American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Baton Rouge Section


AIChE Baton Rouge Section
News & Activities


September Meeting

Date:Thursday, September 18, 2014
Place:Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Ln., Suite D, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Speaker: Dr. Charles Cutler, PhD,
Cutler Tech Corporation
Topic: RTO and MPC Should Be the Repository for a Company’s Best Technology
The Optimization and Control Systems of today do not realize their potential due to each participating department using its own technical tools, which are not consistent with each other. Using the RTO models as a basis in all departments will make the models consistent and improve communications between departments. Management must change its training of engineers who potentially can become managers so they can gain experience with Optimization and Control. The Optimization and Control models should be the Repository of a Company’s best technology and Operating Experience to maximize the Company’s Profits.
Agenda: 5:30 — Social hour (cash bar)
6:00 — Dinner service and speaker
7:30 — Meeting adjourns
Menu: Salad followed by a selection of seafood entrées and dessert
Price per person:$30 (Students $15, AIChE Baton Rouge members $25
Reservations:Make your reservations with Brian Hoppe by 4:30 PM Tuesday, September 16 at 225-612-6234

Upcoming Events

10/23  Social Mixer w/ LSU AIChE + Mr. DallasCooley, CEO of Jeaux’s Boys BBQ Sauce, at LSU
11/7  AIChE Fall Seminar at Holiday Inn South
11/20  Mr. Jason Sowels, Business Development Manager of Reagan Power and Compression, at TBD
12/18  Mr. John Willis, Vice President of ADCO Companies LTD, at TBD


March 2014 Meeting

Speaker: Ivy Diggs, Safety Engineer, OSHA, "2013 OSHA Update"

(click on the image for a larger version)

(click on the image for a larger version)

Recent Events

July 24, 2014: BR AIChE Young Professionals Trivia Event

May 8, 2014: Coates Award Banquet

May 2, 2014: Multi-topic Seminar

April 22, 2014: monthly meeting: "Microfluidic Technology"

March 18, 2014: monthly meeting: "2013 OSHA Update"

February 18, 2014: monthly meeting: "Southern Region EPC Business Outlook"

January 30, 2014: Question & Answer Panel with LSU Student Chapter

January 21, 2014: "New Insight into Combustion-Related Environmental Risks"

December 10, 2013: December Joint Meeting with New Orleans Section: "South Central Louisiana Technical College — Tour of Plant Operator and Instrument Technician Training Laboratories"

November 21, 2013: monthly meeting: "Louisiana Economic Development — Chemicals and Refining"

October 17, 2013: monthly meeting / joint meeting with ISA: "Common Misconceptions and Pitfalls in Alarm Management"

September 17, 2013: monthly meeting: "Deposition and Corrosion Control in Cooling Water Systems"

May 21, 2013 — Coates Award Banquet

April 2013 Meeting with AIChE President Phil Westmoreland

April 12, 2013: Seminar: Fire Video Image Detection, Explosion Protection and Pressure Relief, and Pneumatic Conveying.

April 11, 2013: Local Industry Question & Answer Panel happening at the LSU AIChE chapter’s weekly meeting

April 8, 2013: monthly meeting: "Entering a Golden Age of Chemical Engineering," Speaker — Phil Westmoreland, 2013 AIChE President

March 19,2013: monthly meeting: "Process Hazard Analysis and Safety-Instrumented Systems"

February 21, 2013: Seminar: Engineers Without Borders

February 19, 2013: Glenn Young, OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) for Chemical Plants

January 30, 2013: monthly meeting, "An Overview of Twisted Tube Heat Exchangers"


Recent Newsletters

September, 2014

May, 2014

April, 2014

March, 2014

February, 2014

January, 2014

December, 2013

November, 2013

October, 2013

September, 2013

May, 2013

April, 2013

March, 2013

February, 2013

January, 2013

November, 2012

October, 2012

September, 2012


Important Links