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July 9th, 2012
INSTRUMENTATION: Implement an Effective Alarm Management Program Apply the ISA-18.2 Standard on Alarm Management to design, implement, and maintain an effective alarm system. ON THE HORIZON: Harnessing the Power of Virtual Reality Advances in physical modeling and computational science will revolutionize the way engineers develop and design new technologies and processes (click here to read this article now). HEAT TRANSFER: Prepare Your Cooling System Before Startup Pre-startup actions such as initial water treatment and equipment coatings in cooling tower water systems can increase system life expectancy and efficiency, and reduce corrosion and fouling. CAREER CATALYST: Use Cloud Tools to Collaborate Internet-based applications are changing the way chemical engineers collaborate. These virtual tools can help project teams make decisions more quickly, reduce costs, and increase productivity. BACK TO BASICS: Solid-Liquid Separation: A Guide to Centrifuge Selection Centrifugation is a necessary step in many pharmaceutical and chemical production processes. These guidelines will help chemical engineers better understand the process of centrifuge selection. News: New Electrolyte Brightens Future for Affordable Solar Power … Biofuel Process Touts Economic Feasibility … The Positive Side of Redox Chemistry … Fuel-Cell System Is Engineered for Maximum Efficiency … Chem Economics: Plastic Additives Are Poised for Growth … AIChE Journal Highlight: Japan's ChemE Curriculum Must Keep Up with a Changing Industry. Plus: Letters … What's New … Process Safety Beacon: Emergency Preparation — The Titanic Disaster … Product Digest: Piping, Tubing, Fittings, and Hoses … Software … Institute News: Institute Election Candidate Platforms; Calendar … YPOV: Engineering Cyber Security. The July 2012 issue of CEP is now available online. AIChE members receive access to CEP, including a searchable archive of issues dating back to 2001, online at http://www.aiche.org/cep.