The 2001 Chem Show will offer three days of new technologies and new business solutions from some of the industry's leading experts. Scheduled to be held on October 23-25 at the Javits Convention Center in New York, the 2001 Chem Show will offer a total of 26 sessions with more than 100 industry speakers discussing topics such as energy-efficient ways to lower production costs, new process techniques to improve quality, better control management and safety and environmental issues and regulations.

Attendees will be able to choose from two types of sessions -- technical or mechanical -- and will be able to zero in on four key areas of process operations: process design and application; plant engineering and management; instrumentation, control and data; and environmental and energy issues. Some of the highlighted sessions include:

  • Organic Heat Transfer Fluid Systems Design and Application

Topics discussed during this session will include but are not limited to: heat transfer fluid equipment (heaters, pumps, valves, heat exchangers); design of heat transfer fluid systems; testing and evaluation of in-service thermal fluids; heating alternatives for elevated temperature chemical processing; and operation of heat transfer fluid systems.

  • Advancements in Heat Exchanger Technologies and Applications

This session is designed to present the latest advancements in heat exchanger design and performance. The information presented will primarily focus on the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. This session will provide a forum to expose the users of heat exchangers to the latest developments in the field of heat transfer.

  • Understanding Industrial Hazards in Flammable Processes and Determining the Best Safety Solutions for your Process

The processing and handling of chemical products involves many potential dangers, including explosions and flash-fires, as well as human injuries such as poisoning. Attendees of this session will be presented with a detailed discussion of the common hazards encountered and the most up-to-date solutions practiced.

  • Managing Corrosion with Fluoropolymers

This technical session will address the use of flouropolymers as protective coatings and linings as well as extruded and molded process components. Fabrication methods will be reviewed and case histories will demonstrate benefits of flouropolymers.

  • Engineering Biotechnology -- Preserving the Environment: Water Treatment and Purification Processes and Technologies

This session will focus on the current environmental issues such as clean water, treatment of wastewater and water purification. Attendees will learn about the process with a discussion that centers around the economic benefits of it.

Three special product pavilions will be designed to serve as "shows within a show." More than 900 exhibitors will be present to show off their latest products, services and emerging technologies. The three featured pavilions include the maintenance showcase, process control and automation center, and the powder processing showcase.

In addition to the exhibitions and sessions, there will be a free industry forum open to all attendees called "Is the Chemical Plant Going Female?" Both male and female engineers and plant management personnel will lead a panel discussion on the changing faces in chemical plants today.

For more information about the 2001 Chem Show, call (203) 221-9232, e-mail or visit