Monthly Archives: September 2009

Introduction to TRIZ: Brainstorm Design Problems by Avoiding Trade-Offs

TRIZ is a brainstorming method specifically designed to tackle engineering problems. The insight of TRIZ is that any design involves trade-offs or technical contradictions between two or more opposing features. But innovative solutions will apply one of the 40 TRIZ … Continue reading

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3 Top Blogs: Chemical Engineering and Life Hacking articles

Let me share my three favourite, relevant web-blogs with you. If you've found any of my articles interesting, be sure and check these out.  (But not before bookmarking me first! :)) I am recommending them because they're really worth your … Continue reading

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Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) Designer Checklist

Checklists are a good way to avoid making mistakes in any activity. Lets apply them to Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) in today’s post. This checklist will help a chemical engineer that has to develop brand new P&IDs, or check … Continue reading

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Confident body language while standing and walking

Having strong, confident, excellent body language isn’t just about having good posture for posture’s sake, or making your mother happy. Non-verbal cues are important: people instinctually use them to size up your attitude, personality, and state-of-being. If you currently walk … Continue reading

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