Chemical Engineering Practice

Deepwater Drilling Regulations In the Gulf of Mexico

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 16, 2011
Deepwater Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico The Deepwater Horizon incident (DWH) of April 2010 led to many changes in deepwater operations in the...

Wireless Measurement & Control

Archived Webinar
Aug 25, 2011
Wireless measurements reduce wiring installation and maintenance costs and eliminate electrical noise and ground loops. The portability of wireless transmitters offers opportunities to troubleshoot locations in the process with abnormal operations and to demonstrate process control improvements and...

Microengineered Hydrogels for Stem Cell Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration

Archived Webinar
Aug 23, 2011
Micro- and nanoscale technologies are emerging as powerful tools for controlling the interaction between cells and their surroundings for biological studies, tissue engineering, and cell-based screening. In addition, hydrogel biomaterials have been increasingly used in various tissue engineering...

Carbon Nanotubes and Other Nanostructured Materials

Archived Webinar
Jul 28, 2011
The discovery of fullerenes in 1985 sparked the interest of researchers in novel crystalline forms of carbon. Nobel laureate Richard Smalley, co-discoverer of fullerenes, was a strong advocate of carbon nanotube research and his endorsement strengthened the field. The results of such an extensive...

The Extended History of PRICAT(TM) 468 for C4 Acetylene Hydrogenation

Archived Webinar
May 5, 2011
Step three of the 'Eight Steps to Specify a Catalyst Bed' is selecting the catalyst. The process of developing and selecting catalysts is often shrouded in mystery. Examining the history of a product development can demystify the process. This is a story about the development of a selective...

Introduction to Pinch Analysis

Archived Webinar
Apr 27, 2011
This webinar introduces the basic principles and tools of pinch analysis and shows how they can be applied in real-world applications.

Introduction to Fluidized Bed Technology

Archived Webinar
Apr 13, 2011
This webinar explores the fundamentals of fluidization: how materials fluidize; differences in fluidization characteristics based on size and density; minimum fluidization; bubble formation, size and coalescence; and fluid bed flow regimes.

Improving Ethylene Charge Gas Compressor Performance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
The changing landscape of the ethylene industry requiring more feedstock flexibility and upstream and downstream integration increases the complexity...

Flare Minimization Via Dynamic Simulation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
Flaring in chemical process industry (CPI) is an important method to protect equipment and personnel safety during the process upset and the chemical...

Process Automation During Refinery Unit Transitions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 15, 2011
Process Automation ideas and technologies have been used sporadically for decades. However, in US refineries, automation technologies are still...

A Key Factor In Hazardous Processes: Safety Culture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 14, 2011
The significance of Safety Culture is becoming increasingly recognized as a key factor to achieve the safe operation of hazardous processes. This...

New Flare System VOC Regulations & Reduction Control Options

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 13, 2011
As this abstract is written, there will be flare system emission testing in a controlled environment underway that will likely pave the way for new...

Quantitative Models for Assessing MOC Performance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 13, 2011
The safety community, bolstered by the PSM regulations, has emphasized the importance of proper management of change to ensure safe, reliable and...

The UK Experience In Managing Risks Arising From Human Error

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 13, 2011
Following the Piper Alpha incident in the North Sea, both offshore and onshore Oil and Gas operators in the UK were required under the COMAH (Control...

Applying Lean Principles to Manufacturing and Design in Process Industries

Archived Webinar
Mar 2, 2011
Are you curious about how Lean Principles can be used in your work? This practical webinar begins with an introduction to the concept of Lean and its major principles. Next, examples of how these Lean Principles can help you reduce waste and ultimately increase profits at your plant and firm are...

Controlling Electrostatic Hazards Associated with Liquid and Powder Processing

Archived Webinar
Feb 23, 2011
Please note: The video of this webinar is flawed, but the audio is intact. A PDF of the slides is at the link below so you may listen to the speaker and follow along. Because of these problems, this recorded webinar is free to all. Electrostatic charge is normally generated whenever two materials (...

Making Your Work Easier and Your Results Data-Driven with Statistics

Archived Webinar
Feb 9, 2011
Janet Hammill has used statistical analysis for over 25 years during her research and business career. She will share how statistics helped her teams design an adhesively bonded all-aluminum Audi space frame car, improve fatigue resistance for the wings of an Embraer aircraft, improve abrasion...

Deflagration Venting for Combustible Dusts - What You Need to Know

Archived Webinar
Jan 26, 2011
Deflagration venting is one of six possible explosion protection options for combustible dust handling equipment in NFPA 654. To use this option, you must reference back to NFPA 68 where the requirements for sizing vents are located. Understanding and following these requirements can be quite...

Introduction and Session Objectives

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 8, 2010
This session will examine how modeling can be used for discovery and innovation, high fidelity prediction and as a substitute for physical experiment...

Introduction and Objectives of the Session

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 8, 2010
This session will examine plant, company and industry roles in energy, sustainability, environment, EH&S and economic performance across several...

Unit Operations for Smart Nanomanufacturing

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 8, 2010
There is a chasm between promising nanotechnological advances in the laboratory and commercial manufacturing. Many techniques have been developed to...

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