Process Design

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by Bryan Durant February 8, 2017

Many power plants and steam generating facilities across the nation are past their intended 30-year lifespan. Some are even pushing more than 50 years old. During these decades, significant changes have been made to plant systems, components and layouts to improve performance and maintainability. Plant operations have also been modified to comply with new regulations […]

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Arresting Indoor Air Quality Criminals in Metal Finishing and Chemical Tanks

by Angela Vawter January 25, 2017

When you think of criminals, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t humidity or hazardous mists and vapors. But these so-called ‘criminals’ — indoor air quality criminals, that is — can escape from open surface tanks causing irritation or harm to operators, as well as corroding the surrounding building structure and supporting utility […]

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Designing Food Processing Plants of the Future

by Wayne Young June 17, 2016

Few industries evolve quite as quickly as the food industry. Just think about it; the low-fat and carb-free fads from 10-20 years ago gave way to today’s “real food” movement, where consumers increasingly want locally sourced, fresh products with a focus on niche or specialty foods. These ever-changing trends can present some serious challenges for […]

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The Core Plant Concept: A New Approach to Gas Processing Plant Design

by Karen Bray April 7, 2016

The midstream industry has experienced a phenomenal construction boom over the last several years. Speed-to-market was once the name of the game, but times have changed; margins are down and gas processors have new marching orders when it comes to capital projects: Cost is king. With management at midstream companies looking for a significant step […]

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Understanding Overpressure Protection and the Downstream User

by David Slavin May 11, 2015

It’s happening more than ever before along pipelines: Downstream users are being cited for inadequate overpressure protection per Code of Regulation (CFR) 192.195. Often, an entity doesn’t even know it’s not in compliance. What can operators do to ensure their system meets all regulations? How can they avoid auditing and fines ranging from $100,000 to […]

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