Chemical Processing LogoDecember 2014 Issue Preview

Ad Closing: November 10, 2014 | Material Closing: November 18, 2014

Cover Story
Chemical Makers Think Small
By Seán Ottewell, Editor at Large
Companies now are using nanotechnology in a wide variety of ways to improve processes and products. Here's a rundown of some of recent developments that provide large benefits through use technology on the nanoscale.

Maintenance and Operations
Assess Pump Lifecycle Costs
By Robert Lax, ITT PRO Services, and Mike Pemberton, ITT Goulds Pumps
Taking a lifecycle approach to pumps can identify ways to improve system efficiency and reliability of pump and valve subsystems, and thus to reduce energy consumption, lower maintenance costs and enhance process control.

Instrumentation and Control
Targeted Attacks are the New Normal
By Andrew Ginter, Waterfall Security
Threats to plant networks have become more sophisticated, necessitating the continual evolution of cyber security efforts. Hardware, particularly unidirectional security gateways, can play an important role in ensuring security.

Energy Saver
Sustain Energy-Cost-Control Efforts
By Ven Venkatesan, Energy Columnist
Energy cost savings may wane over time unless you invest in ongoing efforts. Follow these five steps to ensure that results are sustained long-term and to help identify new opportunities for energy savings.

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