2004

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  • Tackle tough separations

    There are a plethora of devices in the marketplace that are designed to improve separation and thus improve product efficiency.  Learn how to determine which one is ideal for each particular process application.

    Thomas H. Wines, Pall Corp.
    02/18/2005
  • Mixing moves osmosis technology forward

    U.S. soldiers get drinking water via the first forward-osmosis membrane, which is made possible by high-shear mixing. The process is spontaneous and requires no moving parts or special expertise.

    Doug Cohen
    02/07/2005
  • Achieve total productive maintenance

    In order to achieve all the benefits of a total productive maintenance program, you have to start with autonomous maintenance and a CMMS.  This can lead to maximum equipment effectiveness through the elimination of defects, downtime, slowdown, and so on.

    01/28/2005
  • Are you up to snuff with S84 and OSHA?

    Check your safety systems liability at the door. Choosing to ignore S84 standards could put your company on a collision course with OSHA and consequently open you up to criminal liability.

    12/28/2004
  • Fine tuning the multivariable way

    CONTROL Contributing Editor Wayne Labs takes a look at multivariable pressure transmitters that provide critical process information and meet regulatory specifications.

    12/28/2004
  • Expert Advice Maximizes Optimizer Value

    A combination closed-loop optimizer and G2 expert system allowed a largy chemical company to save more than a million dollars in reduced overall energy demand.

    James F. Sturnfield, Union Carbide Corp.
    12/21/2004
  • Models Take off

    Process simulation historically has taken place within proprietary modeling environments. However, the ability of simulators to more accurately handle demanding tasks continues to evolve.

    Mark Rosenzweig
    12/21/2004
  • Double up to contain leaks

    Chemical companies are faced with numerous decisions about how to address a variety of major environmental and safety issues.  Many are finding a simple solution in dual-wall piping systems.

    Nick Basta, editor at large
    12/20/2004
  • The environment and the next four years

    What does Bush’;s reelection mean? Expect more of the same policies, but also some new faces at EPA. The wildcards are the role of third-party activists and the identification of priorities.

    Lynn Bergeson
    12/06/2004
  • Pack your bags

    As career opportunities dwindle at home, it may be time to look abroad

    12/06/2004
  • Safety pros put "SIS" in systems

    While large chemical companies have engaged in rigorous safety analysis for years, the benefits of safety instrumented systems technology are becoming better known to smaller manufacturers.

    Nick Basta
    11/12/2004
  • Adapt or perish

    Embrace changes in our profession to survive and succeed

    11/08/2004
  • Save a bundle solving pressure-drop problems

    Pressure drop in compressor-suction and interstage coolers often creates problems. In some cases, just a few pounds of extra pressure drop make a revamp unworkable.

    Andrew Sloley
    11/04/2004
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