Process analysis gains greater online role
Faster. Smaller. Smarter. Modular. All express the future of process analytics. And un-stoppable describes the ongoing migration of process analytical instruments to continuous, online, field-mounted use at chemical plants.
HMIs evolve in process control
New HMI technology is putting a whole new (inter)face on how operators view control systems information, while at the same time driving human error out of systems and improving safe work practices.
Curriculum change isnt enough
Chemical engineering students deserve better teachers, according to Chemical Processing's Editor in Chief Mark Rosenzweig.
Biomonitoring gets a going-over
The current state of biomonitoring is detailed in the much anticipated report issued July 24 by the Committee on Human Biomonitoring for Environmental Toxicants of the National Academies, Washington, D.C.
Innovations in batching, dosing and weighing
Challenges brought on by new regulations and technical problems for batching, dosing and weighing have pushed users to find some innovative and surprising solutions beyond our own industry.
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.
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.
Fieldbus wars continue
As wireless Ethernet continues its aggressive growth, end users have to wonder, Will it replace fieldbuses? It is clear that a battle is shaping up.
Energy savings are often disguised as problems
Carefully managing compressed air can save money. Compressed air is often overlooked in energy studies because many people do not fully understand compressed air equipment, their own system, or what it costs to produce compressed air power.
Improve your approach to hazardous materials
Committing a significant level of resources to dealing with hazardous materials can be difficult for small companies. Learn to focus on developing an accurate inventory and gain a strategic advantage.
Product stewardship takes a grave turn
European Union mandates have impacted products produced and sold in the U.S., and will ultimately affect the chemical industry, according to Editor in Chief Mark Rosenzweig.
The impact of the European Union's directives on the U.S.
The Restrictions of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (the RoHS Directive) is part of a growing wave of European Union product-based regulations that will profoundly impact global and United States product standards and thus the chemical industry.
Keeping safety on the right track
The chemical industry has, in general, an amazingly good track record on safety. Outside of those plants, however, can be another story.
2006 Readers' Choice Survey
The equipment, services and suppliers selected to make a job easier greatly contribute to on-the-job success. The Readers' Choice survey identifies the leading vendors in more than 40 categories.
How to select control valves, Part 1
When it comes to selecting and sizing control valves, the non-commercial chart in this article not only helps you pick the right one for the job, but also serves as a reference tool you can download.