April 18th, 2014

April 2014 CEP Preview

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CEP April 2014 CoverFLUIDS AND SOLIDS HANDLING: Best Practices for Pilot-Plant Piping (click here to read this article now) Pilot-plant piping is subject to more-frequent modification than typical process plant piping, and must be able to accommodate a range of media, temperatures, and pressures during its lifetime. Use this guide to determine which piping, tubing, and fittings are optimal for your pilot plant application. SAFETY: Maintain Accurate Process Safety Information Accurate process safety information is the cornerstone of effective process safety management. Follow this three-phase approach to create and maintain an effective PSI program. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: Reduce Water Consumption through Recycling Industrial facilities are increasingly turning to water reuse for a wide range of purposes, including process water, boiler feedwater, and cooling tower makeup. This article reviews water-reclamation technologies and explains how to determine whether water reuse is a feasible option for your plant. GLOBAL OUTLOOK: Innovation and Italy’s Chemicals Industries Italy’s many small and medium-sized chemical companies are crucibles of innovation and have helped Italy to establish a strong presence in global chemicals exports. News: How Well Are We Preparing ChE Students for Industry? … National Science Academies Answer 20 Most-Asked Climate Questions … Electronic Shrink Wrap Conforms to a Beating Heart ... Upgrading Natural Gas Just Got Easier ... Biomass and Sunlight Cooperate to Produce Electricity … CO2-to-Methanol Catalyst Takes On New Hue of Green ... The Good and the Bad of Carbon Trading. Plus: AIChE Journal Highlight: Tribute to Founders: R. Byron Bird … Material Matters: Modeling Ceramic Fiber Insulation for CPI Applications … Catalyzing Commercialization: A Sugar-Powered Battery for Your Smartphones … Career Corner: Build Your Brand for Positive Career Impact … Profile: Transforming Bottles into Businesses … What’s New: Offshore technology Conference (OTC) Expo Preview … What’s New: PTXI Powder and Bulk Solids Conference Expo Preview … Process Safety Beacon: How Do You Measure Process Safety Performance? … Software and Information TechnologyProduct Digest: Instrumentation … BooksInstitute News: 2014 AIChE Election Candidates; AIChE Fellows; Member News … Calendars. The April 2014 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

Leadership Opportunities

Chair a Process Safety Conference Session or Work on a CCPS Sub-Committee

Chairing 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.

AIChE Speakers Corner

AIChE’s student chapters and local sections are always looking for compelling speakers to provide new perspectives on chemical engineering. If you are an accomplished and innovative member of your field and are interested in sharing your experiences with AIChE students and professional members, you should consider joining Speakers Corner.
Ambassadors will:
  • attend a student chapter or local section meeting
  • present a topic of interest to the students
  • engage future generations of engineering leaders
We invite all interested speakers to become a part of this essential program. You can find more information on the Speakers Corner here and you can sign up by emailing us at