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  • Take guesswork out of the mix

    Which mixer would be the most efficient, cost-effective, reliable or versatile? Know your options when choosing an in-line or in-tank mixer to suit your application.

    Chris Ryan
    08/05/2004
  • Manual unloading bites the dust

    Automated bulk-bag dischargers not only cut batching time in half. They also minimize dust and reduce potential harm to those workers who operate the machines.

    David R. Gill
    08/05/2004
  • Where are chemical engineers headed?

    Will opportunities in today's "hot" sectors , such as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, among others, allow chemical engineering to continue to thrive?

    08/05/2004
  • Sidestep side-draw control surprises

    The simplest approach to control side-draw distillation columns uses flow control on the side product. This solution, however, is not ideal for all side-draw control situations.

    Andrew Sloley, contributing editor
    07/01/2004
  • Motor Selection Made Simple

    Follow these straightforward steps to help you select the right motor for your centrifugal pump

    William McNally
    07/01/2004
  • How to prevent a valve from sticking

    Members of the chemical-processing industry address the question posed by a reader of Chemical Processing magazine: What is causing the valves to stick? Possible causes offered include undersize actuators and fluctuations in the plant air supply.

    07/01/2004
  • Time to prepare for winter

    Winter can hamper delivery of process fluids, but steam tracing can assure smooth operations during cold weather. Here are guidelines for properly designing and installing such tracing.

    Dan Dvorak
    07/01/2004
  • Sites summon specialists

    The recent painful downturn and high energy costs are pushing corporate managers in the chemical industry to do whatever they can to improve company margins.

    Nick Basta
    06/01/2004
  • Do Your Plant a Good Turn

    Often, one or more centrifuges lie idle in a facility. A thorough understanding of the factors that affect centrifuges is essential to getting the most out of these units.

    06/01/2004
  • Make HSE a Priority

    An effective health, safety and environmental management system will improve workflow and HSE performance

    Rebecca Pehler
    06/01/2004
  • 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
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