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  • Implementing an operations management system

    Things are changing at warp speed. Manufacturing companies are collecting large volumes of data from data systems but improvements are possible only if the data are analyzed and developed into useful business parameters.

    Robert Wojewodka, The Lubrizol Corp.
    09/29/2006
  • Flame Modeling Provides Matchless Results

    A computer simulation helps solve a refinery combustion problem. Finding ways to limit NOx from fired heaters, especially under stringent environmental regulations, has become a major concern for the petroleum refining industry. Complying with new stricter regulations, a Texas refinery upgraded the burners in one of its large cylindrical furnaces.

    Roberto Ruiz, Ph.D., John Zink Co.
    04/13/2007
  • Process integration extends its reach

    Thousands of successful applications worldwide testify to the value of process integration technology in reducing energy costs and increasing capacity through debottlenecking.

    Robin Smith
    11/01/2004
  • Squeeze More From Your Process

    Process intensification can enhance distillation, heat transfer and other operations

    Rocky C. Costello, R. C. Costello & Associates, Inc.
    08/27/2008
  • Tiny reactors aim for big role

    Process Intensification (PI) has promised many things but has it fulfilled its promises? When looking at reactor technology, the answer is a definite “Yes.”

    Rocky Costello, R. C. Costello & Associates, Inc.
    11/29/2006
  • Study Shows Lack of Compressed-Air-System Training

    Compressed training: U.S. Department of Energy study reveals shortfall in understanding air-compressor efficiency benefits.

    Ron Marshall, Compressed Air Challenge, for Plant Services magazine
    02/02/2011
  • Conquer Pilot Plant Challenges

    Use design of experiments to minimize the number of runs and ensure meaningful data

    Ron Stites, Stites & Associates, LLC
    10/19/2015
  • Get a handle on random errors

    This second article from Dr. Gooddata explains how to estimate the magnitude and effects of random errors in data.

    Ronald H. Dieck, Ron Dieck Associates
    07/25/2005
  • Process Engineering: Looking for good data?

    Are you experiencing problems with measurement uncertainty and are often left with poor data? Let Dr. Gooddata help you develop objective numerical tests for good data.

    Ronald H. Dieck, Ron Dieck Associates Inc.
    02/04/2005
  • Measure your progress

    How well do you know your measurement uncertainties? Find out with this 15-item quiz from Dr. Gooddata.

    Ronald H. Dieck, Ron Dieck Associates, Inc.
    06/19/2006
  • Selecting the Most Economic Cartridge Filter

    To do so, you must consider far more than just replacement filter costs

    Ronald V. Repetti is a senior applications specialist and Alan R. Ponchick is a senior sales specialist for CUNO Inc., Meriden, Conn.
    03/08/2004
  • Process engineering: Is your pump cavitating?

    That rumbling/rattling noise you hear from your pump is the symptom for any number of potential problems. The first step is identifying the problem. This article will help you determine what exactly is wrong with your pump.

    Ross Mackay
    02/15/2005
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