2004

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  • Motor Selection Made Simple

    Follow these straightforward steps to help you select the right motor for your centrifugal pump

    William McNally
    07/01/2004
  • How to prevent a valve from sticking

    Members of the chemical-processing industry address the question posed by a reader of Chemical Processing magazine: What is causing the valves to stick? Possible causes offered include undersize actuators and fluctuations in the plant air supply.

    07/01/2004
  • 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
  • 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
  • Do Your Plant a Good Turn

    Often, one or more centrifuges lie idle in a facility. A thorough understanding of the factors that affect centrifuges is essential to getting the most out of these units.

    06/01/2004
  • Make HSE a Priority

    An effective health, safety and environmental management system will improve workflow and HSE performance

    Rebecca Pehler
    06/01/2004
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • PVDF Tackles Bromine Corrosion

    A challenge to design and fabricate, the largest-known PVDF-lined vessels now successfully serve at PTA plants

    Diane Dierking
    05/13/2004
  • A New Spin on Safety

    All materials and processes have multiple hazards. However, it is highly unlikely that any alternative process will be inherently safer with respect to all hazards. So, optimization efforts must focus on identifying the design that gives the best overall combination of desirable characteristics.

    05/13/2004
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