Chemicals get a bad reaction in Washington
Accidents and deaths have not been enough to spur regulatory change under the Bush administration. There have been 167 accidents in the past two decades, and 108 people were killed in 48 of the incidents.
Properly introduce solids into a flowing gas stream
Particulate solids are often required to be introduced into a flowing gas stream. If not done correctly, introduction of solids into the gas stream can lead to impingement of solids on the pipe, resulting in erosion of the pipe in the area of the solids introduction.
Automation & IT: Making a HART connection
This article is the first in a series of web-exclusive items designed to increase your knowledge about the HART Field Communications Protocol. Read here to find out the benefits of using HART Communication.
Chemical plant site security enters the next phase
With the last of mandated security deadlines now approaching, plants ponder future steps. Read about all of the improvements and procedural changes that have already occurred and find out what might be next for your plant's security plan.
Process engineering: Fieldbus is here - are you ready?
Digital-based protocols, such as those used by fieldbus technology, are finding their way into a wider range of plant automation technologies. Read about the Fieldbus Foundation and how its technology can be implemented at your plant.
Become a more efficient chemical plant employee
Plant employees aren't all that different from plant equipment. Both need to be efficient without being over-worked. This article details the things you can do to be more effective at your job.
Gaskets: meeting the acid test in sealing
Dow Corning Corp. was experiencing difficulties sealing a large hydrochloric acid column. GORE-TEX Series 600 gasket tape proved it could seal tightly for an extended period of time.
Process engineering: Is your pump cavitating?
That rumbling/rattling noise you hear from your pump is the symptom for any number of potential problems. The first step is identifying the problem. This article will help you determine what exactly is wrong with your pump.
Chemical industry: Competing with the "China price"
Chinese producers are consistently offering materials that are cheaper than most American and European producers. This influx of lower cost supplies is threatening the welfare of some domestic plants. How are these American plants dealing with the issue? Voice your opinion on how you'd deal with it with our online poll inside the story.
Chemical industry: Making the dragon go "puff"
The global chemicals business is changing as Asian countries, particularly China, are experiencing an explosive growth in economy. What can American chemical businesses do to compete with this new giant in the industry?
Process Puzzler: Keep cables in their place
A Chemical Processing reader was looking for a solution to a cable hanger problem. At his plant, a 200-lb. cable bundle supported by cable hangers fell and injured one man. Read what advice our readers had for him and take a look at next months' question.