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New Products: June 2017

June
2017
New Products
Fluids and Solids Handling Bulk Bag Filler Is Equipped with a Pallet Dispenser This bulk bag filler automatically places an empty pallet under a bulk bag prior to filling. Between 14 and 16 pallets can be loaded into the pallet dispenser. The filler...

Inherently Safer Automation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
The 2 nd edition of CCPS’s Guidelines for Safe Automation of Chemical Processes discusses the application of the inherently safer strategies to...

Leveraging Smart Valve Positioners

May
2017
Instrumentation
Janine McCormick, Steve Hagen
Smart valve positioners offer a range of diagnostics, but the volume of information they can provide can be daunting. Establish a program to deal with alerts and analyze data to help you benefit from the information without getting overwhelmed.

New Products: May 2017

May
2017
New Products
Instrumentation Miniature Multichannel Detectors Withstand Harsh Environmental Stressors The cap of conventional multichannel detectors usually includes sensitive narrow-bandpass channel filters. Instead, these sensors include a central window — a...

May 2017 CEP Preview

May 8, 2017
Understand the pros & cons of modular design, learn to optimize compressed air systems, reduce produce contamination, and more.

New Products: April 2017

April
2017
New Products
Software Software Simulates Plant Environment for Operator Training OmegaLand V3.1 dynamic simulation environment enables the construction of virtual plant models that can be used to train operators and study and verify new processes. The platform...

April 2017 CEP Preview

April 12, 2017
This month: a special feature on becoming a better writer, which anyone can read in full online.
Cover of March 2017 CEP – Cover Feature: Work-Life Balance

March 2017 CEP Preview

March 13, 2017
This month's CEP Magazine looks at managing a healthy and enjoyable work-life balance, along with features on safely servicing relief devices and on improving production...

February 2017 CEP Preview

February 14, 2017
This month, CEP looks at compressors for ethylene plants, data science for chemical engineers, risk-based calibration, and much more.

Ensure Product Quality through Risk-Based Scale Calibration

February
2017
Instrumentation
Simone Budinsky
Many manufacturing standards are not explicit about scale calibration and testing requirements. This article dispels some common myths about scale performance and explains how calibration and testing based on risk assessment support compliance and quality.

New Products: December 2016

December
2016
New Products
Product Focus: Pumps Multistage Pump Reduces Carbon Dioxide Emissions The Xylem e-HM line of multistage pumps features modular construction and horizontal orientation that is suitable for industrial washing and refrigeration, food and beverage,...

New Products: November 2016

November
2016
New Products
Product Focus: Valves Throttling Valve Provides Dependable Shutoff The Clampseal throttling valve is suitable for severe-service applications that require repeatable flow control and reliable shutoff. The seat and stem assembly can be easily changed...

July 2015 CEP Preview

July 6, 2015
In this issue, get tips for selecting sensors for your plant's safety instrumented system (SIS), a guide to mixing, some of the latest development in biological engineering, and...

August 2015 CEP Preview

August 20, 2015
SPECIAL SECTION: ENERGY Natural Gas: Opportunities and Challenges Natural Gas: The Energy Outlook Natural gas production is projected to grow in almost all regions of the world,...

September 2015 CEP Preview

September 8, 2015
HEAT TRANSFER Cool Down with Liquid Nitrogen Many low-temperature processes leverage nitrogen's cooling and freezing capabilities. Find out what methods are used in what...

February 2015 CEP Preview

February 18, 2015
Ethics Examining Your Engineering Responsibility Engineering ethics frequently has nothing to do with technology and everything to do with communication, thought and decision-...

Root Cause Study of Debutanizer Column Operational Upsets

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
The NOVA Chemicals Debutanizer Column at the Corunna site experienced operational upsets. Gamma scans revealed that the column had flooded, and upon...

Selecting Sensors for Safety Instrumented Systems

July
2015
Back To Basics
Jessica Lo, Erik Mathiason, Chad McGuire
A plant’s safety instrumented system (SIS) is critical in preventing process safety incidents. Use this guide to help choose the proper sensors for your plant’s SIS.

The Travelling Fluidized Bed Project: Working Together

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 10, 2015
John Chen had a strong attachment to “challenge problems” to evaluate the ability of models and CFD codes to accurately predict complex fluidization...

Characterization of Glycerol-Diesel Emulsions Fuels

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 20, 2014
Diesel fuel emulsions have demonstrated reductions of unwanted combustion emissions. Glycerol, a renewable and abundant resource, is an attractive...

Improving the Control of Process Flows

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
This presentation will introduce an unusual flow control algorithm that out-performs the PID algorithm when used for flow control. The algorithm was...

Improving Fired Heaters Using CFD

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
We have successfully used CFD( Computational Fluid Dynamics) to improve the performance of a Crude and Coker Heater. CFD helps to model the burners,...

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