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Free Webinar: The Risk of Unreliable Equations

Knovel Webinar: The Need for Reliable Equations in Engineering Practice Today The Internet is making equation searches more accessible, but could it be decreasing their reliability or validity, potentially impacting the quality of your projects? How do we prepare the next generation of engineers with access to reliable, peer-reviewed equations that meet safety and compliance regulations? The ...


Whitepaper: Equations in Engineering Today

This new whitepaper, written by Colin Selleck, and provided by Knovel, shares insight on the historical and practical use of equations in engineering practice. It provides practical solutions for the modern engineer’s dilemma of too many equations from too many potentially unreliable sources. And, equally important, it gives guidance on how to document, archive and ...


CPVC Weathers Industry's Toughest Conditions

Chlor-alkali applications create some of the harshest conditions to which CPVC material can be subjected, and thus materials intended for use in these settings must be especially resilient to localized corrosion and stress-corrosion cracking. Over the last decade, CPVC material has received a lot of recognition and awareness in the chlor-alkali industry in Europe, North America ...


Combustible Dust safety

While understanding combustible dust regulations can be difficult, experts stress the importance of compliance. ...


Petroleum Refining Outlook

Increasing production of crude oil from shale deposits in the U.S. and oil sands in Canada offers North American petroleum refiners opportunities to access cost-advantaged feedstock. However, shifting product demand and hurdles in transportation logistics, along with technical issues associated with the properties of the crude from those areas, present challenges as refiners optimize their ...


Proppants Illustrate Environmental Permitting Issues for Dryers and Kilns

This article covers permitting and directly related design issues associated with thermal processes used for drying and calcining, using the production of ceramic proppants as an illustrative example. While the magnitude of permitting issues varies significantly with air-quality attainment area status, oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon monoxide and particulate matter are always the major issues. With proper design and operation, these emissions can be controlled at a reasonable cost. ...


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