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Want to Be a Topflight Leader? Hone Your People-skills

    If leadership ability corresponded to IQ levels, every engineer would be a contender for the coveted corner office, whether that office was occupied by the company CEO or its vice president for engineering. Unfortunately, a different kind of…

Calendar (September – November 2006) Europe

  ISCRE 19: 19th International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering. Dechema e.V. (Frankfurt, Germany). Phone: +49-69-7564-295; Fax: +49-69-7564-176; Web: events.dechema.de/ISCRE Potsdam/Berlin, Germany Sept. 3-6   Distillation & Absorption 2006. The Institution of Chemical Engineers (Rugby, U.K.). Phone: +44-1788-578214; Fax: +44-1788-560833;…

Calendar (September – November 2006) Asia

  Petrochemicals - A Beginner's Course. Reed Business Information (Surrey, U.K.). Phone: +44-20-8652-3090; Fax: +44-20-8652-8351; Web: reedbusiness.co.uk Dubai, U. A.E. Sept. 11   12th Annual China Chemical Industry Conference. Chemical Week (New York, N.Y.). Phone: 212-621-4978; Fax: 212-621-4970; Email: reg@chemweek.com…

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China Still Beckons Petrochemical Investments

    China, one of the world's great growth stories, may become the world's largest consumer market. As that potential unfolds, petrochemical activity and investment are sure to be key drivers. China is now the 6th largest economy in the…

Calendar (September – November 2006) North America

  ISCST 2006: 13th International Coating Science and Technology Symposium. The Tiara Group (Ojai, Calif.). Phone: 805-659-2298; Fax: 805-659-1493; Web: iscst.org Denver, Colo. Sept. 11-13   Predictive Maintenance Technology Conference & Expo. Reliabilityweb.com (Fort Myers, Fla.). Phone: 305-735-3746; Fax: 309-423-7234;…

A completely new way to make reliable, space-saving piping systems

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Co. (MHI; Mihara, Japan; edlinks.chemengonline.com/6515-531) has developed an integrated piping-and-instrument system, called M-iPIS, which makes small, complex piping systems from a single plate block. Analogous to the manufacturing of integrated circuit boards, M-iPIS realizes not only cost…

Che Salaries Show Signs of Improvement

    During the first half of this decade, painting a rosy salary picture for chemical engineers has been impossible at times, and at best required a creative flair. Forget gaining ground — amid salary freezes or raises that lagged…

Achema WAS more global than ever

  Anyone who has ever attended the Achema exhibition-congress, which showcases products and know-how for chemical engineering, environmental protection and biotechnology in Frankfurt, Germany, every three years, is aware from personal experience of the vast scope and high stature of…

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How to Prepare a Process Design Basis

    Intelligent — and thorough — preparation of a process-design-basis document can make the difference between a high-quality design for a chemical-process project and a poor one. The process-design-basis document represents the owner’s instructions to the design engineering organization…

June Calendar: North America

1st International Congress on Ceramics. The American Ceramic Society (Westerville, Ohio). Phone: 614-890-4700; Fax: 614-899-6109; Web: ceramic.org Toronto, Canada June 25–29   Principles of Process Safety Technology. ABS Consulting (Knoxville, Tenn.). Phone: 865-675-2580; Fax: 865-671-5851; Web: absconsulting.com Knoxville, Tenn. June…