Time to prepare for winter
Winter can hamper delivery of process fluids, but steam tracing can assure smooth operations during cold weather. Here are guidelines for properly designing and installing such tracing.
Trending Does the Trick
Charting real-time data helps improve process control at chemical plant in Pasadena, Texas. Statistical process control data are an important part of day-to-day decision-making.
Triangular cycling occurs in a pressure loop
Install a flow meter in the recycle, cascade the flow set point with a pressure control loop. With proper tuning, the valve characteristics are lost in the flow control loop, which should be tuned fast with PI.
Where are chemical engineers headed?
Will opportunities in today's "hot" sectors , such as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, among others, allow chemical engineering to continue to thrive?
Who's working at your plant?
The backgrounds of intruders may be a mystery, but the backgrounds of people regularly on your site shouldn't be. How carefully does your company check the references of people at your plant?