7 Chemical Engineering Twitter Accounts You Must Follow

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Social media is great place for sharing everything in our social life. It applies to chemical engineering fields too. Social media, like Twitter, could become a learning media as well as information media to get updates.

Many chemical companies and chemical engineers are now using Twitter to share information about chemical industry, chemical engineering and related fields. This is great source of information. Unfortunately, most chemical engineers may not aware about this.

There are many chemical engineering studies and industrial experiences that we cannot get through university, textbooks even practical operations. So, start to use Twitter to get new knowledge, experiences and updated information from the expert. Continue reading

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220L Plastic Drum Dimensions

220L plastic drum dimensions
220L plastic drum is widely used as packaging in chemical distribution. It is usually placed on wooden or plastic pallet to make it easy to carry by forklift into truck or dry container. Each pallet consists of four drums.

In general, 220L plastic drum dimensions are almost same from one manufacturer to others. So, one pallet will still cover four drums.

For example, if we use 20 feet dry container for carrying those drums, it will be able to convey 80 pieces of 220L plastic drums.

Below is 220L plastic drum dimensions from a famous supplier in Asia Pacific. Continue reading

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How Do Vacuum Ejectors Work?

Amazon ImageHow do vacuum ejectors work? Vacuum ejectors are used to create vacuum for a process. Vacuum ejectors work in combination with barometric condensers.

Barometric condenser changes condensible vapors from a process into condensates. Meanwhile, non-condensible vapors or gases that could not be removed by barometric condenser are removed by vacuum ejectors.

After condensible and non-condensible vapors or gases are removed from the system, vacuum condition is created.

To see how the system is designed, just follow this link.

Vacuum ejector is also called by steam ejector since it utilizes steam a moving media.

An example of barometric condenser-vacuum ejector system application is in vacuum distillation unit. Continue reading

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10 Safety Tips For Chemical Handling

Amazon ImageGood chemical handling skill in chemical plant operation is a mandatory skill for every plant operator in the plant. This does not only relate with the product but also other chemicals used in the plant. In general, there will be various chemicals with different characteristic that should be handled in daily operation, from utility chemicals to product additives.

So, it is very essential to know how to handle those chemical safely. The following safety tips for chemical handling will give you general guidelines and rules. Those can be applied for any kind of chemical. But, my big concern is handling hazardous chemicals, which have high risks than others. Continue reading

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Top 5 Solid Resources on Hazardous Area Classifications and Definitions

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This article is written to give comprehensive resources about hazardous area classifications and definitions. This area is very important in the matter of safety.

Good understanding on hazardous area classifications definitions is essentially important. Every chemical engineer should know about this area in well enough. You should know every inch in the plant site that is classified as hazardous area.

Hazardous Area Classification and definitions in every plant site can be known from engineering documents about the plant facilities. In general, it is included in Electrical section in engineering documents or sometime in safety section.

As per definition, hazardous area is area in plant site, where concentrations of flammable gases, vapors or dusts exist. Continue reading

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Honeywell Industrial CO Detectors Review

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Carbon monoxide (CO) is highly toxic gas, which can cause injury and death in a matter of seconds. Unfortunately, this gas is tasteless, odorless and colorless. So, that’s why a carbon monoxide detector is very important in chemical industries where carbon monoxide exposure exists.

Honeywell industrial CO detectors are detecting devices for oxygen, H2S, carbon monoxide (CO) and combustible gases in industrial environment.

Honeywell industrial CO detectors use electrochemical sensor  technology to detect carbon monoxide level. This is the best technology for carbon monoxide detection.

With unit weight of only 0.8 pounds, this makes Honeywell industrial CO detectors (Analytic IQ-XWY-B-NA IQ Force 4-Gases Detector) can be brought easily even to an elevated area or confined spaces such as tank, reactor and vessel. Continue reading

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