October 2010 Issue
Productive and reliable system and component choices depend on knowing about the potential problems each of them can cause
The best hopper is the least expensive one that consistently provides the required solids flow. A few simple indices can pinpoint potential solids flow problems and help optimize design.
A simple predictive tool shows good agreement with reported data.
A well-thought-out approach can eliminate potential problems.
Process performance can suffer dramatically when a liquid flashes unexpectedly.
Faster and better production campaigns promise a compelling competitive advantage.
Treating energy saving measures as project add-ons can help.
Advanced hearing protection tackles process-induced deafness.
Improved measurement accuracy delivers better control and savings.
Consider the feed material's nature and the milling's objective.
Treated surfaces significantly outperform bare metal.
Membrane blocks gas from flowing through it when colored light is shined on its surface.
The first job a newly minted engineer takes may have long-term impact.
This area provides visitors myriad opportunities to engage with peers.
Several factors can prevent two sensors from giving matching readings.
The technique can provide supply chain and process improvement insights.
Readers respond to overfilling, engineers in Congress and are puzzled by the Puzzler.