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.
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?
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.
Chemical Processing is now accepting entries for its biennial Vaaler Awards. These awards honor products and services that have significantly improved the operation and economics of chemical plants. Click the following link to download a PDF document that details eligibility requirements, award categories, entry details, winner notification and contact information.
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.
Reflux condensers have become increasingly important to eliminate condensable organic components from plant off-gas streams and meet environmental requirements. Recognizing this need, HTRI conducted an experimental and analytical study in the late 90s to predict flooding, as well as heat transfer and pressure drop in vertical intube reflux condensers.
Keep a few pointers in mind when sorting through proposals for distillation column internals. They will make it easier to equitably compare the quotes, including assessing performance claims and even alternative hardware recommendations.
John G. Kunesh, consultant, and Raymond M. Sowiak, Sunoco