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Controlling Corrosion and Fouling: Focus on Processes and Practices- Vol 2

Controlling Corrosion

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Delivered in a PDF format, 138 pages.

The fight against corrosion and fouling is a never-ending battle for process operators throughout the chemical process industries (CPI). The articles in this guidebook provide a wealth of practical engineering recommendations.

Several articles focus on best practices in corrosion monitoring and prevention in various CPI process units. Others provide tips for identifying and rectifying corrosion-related issues during plant revamps, as well as the proper handling and storage of acids, addressing corrosion-related issues in cooling towers, filtration systems and wastewater-treatment plants. There are also details on overall maintenance, risk-reduction and reliability programs, providing useful tips for in-plant and field troubleshooting. 

Articles include:

Process Hazards Analysis Methods

Sampling for Internal Corrosion

Steel Corrosion

Characterize Bulk Solids to Ensure Smooth Flow

To minimize problems associated with handling all types of bulk solids, engineers must adopt a systematic approach to
characterizing the flow and mechanical properties of the materials under a variety of operating conditions

Cooling Towers: Managing Tighter Water-Discharge Regulations
Tightening regulations for cooling tower waterdischarge quality are requiring plant engineers to evaluate enhanced treatment options, sometimes including zero-liquid-discharge systems

Engineering for Plant Safety
Early process-hazards analyses can lead to potential cost savings in project and plant operations

Engineering for Plant Safety
Early process-hazards analyses can lead to potential cost savings in project and plant operations

Non-chemical Water Treatment

Preventing Tank Corrosion
Why a tank’s coating-application process makes all the difference

Plant Revamps and Turnarounds: Some Lessons Learned
Although time is always precious, taking shortcuts and skipping standard procedures can be costly

The Relationship Between Materials Selection and Machining Processes
An awareness of the impact of materials selection on the machining processes for small, complex components can affect overall end-product quality and costs

Corrosion Resistance Using Rock and Glue
Low-cost, corrosion-resistant castings are being produced using epoxy and mineral aggregates

Internal Corrosion Sampling
Proper sampling and handling procedures are critical for supporting corrosion-management decision making

Filtration and Separation During Chemical Process Operations: Avoid Common Errors
The seven commonly made mistakes discussed here often lead to poor filtration and separation performance and many associated problems

Field Troubleshooting 101 and How to Get the Job Done
A major part of field work lies in troubleshooting problems: finding out why a system is not operating the way it is intended. This article provides guidelines for effective troubleshooting and contains many practical examples of their successful use

Why Bad Things Happen to Good Steam Equipment
Accounting for an entire steam-trap population is crucial to avoiding safety incidents and suboptimal production — highpriority consideration must be given to steam-system management

Materials Management — Evolving the Process for an Evolving Marketplace
The case examples presented here show that proper planning, communication and execution of tasks can add value and reduce unintended negative consequences for many capital-intensive projects

Five Steps to Replacing Aged Heat-Transfer Fluid
Follow these guidelines to help ensure efficient operation of heat transfer systems, and proper exchange and disposal of aged fluids

Monitoring Flame Hazards In Chemical Plants
The numerous flame sources in CPI facilities necessitate the installation of advanced flame-detection technologies

Performance Trends of Top Performers in the CPI
Focusing on a ‘reliability culture,’ mechanical availability and optimum costs leads to top performance

Integrated Risk-Management Matrices
An overview of the tools available to reliability professionals for making their organization the best-in-class

Burner Inspection and Maintenance
Burners and their components can be quite complex. Establishing maintenance and inspection best practices encourages longterm operational reliability

Safety in Sulfuric Acid Storage Tanks
Commonly used in the CPI, sulfuric acid requires many special precautions to ensure its safe handling and storage

Treating Wastewater for Industrial Reuse
Secondary treated wastewater from municipal plants can be a water resource for industry. Important water characteristics and treatment options are discussed

Advantages Gained in Automating Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plants
Process monitoring and automation can improve efficiencies in wastewater treatment systems. A number of parameters well worth monitoring, as well as tips for implementation are described

Strategies for Controlling Membrane Fouling
In water treatment, the bulk solution, concentration polarization, permeate flux and membrane properties are some of the parameters that can be influenced

Challenges of Drying Sticky Wastewater Sludge
In wastewater-sludge drying and dewatering operations, many issues arise from the sticky properties of the sludge

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