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There's money to be saved by operating pumps more efficiently
The metal has clear benefits in some highly corrosive chemical process ...
Coriolis flow meters: The most fun we have developing content for this magazine happens when we find fellow chemical process plant comrades who are willing to talk about the ways they're making newer technologies work for them.
Standardizing has simplified training and optimization efforts
The recent painful downturn and high energy costs are pushing corporate ...
Various approaches can protect seals, but only a few are effective
Annually reforming stored or non-operational drives ensures that they remain ...
In order to achieve all the benefits of a total productive maintenance ...
Any pumping system must have the available NPSH of the system be equal to or exceed the NPSH required by the pump. A control valve or flow meter installed in the suction line will add to the suction pressure drop.
Sure, having more alarms is a plus if they contribute to better plant operation. But nowadays, more and more chemical plants have numerous alarms that are causing more trouble than they are worth.
What exactly goes into a great workplace? Senior editor Diane Dierking investigates and finds that companies that foster trust, pride and camaraderie among coworkers rank highest.
Plant employees aren't all that different from plant equipment. Both need to be efficient without being over-worked. This article details the things you can do to be more effective at your job.
The award is presented annually to recognize innovative solutions to processing problems at chemical plants throughout the world. Nominate a worthy candidate today.
Machinery maintenance efforts should begin before a piece of hardware even makes its way to the plant floor.
Chemical manufacturing & process engineering: Object-oriented and class-based programming simplifies design, testing and validation of reusable modules, such as those found in Clean-in-Place (CIP) processes.
Chemical manufacturing & process engineering: Keep a few pointers in mind when sorting through proposals for distillation column internals. They will make it easier to equitably compare the quotes, including assessing performance claims and even alternative hardware recommendations.
This second article from Dr. Gooddata explains how to estimate the magnitude and effects of random errors in data.
Process engineering & chemical manufacturing: As of June 2005, almost 480 PIP Practices in all eight disciplines had been published. Around 560 total Practices are targeted for publication and maintenance. The Civil, Structural, Architectural (CSA) discipline makes up 43 of the total PIP Practices.
Process engineering and chemical manufacturing: While an average industrial power boiler has a lifespan of up to 50 years or more, replacing one can be a costly investment. Depending on the age of a particular boiler and its projected remaining useful life, manufacturers usually have strong ...