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  • 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
  • Can you trust your data?

    To make sense of supply chain data requires consolidating the information into a central repository and then using tools or applications to pinpoint errors and inconsistencies. It also includes taking possible corrective actions that enhance overall quality and confidence in the raw information.

    Andrew Nelson, Matrikon Inc.
  • Can you safely grandfather your SIS?

    Making a claim that an existing safety instrumented system satisfies a new ANSI standard should not be taken lightly. Before doing so, it is essential to assess several critical factors.

    Angela E. Summers, SIS-TECH Solutions, LP
  • Can You Hear Me Now?

    Advanced hearing protection tackles process-induced deafness.

    Seán Ottewell, Editor at Large
  • Can we keep pace with computers?

    The roll-out of 64-bit operating systems may necessitate taking stock of what we have.

    Mike Spear, editor at large
  • Can U.S. chemical makers still compete?

    A steady stream of statistics in recent years has pointed to deteriorating competitiveness in the U.S. chemical industry. Domestic producers face global challenges but see opportunities.

    Bill Gerards, contributing editor
  • Can the global chemical industry sustain growth?

    Can growth in the global chemical industry be sustained given recent economic headwinds? Find out from Dr. Thomas Kevin Swift, chief economist and managing director, Economics and Statistics, American Chemistry Council (ACC).

  • Can technologists make it to the top?

    Having a background in engineering or science means you are more likely to want an executive with the same, according to Chemical Processing's Mike Spear.

    Mike Spear, editor at large
  • Call It Convergence: Software strategists raise emphasis on integration

    Allowing information to flow freely among applications and between offices and plant floors isn’t a new concept, but it appears to be reaching a new level of reality, especially for maintenance and asset-management purposes.

    By Paul Studbaker, CMRP, editor in chief, Plant Services
  • Call It "Dereliction of Duty"

    Chemical companies too often don't exercise enough care when deactivating units.

    Mark Rosenzweig, Editor in Chief
  • CAGI to verify compressor claims

    The compressed air industry is taking a step that will clear the air about the performance of its equipment. For the first time, many compressed air equipment manufacturers will submit their 50 hp to 200 hp lubricated rotary-screw compressors and 200 cfm to 1,000 cfm refrigerated air dryers to an independent laboratory for performance testing.

    Ken Byrd
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