This is the second guidebook of a two-part series.
When selecting and handling process chemicals — ranging from raw materials, intermediates and process aids to hydrogen, heat-transfer fluids, solvents and lubricants and more — consideration must be given to materials of construction and fluid-compatibility issues, operating parameters to optimize worker and plant safety and maximize the life of the equipment asset.
The articles presented in volume two of this series covers a variety of topics that are relevant to CPI professionals handling chemicals in the process plant. Several articles provide engineering guidance on such relevant topics as evaluating competing metals and plastics when specifying equipment and piping, designing the most appropriate piping and leak-monitoring systems for potentially corrosive fluids.
This guidebook also provides articles related to deploying the most appropriate protective gear, and shares best practices related to the safe handling of chemicals, minimizing plant upsets, and maximizing fire- and explosion-safety practices.
Several articles focus on managing material safety data sheets (MSDS), carrying out proper labeling for all hazardous and toxic materials, and using software tools to streamline these tasks.
These practical, how-to articles were originally published in Chemical Engineering magazine.