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  • Trending Does the Trick

    Charting real-time data helps improve process control at chemical plant in Pasadena, Texas. Statistical process control data are an important part of day-to-day decision-making.

    Sandra Schiller
    06/01/2004
  • Become a more efficient chemical plant employee

    Plant employees aren't all that different from plant equipment. Both need to be efficient without being over-worked. This article details the things you can do to be more effective at your job.

    Sandy Baker, P.E., Exceedance
    02/15/2005
  • Make the Most of Radar

    Following some best practices can ensure accurate level measurement.

    Sarah Parker, Emerson Process Management
    06/23/2011
  • Continuous Powder Processing Focuses On Tubular Blenders

    Science-based methods for process scale-up must be developed.

    Sarang Oka & Fernando Muzzio, Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, for our sister publication Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.
    09/10/2013
  • Put Your Column on the Map

    Residue curve maps (RCMs) can be employed in a variety of ways, including system visualization, evluation of data, and process synthesis, modeling and troubleshooting

    Scott Barnicki
    09/16/2004
  • Gas up your sealing knowledge

    As users become more familiar with gas seal technology and its advantages, gas seals are being applied to a wider variety of applications and equipment than ever before. As the seals gain in popularity — know their advantages and disadvantages.

    Scott Boyson, Chesterton
    12/05/2006
  • Going Wireless

    Process knowledge systems employing wireless technologies can deliver true benefits to chemical manufacturers

    Scott Hillman
    03/19/2003
  • Energy savings are often disguised as problems

    Carefully managing compressed air can save money. Compressed air is often overlooked in energy studies because many people do not fully understand compressed air equipment, their own system, or what it costs to produce compressed air power.

    Scott Van Ormer and Don Van Ormer, senior application engineers, Air Power USA
    08/18/2006
  • Tame Your Transient Operations

    Use a special method to identify and address potential hazards.

    Scott W. Ostrowski and Kelly K. Keim, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
    06/23/2010
  • Oil refinery minimizes manual tank measurements

    The strategy was to enhance plant profitability, increase throughput capacity, upgrade product yields and improve on-stream reliability. Read here to find out what they accomplished.

    Sean Leonard, Matrikon
    02/10/2006
  • Distillation is bubbling up

    High capacity utilization is prompting significant efforts to optimize column performance

    Seán Ottewell
    03/10/2008
  • Plug cyber-security gaps

    With the new “high risk chemical facilities” federal anti-terrorism regulations, it’s time for the chemical industry to ratchet up its cyber-security efforts. There’s a surge in interest in cyber-subjects such as security certification, defense-in-depth strategies, risk-based planning and improved policies and procedures.

    Seán Ottewell, contributing editor
    08/31/2007
  • Disposable equipment earns lasting role

    Improvements in materials and processing know-how have led to a steady increase in the use of single-use or disposable equipment.

    Seán Ottewell, contributing editor
    10/04/2007
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