December 2017 Issue
Follow several best practices for exchangers, coils and jackets
Take advantage of some cutover commissioning tips and tricks
Switch from batch filter presses provides significant benefits
Assess human factors to provide a more comprehensive and effective evaluation
Understand the difference between acceptance testing and performance testing
Two process safety groups release report highlighting key areas of improvement for process safety.
A variety of drivers coupled with new developments are boosting acceptance
Document clarifies new requirements for “clear and reasonable warnings”
Recreating missing equipment data requires significant effort
Studies focus on better understanding off-odors in chemical products and their physical impact
Proper data interpretation depends upon knowledge of a device’s limits
Single-step process enables production of custom-designed structures
Method yields polyvinyl ether with predictable molecular weight and narrow molecular weight distribution.
A diverse range of topics attracted the most attention this year.
Hurricane Harvey in September took a toll on capacity utilization. Source: American Chemistry Council.
We asked readers: What issue most hampers the long-term durability of operational improvement efforts at your site?