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  • Double up to contain leaks

    Chemical companies are faced with numerous decisions about how to address a variety of major environmental and safety issues.  Many are finding a simple solution in dual-wall piping systems.

    Nick Basta, editor at large
  • Don’t Trust Data Sheets

    Entries often don’t correspond to actual equipment performance

    Andrew Sloley, Contributing Editor
  • Don’t Flub Front-End Loading

    Ignoring the early phases of front-end loading can imperil project success

    Dirk Willard, Contributing Editor
  • Don’t Err with Compressed Air

    A variety of problems can impair performance, leading to high energy costs

    Ven V. Venkatesan, Energy Columnist
  • Don’t waste your boilers

    Chemical Processing's readers offer tips about how to properly isolate a waste heat boiler.

  • Don’t shackle yourself to the wrong platform

    Today, process data are readily available at many levels, from instrumentation to higher-level data historians and OPC servers. Choosing the right platform can be key to successfully implementing robust and maintainable process calculations at your company.

    Dane Overfield, Exele Information Systems
  • Don’t look at precondensers in a vacuum

    Consider the impact of the downstream vacuum ejector on precondenser performance, advises Andrew Sloley, in this month's Plant InSites column.

    Andrew W. Sloley, contributing editor
  • Don’t let parallel pumps cross you up

    Small differences with parallel pumps can lead to big difficulties, according to Andrew Sloley in this month's Plant InSites column.

    Andrew Sloley, contributing editor
  • Don’t get zapped by spark testing

    Understand the intricacies of checking for defects in a liner, advises Dirk Willard, contributing editor, in this month's Field Notes column.

    Dirk Willard, contributing editor
  • Don’t Gamble With LOTO

    Develop a common-sense plan for lockout/tagout.

    Dirk Willard, contributing editor
  • Don’t Be the Hub of a Wheel

    Successful ‘green-field’ site start-ups depend on developing a team, says Senior Editor Dirk Willard.

    Dirk Willard, senior editor
  • Don'’t let a start-up finish you off

    Dirk Willard spent years as a "start-up" engineer. He advises that proper planning is crucial for achieving a happy ending.

    Dirk Willard, senior editor
  • Don'’t Get Mixed Up By Scale-Up

    Use this systematic approach to successfully scale-up mixing processes even without geometric similarity.

    David S. Dickey, MixTech, Inc.
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