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Do You Take Decisions And Do You Own Up To Them - Chemical Engineering Perspective

Posted by ankur2061 , in Management 26 September 2010 - - - - - - · 2,447 views
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I do not claim to have knowledge of the subject of human psychology, but working 25 years in the chemical process industry I have seen two kinds of engineers and managers both in the operations and engineering side. The first kind who take decisions and own up to them, and which I try to emulate but not always successfully, and the second kind who avoid...


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Difference In The Mind Set Of Operations And Design Engineers

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 24 September 2010 - - - - - - · 3,677 views
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I have seen both aspects of engineering -Operations and Design and hence feel some what qualified on the subject of how a operations enineer and a design engineer think. Ideally, there shouldn't be a diference in the manner which an engineer thinks and analyzes be it Operations or Design. But having seen both aspects of engineering the fact of the...


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Loading Flow Rates For Road Tankers Containing White Oil Products

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 18 September 2010 - * * * * * · 9,778 views
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Dear fellow chemical engineers,

A friend of mine forwarded me a copy of an industrial incident of a storage tank explosion at Glenpool, Oklahoma which describes the danger of static electricity in the petroleum industry. After going through the report I felt the need to do some more searching of the subject. One aspect of static electricity build up is in...


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Petroleum Technology Part 2 - The Composition Of Petroleum

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 17 September 2010 - * * * * * · 3,407 views
petroleum, composition, part, two
Petroleum and its products have been an integral part of mankind since long. For a historical perspective of petroleum readers are referred to the following link:

http://en.wikipedia....ry_of_petroleum

However, the research on composition of petroleum was taken up in earnest only in...


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Polymer Melt Flow Through Piping

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 12 September 2010 - - - - - - · 4,746 views

A long part of my career was spent in polymer production, specifically Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). In the initial years (circa. 1986) when I was working as an Operations Engineer, the technology in India was still pre-dominantly batch production. Some of the technologies for PET batch production were 'ICI' and 'Monsanto'. Today these...


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Petroleum Technology Part I - Terminology & Classification Of Petroleum

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 05 September 2010 - * * * * * · 4,120 views
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Quite some time back (about 6 years back) I had done some write-up using known references for Petroleum technology. The blog on petroleum glossary was just one part of it. Fossil fuels (specially petroleum) will continue to play a major part in the lives of man-kind for another century or so until we run out of these resources to the extent of economical...


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Petroleum Glossary

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 28 August 2010 - * - - - - · 2,969 views
petroleum, glossary
Many times we look forward to meanings and definitions for petroleum production and processing related terms. Quite some time back I had compiled my own little glossary of petroleum terms with the best available resources and here is what I came up with:

Aniline Point
: It is defined as the temperature of a binary liquid solution at which equal parts...


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The Lighter Side Of Engineering - Engineering Humor

Posted by ankur2061 , in Humor 22 August 2010 - * * * * * · 4,007 views
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REAL ENGINEERS... · Real Engineers consider themselves well dressed if their socks match.
· Real Engineers buy their spouses a set of matched screwdrivers for their birthday.
· Real Engineers wear mustaches or beards for "efficiency". Not because they're lazy.
· Real engineers have a non-technical vocabulary of 800 words.
· Real...


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Faq On Process Design Engineering

Posted by ankur2061 , in For Students and Young Engineers 12 August 2010 - * * * * * · 7,679 views

I have encountered a lot of fresh chemical engineering graduates from college who joined as "trainees" in the engineering consultancy field and inevitably they have a lot of questions on what process design engineering is all about?

Some of the frequently asked questions (FAQ's) are what are the activities that a process design engineer do,...






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