2004

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  • 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?

    Agnes Shanley
    03/03/2004
  • 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?

    08/05/2004
  • 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.

    03/01/2004
  • 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.

    Sandra Schiller
    06/01/2004
  • 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.

    Dan Dvorak
    07/01/2004
  • The price is wrong

    Experts agree: monetary rewards are not the way to motivate employees

    11/01/2004
  • The future is in plastics

    Single-use equipment is finding a place in the biopharmaceutical industry. One company has even designed a new bioprocessing facility around the disposable equipment.

    Diane Dierking
    09/16/2004
  • 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
  • The Bioproducts Crescendo Builds

    Market forecasts for bioproducts are upbeat. One even predicts that industrial biotechnology will be a $160 billion global business by 2010. Industrial biotechnology first took off in the early 1980s; what gives today's activity a buzz of excitement is the repeat of something else from that era: high energy prices.

    03/03/2004
  • Test for success

    The best hopper is the least expensive one that consistently provides the required solids flow. A few simple indices can pinpoint potential solids flow problems and help optimize design.

    10/08/2004
  • Tanks: What's in store?

    Technical and regulatory developments in tank construction prompt changes; operations and maintenance receive greater emphasis.

    Wayne Geyer
    06/01/2004
  • Take out torque

    A reader's ribbon blendor is experiencing torquing problems. Read tips about how to avoid torque problems in a ribbon blender.

    10/02/2004
  • Take guesswork out of the mix

    Which mixer would be the most efficient, cost-effective, reliable or versatile? Know your options when choosing an in-line or in-tank mixer to suit your application.

    Chris Ryan
    08/05/2004
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