Solutions Ahead Blog

    The Modernization of Chemical Plants

    Posted by Lennis Perez

    Nov 8, 2018 1:24:00 PM

    Old QVFIf you were a chemical engineering major in college like me, most of your time in school was probably consumed with writing lab reports, solving complicated math problems, and completing copious amounts of physics and chemistry homework.  My curriculum did require a few humanity classes (I guess to diversify the repertoire of the engineering student’s workload), but little time was spent learning about the actual history of chemical plants.  Don’t you think it would have been interesting to take a “Chemical Plants History” class?


    Topics: upgrades, process systems

    Still Manually Handling Powders?  5 Reasons to Improve how you Transfer

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Sep 3, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    Powder handling is a major topic of interest for process engineers and anyone else involved in designing or operating a system that involves the transfer of solid material from one piece of equipment to another.  It’s important for many reasons; how your powder is handled can impact employee safety, the cleanliness of your facility, and the efficiency of your process.   The problem is that many companies are still handling it now the way it was done decades ago – manually.  Sure it’s inexpensive and doesn’t require any pricey equipment or change to your existing operating procedure, but many potential dangers lie in moving your powder this way.


    Topics: process optimization, containment, powder handling, material transfer, upgrades, pneumatic transfer