2023 Vaaler Award

Three Cheers for 2023 Vaaler Victors

Nov. 28, 2023
Three Ohio-based companies earned accolades for enhancing safety and efficiency


AkzoNobel's Strongsville R&D Center

Chemical Processing Notebook: AkzoNobel Reimagines the Post-Pandemic Supply Chain, Workforce

From beer cans to steel coils, a behind-the-scenes look at innovation in the packaging coatings business.
La Mède Refinery Tragedy Unveils Critical Corrosion Lessons

La Mède Refinery Tragedy Unveils Critical Corrosion Lessons

The importance of rigorous corrosion inspection programs and the need for comprehensive risk assessments in facility design are paramount to process safety.

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Green Hydrogen renewable energy production pipeline

Powering the Future: The Rise of Green, Pink and Blue Hydrogen and 7 U.S. Clean Hydrogen Hubs

Recognizing the immense potential of hydrogen, the U.S. government has earmarked $7 billion, actively subsidizing the development of hydrogen hubs across the country.
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Water Discharge From an Industrial Process

Enhancing Industrial Water Management in Chemical Processing: Strategies for Compliance, Sustainability and Cost Efficiency

Getting control of industrial wastewater drives efficiencies and presents opportunities for chemical companies.
Lynn Bergeson
Uses of Trichloroethylene

EPA Proposes Ban on Trichloroethylene

Ban would take effect in one year for all consumer products and most industrial and commercial uses, with any remaining uses requiring stringent worker protections.
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Weld Geometries Affect Stress Concentration

Stress Busters: How to Avoid Fatigue-Related Failure in Chemical Processing Equipment

What engineers and operators should know about stress concentrations, crack developments, fatigue and buckling
Four Tips To Avoid Solids Processes Upsets

Four Tips To Avoid Solids Processes Upsets

There are hundreds of rules to help keep solids processing equipment operating. These four areas are most important.
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Avoid Data Overload For Better Equipment Health

Avoid Data Overload For Better Equipment Health

In the chemical industry, understanding the health of rotating equipment is crucial for safety and productivity. Regular inspections, compliance with regulations and proactive...
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Nano Nuclear Zeus Reactor

Chemical Processing Notebook: Will Mini Nuclear Plants Power the Chemical Industry's Future?

The concept of on-site nuclear power for chemical plants might be more attainable and closer to reality than many people think.
podcast episode 33: reducing emergency procedures

Operator Training: Unlock Efficiency, Enhance Safety By Reducing Emergency Procedures

In this episode, Traci and Dave discuss the importance of reducing emergency procedures in chemical processing for better operator training and performance.

Programmable Logic Controller

PLC Selection: Beyond IEC 61131 Magic Bullet Claims

Avoid the allure of one-size-fits-all solutions and consider standardization, support and future-proofing for programmable logic controllers.