Chemical Processing eHandbooks package together current topics that impact and influence your chemical facility. These eHandbooks offer a wealth of information on a single topic. Aimed at providing best practices, key trends, developments and successful applications, the eHandbooks aim to make your faculties as efficient, safe, environmentally friendly and economically competitive as possible.    

Powder eHandbooks

eHandbook: Perfect Your Pneumatic Conveying Best Practices

Pneumatic conveying offers numerous benefits regarding efficiency, safety, flexibility, and environmental compliance.

eHandbook: Head Off Hazardous Dust

Everyday operations like mixing, drying, conveying and blending create dangerous dusts.
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Journal: Is Pressure or Vacuum Conveying Better for Your Pneumatic Conveying System?

To help you answer this question and more, Chemical Processing has put together this journal, which includes insight on:Is Pressure or Vacuum Conveying Better for Your Pneumatic...
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Journal: Learn from Real-Time Data Analysis

Bulk solid materials don’t necessarily respond consistently or as expected. Small changes in particle shape, composition, moisture or other parameters can have a big and sometimes...
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eHandbook: Navigate Pneumatic Conveying Challenges

Pneumatic conveying is one of most versatile ways to move solids over moderate distances. However, powder and bulk solids behavior is complex due to variations in physical properties...
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Pulverize Pesky Dust and Particulates

Controlling toxic and combustible dust is a common yet serious challenge in chemical processing.

Chemical Processing eHandbook: Partake In Better Solids And Powder Practices

The particularities of powders and solids must be properly taken into account in order to avoid a wide variety of problems. Chemical Processing has put together this eHandbook...

eHandbook: Take A Closer Look At Powder And Solids Handling

Many processes involve powders as raw materials, intermediates or finished products. However, powders can pose a wide variety of problems. To help you get a closer look at your...

eHandbook: Put Powder Problems In Their Place

Powders and solids can pose a wide variety of problems. You have to ensure your devices are optimized in tandem with targeting hidden dangers powder and solids can present. Addressing...

eHandbook: Enhance Efficiencies Of Powder Processes

Unless the particularities of a material’s flow properties are properly taken into account in equipment selection and operation, powders can pose a wide variety of problems.To...

eHandbook: Stop Snafus With Solids

Powders and solids can pose a wide variety of problems, from not dispensing properly to not mixing as intended. Properly storing, moving and blending these materials can be crucial...

eHandbook: Solidify Your Understanding Of Solids

Unless the particularities of a material’s flow properties are properly taken into account in equipment selection and operation, powders can pose a wide variety of problems.To...

eHandbook: Master Your Mixing

Effectively contacting materials is crucial for operations ranging from solids suspension to gas dispersion and from reacting raw materials to compounding finished ingredients...

eHandbook: Succeed With Solids

Properly storing, moving and blending solids can be crucial for efficient plant operations. However, powders can pose a wide variety of problems. To help you avoid problems and...

eHandbook: Put Powder Processing On Solid Footing

Dry mixing plays an important role in many processes. The wide variety of mixer types — dynamic and static, as well as in-tank and in-line — and the design options for the mixers...

eHandbook: Deter Dangers From Dust

Combustible dust fire and explosion hazards continue to challenge process safety practices throughout industries that store, handle or use combustible particulate solids. To help...

eHandbook: Preempt Powder Problems

From moving materials to managing risks, so many things can go wrong where dust is concerned. Seemingly benign, dusts create an assortment of hazards that include flying particles...

eHandbook Practice These Powder Best Practices

Drying problems, level sensing and explosions – no worries. Have a drying problem? Consult a drying curve. Need to manage bulk solids? Laser technology brings a number of unique...

Powder eHandbook: Secure Solid Success

The problem with solids is that sometimes they don’t want to move. This often results in solids settling out of slurries. Many believe that to monitor solids reliably, they must...

eHandbook: Review These Powder Best Practices

Powder handling can be dangerous and unpredictable. Indeed, many processes generate dust, which can lead to explosions. Preventing the generation of dust is easier, cheaper and...

eHandbook: Solve Solid Snafus

Plant managers don’t always see solids-handling operations as influencing the bottom line until something big shows up on the balance sheet. To spur flowability, some plants have...

eHandbook: Don’t Stumble Over Solids

Powders pose problems. But if you address issues upfront you can sail over them. The keys are understanding that vendors aren't clairvoyant when it comes to your concerns; knowing...

eHandbook: Mix Up Your Mixing Approach

Achieving blend uniformity is like trying to catch a leprechaun while riding a unicorn. Ingredient characteristics, blend hold times and mixing equipment all affect final quality...

eHandbook: Improve Pharma Processing

Pharma processing is easy! You just cool the solution and out drops your product – right? That’s a delusion as numerous plants can attest. Many products that start out in this...

eHandbook: Make Solids Problems Take a Powder

Powders and solids are a tricky business. You have to be proactive to ensure catastrophic events like dust explosions don’t happen. You have to be able to convert laboratory findings...

Powder eHandbook: Get Solid Answers

There’s an art form to solids processing. Sure, science is the major backbone but “art is why we install a device whose operation we can’t explain scientifically but which has...

Powder eHandbook: Achieve Solid Solutions

This Chemical Processing eHandbook examines some of today’s Powder challenges and way to navigate solutions for chemical manufacturers. Do you want to learn more about how to ...

eHandbook: Master These Mixing Best Practices

This Chemical Processing eHandbook takes a look at some of today’s mixing challenges for chemical manufacturers and some of the best practices that can be implemented to help ...

Powder eHandbook: Take Some Solid Steps Towards Better Processing

This Chemical Processing eHandbook takes a look at how chemicals manufacturers are meeting the various challenges presented by processing today. Download this Chemical Processing...

eHandbook: Handle Powders With Care

Are you looking for more information about handling powders? Do you want to prevent problems before they start and consider alternative methods? This Chemical Processing eHandbook...

Powder eHandbook: Make Solid Progress

Are you looking for more information about solids processing operations? The practice of chemical engineering underpins chemical processing. Universities teach design methods ...

Powder eHandbook: Get a Better Handle on Your Solids Process

Getting a better handle on Solids Process is an on-going challenge for chemical processors. Are you struggling with multiphase sampling? Do you want to conquer pilot plant challenges...

Mixing eHandbook: Avoid Mixing Mix-Ups

For chemical processors, ensuring a long-lasting, high-quality mix is a huge challenge regardless of the physical properties of the mixing component – liquid, gas, solid. In this...

eHandbook: Tame Your Pesky Powders

A material’s characteristics – adhesiveness, cohesiveness, aeratibility, pressure-sensitivity – often change during processing and can cause both flow and hidden hazard challenges...

Powder eHandbook: Combat Powder Processing Challenges

In chemical production and processing, process design and process safety are crucial considerations – especially when powders are part of production and processing. Inherent challenges...
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Powder eHandbook: Preclude Powder Problems

Process design and process safety are critical considerations in chemical production and processing. With design and safety paramount at the outset of any new development or equipment...

eHandbook: Make the Right Moves with Powders

When designing a system to transport powders and granules there is a wide variety of considerations. Different applications, installation environments, equipment, material characteristi...
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Chemical Processing’s Powder eHandbook: Make the Most of Powder Processes

Powders developed to meet certain product performance targets often suffer from inconsistent and unpredictable flow. The reasons for this are many. A material's characteristics...
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Powder Processing Best Practices

A material’s characteristics and how they may change during processing can affect HOW these materials are processed. Key factors affecting powders include aeration, moisture absorption...
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Powder eHandbook: Efficient Powder Process Handling

The mechanisms of powder flow are complex. They are influenced by an array of different parameters; some relate to the particles’ physical attributes, such as size and shape, ...
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Chemical Processing’s Powder eHandbook: Tips for Successful Powder Processing

Powders and the dust they create have a tendency to create a myriad of material handling headaches. For example, dust can wreak havoc on the performance and accuracy of many level...
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Chemical Processing’s Powder eHandbook: Optimize Powder Processing

Some chemical makers are missing opportunities to reduce operating costs and increase profits because they aren’t striving to re-engineer and streamline their processes. A plant...
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Chemical Processing’s Powder eHandbook: Process Powders with Ease

Processing powders can be tricky. During processing, powder properties can be affected by many different factors including if the materials are stored for long periods, if the...
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CP Powder eHandbook: Effectively Handle Powders

Chemical and pharmaceutical industries process thousands of dry bulk materials every hour of every day for a variety of applications. To maintain the highest standards of safety...
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CP Powder eHandbook: Effective Powder Processing

As many chemical processors know, processing powders can be tricky. Powder properties can be affected if the materials are stored for long periods. Powders can be compressed, ...
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CP Powder eHandbook: Tips for Effective and Safe Handling of Solids

One of the trickiest materials to process, solids are comprised of powders or particulates, a continuous gaseous phase (usually air) and, almost always, a liquid component. Processors...
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Chemical Processing Powder eHandbook: Succeed at Solids Handling

One of the trickiest materials to process, solids are comprised of powders or particulates, a continuous gaseous phase (usually air) and, almost always, a liquid component. Processors...
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Chemical Processing Powder eHandbook: Address Challenges Posed by Powders

One of the trickiest materials to process, powders are comprised of solids or particulates, a continuous gaseous phase (usually air) and, almost always, a liquid component. Many...

Other eHandbooks

eHandbook: Tips For Better Flow Management

Flow management is essential for optimizing process performance, ensuring product quality and safety, minimizing environmental impact, and achieving regulatory compliance.

eHandbook: Proactive Process Safety Tips

Proactive safety protects workers, communities and assets while maintaining regulatory compliance and sustaining business operations.

2024 TSCA CDR Cheat Sheet

What happens every 4 years and starts again in June 2024? Hint: It’s not the Summer Olympics! TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) is due this year. This one-page guide gives you...

Mixer and Blender Options for Vacuum Drying Requirements

Agitated vacuum drying is an efficient method for removing volatile components from pharmaceutical granulations, chemicals, plastics, ceramics, metals, and other products.
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Editorial eBook: Boeing in Crisis

What's going on at Boeing? Well, editors from across Endeavor created this eBook to help answer questions.

The complete guide to evaluating Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS)

A reference guide full of insights and experiences to assist you in evaluating all the major considerations that should be reviewed when selecting and purchasing a CEMS solution...

Learning Paths: What They Are and How to Use Them

The scarcity of skilled workers is affecting economic growth. Find out how you can streamline training courses based on job roles, ensuring your team members develop the skills...

Closing the Skills Gap: Training and Upskilling the Next Generation of Talent

42% of manufacturing workers identified training and career opportunities as reasons for staying with their employer. Learn how executives from DuPont and ADM are developing and...

Streamline Production with Process Operations and Safety Online Training

The key to retention in a tight labor market is to invest in developing your talent. Explore how you can immerse your chemical manufacturing teams in 3D training designed to facilitate...

Optimizing brownfield chemical plants with instrumentation

Learn how key instrumentation technology can assist you in navigating the deep transformations required today in reducing emissions, adopting low-carbon solutions, and maintaining...
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The Data-Driven Approach to Controlling Costs and Maximizing Production

Read this brief on the challenge for energy and materials enterprises to deliver maximum revenue and production yield.
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How Asset Performance Management Software Enables Reliability in Any Asset-Intensive Industry

Organizations around the world are being met with pressure to increase the reliability, affordability and sustainability of their operations, all while managing growing amounts...
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Proven Measurement Technology for Flue Gas Monitoring

How do you comply with strict legal limits for flue gas emissions? By using an analyzer system configured for customer-specific measuring tasks. SICK’s MCS200HW monitors emissions...
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Ask the Expert: Solutions to Interface Level Measurement

Learn the solutions and technologies used to drive reliable interface-level measurements.

eHandbook: Vaaler Awards: Celebrating 50+ Years of Innovation

These proven technologies could enhance efficiency and safety within your operations.

Optimizing Your ESG Strategy

Learn how new technologies are helping the chemical industry manage risk, uphold compliance and protect the wellbeing of individuals and the environment.

eHandbook: Establish Better Energy Efficiency

Reducing energy consumption can play a critical role in improving the bottom line.

eHandbook: Roll Out These Reliability Tips

To help you roll with reliability, Chemical Processing has put together this eHandbook, which includes insight on: Make Better Maintenance Decisions —  A simplified...
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Battery Materials eBook

Increasing pressure from legislative and environmental efforts is pushing drivers to change from internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) to electric vehicles (EVs). The high...

Maximizing Efficiency and Budgeting With Time on Tools

Learn about the challenges, opportunities, and improvements that Time on Tools can make to a plant’s schedule.
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Pave A Path To Safety And Sustainability

In today’s dynamic bulk chemicals industry, staying relevant and competitive is crucial. Not only are there near-term uncertainties in the market and supply chain but regulations...
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Avoid Common Flowmeter Errors

Learn where to use six flowmeter technologies and why.
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eHandbook: Get Trained On Temperature Measurement

To enhance your training, Chemical Processing has put together this eHandbook, which includes insight on:Measure Temperature Right — Pick the technique and technology that most...
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Quiz: Where Are You in Your Energy Transition?

See how your priorities align with the industry.
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eHandbook: Establish Better Energy Efficiency

Reducing energy consumption can play a critical role in improving the bottom line.
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eHandbook: Roll Out These Reliability Tips

To help you roll with reliability, Chemical Processing has put together this eHandbook, which includes insight on:Make Better Maintenance Decisions — A simplified approach for...
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Efficient Dynamics 365 Implementation for Chemical Manufacturing with Proven Expertise

Accelerate Dynamics 365 Implementation for Chemical Manufacturing with ChemXpress: Proven Expertise for Efficiency and Ease of Use
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eHandbook: Flush Out Flow Frustrations

To help you flush out frustrations, Chemical Processing has put together this eHandbook, which includes insight on:Select the Proper pH Sensor — Consider a number of key factors...
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The complete guide to evaluating Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS)

A reference guide full of insights and experiences to assist you in evaluating all of the major considerations that should be reviewed when selecting and purchasing a CEMS solution...
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eHandbook: Strengthen Your Process Safety

Dealing with safety issues can involve sophisticated techniques for hazard analysis and prescriptive measures. It demands an understanding of tradeoffs and nuances.
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Maintenance and Repair of Glass-Lined Equipment

The key to a long life for glass-lined equipment is an inspection and maintenance program that is designed for early detection of damage. You can minimize operational and performance...
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eHandbook: Don't Waste These Water/Wastewater Best Practices

Water disperses and conveys materials, serves as a cleaning agent for equipment and occasionally acts as a reactant in certain processes. Treat it right.
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Ultimate Guide to OSHA Injury and Illness Reporting

An American worker gets hurt on the job every 7 seconds. At that rate, safety pros make thousands of decisions every day about which injury and illness cases to record. With OSHA...
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Remote Seal Systems Deliver Protection and Precision

Remote seals protect transmitters when measuring difficult fluids and expand the applications for pressure measurement solutions.
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Permanently Installed Technology: The Major Advance in Motor Testing

Currently most companies use portable technology to monitor their motor’s health. A recent new advancement, permanently installed technology, offers a more powerful method for...
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eHandbook: Strengthen Safety With Remote Monitoring

Remote monitoring helps operators improve safety and prevent costly unscheduled downtime.
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Quiz: What’s Your Digital Transformation Status?

Did you know that up to 70% of digital transformation projects fail? Take this quiz to see if your company has identified some of the key factors for digital success, and discover...
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Unified Power and Process: Path to Oil & Gas Net Zero

Unravel the oil and gas industry's path to sustainability and net-zero goals! Discover green hydrogen, carbon capture, and digitalization for a greener future. Dive into this ...
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Accelerating digital transformation with software-defined... everything

Unlock the power of digital transformation in industrial operations! Explore software-defined technologies, real-world examples, and proven strategies for your organization's ...