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Chexpress - December 17, 2014

Posted by ChristaS in ChExpress Blog, in ChExpress Blog 17 December 2014 - - - - - - · 179 views
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North America

Sales

Dow Chemical is selling two businesses for a total of $225 million. Vertellus Specialty Materials will buy Dow’s sodium borohydride business and Valfilm North America will buy a Dow polyolefin films plant in Findlay, Ohio. Dow expects both sales to close during the first quarter of 2015. The divestiture of the sodium borohydride bu...

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Guidance Notes On Buried Piping

Posted by ankur2061 in Ankur's_Chemical_Engg_Blog, in Technical 15 December 2014 - - - - - - · 107 views
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Guidance Notes On Buried Piping Dear All,

Most process engineers should try to understand basic concepts of piping installation along with routine process design calculations related to piping such as pressure drop, velocity and erosion / corrosion limits for various pipe metallurgies.

Today's blog entry provides some guidance on buried or underground pipe installation.

Piping should...

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International Pump Users Symposia

Posted by Chris Haslego in Art Montemayor's Blog, in Technical 11 August 2014 - - - - - - · 896 views
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International Pump Users Symposia Below is an important message from Art to all community members:


I’ve invested some time in downloading and compiling a listing of all the documents and printed information that has been presented in the proceedings of the Texas A&M University International Pump Users Symposia that began in 1984. I have prepared this material in order to facilita...

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Mobile Cheresources.com

Posted by Chris Haslego in Community Admin Blog, in Community Updates 28 September 2012 - - - - - - · 4,373 views
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Mobile Cheresources.com So look, most of us are engineers.  We're still trying to get our hands around the mobile revolution right?  Maybe for some people, it's been easy to leave our desktop or laptop computer behind...but not for us.  There's no question that it will be a long time before most engineers can leave their "real" computers behind, and I realize...

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What Is A Steam Trap?

Posted by Zeeshan Amin in Zeeshan Amin's Blog, in Engineering 17 June 2012 - * * * * - · 5,558 views
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What Is A Steam Trap? A steam trap is an essential element of a steam distribution piping system. As steam flows through a pipe, it cools off due to heat losses and converts into hot water; this hot water is called condensate. The function of a steam trap is to bleed off hot water so that only steam remains in the system. In addition to condensate removal, a steam trap also...

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Dust Hazard Assessment

Posted by in Mark Roote's Blog, in volume, length to diameter, dust accumulation 07 October 2011 - - - - - - · 1,766 views
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Anyone working in a facility that handles dust (which is essentially every facility) is trying to get ready for the crackdown from OSHA and NFPA. While OSHA and NFPA are still trying to figure out the best way to implement new standards, what those standards will be and how to enforce the standards, NFPA and OSHA have come out with some temporary...

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A Different View Of Harrell's Colebrook-White Solution

Posted by Harrell in Harrell's Blog, in Technical 01 October 2011 - - - - - - · 1,683 views
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For some reason, most people still do not understand how my Colebrook-White solution works.

It has been tested, and re-tested over and over, and always gets the right answers if you don't make
a weird error.

This may help those who are questioning "Why does it work?"

In the Wikipedia you can read about the Lambert W function. Here's a...

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Chexpress - December 3, 2014

Posted by ChristaS in ChExpress Blog, 03 December 2014 - - - - - - · 420 views
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North America

Merger

Kinder Morgan, Inc. has completed its acquisition of the outstanding equity securities of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., Kinder Morgan Management, LLC and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. The approximately $76 billion transaction was initially announced earlier this year on August 10. Kinder Morgan, Inc. is the largest energy...

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Determining Diesel Transfer Pump Capacity For Diesel Engines And Generators

Posted by ankur2061 in Ankur's_Chemical_Engg_Blog, 08 November 2014 - - - - - - · 578 views
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Determining Diesel Transfer Pump Capacity For Diesel Engines And Generators Dear All,

Often process engineers are asked to design a diesel storage and transfer system for diesel engines and diesel power generators. Where to start is often a question among process engineers. There has to be a design basis for designing such a system. Today's blog entry addresses the design basis for design of a diesel storage and transfer system...

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Tank Blanketing Valves

Posted by Ferz99 in Tank Blanketing Valves, 10 September 2012 - * - - - - · 3,891 views
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Tank Blanketing Valves The Tank Blanketing Technique Tank blanketing, also known to as tank padding, is the procedure of smearing a gas to the empty space in a storage tank or container (the term storage container refers to any container that is used to store products, regardless of its size). This techinique is used for a variety of reasons and typically involves using a buffer...

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Archiving And Searching Updates

Posted by Chris Haslego in Community Admin Blog, 23 July 2012 - - - - - - · 2,508 views
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Archiving And Searching Updates As our community continues to grow, we look for new ways to manage the tremendous amount of information at the site.  A recent change that we've made is to archive forum topics that are beyond 18 months old.

As posts are placed into "Archive" status, they will be at the same URL address, but they will not be able to receive new replies. ...

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What Is A Piping System

Posted by Zeeshan Amin in Zeeshan Amin's Blog, 28 May 2012 - - - - - - · 4,408 views
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What Is A Piping System Piping System

A piping system is a network of pipes, fittings and valves intended to perform a specific job i.e. to carry or transfer fluids from one equipment to another.  The plumbing network supplying water at your home is a common example of a piping system. Other more rigorous examples include steam piping in a power plant, milk...

Existing Equipment Strength Verification

Posted by in Mark Roote's Blog, 07 October 2011 - - - - - - · 1,974 views
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Those of you that have used the spreadsheets created by "psafety" (MAP package 1, MAP package 2) may have run into some...

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Harrell's "funnel" To The Colebook-White Solution.

Posted by Harrell in Harrell's Blog, 27 September 2011 - - - - - - · 1,386 views
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This is a PDF file with some tables and plots, to show visually how my method works. I call it a funnel, because the procedure quickly guides to maximum accuracy. You will see that after step 2, the accuracy will be amazing. I already knew the solution to the Re and Rr would give 1/sqrt(f) about 4, so I plotted initial guesses of from -4 (that is a...

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Studying Chemical Engineering In Malaysia

Posted by rowanlim in Viewpoint, 01 November 2010 - - - - - - · 8,902 views
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I wrote this entry thinking about Malaysian students coming to the end of their high school life, 17 yr old youngsters who thought "Hey chemical engineering sounds like a good field, but how do I go about it in Malaysia?" This was the question I asked myself 5 yrs ago & I hope to present my view as unbiased as possible & maybe a young...

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Screw Feeder Auger Shafts

Posted by LRS in Lifetime-Reliability Blog, 09 August 2010 - - - - - - · 2,723 views
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Analysis of a broken screw feeder shaft on a granular Copper Sulphate Bagging Hopper Feed Screw


Are your screw feeder and trough screw conveyor auger shafts snapping in half?
If you have rotating shafts breaking at the centre of the span then you quite likely have a metal...



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