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  • Achieve Good Packed Tower Efficiency

    Proper design of liquid distributors plays a key role in getting the most from packings.

    Frank Rukovena and Tony Cai, Fractionation Research, Inc.
    10/31/2008
  • Volume Equals Power

    Learn how to balance storage against excess air compressor capacity.

    Robert E. Wilson
    08/25/2008
  • Fitting the Workplace to the Worker

    Process Industry Control Rooms Would Be Designed a Whole Lot Differently if Air-Traffic Controllers Were Working in Them

    Dave Harrold
    08/25/2008
  • Achieve Model Operations

    Plants can solve a range of problems by leveraging design models

    Rob Hockley and Ron Beck
    06/04/2008
  • Stick to the basics

    Getting immersed in details can doom a basic design contract to financial failure.

    Dirk Willard
    02/13/2008
  • Build reliability in during design

    Instrumentation that promises to improve reliability may not always be what they seem. You have to consider whether a site can properly maintain sophisticated instruments.

    Dirk Willard
    12/19/2007
  • Faking It Isn’t All Bad

    Simulate or model your loop tuning, operator training, advanced process control or optimization for savings, safety and skill-building.

    11/16/2007
  • Monthly Preview: December 2007

    Here's a look at what will soon be featured on ChemicalProcessing.com. Be sure to check back for the latest articles, news and columns before you see it in print.

    10/02/2007
  • Succeed at Simulation

    The “Seven rules for successful simulation” need to be revisited and revised because of advancements in computers. Simulations that once took weeks to compute an answer now take mere hours.

    Cliff Knight, KnightHawk Engineering
    09/06/2007
  • How hydraulic modeling can improve the efficiency of your pump systems

    In spite of their large operating cost, most pump systems are inefficient by design. Among the common design problems are non-optimal pipe sizing, control valve utilization and, perhaps most common, incorrectly sized pumps. How a pump operates depends on the system, so improvements must focus on the system as a whole.

    Tom Glassen
    02/20/2007
  • Scientific Method: Rethink Experiment Design

    The traditional approach to experimentation, often referred to as the “scientific method,” requires changing only one factor at a time (OFAT), but this method only allows one to see things one dimension at a time. By varying factors only at two levels each, but simultaneously rather than one at a time, experimenters can uncover important interactions.

    Mark J. Anderson and Patrick J. Whitcomb, Stat-Ease
    11/01/2006
  • Material Handling: Ensure Proper Silo Design

    Designing equipment for solids is not an exact science. The flows of gases and liquids are generally better understood than those of solids. Most production problems arise from flaws in the design. This article presents questions you can ask yourself to ensure reliable flow in your silo.

    Joseph Marinelli, Solids Handling Technologies, Inc.
    09/22/2006
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