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Pre-Start Up Safety Review

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
This live presentation explores the role and importance of PSSR, the many challenges industries face when performing PSSR and various mitigation paths.

Join RAPID@Annual!

November 10-14, 2019

RAPID members are cordially invited to attend AIChE’s 2019 Annual meeting in Orlando, FL. RAPID will be hosting a number of events and PI Topical Conference sessions - click here to view the full schedule.

2019 AIChE Annual Meeting

November 10-15, 2019
The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

James Swartz on Cell-Free Systems

October 17, 2019

Hear from James about promising career paths in cell-free systems, and get a preview of his upcoming talk at the Cell Free Systems Conference.

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.

New Producs: October 2019

New Products
Fluids And Solids Handling Agitation and Rotation Promote Uniform Mixing and Drying The Comber Pressofiltro Nutsche Filter-Dryer meets stringent current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. It...

Applying Scaling Laws in Process Engineering

Back To Basics
Chris Burk
Capital cost estimation techniques in the chemical process industries (CPI) rely largely on scaling relationships. 
Understanding how scaling relationships relate to equipment characteristics enables you to use them more effectively, 
even when specific data is not available.

2019 AIChE Salary Survey: Overview

Salary Survey
The 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.

CEP: News Update

News Update
AIChE Diversity Report Highlights Gaps in Inclusion Researchers at the Univ. of Michigan (UM) recently published a study that examines the experiences of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and...

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...

CHISA 2020

August 23-27, 2020
The 24th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2020 held in Prague from 23 to 27 August 2020. As all the CHISA Congresses in the past, also this one will cover a range of attractive topics and will offer many interdisciplinary links.

2020 Frontiers in Particle Science and Technology

March 30 - April 1, 2020
The 2020 Frontiers in Particle Science and Technology (FPST), hosted by the AIChE Particle Technology Forum (PTF) is proud to announce a conference focused on particle design in product engineering. The 2020 FPST will bring together practitioners and researchers in the field of particle science and...

How Damage Mechanism Reviews Impact Operations

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
Damage Mechanism Reviews (DMR) are becoming the first step for most companies looking to implement a risk-based inspection (RBI) program in response to the API acknowledging the validity of RBI...

September 2019 Featured Engage Discussions

September 26, 2019

Have good advice to share? Want to see what other chemical engineers and chemical engineering students are up to? Check out the latest discussions.

September 2019 CEP Preview

September 13, 2019

This month in CEP, learn about NSF grants, get tips for safe scaleup, learn about planning a plant decommissioning, and much more.

Pressure Relief System Design of Reactive Systems

Archived Webinar
Oct 14, 2015
This webinar covers the basics of pressure relief system sizing for reactive systems; review of the operating procedure, adiabatic calorimeter test design, how to apply data generated to design the...

Patent Update: That Was My Invention, Not Yours!

Patent Update
M. Henry Heines
The law permits only one patent per invention, but occasionally, two individuals separately apply for patents on the same invention. This can occur when each individual independently conceives of the invention without knowledge of the other. But, it...

Ensure Safe Scaleup

Back To Basics
Richard Palluzi
Minor hazards in the laboratory could turn out to be major safety concerns as the process is scaled up. Follow this guidance to ensure each stage of scaleup is safe.

How to Begin Chemical Plant Decommissioning

Plant Operations
Richard Vann
Decommissioning activity has expanded in response to economic pressures and rapid change across the global chemicals landscape. Execute these high-hazard projects safely, cost-effectively, and with maximum respect for the environment and the surrounding communities.

2019 Chem Show Expo Preview

New Products
The Chem Show features the latest process equipment, products, and services — bringing together manufacturers and innovative new suppliers with executives, process engineers, production teams, and plant personnel throughout the chemical process...
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