Monthly Archives: August 2009

Controlling Equipment Articles by Walter Driedger

Want to design an equipment's control scheme, draw up the P&ID, determine what process variables to control and when, and understand why you're doing it? Check out this excellent set of articles: Controlling Equipment Articles by Walter Driedger In language … Continue reading

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Updates to posts, comment policy

For clarity, I revised some grammar and added sentences to many posts. In particular I added some explanation to make Determine Pressure Drop in Straight Pipe and Microsoft Visio Guidelines, Tricks, Keyboard Shortcuts easier to read. Nothing factual has changed, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Visio Guidelines, Tricks, Keyboard Shortcuts

Ever have to use Microsoft Visio? Lets learn some guidelines to help you draw shapes and connectors more easily, some useful tricks to set up drawings the way you want, and keyboard shortcuts to work more quickly. Microsoft Visio is … Continue reading

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Temperature Rise Due to Slapping

On the lighter side of thermodynamics, here's a cute example problem from a thermo textbook: Temperature Rise Due to Slapping I like the bit about acting in a "professional manner."

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Use Google to Solve Engineering Problems

Google is obviously the most popular search engine today. But did you know Google can solve problems directly? Simple math, unit conversion, money conversion, looking up definitions and weather, you can do this right by typing into the google search … Continue reading

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