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  • Diagnostics dig deeper

    Today’s plants come ready equipped with their own team of doctors in the shape of the many diagnostic and monitoring systems incorporated into instrumentation and other process equipment. And, like any good doctor, today’s plant diagnostics can look beyond the symptoms of poorly performing instruments and provide insights into the health of the process itself.

    Mike Spear, editor at large
    08/20/2007
  • DHS aims to lock down security rules

    Expect a final ruling this summer on chemicals covered and some other key issues, warns Lynn Bergeson, regulatory editor.

    Lynn Bergeson, regulatory editor
    07/06/2007
  • Device Offers Insights on Rheology

    Tool enables real-time monitoring of how viscosity of liquids changes during a production process.

    Chemical Processing Staff
    01/10/2012
  • Develop an air-tight defense

    Chemical processors face significant challenges in controlling fugitive emissions. The emissions escape from valves, compressors, pumps, piping components, etc. It is a difficult task, but necessary to avoid penalties and other liability.

    Lynn Bergeson, regulatory editor
    04/24/2006
  • Determining the best hardware quote

    Keep a few pointers in mind when sorting through proposals for distillation column internals. They will make it easier to equitably compare the quotes, including assessing performance claims and even alternative hardware recommendations.

    John G. Kunesh, consultant, and Raymond M. Sowiak, Sunoco
    07/25/2005
  • Designing Pump Piping

    Protecting pump performance and reliability

    Budris,consulting engineer in Geneva, N.Y.
    08/15/2002
  • Design Out Endocrine Disruptors

    Scientists develop test to ensure products are free of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

    Seán Ottewell, Editor at Large
    02/21/2013
  • Design Methods for Reflux Condensers

    Reflux condensers have become increasingly important to eliminate condensable organic components from plant off-gas streams and meet environmental requirements. Recognizing this need, HTRI conducted an experimental and analytical study in the late 90s to predict flooding, as well as heat transfer and pressure drop in vertical intube reflux condensers.

    Zhi Hua (Frank) Yang
    12/01/2005
  • Defuse Dust Dangers

    Carefully consider and then counter risks of fire and explosion

    Dirk Willard, Contributing Editor
    08/27/2013
  • Defuse CFATS Challenges

    Proper preparation can go a long way toward easing compliance challenges.

    David A. Moore, Harry M. Leith and Lee Salamone, AcuTech Consulting Group
    02/26/2009
  • Deflect a double whammy

    Consider new options for tackling economic and environmental concerns.

    Mark Rosenzweig
    02/04/2008
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