Equipment

November 2019 CEP Preview

November 14, 2019

This month in CEP, tips for getting your research published, advice for strong video presentations, a look at reducing plant energy costs, and much more.

October 2019 Featured Engage Discussions

October 30, 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.

Applying Scaling Laws in Process Engineering

October
2019
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.

Induced Draft Fan Reliability Case Study

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Induced draft fans are normally installed on top of the furnace and are critical equipment in the operation of Ethylene furnaces as they are...

Transferline Exchanger Internal Diameter Tube Inspection

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Transfer Line Exchangers (TLE’s) are a critical part of an ethylene producing unit. Similar to a high temperature, high pressure...

Decoke Tutorial

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
When a cracking furnace reaches its end of run (EOR) condition, an online steam/air decoke will be conducted to gain back the performance of the...

High Cycle Fatigue in Steam Turbines

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
Review the impact of high cycle fatigue for steam turbine blades especially in high stress areas Discuss the presence of inclusions, especially those...

July 2019 CEP Preview

July 9, 2019

A look at commissioning smart technology equipment, an intro to vapor intrusion, cutting costs and emissions with combustion control, and more.

Rethink Commissioning for Smart Technologies

July
2019
Management
Peter Kalish
Effective commissioning is critical to realizing the benefits of new equipment. As many facilities transition to smart technologies, this process requires even more diligence.

New Products: June 2019

June
2019
New Products
Operations and Maintenance Remote Data Logger Connects to the Cloud The Digi-Sense multiparameter data logger allows operations maintenance personnel to remotely monitor temperature, humidity, CO 2 , or barometric pressure levels of a laboratory,...

Optimize Aspect Ratio in Industrial Fermenters

April
2019
Reactions and Separations
Gregory Benz
The ratio of a fermenter’s liquid height to diameter can impact its heat-transfer surface area, blend time, and required agitator power. This article describes the factors that go into determining the optimum aspect ratio for a given set of conditions.

Challenges and Opportunities in Big Data

Archived Webinar
Aug 8, 2018
Big Data promises opportunities for diagnostic, prognostics and decision making. But with it comes challenges that first must be resolved.

Mixing and Reaction without Stirred Tanks: Part 2

Archived Webinar
May 31, 2017
Are you working with mixing and reaction processes in stirred tanks? It may be time to switch to pipelines. This is the second part of a two-part webinar series. Click here to also register for Part...

Fundamentals of Laminar Mixing and Applications

Archived Webinar
May 17, 2017
Do you know how to characterize a mixing system for power and blend time? Determine the best geometry for required mixing conditions or product specifications? Tune into this webinar. Join this...

Mixing and Reaction without Stirred Tanks: Part 1

Archived Webinar
Apr 26, 2017
Are you working with mixing and reaction processes in stirred tanks? It may be time to switch to pipelines. This is the first part of a two-part webinar series. Click here to register for Part 2...

Distillation Trays as Mechanical Equipment

Archived Webinar
Dec 14, 2016
Further your understanding of the mechanics of vapor-liquid handling on the tray, how trays are laid out and installed, and how this knowledge helps to avoid common problems.

Process Spray Applications and Spray Science

Archived Webinar
May 13, 2015
This presentation is about achieving improved spray performance by better integrating the operational requirements, key fluid properties, and spray nozzle capabilities. Sprays are crucial to the...

Solid/Liquid Separation: Fundamentals and Applications

Archived Webinar
Jan 15, 2014
This webinar outlines a strategy for process owners and support personnel to guide design and insure tight integration of process properties and objectives with solid-liquid separation technologies.

Mixing and Blending of Solids

Archived Webinar
Oct 30, 2013
This webinar provides an introduction to both the fundamentals of mixing processes and how to assess mixture quality and examine the qualities of industrial powder mixing equipment.

Pressure Relief Valve Sizing Equations Basis

Archived Webinar
Mar 14, 2012
Engineers responsible for the sizing of pressure relief valves, will get a more in-depth understanding of the mathematical basis for the sizing equations.

Mechanical Reliability

Archived Webinar
Oct 27, 2011
Dave is a reliability and maintenance leader with over 30 years of chemical and process industry experience. His keynote address is on Mechanical Reliability.

January 2019 CEP Preview

January 11, 2019

Determine the best catalyst replacement interval for fixed-bed reactors, boost fan performance and efficiency, meet the Caltech 6, and much more.

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