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Is Buying Used Equipment Really A Bargain?

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Used equipment when purchased wisely can provide savings.

Deftly Move Liquids Out Of Danger

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Emergency transfer liquid de-inventory systems fall into four categories. Here a several factors to consider when designing such systems.

Properly Protect Your Compressor

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Entrained liquids can cause damage to compressors, but isn’t always easy to identify.

Treat Your Reciprocating Compressor Right

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Starting up a reciprocating compressor at no or very low load reduces torque requirements, improves machine reliability and saves money.

Can Your Pump Cope With Process Changes?

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Process changes can drastically impact a pump’s performance.

Fluid Handling: Ensure Satisfactory Sampling

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Sampling and troubleshooting from pressurized systems demands care.

Don’t Let Orifice Calculations Put You In A Hole

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Double-check results when doing orifice calculations because significant mistakes can occur even for such a simple device.

Resolve Reactor Riddles

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A trickle-bed reactor with two major challenges needs a closer look at system properties to understand the interplay of availability, reaction pathways and catalytic effects.

Identify Orifice Plate Issues

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Improper installation and other culprits can compromise orifice plate flow measurements.

Chemical Processing

Information on a range of chemical engineering topics, from process engineering, manufacturing and automation strategies to fluid handling and pumps.

Chemical Processing

Information on a range of chemical engineering topics, from process engineering, manufacturing and automation strategies to fluid handling and pumps.

Process Equipment: Properly Manage Over-Design

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Avoid over-design by adding margin once and only in one place to prevent equipment performance issues.

Take The Pressure Off Troubleshooting

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When a process has problems, the local instruments and connection points may play a critical role in finding the culprit. Local pressure readings often are essential.

Preclude Project Pitfalls

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Example highlights how management failure can cause problems.

Shutdown Tips: Tame Turnaround Tribulations

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Long times between shutdowns means proper preparation is crucial to implementing solutions and maintaining operating excellence

Pump Troubleshooting: Size Up A Tall Order

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An elevated vessel may provide a more economical alternative to a booster pump to fix pump suction head problems.

Grasp The Nuances Of Level Measurement

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When measuring level, it’s important to recognize that the differences in the way process instruments work can profoundly affect readings.

Quell A Quench-Loop Quandary

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Address two issues when solving temperature limitations in a quench-loop.

Get to the Bottom of Level Limitations

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Sensible equipment specification requires taking things such as nozzle minimum clearances into account.

Correctly Control Compressor Capacity

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Two recycle configurations will work to correctly control compressor capacity but the simpler one is far less expensive.

Piping: Understand A Cold Fact About Ice

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A deep dive into thermal conductivity data values clarifies the common misconception that ice coating pipes provides insulation.

Plant Operations: Become A Great Troubleshooter

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Understand when to use structured and less-formal approaches to troubleshooting problems in a plant.

Probe Plant Personnel’s Understanding

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When troubleshooting a plant issue, probe the engineer’s basic knowledge of the unit to be sure the information given is accurate.

Processing Operations: Do More Than Troubleshoot

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Focus on efforts to improve base operations after troubleshooting issues.

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