Dirk Willard

Contributing Editor

DIRK WILLARD is a Chemical Processing Contributing Editor.

Sustainability: Capture Recycling Business Opportunities

Nov. 30, 2022
Better attention to waste could be key to your bottom line

Avoid Hazards in Dust Remediation

Nov. 15, 2022
Inspections, constant vigilance and good design are critical to mitigating dust hazards.

Explosion Protection: Zone In On Dust Hazards

Oct. 5, 2022
Selecting appropriate electrical area classification is crucial

Safety: Winterization Goes Beyond Equipment

Aug. 22, 2022
Pay attention to how your people dress for the cold.

Prevent Dust Explosions During Processing

July 20, 2022
Many plant operations pose under-appreciated risks

Safety Advice: Get Fired Up About Combustible Dust

June 20, 2022
Take adequate steps to defuse dangers posed by such particles

Maintenance: Make A Walkdown An Essential Step

May 18, 2022
Inspecting operations can provide invaluable insights

Polish Your Project Estimates

April 17, 2022
Keep in mind a number of key points including the value of some padding

Career Advice: Master Cold Calls

March 18, 2022
Honing phone skills with vendors is important

Career Advice: Appreciate The Help You Receive

Feb. 23, 2022
Many people will have a hand in your successful project

Sensibly Estimate Project Time And Cost

Jan. 26, 2022
Properly account for the impact of the pandemic and other issues

Profit From Portable Ultrasonic Flow Meters

Dec. 13, 2021
Follow some practical pointers to properly use these handy devices

Engineering Advice: Properly Vet Contractors

Oct. 19, 2021
Some sensible steps can stave off unwelcome surprises

Consider The Effects Of Global Warming

Sept. 20, 2021
We won’t recognize chemical processing by 2100

Utilities Pose Underappreciated Safety Risks

Aug. 18, 2021
Air, water, steam and gas systems may harbor some unpleasant surprises

Improve Communication With Contractors

July 24, 2021
Better integrating them into our teams would boost safety significantly

Design Management: See The Positive Side Of Insecurity

June 25, 2021
Review of past decisions can show if they really were right

Management: Keep Cool When Thawing Projects

May 24, 2021
Changes since a proposal was frozen can pose risks and opportunities

Intelligently Edit P&IDs

April 23, 2021
Getting mechanical details right requires some knowledge of pipe construction

Correctly Cope With Career Challenges

March 29, 2021
Take some sage advice on dealing with touchy situations

Concentrate On Critical Thinking

Feb. 16, 2021
School teaches you how to learn not how to think

Corrosion: Don’t Put Peddle To The Metal

Jan. 20, 2021
The benefits of stainless steel sometimes blind users to its limitations

Maintenance: Don’t Jump The Gun

Jan. 3, 2021
Evaluate causes and service life left before rushing to repair

Write Engineering Reports Right

Nov. 3, 2020
Follow an effective format rather than rigid corporate standards

9 Pointers To Do Pressure Relief Right

Oct. 9, 2020
Consider these pointers to develop a suitable design

Pipeline Cleaning Demands Care

Sept. 9, 2020
The way you do the job and what you use really matters

Maintenance: Inspect Your Inspection List

June 9, 2020
Are you checking everything you should and at the right frequency?

Essential Plants Need Effective Engineers

April 21, 2020
Operating during a pandemic demands a different attitude and approach

ChE Students: Take A Broader View

April 8, 2020
A job in industry requires much more than chemical engineering

Protect Your Centrifugal Pumps

March 11, 2020
Check if crucial ones lack sufficient safeguards