If you’ve been noticing something different about your recent issues of Chemical Engineering — you are right. We have changed our look. With the February 2015 issue, we unveiled our newly redesigned print magazine. This May issue is our fourth, and biggest-to-date issue that sports our new look.
Changes to print
The most obvious change is probably our new logo, with its fresh, modern design. Our logo also incorporates a CE icon, which we use in the magazine to help quickly identify where readers can find more on a particular topic online at www.chemengonline.com. In addition to a new logo, changes to our printed magazine also include the following:
Short “In Brief” summaries have been added to the beginning of articles, particularly our longer articles, to give a quick overview of what you can expect to find inside
Our pages are now color-coordinated with the Table of Contents so that you can more easily flip to a section of interest
We moved our Business News section to the news area of the magazine — a better fit. And, we’ve expanded the section and included a quick lineup of the companies that are mentioned for a quick reference
Some changes to our print fonts and spacing were made to enhance readability. We kept this to a minimum, though, so that we can still pack a lot of information onto each page
Our Who’s Who, Bookshelf and Calendar sections have been moved online to our website, which was redesigned late last year. Our website is also where you’ll find more latest news from the chemical process industries (CPI)
The bigger picture
We are very happy to be able to continue to bring you the same practical, relevant content that Chemical Engineering has been known for, for more than a century, in a new, modern format. At the same time, CE continues to grow to be much more than a magazine. Did you know, for example, that we have over 9,800 followers on Twitter, or that we have a LinkedIn group with close to 45,000 members? We have recently expanded our portfolio of e-newsletters, which you can sign up for on our website. And we are planning to offer more webinars on relevant topics again this year. If there is something specific that you would like to see, please let us know. The feedback we receive from our readers is very much appreciated, and it helps guide us to offer what you are looking for. So whether it is via our reader surveys or sending us an email, we look forward to your comments and suggestions, which help make us more valuable to you.
Inside this issue
This issue covers a host of topics, including practical planning and scheduling information to facilitate startup activities; a snapshot of the current state of the U.S. petroleum refining industry; articles on reliability, flare-gas recovery, direct-fired heaters, and pressure-relief systems; the first of our Achema Show Previews; the latest in technology news in our Chementator section; and much more. We hope you enjoy it. ■