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  • Wireless wins wider role

    Wireless is poised for a big breakthrough in plant operations because of its ease of use, safety and potential for energy savings.

    C. Kenna Amos, contributing editor
  • Check out before you start up

    In his monthly Field Notes column, Senior Editor Dirk Willard reveals that regardless of the preparation, check-out tests always bring out some surprises.

    Dirk Willard, senior editor
  • HTRI Exclusive Contributions

    HTRI conducts application-oriented research on pilot-scale equipment at its research facility. HTRI staff use this proprietary research data to develop methods and software for the thermal design and analysis of heat exchangers and fired heaters.

  • Savor your slide rule

    This long-time symbol of engineering has retained its value, says Editor in Chief Mark Rosenzweig in his monthly column.

    Mark Rosenzweig
  • The importance of large bore seal chambers

    The introduction of the larger bore seal chamber has provided two major benefits to mechanical seal operation, both of which contribute to increased reliability.

    Ross Mackay
  • What does EPA have in store?

    Don’t expect any major changes in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations during 2006. Here’s a summary of trends and developments anticipated this year.

    Lynn Bergeson, regulatory editor
  • Can you trust your sight glasses?

    Sight glasses are invaluable for troubleshooting towers and checking instruments. Improper connections can take a toll on accuracy.

    Andrew Sloley, contributing editor
  • Bend Pressure Drop & Heat Transfer Performance

    The presence of bends and properly predicting pressure drop through them can have a significant impact on accurately estimating the thermal and hydraulic performance of the overall unit.

    LiDong Huang / Fernando J. Aguirre
  • 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.

    Mike Spear, editor at large
  • Succeed at system migration

    Learn to avoid the common pitfalls that each migration option poses. Here are 10 basic migration techniques.

    Ken Keiser, Siemens Energy and Automation
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