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With mechanical simulation tools, one engineer can do the work of an entire staff. With chemical processes, however, simulation tools aid the staff but dont replace it yet.
World Batch Forum North American Conference nearing
This years conference will feature 18 speakers, as well as panel discussions covering a wide range of topics of interest to automation users and suppliers, including ISA88 and ISA95. Keynote speakers will be Dave Beckmann and Ian Nimmo, both long-time veterans of the process control industry.
What makes a workplace great?
What exactly goes into a great workplace? Senior editor Diane Dierking investigates and finds that companies that foster trust, pride and camaraderie among coworkers rank highest.
What is the CAPE-OPEN Laboratories Network (CO-LaN)?
The primary purpose of CO-LaN is to promote the use and the development of the CAPE-OPEN standards in Computer-Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) software, and more generally to encourage all actions aimed at facilitating the use of CAPE software tools in industry, government agencies and academia.
Vaaler Award Winners
Editor in Chief Mark Rosenzweig congratulates the winners for CP's annual Vaaler awards, given to the products and services that most improve the operations and economics of plants.
Toll manufacturers serve a changing market
Custom chemical manufacturers anticipate increasing output this year but must contend with high domestic costs and rising imports. Each type of chemical manufacturer has a different strategy for dealing with these issues.
Todays China Syndrome
The country boasts not just booming exports but a strong desire for the best technology.