Monthly Archives: August 2010

Assign Control Valve Pressure Drops

Ever had to determine the pressure drops to assign to the control valve while doing hydraulics? This post will help you specify the control valve pressure drop on a rigorous and sound basis. For this post, I’m going to assume … Continue reading

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Interesting facts at one year anniversary

Ok, so I'm a month behind our one year anniversary. Sue me. I thought I'd share some fun & interesting statistics about the site in this quick little post. Most Popular Posts The most popular post by far is our … Continue reading

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Introduction to Aspen Basic Engineering (Zyqad) and Database-Driven Design

Trouble with Aspen Basic Engineering,  formerly known as Aspen Zyqad? This post will help the new user get acquainted with the program. What is Aspen Basic Engineering/Zyqad? What is Database Driven Design? Aspen Basic Engineering is one of those database-driven … Continue reading

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Words and phrases that indicate the boss is lying

Interesting little article that you may want to check out before it disappears behind a subscribers-only wall: The Language of Lying by Canadian Newspaper Globe and Mail. It describes specific language patterns that executives use during their earnings reports to … Continue reading

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Introduction to Process Hazard Safety Meetings: Part 3 Advice for Running Meetings

This is the third in a three part series on process hazard meetings, such as HAZOPS, PHAs, What-Ifs, Checklists, and HAZANs. Part 1 introduced the concepts. Part 2 discussed meeting attendees and preparation. Part 3 will provide advice for running … Continue reading

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