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Kolmetz.Com is a chemical engineering web site that publishes technical articles on distillation, process equipment design guidelines, process optimization, operations training, personal improvement, process unit safety and environmental concerns. 

Kolmetz Family Tree

September 2014

Thanks for Visiting Kolmetz.Com.  We are compiling our guidelines into "The Kolmetz Handbook of Process Equipment Design"

 

October 2013

Over 2.4 Million people have visited Kolmetz.Com, averaging over 50,000 people per month - thanks for visiting.

 

February 2013

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn't change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed incapable of doing anything."

Its important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!

October 2012

Through 30 September  we had 1,766,092 visitors to the web site.  Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com. 

April 2012

Through 31 March we had 1,380,658 visitors to the web site.  Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com. 

January 2012

Through 31 December we had 1,298,922 visitors to the web site.  Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com. 

September 2011

Through 30 September we had 1,224,279 visitors to the web site.  Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com. 

July 2011

Through 30 June we had 1,138,977 visitors to the web site.  Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com. 

May 2011

Reviewing the design of complete pressure relieving systems, not just the individual components.

April 2011

Developing New Engineering Design Guidelines and Project Specifications.

March 2011

Through 28 February we had 1,021,353 visitors to the web site.  Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com. 

December 2010

Through 31 December  we had 958,044 visitors to the web site.  Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com. 

August 2010

        Updated KLM Training Course Brochure.  Good quotes from Regina Brett.

July 2010

We believe that Every Organization should have specific training and knowledge in these Safety Areas;

1. Hazard Identification

2. Pressure Relief Valve and Flaring System Design and Operation

3. Guide Lines for Safe Commissioning of Process Units

April 2010

Through 31 March we had 701,672 visitors to the web site.  Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com. 

January 2010

Through 31 December we had 635,799 visitors to the web site.  Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com. 

Be sure and plan to attend our 2010 Conferences

 5-8 April 2010

Building Operational Excellence Training Course

 

July 2010 Conference

Building Operational Excellence Conference

 

November 2010 Conference

2nd Excellence in Hydrocarbon Processing Conference

December 2009

I was honored to conduct a training course on equipment design and distillation for Reliance in India

November 2009

I was honored to speak at a USAT University in Indonesia

October 2009

Through 30 September we had 579,466 visitors to the web site.  Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com. 

We are planning a three conferences in 2010.

1.    Plant Process Improvement Conference in January 2010.

2.    Conference in July 2010

2.    2nd Excellence in Hydrocarbon Processing Conference in November 2010.

July 2009

Through 30 June 2009 we had 531,455 total visitors to the web site.  Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com. 

We are planning a Plant Process Improvement Conference in January 2010.

April 2009

Through 31 March we had 485,210 visitors to the web site.  Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com

January  2009

Through 31 December, we had 440,225 visitors to the web site. 

145,000 people visited in 2008 - over 10,000 people per month

Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.com.

October 2008

Through 31 September, we had 400,949 visitors to the web site.  Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.com.

July 2008

Through June 30 2008, we had 363,913 visitors to the web site. Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com. 

April 2008

Added additional engineering design guidelines.

Through March 31 2008, we had 328,425 visitors to the web site. Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com. 

March 2008

Changed email contact to karl@kolmetz.com and kkolmetzgm@gmail.com

January 2008

Through 31 December 2007, we had 294,847 visitors to the web site. Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com. 

November 2007

KLM Technology Group hosted an Excellence in Hydrocarbon Processing Conference in KL.  An excellent group of people attended the conference.

October 2007

Through 30 September 2007 we had 265,801 visitors to the web site. Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com.  Added more Engineering Design Guidelines and pictures to family tree.

July 2007

Through 30 June 2007 we had 235,734 visitors to the web site. Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com.

April 2007

Through 31 March we had 209,340 visitors to the web site.  Thanks for visiting Kolmetz.Com.

We now have additional training course materials and engineering design guidelines available to assist engineers and operations personnel.

March 2007

We are pleased that Kolmetz.Com has been listed as one of the top 50 Web Sites for Catalyst Technical Service by Petroleum Technical Quarterly Magazine.  Our associates have helped by allowing publication of many good technical articles.  Thanks

February 2007

We are pleased that Kolmetz.Com is a highly rated web site for "Distillation Fundamentals".  Our associates have helped by allowing publication of many good technical articles.  If you have a good technical article, send it to us for review and we will publish on the web site.  Thanks

December 2006

Through 31 December we have had 182,813 visitors to the web site. 

We now have training course materials and engineering design guidelines available to assist engineers and operations personnel.

September 2006

Google rates www.Kolmetz.Com as the number one web site for "Distillation Fundamentals"

Through 30 September we have had 159,531 visitors to the web site.

Added articles and pictures to several training classes taught under training pages. 

June 2006

Through 30 June 2006 we have had 128,527 visitors to the web site.

Added articles and pictures to several training classes taught under training pages. 

March 2006

Through 31 March 2006 we have had 95,312 visitors to the web site.

Added pictures to several training classes taught under training pages. 

December 2005

Through 31 December  2005 we have had 70,809 visitors to the web site.

Added pictures to several training classes taught under training pages. 

Was honored to speak at a University in Malaysia - added link under Training and Development with pictures

Kolmetz.Com appears to be blocked in certain countries, or certain sections of some countries.  Not sure why a chemical engineering site would be blocked, but it appears to be.   Several of the other good chemical engineering sites are also blocked.                        

September 2005

Through 30 September 2005 we have had 55,157 visitors to the web site.

Added pictures to several training classes taught under training pages. 

Was honored to speak at a University in Malaysia - added link under Training and Development with pictures

Added new articles.

If you have articles you would like us to considers publishing - please send them - we will review and publish.

August 2005

Karl moved to Malaysia to work in Process Engineering Consulting.

Begin offering CD ROMs of training course materials.

June 2005

Through 30 June 2005 we have had 44,645 visitors to the web site.

Added new articles.

March 2005

Through March 2005 we have had 34,891 visitors to the web site.

Added  Good Quotes Page

Added New Articles and link to July 2005 Training

Added  a call for Papers for a Special Distillation Issue
of the Australasian Research Journal

January 2005

Through December 2004 we have had 25,568 visitors to the web site.

Added New Articles and a link to March 2005 Conference

September 2004

Was honored to speak at two Universities in Malaysia - added link under Training and Development with pictures

August 2004

Added Family Tree

July 2004

Through July 2004 we have had 16,585 visitors to the web site

Was honored to speak at two Universities in Malaysia - added link under Training and Development with pictures

Added new articles

March 2004

Through March 2004 we have had 11,791 visitors to the web site

Added new articles

January 2004

Through December 2003 we have had 8,242 visitors to the web site.

Added New Articles and updated Open Forum Section

September 2003

Karl moved to Singapore to work in Distillation

July 2003

Started Open Discussion Forum to answer questions where possible - send your questions we will post for industry answers

January 2003

Was honored to speak at three Universities in Malaysia - added link under Training and Development with pictures

October 2002

Commissioned web site