May 2011 Issue
To avoid silica-scale problems in cooling towers, plant personnel turn to unconventional methods
Industry report shows companies that adapt to social networking are more successful
Readers suggest ways to get an incorrect exchanger to do the job.
Modeling is gaining a greater role in improving throughput and energy efficiency.
Electrical ratings must start with analysis of chemicals present.
New subcategories place emission limits on different types of boilers.
New refrigerant pumps for carbon dioxide offer significant benefits.
Vessels used to smooth out flow pose special tuning issues.
Always consider static head when assessing pressure vessels.
Three parameters govern a heat exchanger's effectiveness.
New website section offers access to hard-to-find landmark work on preventative maintenance.
Such feedstocks promise advantages over carbohydrates and lipids.
Materials are fully biodegradable and non-toxic and don't release any harmful substances upon combustion, say researchers.
Too often performance measures wind up counterproductive.
A new online game lets you compete against others to achieve the best performing site.