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  • Avoid Errors | Chemical Processing

    You can reduce human error in chemical processing plant instrumentation and operation by understanding the types and sources of error.

    10/15/2003
  • Avoid costly materials mistakes

    Common oversights keep plants from getting the most reliable and suitable vessels.

    Chip Eskridge, Jacobs, Steve Zoller, Enerfab, and Mike James, DuPont
    01/15/2008
  • Avoid Costly Fabrication Mistakes

    Common oversights keep plants from getting the most reliable and suitable vessels

    Chip Eskridge, Jacobs, Mike James, DuPont, and Steve Zoller, Enerfab
    05/02/2008
  • Avoid Costly Design Mistakes

    Common errors keep plants from getting the most reliable and suitable vessels

    Chip Eskridge, Jacobs, Mike James, DuPont, and Steve Zoller, Enerfab
    12/01/2008
  • Avoid confusion with air injection for fine powders

    Fine powders often need air injection to increase flow rates to an acceptable level. With entrained or injected air, powders flow like water, but when deaerated, the extremely low flow rate may be confused with a hang-up or arching condition.

    06/01/2005
  • Avoid blending blunders

    Selecting the correct device is crucial to successfully handling solids. It must deal with discrete pieces that have physical size, electrical properties, frictional differences and surface characteristics that can change with the environment.

    Tom Blackwood, Healthsite Associates
    09/04/2007
  • Avoid Assembly Hassles

    Skid-mounted systems can minimize construction headaches and expedite projects.

    12/05/2003
  • Avoid Alarm Blunders

    Ineffective alarm systems pose a serious risk to safety, the environment, and plant profitability. Too often, alarm system effectiveness is unknowingly undermined by poorly-configured alarms. Read about these 12 common mistakes that can undermine the management of your alarm system.

    Michael Marvan
    07/12/2006
  • Avoid a Bad Turn

    Centrifugal pump selection demands attention to details.

    02/05/2010
  • Avert Oxidation

    Nitrogen can serve as an inert barrier to prevent heat-transfer fluid from contacting atmospheric air through the expansion tank

    Zak Shums,* Liquid Process Systems Inc.
    07/30/2003
  • Automation & IT: Making a HART connection

    This article is the first in a series of web-exclusive items designed to increase your knowledge about the HART Field Communications Protocol. Read here to find out the benefits of using HART Communication.

    Ed T. Ladd, Jr., HART Communication Foundation, Austin, Texas
    02/10/2005
  • Automated spray control pays dividends

    Just because nozzles are spraying doesn’t mean that they are spraying precisely, and precision spray performance can bring rewards in terms of throughput, quality and bottom-line profits.

    08/16/2005
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