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  • Speedy Upgrade Transforms Production

    Replacement of legacy control system offers immediate and long-term benefits.

    Ian Heathcock, Siemens Industrial Automation & Drives Technologies
    03/03/2009
  • Consider Cascade Control

    Such configurations sometimes offer benefits for tubular exchangers.

    Cecil L. Smith, Cecil L. Smith, Inc.
    02/01/2009
  • Wireless Starts to Mesh

    Plants are taking a broader view of the role of the technology

    C. Kenna Amos, contributing editor
    11/01/2008
  • Upstream

    What We Think We Know About Upstream Straight Run

    Richard A. Furness and David W. Spitzer
    10/29/2008
  • A New Look for New Products

    Chemical Processing unveils its new look for new products through a resource center that covers hundreds of chemical industry must-haves.

    08/25/2008
  • Polystyrene Plant Gains Extra Output and More

    Automation upgrade also extends asset life and boosts reliability

    Adolfo Suiffet and Alberto Gorbaran, Petrobras Zarate, and Mario Blanco, Emerson Process Management Argentina
    07/14/2008
  • Pursue the perfect plant

    Look into creating the “perfect plant” by integrating product and operational management into your environment. This provides the ability to respond faster and minimize impact to the business and bottom line, driving increased yields, asset utilization and order fulfillment.

    John Harrison, SAP Canada
    11/14/2007
  • Biofeedstocks see real growth

    Economics as well as increasing corporate emphasis on sustainability and environmentally friendly products are spurring the use of biofeedstocks to make chemicals and fuels.

    C. Kenna Amos, contributing editor
    09/27/2007
  • Exceed environmental expectations

    The chemical industry is making environmental progress but needs stretch goals, says Mark Rosenzweig, in this month's From the Editor column.

    Mark Rosenzweig, Editor in Chief
    09/27/2007
  • EPA assesses link to greenhouse gases

    Steps taken during manufacturing can significantly impact landfill emissions, advises Lynn Bergeson, regulatory editor, in this month's Compliance Advisor column.

    Lynn Bergeson, regulatory editor
    09/27/2007
  • Politics, Appearances and Thinking Green

    The push to “green” energy is good for automation vendors everywhere, but U.S. government rhetoric may put companies on this side of the Atlantic at a competitive disadvantage.

    08/01/2007
  • Sleep with the enemy

    Stop fighting environmentalists and embrace them because it’s good for the planet and business. The challenge for the chemical industry is to win support in the court of public opinion before building or expansion plans run into trouble. And the key to that lies in a company’s willingness to understand the complex and sometimes conflicting motives of opposition groups and to communicate effectively to all constituencies.

    Alan Metrick, Alan Metrick Communications
    07/24/2007
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