Design & Simulation

A successful chemical process depends upon the appropriate selection, sizing and configuration of the various unit operations and other equipment necessary. This rarely is a simple or rote exercise. Instead, it usually requires careful evaluation of various design and operational parameters, often via modeling, coupled with the application of proven best practices. 


Procurement Equipment

Spring Equipment Buying Tips for Chemical Plant Operators (Part 1 of 2)

It’s a season of renewal, and for many process operations that means upgrading equipment.

Prevent Plant Layout Problems

Always consider issues such as maintenance access and pipe rack design

Energy Saver Projects: Yes, It Does Matter

Incorrect installations can hinder recouping any energy savings

Novel Approach Improves Ammonia Process Efficiency

Use of artificial intelligence and first principles hybrid modeling provides gains



EFCE Honors Two For CAPE Research

June 7, 2022
Group recognizes computer-aided process engineering efforts

IChemE Adds 25 New Technical Books To Free Library

April 22, 2022
New books on sustainability, process safety and design are available.

EFCE Honors Modeling Work

Sept. 20, 2021
Researcher explored particle formation processes

AIChE Selects Pitt’s Chris Wilmer For Young Investigator Award

June 27, 2017
The award recognizes “outstanding research in computational molecular science and engineering, encompassing both methods and applications.”

White Papers: In Depth Research


Special Report: Avoid Common Mistakes With Vessels

Oct. 28, 2014
Welded vessels play a key role in most processes. However, few plants now have in-depth expertise in materials selection, fabrication and design of such vessels. As a result, ...

From Concept to Manufacture - Optimising the design and implementation of Process Plant.

Aug. 18, 2010
The pressure of international competition is being felt in the field of plant engineering with a demand for shorter development times and reduced project costs. A consistent and...

ChemicalProcessing Special Report: Pilot Plants

Read about the 10 factors that will impact the design, construction and operation of these next-generation pilot plant units. Learn about new pilot plant development methods. ...

Puzzler: Sort Out A Scale-Up Snafu

Aug. 27, 2021
Various factors that could reduce reactor performance need investigation

Quick Poll: Interest in Using a Digital Twin

Aug. 2, 2021
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Don’t Skip Development Steps

June 29, 2021
Pushing technology too fast can cost a company dearly

Design Management: See The Positive Side Of Insecurity

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