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Welcome to smartprocessdesign.com! A handy source for advice on process design, chemical and mechanical engineering, business tasks, cost analysis, and more! I write in a friendly "buddy in the office" style about real world problems and try to give useful resources, tricks and tools to help you power through problems at work and in life. If this is your first visit, I recommend reading the first post.

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I intend to make very minor corrections to links, spelling/grammar, etc. to posts as I see them.

If I make any large correction I will mention it in the post, or add a new post.

This About page will be updated as required.

Terms of Use / Disclaimer:

This is a free blog meant to give people some ideas and advice to point them in the right direction. Because of that, there's no way I can provide any guarantees: financial, legal, or moral. Also, as you ought to know, there may be assumptions made in any procedure or article that don't apply to your situation, or considerations that I'm not able to mention. Additionally, depending on where you live, some kinds of tasks are protected by law so that only qualified people can undertake them. I have to assume that yourself, or another person in your team of appropriately qualified professionals, will be on hand to validate things and implement them properly. Don't take chances. And remember to have your work checked by peers.

By viewing this site you agree that all information, opinions, and tools are presented "as-is" without any guarantee or warranty about their accuracy or applicability. This includes a lack of any guarantee of their fitness for purpose or merchantability. This site cannot and does not take the place of professional advice tailored to your individual circumstances. You take all responsibility and liability for any outcomes express, implied, or incidental as a result of viewing this site and release it's authors, subscribers, comment posters, readers, and website hosts from any legal responsibility or expectations of any standard of care. If you disagree, do not view this site.

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Have I linked to something you've done? I am only referencing information that is free to the public to view. If you want to add some info, or want the link removed, just let me know.

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Any art or photographers I use was marked as free for re-use, and I will attribute it whenever possible. If you want your material removed, or want the link changed, contact me.

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If you are interested in contributing articles, I am open to it. In addition to full credit, you can give readers your contact information and advertise your services at the end of the article. When contacting me, please give some indication of what you want to write about and how it fits into the topics of this blog.

Contact Info:

You can reach out to the Admin, Jason, at smartprocessdesign {at} gmail {dot} com. We can also connect at LinkedIn if you like.

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