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Plant Operation and Maintenance - Part 2: Procedures and Best Practices

CHAPTERS: Chapter 1. Best practices in plant operations, Chapter 2. Best practices in maintenance, Chapter 3. Best practices in environmental management, Chapter 4. Best practices in hazard mitigation, Chapter 5. Best practices in plant safety, Chapter 6. Best practices in fire protection, Chapter 7. Best practices in process water and wastewater treatment, Chapter 8. Coping with corrosion and fouling, Chapter 9. Managing plant utilities; Chapter 10. Related topics
CHAPTER 1. BEST PRACTICES IN PLANT OPERATIONS
Avoiding crowded plant designs Juan Antonia Alemany and Thomas Blair, GE Plastics de Espana, S.A.
Avoid process engineering mistakes Ian Duguid, Consultant
Normalize deviation at your peril Kenneth P. Bloch and Stephanie A. Williams, Flint Hills Resources
Move your operating procedures onto the Web Ian Sutton, Sutton Technical Books , and Charles Gillard, Verticore Corp.
Optimization program: Shutdown what, why and when John Woodhouse, The Woodhouse Partnership
   
CHAPTER 2: BEST PRACTICES IN MAINTENANCE
Taking the guesswork out of plant maintenance Rudolf Roy, PSDI
Steps to success for computerized maintenance Richard Taylor, DP Solutions, Inc.
Risk-driven maintenance management Stephen McManus, iLead Projects ; Mark Grushka, University of Arizona
Strive for maintenance without waste Christer Idhammar, Idcon, Inc.
Improving plant reliability: Look beyond the usual suspects Donald Schneider, Stratus Engineering
Getting to the root of chronic failures Robert Latino, Reliability Center
Solve — or avoid — elusive equipment problems Heinz Bloch, Process Machinery Consulting
Automatic lubrication saves money Heinz P. Bloch, Process Machinery Consulting
   
   
CHAPTER 3: BEST PRACTICES IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Reduce solvent emissions Ravindra Waghmare, Thadomai Shahani Engineering College
VOC Control: Managing hazardous waste containers Karen Hamel, New Pig Corp.
Pollution -prevention: Opting for solvent-free cleaning processes Camille Heaton, Coleen Northeim and Andrew Helminger, RTI International
Exploring VOC control options Jeffrey H. Siegell, Exxon Research and Engineering Co.
Abating halogenated VOCs Robert Keller and James Dyer, DuPont Co.
VOC control: Thermal vs. catalytic oxidation Stan Mack, Engelhard Corp.
Odor prevention and control in process plants Terry Robbins and Roy Manley, BetzDearborn
   
   
CHAPTER 4: BEST PRACTICES IN HAZARD MITIGATION
Reduce toxic hazards using passive mitigation Stephanie Flamberg, Kimberly Torti, and Philip Myers, ERM-Four Elements, Inc.
Safe, efficient handling of acids - Part 1 Stanley Grossel, Process Safety and Design, Inc.
Safe, efficient handling of acids - Part 2 Stanley Grossel, Process Safety and Design, Inc.
Reduce electrostatic hazards Vahid Ebadat, Chilworth Technology, Inc.
CHAPTER 5: BEST PRACTICES IN PLANT SAFETY
Conducting a process plant safety audit Ian Duguid, Consultant
Developing a sound safety program Raymond Jasniecki, Westinghouse Safety Management Solutions
Incident analysis can lighten the PSM burden Edward Clark, HSB Reliability Technologies
Zeroing in on workplace safety Michael McSherry, Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp.
Engineering process safety Ian Sutton, Fluor Daniel
Enhancing safety through risk management Georges A. Melhem and R. Peter Stickles, Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Viewpoints on implementing inherent safety David Mansfield, AEA Technology
The road to zero accidents Steve Kemp, Occidental Chemical Corp., and Jan Sieving, Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Teamwork manages risks more effectively Mark Templeton, Tennessee Eastman Div., Eastman Chemical Co.
Optimizing the CPI's most valuable safety asset Christian Jochum, Carsten Henschel and Rudiger Hofmann, Hoechst AG
Emergency planning: Expect the unexpected Ray Jasniecki, Washington Safety Management Solutions
Streamline your facility's emergency-response plans Adam Steinman, Woodard & Curran
Help workers cope with heat stress John O'Grade, American Management Systems
Suiting up for safety in hazardous workplaces James Zeigler, Thomas Neal and Norman Henry, DuPont
Reusing chemical-cartridge respirators Craig Colton, 3M
Safety showers and eyewashes: Design them right Joseph Deiss, IDC Engineers
CHAPTER 6: BEST PRACTICES IN FIRE PROTECTION
Don't get burned — Know the limits of flammable and combustible fluids Mike Schmidt, Emerson Process Management
An exercise in fire protection Fred Ashmore, International Fire Investigators and Consultants
Improve the fire protection of pressure vessels Wing Y. Wong, UOP LLC
Don't detonate — Arrest that flame Vicente A. Mendoza, Vadim G. Smolensky, and John F. Straitz II, NAO, Inc.
CHAPTER 7: BEST PRACTICES IN PROCESS WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Tips for process water purification Francis DeSilva, ResinTech, Inc.
Process water treatment: Navigating the options Steve Siverns, Christine Wilson, Jan d'Ailly, GE Glegg Water Technologies
Up-to-date tools for water-system optimization Y.A. Liu and Bruce Lucas, Virginia Polytechnic Inst., and James Mann, Dow Chemical Co .
Use pretreatment to improve process-water treatment Val Frenkel, GE Water Technologies
For water treatment, consider high-pH reverse osmosis Khaled Moftah, Consultant
Make your process water pay for itself Vikas R. Dhole, Nand Ramchandani, Richard A. Tainsh, and Marek Wasilewski, Linnhoff March Ltd.
Combination therapy tackles wastewater toxins Manfred Morper, Linde AG
Treating wastewater: Combine membranes with mechanical vapor recompression Raynald Labrecque and Normand Bedard, Institut de Recherche d'Hydro-Quebec
High-shear membrane separation for process & wastewater treatment Brett Elias and Jabez Van Cleef, Komline-Sanderson
Improving wastewater pH control Anthony Sobkowicz, Engineering Resource, Inc.
Bioaugmentation: Put microbes to work Christopher M. Huban, BetzDearborn, Inc., and Robert D. Plowman, Sybron Chemicals, Inc.
Oxygen-based options for purifying wastewater Joachim Hertramf, Messer Group , Abdol Hossein Shadiakhy, Wedeco Ozontecknik
Aerobic versus anaerobic wastewater treatment Dwight Robinson, James White, Alan Callier, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co.
Treating industrial wastewater: Anaerobic digestion comes of age Robbert Kleerebezem, Technical University of Delft, and Herve Macarie, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement
Put the breaks onwastewater emulsions George Alther, Biomin, Inc.
Scaleup of agitated thin-film agitators William B. Glover, LCI Corp.
CHAPTER 8: COPING WITH CORROSION AND FOULING
Control corrosion from plant cradle to grave Cathy Shargay, Fluor Corp ; and Chris Spurrell, Chevron Products Co.
Cracking down on corrosion Russel Kane, Julio Maldonado, William Ashbaugh, InterCorr International
Stress corrosion cracking — A caustic experience M.P. Sukumaran Nair, Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd.
Protect concrete from corrosion Christina Luma, Elf Atochem North America, Inc.
Put fouling in its place Grahm T. Polley, Pinchtechnology.com
   
   
CHAPTER 9: MANAGING PLANT UTILITIES
Boost energy efficiency in plant utilities Sushil Aggarwal, Fluor Daniel
For cleaner steam, focus on the boiler feedwater Martin Godfrey, Ondeo Nalco Co.
Efficiently generate steam from cogeneration plants V. Ganapathy, ABCO Industries
Corrosion control in condensate systems Daniel Cicero, Nalco Chemical Co.
Don't leave steam-trap maintenance to chance Eugene Viola and Ronald Holt, Swagelok
Dealing with steam trap leaks Scott French, Armstrong International
Improving cooling towers James L. Willa, Willa, Inc.
Reduce the plume from cooling towers David Suptic, Marley Cooling Tower Co.
How to fight Legionellosis Water Treating Committee, Cooling Tower Institute
Plant electrification essentials Gary Pence and Dawn VanDee, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co.
CHAPTER 10. RELATED TOPICS
Don't sweat it — Dehumidify Lew Harriman, Mason-Grant Consulting, and David Simkins, Cargocaire Div., Munters USA
Selecting a supply mode for industrial gases Bruce Best and Jason Walling, AirLiquide America Corp.
Industrial gas: Surveying onsite supply options Keith P. Michael, MG Generon


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