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Vessel Data Sheet – Excel and PDF Form

8 December, 2013 Posted by Christopher Jenner
Process specification sheet for the design of a process vessel. Both the Excel file and PDF form can be edited to accommodate most designs. Suitable for process, mechanical or chemical engineering. The design sheet includes: 1. Plant, item and location details 2. Design Data – Process Fluids/Material 3. Design Data – Materials of construction, general […] Read more»

Shell and Tube Exchanger Data Sheet – Excel Sheet and PDF Form

8 December, 2013 Posted by Christopher Jenner
Process specification sheet for the design of a shell and tube heat exchanger unit (created Aug. 2013). Both the Excel file and PDF form can be edited to accommodate most designs. Suitable for process, mechanical or chemical engineering. The design sheet includes: 1. Plant, item and location details 2. Performance and general design details 3. […] Read more»

Safety Culture – Reflection

30 May, 2013 Posted by Christopher Jenner
Earlier this week I was presented with the idea of safety culture and asked to reflect on the concept. Personally, I think that safety culture should be looked at in a systemic way. That is to say; one needs to look at the bigger picture and understand the multitude of interdependent parts that are evident […] Read more»

Safety and Ethics – Cooke’s Works Reflection

10 April, 2013 Posted by Christopher Jenner
The Cooke’s Works disaster in 1988 was an explosion at one of Dyno Nobel’s explosives facilities that took the lives of 2 workers. The investigation of employees and the resulting legal consequences provide a solid basis for reflection on the relevance of safety and ethics. “Directors and engineers responsibilities for safety – a cautionary tale” by […] Read more»

Safety and Society – The Effects of Perception

30 March, 2013 Posted by Christopher Jenner
When considering risk analysis and management its easy to overlook how our preconceived opinions can influences what we determine to be a priority.  “Back on the agenda: The curious case of nuclear energy and public acceptance” by Malcolm Grimston, explores the cyclical nature of nuclear energy’s public acceptance. Most importantly he covers the widely varying views […] Read more»

Starting a Mining Job? Consider the Following

26 January, 2013 Posted by Christopher Jenner
Over the last few months I have been working as an undergraduate process engineer on the remote Burton Coal Project in Queensland, Australia. When I applied for the position my understanding of the mining lifestyle was basic at best, I knew that the hours and location would be a big change to the relatively peaceful […] Read more»

Flocculation Basics in Processing

23 December, 2012 Posted by Christopher Jenner
Following or during coagulation another process known as flocculation occurs. In flocculation the primary means of attraction is by weak van der Wall’s forces. These forces are encouraged through increased retention time and decreased mixing energy. The process yields particles that are visible to the naked eye, unlike coagulation which yields microscopic microflock’s. In flocculation […] Read more»