December 9th, 2013 Karen Simpson | Comments (0)SAFETY: Protect Your Process with the Proper Flame Arresters (click here to read this article now) A flame arrester may be installed to keep an external flame out of a tank or vessel or to ensure that a flame burning within a pipeline does not propagate to other equipment. Use the information presented here to determine what type of device is appropriate for your application. REACTIONS AND SEPARATIONS: Follow this Process Development Path Bench-scale engineering (BSE) and the interdisciplinary no-transfer team (INTT) are valuable complements to the scale-down-before-scale-up method of process development. GLOBAL OUTLOOK: The Success of Switzerland’s Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Industries The strong international presence of Switzerland’s chemicals industries — characterized by a major export market and substantial investment in its companies abroad — has helped to make the Swiss chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries among the world’s most successful. SPECIAL SECTION: Spotlight on: ScaleUp: A Win-Win for Students and Industry In an increasingly competitive global environment, how can chemical engineering students and companies alike align to meet the challenges ahead? Simply put, through AIChE’s ScaleUp program. News: Made-to-Order Materials Move Forward … 3D Photonic Crystal Stands Up to the Heat … Battery Electrode Acquires Self-Healing Power … GHG Emissions Decline as Power Plants Switch to Natural Gas … Footwear Recycling Process Debuts … Algae’s Biological Clock Gets Duped. Plus: AIChE Journal Highlight: Survival of the Fittest: An Economic Perspective on Novel Biofuels … Process Automation Corner: Real-Time Analytics for Pharmaceutical Quality Control … What’s New … Process Safety Beacon: Hazards of Strong Oxidizers … Software and Information Technology … Product Digest: Fluids Handling … Career Corner: Don’t Stop Learning … Institute News: Annual Meeting Wrap-Up; President's Corner: To Shape the Future We Want; 2014 Institute Election Results; AIChE Foundation Honors Stuart Churchill; AIChE Foundation Heralds ChE’s “Promise” in New Film; Divisions and Forums Present Awards; Member News … Calendars. The December 2013 issue of CEP is now available online. AIChE members receive access to CEP, including a searchable archive of issues dating back to 2001.
Chair a Process Safety Conference Session or Work on a CCPS Sub-CommitteeChairing a session can be rewarding in that you are working directly with subject matter experts in topics that are at the cutting edge of process safety. Session chairs are part of the conference planning committee. They work with the other chairs to brainstorm session topics that are timely and of importance to the field of process safety. After the abstract submission date arrives, the chairs and co-chairs then review all of the abstracts and choose which to accept to their session. Then they must review the draft papers of the accepted abstracts a few weeks later and give guidance/ask for revisions of the papers a few weeks late. They must then do the same for the PowerPoint presentations of the accepted authors in their session. Download PDFs for more detailed responsibilities on Representation on Projects, Roles and Responsiblities, and Participant Qualifications. If you are interested, contact Jing Chen.
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