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
  • Succeed at Plant Debottlenecking

    Critical evaluation can enable you to turn up capacity and improve performance. This article presents some ideas to help you evaluate your process to see whether it offers exceptional revamp opportunities.

    Joseph C. Gentry, P.E.
    03/10/2004
  • Storm Clouds Recede

    The chemical industry is poised for a rebound in 2004, but "restructuring" remains a watchword

    Nick Basta, editor at large
    03/02/2004
  • Sites summon specialists

    The recent painful downturn and high energy costs are pushing corporate managers in the chemical industry to do whatever they can to improve company margins.

    Nick Basta
    06/01/2004
  • Sidestep side-draw control surprises

    The simplest approach to control side-draw distillation columns uses flow control on the side product. This solution, however, is not ideal for all side-draw control situations.

    Andrew Sloley, contributing editor
    07/01/2004
  • Selecting the Most Economic Cartridge Filter

    To do so, you must consider far more than just replacement filter costs

    Ronald V. Repetti is a senior applications specialist and Alan R. Ponchick is a senior sales specialist for CUNO Inc., Meriden, Conn.
    03/08/2004
  • Sealless pumps get their turn

    Cost and design improvements are spurring increasing use, particularly for handling hazardous fluids.

    Nick Basta
    09/16/2004
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rev up energy savings

    Electric motors in continuous or near-continuous service have high energy costs, even at the relatively low electric rates common in much of the chemical industry. Don't squander savings opportunities when considering motor replacement

    05/13/2004
  • Raise your guard

    Several factors drive concern for better security on the plant floor. Better technology — including iris scanning — can help you more effectively protect your plant from threats.

    Cliff Kittle
    09/16/2004
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