Petrochemicals

Ethylene Decomposition Tutorial

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Ethylene decomposition is a rather subtle hazard that can occur when ethylene is exposed to elevated pressure and temperature. This paper will...

Transforming Abundant Data into Improved Process Reliability

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2019
Today, processing facilities are beginning to effectively utilize the abundance of process and asset health data and information as part of an...

An Overview of Recycle Streams As a Source of Contamination

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2019
To minimize waste, steam crackers tend to feature a range of recycle streams, either internally within the plant, or externally from neighboring...

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...

Thailand’s Petrochemical Industry

May
2019
Global Outlook
Wiroon Tanthapanichakoon, P. E.
Thailand has one of the most well-developed petrochemical industries in Asia. This article provides insights into past and present trends, challenges, and key success factors for the Thai chemical industry.

Meet Process Engineer Varun Harikumar

February 7, 2019

Varun shares his experiences as a young process engineer, discussing his career path, challenges of his work in process engineering, and more.

Chemical Reactivity Management

Archived Webinar
May 10, 2017
Could there be potential reactive hazards in your facility you’re not aware of? Don’t let undesired reactions lead to uncontrolled situations and reactive chemical incidents. In this ioKinetic...

Introduction to Surfactants

Archived Webinar
Dec 9, 2015
This session is a basic introduction to the types of surfactants found in industry, their properties, and how those properties translate into improved performance in specific applications...

The Ubiquitous Hydrocyclone Separator: Theory and Practice

Archived Webinar
Feb 10, 2009
The hydrocyclone separator, which was invented in 1891 (see E. Bretney, “Water Purifier”, U.S. Patent 453,105) is widely used in process engineering as a classifier, a clarifier, or a thickener. The...

CEP: News Update

February
2019
News Update
A Hub for Appalachia’s Emerging Petrochemical Industry A recent U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) report highlights the potential benefits of Appalachia Development Group’s (ADG) proposed infrastructure project, the over $3 billion Appalachian Storage and...
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