU and FPSO applications are exposed to three degrees of ship movement as a result of wave motion. There is concern...
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