Tuesday, June 21, 2011

IChemE Affiliate member promotional code (coupon code) for 2011

Becoming a IChemE Affiliate member is an advantage for professionals and academia in chemical engineering profession as Member benefits include full access to www.tcetoday.com, a monthly edition of The Chemical Engineer magazine and access to their Online Journal Archive and Knovel.

If you're not a current or former IChemE member, you can become an IChemE Affiliate member in 2011 for just £20.00 .

To register visit www.icheme.org/joinnow and enter the promotional code 'LINK' when prompted.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Learn the most effective ways to use LinkedIn to market yourself, find a job, and build and maintain a lasting professional network

I Found a brilliant guide on using  LinkedIn to market yourself, find a job, and build and maintain a lasting professional network which was prepared and published by Stanford's Career Development Center, University of Stanford. It nicely discribe the way to use the magnificent potential of it as they are being the #1 professional network in the world. Linkedin helps you to occupied with traditional tools of job seeking such as CV, Covering letters, recommendations and business cards while also providing you latest tools to build your profile and image within a target industry and turn relationship a carrier opportunity. It emphasis the important of  being updated with profile, stay touch with interested companies, participating groups, follow relevant professionals in order enhance your carrier. More information you will find on following presentation which they have published in PDF format. 

You can downloaded it using this link http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/cdc/files/LinkedInWeb.pdf

Following are recommended links if you wish to use Linkedin as your way of marketing your profession

Career Exploration Tools
Resume Builder

Friday, June 17, 2011

Help Government Leaders Shape Renewable Energy Policy by Attending RETECH 2011

RETECH 2011 is Renewable Energy Conference which will be held Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Washington, D.C. September 20-22, 2011   Conference. Following areas will be discuss in the  Conference and people who working with Renewable Energy Policy in US and abroad will be benefited by  participating with this event.

The Strategic Issues Track will analyze key challenges faced by the renewable energy industry both in the United States and abroad. Session topics will include domestic and global energy outlook; global markets and competition; business opportunities in developing countries; the potential for a strategic collaboration between natural gas and renewables; the importance of operational excellence, and strategies for the adoption of renewable energy.
  • Session A1: Energy Outlook
  • Session A2: Global Markets and Competition
  • Session A3: Business Opportunities in Developing Countries
  • Session A4: Strategic Collaboration - Natural Gas & Renewable Energy
  • Session A5: Renewable Energy Ecosystem Collaboration For Achieving Operational Excellence
  • Session A6: Strategies for the Adoption of Renewable Energy
The combination of federal, state and local policies and programs is a major U.S. renewable energy market driver. This track will feature briefings and perspectives from key federal, state and local officials and market players.
  • Session B1: Update on Federal Regulations and Programs
  • Session B2: State Policies - Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Session B3: State Reports
  • Session B4: US Department of Energy Technology Programs
  • Session B5: Department of Defense Programs
  • Session B6: National and Energy Security in the Americas Panel
You can have an
Exclusive Discount: Register before July 1 with Promotional Code GOVJUNE to save $100 off the already discounted Government rate!

For more information Contact : Carley Ziober at 713-343-1884 or CarleyZ@tradefairgroup.comor just visit conference website www.retech2011.com

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vacancy for a Principal Process Engineer at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc Corporate Headquarters

You should have a BS, MS, or PhD degree in Chemical Engineering with at least 5 years experience in chemical engineering and process design. The position will be based in Allentown, PA and will require travel up to 15% of the time.

Air Products is Fortune 500 company  with 18,300 employees and operations in more than 40 countries, who serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage, health and personal care to energy, transportation and semiconductors.

You can Apply www.airproducts.com/careers and go to search job openings on the left navigation bar and use Req No. #7158BR for apply

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Free MultiPhysics simulation tutorials from COMSOL Inc

More and more engineers and scientists are using multiphysics to accurately
model their products and processes. The brand new edition of the
Introduction to Multiphysics Kit CD demonstrates how you can benefit
from taking the multiphysics approach for your simulations.

You can Watch the animated simulation of coupled physical effects, including:


Heat Transfer

Mechanical Deformation

Electrical Currents

Request your free copy today!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Viridis Africa 2011 - Clean Technology Investment Summit

Viridis Africa, a business matchmaking event that will take place on the 17th and 18th of October 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, South Africa. This event may be valuable to my blog readers who working in clean technology and energy sector as Engineers or Entrepreneurs

Following areas will be targeted by the summit and you will able to meet enterprise representatives presenting leading technologies in clean technology area. The event is advised by famous industry specialists including Andries van der Linde [internationally recognised renewable and clean technologies specialist], Raz Cohen [a successful entrepreneur] and Prof Janice Limson [an Associate Professor for the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology at Rhodes University and editor in chief of Science in Africa.]

Clean Energy Generation:
Wind, solar, hydro, biofuels, geothermal, clean coal technologies

Fuel cells, advanced batteries, hybrid systems

Management, transmission

Building efficiency, smart grids, waste heat recovery

Water & waste water:
Water treatment, water conservation, waste water treatment, desalination

Recycling & waste:
Recycling, waste treatment, organic matter, plastics

If you interested in  more information please contact (international dial code +27):
Suza Adam - 011 880 0364 - General, marketing/branding, investor relations, sponsorship, networking, digital media
Raz Cohen - 011 880 0374 – Corporate / project finance / venture capital, business plan development
Dr Andries van der Linde - 082 825 0985 – Energy generation; wind, solar (CSP) photovoltaic, hydro, geothermal, storage, infrastructure, efficiency
Dr Janice Limson - 083 248 0100 – Bioremediation, environmental monitoring, diagnostics, biofuels, biomass water and industrial effluents treatment

The official Website : www.viridisafrica.com

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Job for a Polymer Processing Engineer with Plastics Extrusion

Honeywell Specialty Film is currently seeking a Polymer Processing Engineer with Plastics Extrusion experience for their Pottsville, PA location. This engineer should have a background in Polymer extrusion processing, particularly film processes and polymer compounding processes. The engineer should also have a solid understanding of Polymer properties and the relationship of processing to properties as well as be able to communicate understanding. Being able to use knowledge to influence and drive projects through out the organization is also important.

Basic Candidate Qualifications:
  • BS in Engineering in Chemical Engineering, Materials or Mechanical Engineering
  • 3 years of plastics extrusion experience
Additional Candidate Qualifications:
  • Industry experience in plastics extrusion processes, preferably film or compounding processes or web handling technology highly preferred
  • Knowledge of Polymer chemistry, structure property relationship; knowledge of fundamentals of melt processing and effect of melt process conditions on properties
  • Familiar with principals of statistical analysis of data and application to process development and process improvement

Apply on the company website

Free ICheme Webinar - A one-hour online presentation by James Brown

This Webinar will be presented by James Brown who is a Chartered Chemical Engineer working as a Principal Consultant in DNV's Manchester, UK, office. This online presentation is a factual representation of the findings of the investigations conducted by British Petroleum and the United States National Commission. Additionally A summary of basic drilling technology will also be provided, followed by a case study of incident timeline and findings of the major investigations.
This event is free of charge and free to all people online .

For more details http://www.icheme.org/DeepwaterHorizon22Jun11

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Vacancy for Chemical Process Engineer in the Chicago area

In Chemical Engineers Group on Linked in which I subscribed this vacancy was published by a member of the Group. I thought It would be great If I share this job with other members with my blog.

This job will pay up to 90K and qualification and responsibilities as follows

Responsibilities include:
  • Initiate and lead process improvements in facilities
  • Provides technical troubleshooting
  • Analyze and provide solutions for chemical storage issues
  • Recommends process improvements based on customer needs and demands
  • Examine and improve energy usage
  • Lead and implement process related projects from concept to completion
  • Support and assist in Hazards and operability study reviews
  • Travel to other warehouses and facilities

  • BS in Chemical Engineering
  • 3-5 years experience
  • Experience in a chemical process facility
  • AutoCAD experience
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Familiarity with PSM desired

Contact information 614-760-5799, melissa.faber@omnione.com

Friday, June 10, 2011

European Process Intensification Conference - 20-23 June 2011

The 3rd European Process Intensification Conference takes place at the Manchester Conference Centre on 20-23 June. As the economic, social and environmental challenges mount for the chemical and process industries, Process Intensification (PI) is emerging as the latest hot topic for chemical engineers.

There are a limited number of places still available at the conference. Don't miss out on your chance to discover the most recent developments in the field from leading practitioners in industry, academia and renowned international research institutes. Keynote speakers include Professor Andrzej Stankiewicz from TU Delft and former ICI Head of Manufacturing Technology, Dr. Roger Benson.

PI technology is applicable in many areas, including upstream oil and gas, petrochemicals, fine chemicals, the nuclear industry, bioprocessing and food and drink manufacturing. PI can offer impressive improvements in one or more process characteristics, such as unit operation size, output quality, energy usage and plant safety.

The conference registration fee is £632.00 + VAT with reduced rates of £440.00 + VAT available to students and authors.

How to register:

• Pay online at www.icheme.org/epic
• Call our sales their team on +44 (0) 1788 534444

From Editor of Chempro:

I got this message via my linked in Group and thought to share with my blog readers.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fault Tree Analysis Example


What is fault tree analysis? It was initially developed in Bell laboratory for a control system.  Now days it is widely used in safety engineering field to qualitatively determine probability of a safety hazard. It is an undesired state of a system is analyzed using boolean logic to combine a series of lower-level events.


Following tutorial which was developed by Clifton A. Ericson is consist with simple explanation with several examples including very simple one.

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Following tutorial developed by Marvin Rausand, Department of Production and Quality Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway  is included with three examples of Redundant fire pumps which will be valuble for chemical safety engineers to learn  fault tree analysis

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