Chemical Processing LogoJuly 2015 Issue Preview

Ad Closing: June 12, 2015 | Material Closing: June 19, 2015

Cover Story
Over-alarming Raises Alarms
By Seán Ottewell, Editor at Large
Process control systems make adding alarms easy. As a result, when an upset occurs operators frequently face a flood of alarms that can obscure the key problem. Here's a rundown on what's being done to better manage alarms.

Maintenance and Operations
Rethink Your Approach to Large Gaskets
By Rob Haywood, W. L. Gore & Associates
The range of equipment and operating conditions at many plants often leads them to use of a wide variety of large gaskets that usually require fabrication off site. However, there's a better way to handle the gasket situation.

Solids and Fluids Handling
Make the Most of Centrifugal Pumps
By Amin Almasi, Rotating Equipment Consultant
A number of key factors must be considered to achieve optimum efficiency and reliability and to best match pumps to certain applications. In addition, a pump recycle line and parallel operation require special care.

Instrumentation and Control
Take Full Advantage of Virtualization
By Paul Hodge, Honeywell Process Solutions
Putting process control software on multipurpose hardware instead of on individual dedicated hardware and using cloud engineering can reduce risk and improve capital efficiency when deploying automation projects.

Making it Work
Wireless Networks Improve Leak Detection
By Bob Karschnia, Emerson Process Management
A large Belgian chemical plant has installed a system of hydrocarbon sensors and wireless discrete transmitters. The project provides significant cost savings and enhances existing leak-detection practices.

Energy Saver
Improve Insulation
By Riyaz Papar, Energy Columnist
Hot surfaces of equipment and piping can lead to significant energy losses and pose risks of personal injury. Adding or enhancing insulation and installing refractory where appropriate can boost energy efficiency and safety.

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