Chemical Engineering Practice

Functional Safety Practices for Operations & Maintenance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 25, 2018
Operation and maintenance teams bear a heavy responsibility to assure that the Safety Instrumented System (SIS) integrity and reliability is...

How to Sell the Value of Digitalization with MPC

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 25, 2018
Often engineers struggle with selling the value of their ideas on solving problems. This can be compounded when the solution involves new digital...

Advances in Utilizing Data to Improve Operations

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Big data and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are relevant topics of discussion in many commercial and industrial applications, and it also...

Strategies for LNG Project Development

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
ABSTRACT In the past decade several LNG projects have been built and commissioned and many new projects are in construction and are scheduled to be...

Project Changes in Gas Monetization: Pitfalls or Success

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Looking at potential Gas Monetization projects can be a daunting task. What can make them more daunting is the prospect of changes in the development...

Mole Sieve Steam Deactivation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
At the Dow Fort Saskatchewan hydrocarbons plant, the cracked gas dryers are critical to remove moisture from the cracked gas stream in order to meet...

Choosing HIPS over PRV - It's More Than Risk Reduction

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
The use of the term “High Integrity Protective System” or HIPS has changed from 2000 when this author won the...

Model Predictive Control on a Vacuum Column

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
In the petroleum industry, process automation plays a significant role in achieving product quality and production goals. Modern automatic control...

Jurisdictional Boundaries in Midstream - Where Is the Line?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
Midstream Operations are familiar with the applicability of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials (PHMSA) regulation of the Department of...

Adsorbents for Trace Sulfur Removal for Gas Processing

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
Honeywell UOP provides a full range of solutions for natural gas conditioning including the use of adsorbents for trace contaminant removal. Trace...

The Process Plant Safety Symposium - Past, Present, and Future

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
A number of major process incidents during the 1980s led OSHA to promulgate the Process Safety Management Regulation in 1992. Those incidents and the...

Introduction to Deep Learning: Part 1

June
2018
On The Horizon
Amit Gupta
Although deep learning, a branch of artificial intelligence, has become prominent only recently, it is based on concepts that are familiar to chemical engineers. This article describes artificial neural networks — the algorithms that enable deep learning.

New Products: June 2018

June
2018
New Products
Valves Durable Butterfly Valve Is Available in a Variety of Materials The Type-57P butterfly valve incorporates a full-seat and spherical-disc design that eliminates gaskets and prevents overtightening of the seat. Dual O-rings extend the life of...

Patent Update: When Patent Enforcement Becomes Explotation

June
2018
Patent Update
M. Henry Heines
Patents are intended to promote and reward advances in technology, but they can also be a nuisance to both startups and established companies if the patent owner uses the threat of burdensome litigation to coerce companies into paying licensing fees.

Evaluate Project Success

June
2018
Plant Operations
Nat D. Schatz
Traditional methods of determining project success take into account only whether the project met its budget and schedule. A more meaningful assessment evaluates the impact of the project on the organization.

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

Face-to-Face Course
Gain a better understanding of pneumatic conveying problems and principles, allowing you to evaluate and troubleshoot your in-plant systems to...

FTIR: A Flexible Tool for Industrial Gas Analysis

June
2018
Instrumentation
Nenne Nordström, Jim Cornish
Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy identifies and quantifies gas and vapor samples. This article outlines how FTIR analyzers work and how they are commonly used in field applications.

May 2018 CEP Preview

May 18, 2018

This month, brush up on the essentials of continuous evaporation, learn new uses for hydrofoil impellers, enjoy the special section on translational medicine, and more.

Gayle Gibson: Featured LGBTQ ChemE Professional

May 16, 2018

A Texas A&M graduate and newly retired engineer, Gayle discusses working in various areas at DuPont, including engineering design, plant improvement, and manufacturing as well as her experiences as an LGBTQ professional.

Students Explore Particle Technology

May 15, 2018

Solids handling and processing is very important in the chemical processing industries. Students learned the basics of this field at the World Congress on Particle Technology.

Basic Emergency Relief System Design

Face-to-Face Course
Preparing to use DIERS technology in your emergency relief system design - but not sure where to start? Attend this instructor-led, 3-day course for...

Consider Hydrofoil Impellers for Laminar-Flow Mixing

May
2018
Fluids and Solids Handling
Gregory Benz
Hydrofoil impellers are typically associated with turbulent-flow mixing. Simple calculations, computational fluid dynamics, mixing software, and laboratory testing reveal that they are also effective in laminar-flow applications.

Crystallization Process Development

eLearning (online) Course
An in-depth overview of what theories, methods and techniques should be on the radar of every engineer involved in crystallization processes and...

Heat Exchanger Design and Operations

Face-to-Face Course
This course is ideal for chemical and mechanical engineers who are engaged in plant operations, technical services, and project design; or with...

Distillation in Practice

Face-to-Face Course
Learn essential distillation techniques and developments and how to apply them to solve difficult distillation problems.

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