The FRETT approach to pump problems
Some U.S. oil refineries repair their centrifugal pumps every three years while other refineries enjoy an average repair interval of 10 years. Learn about the highest-performing refineries and other petrochemical companies that have significantly reduced pump failures, and how you can obtain the same results.
The Ch in ChE stands for Changing
Chemical engineers know all about the laws of supply and demand. After all, the chemical industry, which historically has employed the bulk of chemical engineers, is cyclical.
Support your college
Academic laurels alone do not guarantee survival, according to Mike Spear in his monthly column.
Succeed at system migration
Learn to avoid the common pitfalls that each migration option poses. Here are 10 basic migration techniques.
Succeed at bioprocess scale-up
While fermentation-based syntheses were once reserved for producing high-value specialty chemicals and biopharmaceuticals, bioprocess routes now are gaining increasing attention for commodity products.
Spot problems with adsorbents
The longer-than-expected life of an adsorbent points up the need to always assess the consequences of system additions. While sometimes this may involve detailed calculations, simply looking to the laws of physics can eliminate potential headaches.
Specifying thermal components systematically
A common mistake made when specifying a heater or its components is not fully appreciating interactions. Taking a systems approach when specifying thermal components can help.
Small sensors promise big impact
Because many environmental applications of nanotechnology will almost certainly revolutionize the science, law, and regulation of water pollution, readers are urged to keep abreast of this fast-changing area.
Separations in flux
Separation processes often account for more than 50 percent of a chemical company's operating costs. Read how membranes and other non-thermal technologies poised to win a wider role.
Security poses an inherent industry dilemma
Industry faces the threat of draconian demands from Congress as chemical plants remain an attractive targets for terrorism attacks, according to Mark Rosenzweig, editor in chief of Chemical Processing.
Savor your slide rule
This long-time symbol of engineering has retained its value, says Editor in Chief Mark Rosenzweig in his monthly column.