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Solving mysterious corrosion in a pressure vessel

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

A leading global manufacturer of chemicals faced a significant corrosion problem in some of its metal tanks. The tanks contained the final product of a peracetic acid production line Continue reading “Solving mysterious corrosion in a pressure vessel” »

Not in My House

Posted on October 20th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The DuPont family brought gunpowder manufacturing to the United States in 1802. DuPont later became one of history’s most prolific chemical manufacturing companies. Continue reading “Not in My House” »

The Art Of “Good Enough”

Posted on July 10th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Engineering is all about boundaries, constraints and what we’re able to achieve within them. But one thing I’ve found to be true about engineers is that we’re almost never satisfied. There’s always a little bit more to do. There are always small improvements to make, problems to iron out, designs to hone. Continue reading “The Art Of “Good Enough”” »

Transforming an unprofitable product to a profitable one

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

An agricultural and herbicide company had a product in their portfolio that was struggling. The solvent had been losing market share and its negative margin had attracted the attention of management. If manufacturing costs could not be reduced, then the company would likely need to stop making the product. They needed a solution quickly. Continue reading “Transforming an unprofitable product to a profitable one” »

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