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  • 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
    07/24/2006
  • 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).

    10/04/2007
  • 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
    09/13/2006
  • 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
    12/21/2008
  • Call It "Dereliction of Duty"

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

    Mark Rosenzweig, Editor in Chief
    08/27/2009
  • 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
    09/11/2006
  • But Wait, There's More!

    Web-exclusive content rounds out magazine offerings.

    Traci Purdum, Senior Digital Editor
    01/19/2011
  • Burst a Bubble

    Readers suggest how to preclude ignition-temperature-test failures.

    05/08/2012
  • Build your portfolio

    Is energy efficiency an engineering project or a management process? Contributing Editor Christopher Russell answers that question in this month's Energy Saver column.

    Christopher Russell, contributing editor
    05/16/2007
  • Build up agglomerate quality

    Several easy-to-use indices related to material flow properties can help to predict and improve an agglomeration process and product quality.

    Kristin O’Quest and Lee Dudley, Diamondback Technology, Inc.
    08/31/2005
  • Build reliability in during design

    Instrumentation that promises to improve reliability may not always be what they seem. You have to consider whether a site can properly maintain sophisticated instruments.

    Dirk Willard
    12/19/2007
  • Build Operator Expertise Faster

    Following a few do’s and don’ts can significantly speed learning.

    David A. Strobhar, Beville Engineering, and Danyele Harris-Thompson,
    11/16/2009
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