Ad Closing: March 9, 2014 | Material Closing: March 18, 2014
How Have Salaries Fared?
By Amanda Joshi, Managing Editor
Results of our annual survey provide insights on salaries and salary increases earned, benefits received and wanted, as well as issues affecting job satisfaction. Check out how results compare to those of the 2013 survey.
Design and Optimization
Real-Time Monitoring Picks Up Steam
By Seán Ottewell, Editor at Large
Plants are relying more on continuous measurements of their steam systems to make the most of the steam they generate as well as to cut the costs of providing that essential utility and maintaining steam and condensate systems.
Maintenance and Operations
Rethink Nitrogen Supply for Inerting
By David J. Connaughton, Parker Hannifin
Many processes rely on nitrogen blanketing of tanks to prevent fire or explosion as well as contamination or degradation of chemicals. On-demand nitrogen generators may offer benefits over traditional sources of the gas.
Solids and Fluids Handling
Understand Flow Additives' Impact
By Tim Freeman, Freeman Technology
Some powders contain flow additives. Testing can detect and quantify even subtle changes in powder behavior after flow additives have been introduced, and thus can provide insights on optimizing the use of such additives.
Making it Work
Phenol Plant Improves Flow Measurement
By Peter Chirivas, Flexim Americas
The installed self-contained differential-pressure flow meter plugged quickly. So, the plant switched to a non-intrusive ultrasonic meter. It provides accurate noise-free readings and doesn't require frequent calibration and cleaning.
Cut Steam Cost
By Ven Venkatesan, Energy Columnist
Many steam systems suffer from excessive fuel cost, inefficient steam generation, less-than-optimum steam utilization and poor condensate recovery. This first of two columns on the topic provides tips for achieving savings.
Tackle Suction Recirculation Problems in Centrifugal Pumps
By Andrew Sloley, Troubleshooting Columnist
Running at lower speed can help reduce damage and operating problems. A variable frequency drive often is a good option to control the speed. To evaluate its suitability for the particular service, follow an eight-step procedure. .
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