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Recently Published Books for the CPI: July 2020

The following recently published books may be of interest to chemical process industries (CPI) professionals: Smart Manufacturing: Applications and Case Studies. Edited by Masoud Soroush, Michael Baldea and Thomas Edgar, Elsevier Press, 2020, 525 pages, $200.00. Analytical Design of PID…

2020 CEPCI Updates: April (prelim.) and March (final)

The preliminary value for the CE Plant Cost Index (CEPCI) for April 2020 (the most recent available) decreased compared to the previous month’s value, with the values of all four major subindices (Equipment; Construction Labor; Buildings; and Engineering & Supervision)…

Clariant Catalysts expanding high-throughput research center in Calif.

Clariant Catalysts (Munich, Germany; www.clariant.com) is expanding its high-throughput R&D center in Palo Alto, Calif. Thanks to a significant investment, the upgraded facility is fitted with the latest high-throughput equipment, and will be home to an expanded team of technical…

Analyzing Your Fluid

The Trouble with Turndown: Avoiding Problems from Excessive Design Margins

When plants are built with excessive design margins, problems can arise when operating under turndown conditions. This article helps explain how overdesign tends to occur and how to avoid problems when operating at turndown Operating under turndown can be problematic,…

Recently Published Books for the CPI: March 2020

The following is a list of recently published books selected because of their relevance to the chemical process industries (CPI) Simultaneous Mass Transfer and Chemical Reactions in Engineering Science: Solution Methods and Chemical Engineering Applications. By Bertram Chan, Elsevier Press,…

2019 CEPCI Updates: December (prelim.) and November (final)

The preliminary value for the CE Plant Cost Index (CEPCI) for December 2019 (the most recent available) decreased from the previous month’s value, the ninth decline in the last eleven months. Of the four major subindices comprising the overall CEPCI,…