Ad Closing: July 13, 2015 | Material Closing: July 20, 2015
Plants Boost Capabilities of New Hires
By Seán Ottewell, Editor at Large
Young engineers who are replacing retiring veterans lack the technical skills and experience of seasoned staff. Here's what some operating companies are doing to enhance their competence and retain key institutional knowledge.
Design and Optimization
Embrace ISO 55000
By Ken Bannister, EngTech Industries
The new ISO 55000 standard sets realistic expectations for asset management and defines structure and accountability for asset-management best practices. So, processors should strive to get ISO 55000 certification.
Maintenance and Operations
Bring Procedures into the 21st Century
By Dave Strobhar, Beville Engineering
Operators need access to effective, up-to-date procedures. A modular approach to developing procedures can address key issues that undermine the value of most procedures at plants and can provide important improvements.
Solids and Fluids Handling
Overcome Oversized Pumps
By Walter Schicketanz, Consultant
Continuously controlled centrifugal pumps are ubiquitous at plants, with throttling by a control valve generally used to alter flow rate. Many such pumps are oversized ý but cutting impellers often may address such oversizing.
Making it Work
Automated Feeding Enhances Biologics Production
By Bill Campbell, Stratophase Ltd.
Many biopharmaceuticals are produced via cell cultures. Real-time monitoring of the metabolic activity of the process enables a different approach to nutrient feeding that automates the process and optimizes the feeding.
Use Software Tools to Improve Energy Efficiency
By Riyaz Papar, Energy Columnist
Free software tools available through the U.S. Dept. of Energy can help junior engineers as well as experts. These include "Steam System Modeler," "Pumping System Assessment Tool," "Airmaster+" and "MotorMaster+."
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