Plant Operations

New Products: November 2019

November
2019
New Products
Bioprocessing Advanced Pipetting Heads Streamline Cell Culture Workflows The VIAFLO 96/384 has been improved with the addition of two new 24-channel pipetting heads. Designed to make cell biology workflows more efficient and reliable, these handheld...

How Damage Mechanism Reviews Impact Operations

Archived Webinar
Oct 23, 2019
This 60-minute live webinar will walk you through the components of a damage mechanism review, the team and documentation it requires, the evaluation process and resulting information. The presenter...

Meet Process Engineer Christopher Johns

October 22, 2019

Learn about the jobs and varied work experiences that have allowed Christopher to develop skills and advance in his career as a process engineer.

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.

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...

How to Begin Chemical Plant Decommissioning

September
2019
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.

Fouling and Foaming in a Caustic Tower

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2019
The Caustic Tower in an ethylene plant is subject to fouling and foaming. Both can cause significant operational issues for the operator. Fouling is...

Olefins Plant Cracked Gas Compressor Fouling Tutorial

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2019
Olefins plant cracked gas compressors frequently foul, resulting in loss of efficiency that increases energy consumption, and may threaten...

Jetty Bog Recovery

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Jetty BOG Recovery Yoshitsugi Kikkawa, Kikkawa Giken, Yokohama Japan, yoshikikkawa@yahoo.co.jp David Hill...

The 8 Rules for Successful Controls Implementations

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
A project team for an overseas grassroots LNG plant struggled for months attempting to develop a comprehensive series of control schemes for a vital...

Digital Plant: The Convergence of Process and Operational

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
“Refiners are poised to adopt new technologies at a faster pace after years of incremental progress; this effort could save the...

New Products: August 2019

August
2019
New Products
MATERIALS AND CHEMICALS Binder for Textile Coating Strengthens Wet and Dry Materials Appretan NTR is a water-based textile coating binder made of renewable ingredients for applications such as tea bags, coffee filters, and capsules. Approximately...

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.

Reducing Energy Costs and Emissions with Combustion Control

July
2019
Plant Operations
Julie Valentine
Combustion in fired heaters and boilers is typically based on either volumetric flow control or pressure control of the fuel gas feeding the burner. Using mass flow control could help lower energy costs and emissions.

Meet Process Engineer Delia Contreras

September 7, 2018

Welcome to the tenth in a series of AIChE blog posts profiling process engineers, a diverse group of professionals spanning multiple industries and regions.

Meet Process Engineer Denis Fallon

June 21, 2018

Want to know more about process engineering? Hear about this process engineer's career and profit from his insights on finding success in industry.

Meet Process Engineer Monica Wilson

April 20, 2018

Monica Wilson discusses what led her to the career choice of process engineer and talks about her work at Union Carbide and AkzoNobel.

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.
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