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July 1, 2014
In the face of intense market pressures, companies are increasingly requiring their engineering organizations to complete capital projects more quickly, while spending less capital and creating systems that cost less to operate over the long run. They are also asked to do this with fewer engineers. While this “do more with less” philosophy may not seem feasible to some, it is possible when the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Project-Optimization-Through-Engineering_11925.html
May 16, 2014
Intergraph Corp. (Huntsville, Ala.; www.intergraph.com) has released SmartPlant Fusion 2014, the latest version of its breakthrough solution for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and plant operators to rapidly find, capture, organize, link and visualize large volumes of information through a simple web portal. Trustworthy engineering data and documentation is essential to effective...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Intergraph-releases-SmartPlant-Fusion-2014_11790.html
April 24, 2014
Most chemical processes are born in the laboratory. The challenge for engineers is to then convert the laboratory method into a large and economically sound industrial process. Unfortunately, many promising technologies never see the light of day; some because of perpetual piloting programs aimed at solving minute process issues, others due to unanticipated technical problems resulting from fast-tracking...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Scaleup-Options-and-Risk_11748.html
April 1, 2014
The piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) is often considered to be the gold standard for the proper design, operation and maintenance of plants in the chemical process industries (CPI), including chemical, oil-and-gas facilities, mining operations, food-processing plants, and water- and wastewater-treatment plants. The P&ID provides important information for manufacturing and installing...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Principles-of-P-and-ID-Development_11592.html
September 10, 2013
Bigger is better. That simple statement summarizes one of the fundamental principles of chemical engineering. It is a statement that we frequently want to ignore, but if capital efficiency is the main concern, it is always true. All engineers need an occasional reminder of this truism and can be aided by a tactile exercise that shows the inescapability of the bigger-is-better mentality. Origami, the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Why-Big-Always-Wins-Examining-Economies-of-Scale_10988.html
July 1, 2013
Polyethylene (PE) is the world’s largest-volume commodity polymer. Along with high-density (HDPE) and low-density (LDPE) polyethylene, linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) is one of the three main types of PE. The global market for LLDPE is over 20 million metric tons per year, corresponding to about 30% of the total PE produced. In LLDPE production, three major types of low-pressure technologies...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/A-solution-based-route-to-LLDPE_10693.html
June 1, 2013
Chemical technology is in a state of constant innovation and evolution that is being spearheaded by laboratory researchers across the world. Within the past decade, research specific to “green” or bio-based chemicals has gathered funding and momentum as broad-based opinion has shifted toward themes such as sustainability, renewables and conservation. This momentum has impelled advances in green...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/From-Concept-to-Commercial-Production_10584.html
May 1, 2013
Launched in 2012, Process Care Solution is a service that provides a team of experienced engineers and other experts with knowledge and expertise in process engineering and project management, to rapidly...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/If-your-plant-is-not-performing-consider-this-engineering-service_10482.html
April 8, 2013
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany: www.siemens.com/industryautomation) and Bentley Systems Systems (Exton, Pa.; www.bently.com) announced today at the Hannover Messe that they are stepping up their strategic collaboration, focusing on the process industry sector in fields such as chemicals, energy, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas. Both companies are targeting increased...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Siemens-and-Bentley-extend-collaboration-to-the-process-industry_10411.html
January 8, 2013
Aveva Solutions Ltd. (Aveva; Cambridge, U.K.; www.aveva.com) announced today the commercial availability of its brand-new plant design software, AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D), setting a new level of performance for major capital engineering projects. AVEVA E3D drives the adoption of Lean Construction by enabling engineering, procurement and construction contractors (EPCs) to break down barriers between...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Aveva-announces-the-commercial-availability-of-AVEVA-Everything3D_10103.html
August 1, 2012
Arbitrarily, process leads can be categorized into three different sub-categories or levels. Level one process leads are those who directly interact with the client to achieve the results required of the project, and are therefore accountable for any and all mishaps. Additionally, these leads supervise other lead process engineers who in turn supervise a team of their own. In the second level, process...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Process-Lead-Responsibilities-In-Design-Projects_9555.html
April 16, 2012
Aveva (Manchester, U.K.; www.aveva.com) has today announced the commercial release of a brand new product in its Aveva Plant portfolio, Aveva Laser Modeller, a 3D laser scanning software solution that can reduce brownfield facility intelligent 3D modeling time by up to 50%, says the company. Key customers have over the past 12 months played an integral role in the development and testing process of this...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Aveva-Laser-Modeller-reduces-3D-modeling-time-by-up-to-50-percent_9243.html
April 1, 2012
When a process plant is set up, an owner has several things in mind; the market demand for his product and hence the plant capacity, the plant cost, the space availability, space for future expansion and so on. Once a plant has been built, there is equipment that has additional design margins. For example, columns and pumps are specified with 10% margins. Control valves are specified with approximately a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Revamping-Your-Process-Plant_9184.html
January 1, 2012
Mechanical integrity is an essential consideration in heat exchanger design. The most common threat to this integrity is tube bundle vibration. So, the computer programs used for heat exchanger design incorporate procedures that assess this threat. However, such analysis is generally undertaken after exchanger geometry has been identified. The result can be that geometry that is optimal in terms of thermal...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Designing-Shell-and-Tube-Heat-Exchangers-Avoid-Vibration-From-The-Start_8834.html
December 1, 2011
Today’s plant turnarounds bear little resemblance to those of the past: Last-minute preparations and procurements combined with hurried work plans penciled into a notebook often led to undisciplined procedures, incidents and equipment that still operated with defective parts. Those bygone practices have been cleaned up and replaced with clearer processes as turnarounds have become critical to a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Turnarounds-Shorter-Safer-Simpler_8780.html
November 1, 2011
To stay on budget, major capital projects often call for aggressive schedules. Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors often end up using work processes that are not part of an established or standard work procedure. This is especially true when it comes to acquiring materials to support the schedule, particularly for critical paths related to the piping design, supply, fabricate and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Piping-Minimizing-the-Risk-of-Pre-buys_8617.html
March 28, 2011
As at Achema 2009, the theme of this engineering-and-construction firm’s AchemAsia exhibition stand will be “The power of the new.” The company’s employees invest all their energy...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Process-technology-for-best-use-of-energy-and-raw-materials_7426.html
March 28, 2011
The MegaMethanol and MTP (methanol-to-propylene) concepts open new routes for coal monetization, and SNG (substitute natural gas) is a possible way to convert coal into a transportable fuel — methane. SNG can be used either for power generation...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Process-technology-for-making-chemicals-from-coal_7439.html
March 28, 2011
This company recently introduced an expanded services department to complement its software products. Supporting the petroleum and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Expanded-design-services-offered-by-this-firm_7443.html
March 28, 2011
PSI-Plot Version 9.5 for Windows is designed for technical plotting and data processing in science and engineering fields. Version 9.5 builds...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/design_engineering_and_construction/Use-this-software-package-for-technical-plotting_7444.html
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