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HP Water Management: Utility water boot camp for process engineers—Part 1

The refining and petrochemical industries employ a large number of process engineers. Plants often assign newly graduated engineers to the utility water area. Process engineers in each operating unit ..

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

The refining and petrochemical industries employ a large number of process engineers. Plants often assign newly graduated engineers to the utility water area. Process engineers in each operating unit are responsible for the cooling water circuit and waste-heat steam generators. A lack of specific water treatment training and general experience in plants challenges new process engineers. This series of articles will focus on the basic understanding required by process engineers. Crisis management. Equipment failures and unplanned shutdowns are expensive ways to learn lessons about proper operation of utility water systems. Table 1 lists some of the failures that require immediate action and

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