Pictures tell a thousand words … but sometimes you still need to write it down

What does “normal” look like when it comes to process equipment? Troubleshooting process equipment has been the hallmark of my career when I worked as a Process Engineer. I’ve always thought that before you can identify a problem with the equipment, you need to know what “normal” looks like. What is the normal pump output?…

Liquid Assets? States of Matter?

Let me explain. I recently shared with a dear friend that every time my accountant mentions the word “liquid assets”, my STEM-brain immediately thinks of a Chemistry lab. As an accountant himself, we both had a good chuckle about it. (STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). But it really goes to…

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Systems at Work

Making Connections I’ve always viewed the world through the lens of connection. How does this storage tank connect to rest of the plant? How does the electrical wiring connect to the pump to turn it on? How does the final product connect to the truck for shipment? And my favorite, how does process safety connect…

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It’s the little things

DCS (Distributed Computer System) Manufacturing plants use computer systems called a DCS, which stands for Distributed Computer System. The DCS is the “brain” behind the process. The DCS gathers inputs from automated equipment in the plant.  Transmitters An automated equipment has a small sensor or transmitter that sends signals back to the DCS continuously. Equipment…

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“The Only Constant in Life is Change”

This famous quote from Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, rings true today. Every day ends with a sunset. Depending on where you live, it can be breathtaking. The sun eventually hides behind the mountains for the evening. In some places, the sun dips into the water until the next morning. Do you remember the last time you…

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About Me

Hi, I’m Simone.

If I got a penny for every time I was told how good I was at writing for an engineer, I’d be a millionaire by now! 

My skills at effective and timely communication have separated me from the field as a standout engineer. 

After the whirlwind 2020 we’ve all had, I started thinking of how I can apply my fundamental engineering skills to help businesses reach their target audiences. 

Sometimes, it’s not the message; it’s the messenger. 

Allow me to be that messenger to help you translate the most complex ideas and workflows into something easy for anyone to digest.

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