Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers


Author: Stephen Hall
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128110384
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 516
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Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers, Sixth Edition, is the most complete guide for chemical and process engineers who need reliable and authoritative solutions to on-the-job problems. The text is comprehensively revised and updated with new data and formulas. The book helps solve process design problems quickly, accurately and safely, with hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts and calculations. Its concise sections detail the steps needed to answer critical design questions and challenges. The book discusses physical properties for proprietary materials, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sector heuristics, process design, closed-loop heat transfer systems, heat exchangers, packed columns and structured packings. This book will help you: save time you no longer have to spend on theory or derivations; improve accuracy by exploiting well tested and accepted methods culled from industry experts; and save money by reducing reliance on consultants. The book brings together solutions, information and work-arounds from engineers in the process industry. Includes new chapters on biotechnology and filtration Incorporates additional tables with typical values and new calculations Features supporting data for selecting and specifying heat transfer equipment

Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers


Author: Stephen M Hall
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080456447
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 496
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This new edition of the most complete handbook for chemical and process engineers incorporates the latest information for engineers and practitioners who depend on it as a working tool. New material explores the recent trends and updates of gas treating and fractionator computer solutions analysis. Substantial additions to this edition include a new section on gasification that reflects the many new trends and techniques in the field and a treatment on compressible fluid flow. This convenient volume provides engineers with hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations to quickly and accurately solve day-to-day design, operations, and equipment problems. Here, in a compact, easy-to-use format, are practical tips, handy formulas, correlations, curves, charts, tables, and shortcut methods that will save engineers valuable time and effort. * The standard handbook for chemical and process engineers * All new material on pinch point analysis on networks of heat exchangers and updates on gas treating in process design and heat transfer * Hundreds of common sense techniques and calculations

Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers

A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Process Engineering Problems
Author: Carl Branan
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780750675673
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 426
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The most complete guide of its kind, this is the standard handbook for chemical and process engineers. All new material on fluid flow, long pipe, fractionators, separators and accumulators, cooling towers, gas treating, blending, troubleshooting field cases, gas solubility, and density of irregular solids. This substantial addition of material will also include conversion tables and a new appendix, “Shortcut Equipment Design Methods.”This convenient volume helps solve field engineering problems with its hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations. Here, in a compact, easy-to-use format, are practical tips, handy formulas, correlations, curves, charts, tables, and shortcut methods that will save engineers valuable time and effort. Hundreds of common sense techniques and calculations help users quickly and accurately solve day-to-day design, operations, and equipment problems.

Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers

A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Process Engineering Problems
Author: Carl Branan
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780750678568
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 479
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The most complete guide of its kind, this is the favored handbook for chemical and process engineers who need a reliable and authoritative solution to their practical on the job problems. Includes all new material on new processing sectors, include biopharmaceuticals. The text is comprehensively revised and updated with new data and formulas. Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers solves process design problems quickly, accurately and safely, with hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts and calculations. Key features; Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers brings together solutions, information and work-arounds that engineers in the process industry need to get their job done. New material in the Fifth Edition includes physical properties for proprietary materials, six new chapters, including pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical sector heuristics, process design with simulation software, and guidelines for hazardous materials and processes. Now includes SI units throughout alongside imperial, and now accompanied by online calculation tools New to this edition; New chapter on biopharmaceutical systems New chapter on closed-loop heat transfer systems Extensively rewritten chapters on fluid flow, fractionation, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, safety, and controls. Latest information on packed columns and structured packings Excel workbooks, with Visual Basic for Applications function subroutines, that solve many of the problems in the book. Fully updated references Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers brings together solutions, information and work-arounds that engineers in the process industry need to get their job done. New material in the Fifth Edition includes physical properties for proprietary materials, six new chapters, including pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical sector heuristics, process design with simulation software, and guidelines for hazardous materials and processes Now includes SI units throughout alongside imperial, and now accompanied by online calculation tools and a searchable Rules of Thumb library

Distillation & Hydrocarbon Processing Practices


Author: Ashis Nag
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593703430
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 542
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Distillation & Hydrocarbon Processing Practices is a practical reference guide to the design and operations of hydrocarbon processing plants (refineries, petrochemical plants, and gas processing plants). Ashis Nag illustrates advanced practices in distillation with examples of process simulation and basic principles. Nag’s extensive knowledge and more than 35 years of experience as an engineer supply the practical examples and design guidelines contained in this text. Its many case studies will assist engineering students as well as practicing engineers in understanding the inner workings at these complex facilities.

Process Plant Layout


Author: Sean Moran
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128033568
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 756
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Process Plant Layout, Second Edition, explains the methodologies used by professional designers to layout process equipment and pipework, plots, plants, sites, and their corresponding environmental features in a safe, economical way. It is supported with tables of separation distances, rules of thumb, and codes of practice and standards. The book includes more than seventy-five case studies on what can go wrong when layout is not properly considered. Sean Moran has thoroughly rewritten and re-illustrated this book to reflect advances in technology and best practices, for example, changes in how designers balance layout density with cost, operability, and safety considerations. The content covers the ‘why’ underlying process design company guidelines, providing a firm foundation for career growth for process design engineers. It is ideal for process plant designers in contracting, consultancy, and for operating companies at all stages of their careers, and is also of importance for operations and maintenance staff involved with a new build, guiding them through plot plan reviews. Based on interviews with over 200 professional process plant designers Explains multiple plant layout methodologies used by professional process engineers, piping engineers, and process architects Includes advice on how to choose and use the latest CAD tools for plant layout Ensures that all methodologies integrate to comply with worldwide risk management legislation

Chemical engineering design

principles, practice and economics of plant and process design
Author: Gavin P. Towler,R. K. Sinnott
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1245
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"Bottom line: For a holistic view of chemical engineering design, this book provides as much, if not more, than any other book available on the topic." --Extract from Chemical Engineering Resources review. Chemical Engineering Design is one of the best-known and widely adopted texts available for students of chemical engineering. It deals with the application of chemical engineering principles to the design of chemical processes and equipment. Revised throughout, this US edition has been specifically developed for the US market. It covers the latest aspects of process design, operations, safety, loss prevention and equipment selection, among others. Comprehensive in coverage, exhaustive in detail, it is supported by extensive problems and a separate solutions manual for adopting tutors and lecturers. In addition, the book is widely used by professions as a day-to-day reference.

Chemical Process Equipment

Selection and Design
Author: James R. Couper,W. Roy Penney,James R. Fair, PhD
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123972361
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 864
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Chemical Process Equipment is a results-oriented reference for engineers who specify, design, maintain or run chemical and process plants. This book delivers information on the selection, sizing and operation of process equipment in a format that enables quick and accurate decision making on standard process and equipment choices, saving time, improving productivity, and building understanding. Coverage emphasizes common real-world equipment design rather than experimental or esoteric and focuses on maximizing performance. Legacy reference for chemical and related engineers who work with vendors to design, specify and make final equipment selection decisions Copious examples of successful applications, with supporting schematics and data to illustrate the functioning and performance of equipment Provides equipment rating forms and manufacturers’ data, worked examples, valuable shortcut methods, and rules of thumb to demonstrate and support the design process Heavily illustrated with line drawings and schematics to aid understanding, as well as graphs and tables to illustrate performance data

Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers

A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Process Engineering Problems
Author: Carl Branan
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780750675673
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 426
View: 2786

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The most complete guide of its kind, this is the standard handbook for chemical and process engineers. All new material on fluid flow, long pipe, fractionators, separators and accumulators, cooling towers, gas treating, blending, troubleshooting field cases, gas solubility, and density of irregular solids. This substantial addition of material will also include conversion tables and a new appendix, “Shortcut Equipment Design Methods.”This convenient volume helps solve field engineering problems with its hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations. Here, in a compact, easy-to-use format, are practical tips, handy formulas, correlations, curves, charts, tables, and shortcut methods that will save engineers valuable time and effort. Hundreds of common sense techniques and calculations help users quickly and accurately solve day-to-day design, operations, and equipment problems.

Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook


Author: Robert H. Perry,Don W. Green
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
ISBN: 9780071346382
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: N.A
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Perry's is the most authoritative, comprehensive and best selling book in chemical engineering. In order to make it portable, easily searchable and to add some interactive features to it we have decided to develop an electronic version of this classic work. The electronic product will maintain the integrity of the handbook so that print user will feel completely comfortable with electronic. This means that the extensive table of contents and index will have a hyperlink to the appropriate section of the book. The electronic product will have complete boolean search capability. The user will also be able to print out page or pages of the book they desire. Another important feature of the electronic version of Perry's is there will be active tables, graph and charts that the user can manipulate. This product will run on both IBM Compatibles and MacIntosh computers.

Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers


Author: Max Peters,Klaus Timmerhaus,Ronald West
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780072392661
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 988
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This new edition contains chapters on process synthesis, computer-aided design and design of chemical reactors. The economic analysis has been updated. Numerous real examples include computer or hand solutions, with an increased emphasis on computer use in design, economic evaluation and optimization.

Process Heat Transfer

Principles, Applications and Rules of Thumb
Author: Robert W. Serth,Thomas Lestina
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123977924
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 632
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Process Heat Transfer is a reference on the design and implementation of industrial heat exchangers. It provides the background needed to understand and master the commercial software packages used by professional engineers in the design and analysis of heat exchangers. This book focuses on types of heat exchangers most widely used by industry: shell-and-tube exchangers (including condensers, reboilers and vaporizers), air-cooled heat exchangers and double-pipe (hairpin) exchangers. It provides a substantial introduction to the design of heat exchanger networks using pinch technology, the most efficient strategy used to achieve optimal recovery of heat in industrial processes. Utilizes leading commercial software. Get expert HTRI Xchanger Suite guidance, tips and tricks previously available via high cost professional training sessions. Details the development of initial configuration for a heat exchanger and how to systematically modify it to obtain an efficient final design. Abundant case studies and rules of thumb, along with copious software examples, provide a complete library of reference designs and heuristics for readers to base their own designs on.

Working Guide to Process Equipment, Third Edition


Author: Norman Lieberman,Elizabeth Lieberman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071640961
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 600
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Diagnose and Troubleshoot Problems in Chemical Process Equipment with This Updated Classic! Chemical engineers and plant operators can rely on the Third Edition of A Working Guide to Process Equipment for the latest diagnostic tips, practical examples, and detailed illustrations for pinpointing trouble and correcting problems in chemical process equipment. This updated classic contains new chapters on Control Valves, Cooling Towers, Waste Heat Boilers, Catalytic Effects, Fundamental Concepts of Process Equipment, and Process Safety. Filled with worked-out calculations, the book examines everything from trays, reboilers, instruments, air coolers, and steam turbines...to fired heaters, refrigeration systems, centrifugal pumps, separators, and compressors. The authors simplify complex issues and explain the technical issues needed to solve all kinds of equipment problems. Comprehensive and clear, the Third Edition of A Working Guide to Process Equipment features: Guidance on diagnosing and troubleshooting process equipment problems Explanations of how theory applies to real-world equipment operations Many useful tips, examples, illustrations, and worked-out calculations New to this edition: Control Valves, Cooling Towers, Waste Heat Boilers, Catalytic Effects, and Process Safety Inside this Renowned Guide to Solving Process Equipment Problems • Trays • Tower Pressure • Distillation Towers • Reboilers • Instruments • Packed Towers • Steam and Condensate Systems • Bubble Point and Dew Point • Steam Strippers • Draw-Off Nozzle Hydraulics • Pumparounds and Tower Heat Flows • Condensers and Tower Pressure Control • Air Coolers • Deaerators and Steam Systems • Vacuum Systems • Steam Turbines • Surface Condensers • Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers • Fire Heaters • Refrigeration Systems • Centrifugal Pumps • Separators • Compressors • Safety • Corrosion • Fluid Flow • Computer Modeling and Control • Field Troubleshooting Process Problems

Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, 9th Edition


Author: Don W. Green,Marylee Z. Southard
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071834095
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 2352
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Up-to-Date Coverage of All Chemical Engineering Topics―from the Fundamentals to the State of the Art Now in its 85th Anniversary Edition, this industry-standard resource has equipped generations of engineers and chemists with vital information, data, and insights. Thoroughly revised to reflect the latest technological advances and processes, Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Ninth Edition, provides unsurpassed coverage of every aspect of chemical engineering. You will get comprehensive details on chemical processes, reactor modeling, biological processes, biochemical and membrane separation, process and chemical plant safety, and much more. This fully updated edition covers: Unit Conversion Factors and Symbols • Physical and Chemical Data including Prediction and Correlation of Physical Properties • Mathematics including Differential and Integral Calculus, Statistics , Optimization • Thermodynamics • Heat and Mass Transfer • Fluid and Particle Dynamics *Reaction Kinetics • Process Control and Instrumentation• Process Economics • Transport and Storage of Fluids • Heat Transfer Operations and Equipment • Psychrometry, Evaporative Cooling, and Solids Drying • Distillation • Gas Absorption and Gas-Liquid System Design • Liquid-Liquid Extraction Operations and Equipment • Adsorption and Ion Exchange • Gas-Solid Operations and Equipment • Liquid-Solid Operations and Equipment • Solid-Solid Operations and Equipment •Chemical Reactors • Bio-based Reactions and Processing • Waste Management including Air ,Wastewater and Solid Waste Management* Process Safety including Inherently Safer Design • Energy Resources, Conversion and Utilization* Materials of Construction

Industrial Water Quality


Author: William Wesley Eckenfelder,W. Wesley Eckenfelder,Davis L. Ford,A. J. Englande
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071548663
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 956
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"The Fourth Edition of Industrial Water Quality provides the technical methods, latest information, and current regulations necessary to conceive, design, and operate industrial pollution control facilities - either as an upgrade or as newly developed industrial complex. Advanced technologies are included as well as updated approaches to control, troubleshoot, and solve the complex issues of managing industrial wastewaters and residuals." --Book Jacket.

Process Heat Transfer


Author: Donald Q. Kern
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781635615623
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 884
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This seminal text has been a "cornerstone of all engineering curricula and practice" for over half a century and remains a vital reference for engineers today. Kern begins with an overview of heat transfer theory before focusing on specific design problems commonly experienced by engineers in the field--using numerous easy to understand and effective examples to help convey principles. The broadly applicable empirical calculation methods, extensive tables, and use of industry language and methodology make Process Heat Transfer a convenient and essential reference tool. A sample of just some of the chapters include:·¿ Counterflow·¿ Parallel-Counterflow·¿ Flow Arrangement for Increased Heat Recovery·¿ Streamline Flow and Free Convection·¿ Condensation of Single Vapors· ¿ Vaporizers, Evaporators, and Reboilers

Petroleum Refining

Technology and Economics, Fifth Edition
Author: James H. Gary,Glenn E. Handwerk,Mark J. Kaiser
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203907922
Category: Science
Page: 488
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Petroleum refiners must face billion-dollar investments in equipment in order to meet ever-changing environmental requirements. Because the design and construction of new processing units entail several years’ lead time, refiners are reluctant to commit these dollars for equipment that may no longer meet certain conditions when the units come on stream. Written by experts with both academic and professional experience in refinery operation, design, and evaluation, Petroleum Refining Technology and Economics, Fifth Edition is an essential textbook for students and a vital resource for engineers. This latest edition of a bestselling text provides updated data and addresses changes in refinery feedstock, product distribution, and processing requirements resulting from federal and state legislation. Providing a detailed overview of today’s integrated fuels refinery, the book discusses each major refining process as they relate to topics such as feedstock preparation, operating costs, catalysts, yields, finished product properties, and economics. It also contains end-of-chapter problems and an ongoing case study.

Materials Selection in Mechanical Design


Author: Michael F. Ashby
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0080952232
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 640
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Understanding materials, their properties and behavior is fundamental to engineering design, and a key application of materials science. Written for all students of engineering, materials science and design, this book describes the procedures for material selection in mechanical design in order to ensure that the most suitable materials for a given application are identified from the full range of materials and section shapes available. Extensively revised for this fourth edition, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design is recognized as one of the leading materials selection texts, and provides a unique and genuinely innovative resource. Features new to this edition * Material property charts now in full color throughout * Significant revisions of chapters on engineering materials, processes and process selection, and selection of material and shape while retaining the book's hallmark structure and subject content * Fully revised chapters on hybrid materials and materials and the environment * Appendix on data and information for engineering materials fully updated * Revised and expanded end-of-chapter exercises and additional worked examples Materials are introduced through their properties; materials selection charts (also available on line) capture the important features of all materials, allowing rapid retrieval of information and application of selection techniques. Merit indices, combined with charts, allow optimization of the materials selection process. Sources of material property data are reviewed and approaches to their use are given. Material processing and its influence on the design are discussed. New chapters on environmental issues, industrial engineering and materials design are included, as are new worked examples, exercise materials and a separate, online Instructor's Manual. New case studies have been developed to further illustrate procedures and to add to the practical implementation of the text. * The new edition of the leading materials selection text, now with full color material property charts * Includes significant revisions of chapters on engineering materials, processes and process selection, and selection of material and shape while retaining the book's hallmark structure and subject content * Fully revised chapters on hybrid materials and materials and the environment * Appendix on data and information for engineering materials fully updated * Revised and expanded end-of-chapter exercises and additional worked examples

Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers


Author: Ricky Smith,R. Keith Mobley
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080552071
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 336
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Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers will give the engineer the “have to have” information. It will help instill knowledge on a daily basis, to do his or her job and to maintain and assure reliable equipment to help reduce costs. This book will be an easy reference for engineers and managers needing immediate solutions to everyday problems. Most civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers will face issues relating to maintenance and reliability, at some point in their jobs. This will become their “go to” book. Not an oversized handbook or a theoretical treatise, but a handy collection of graphs, charts, calculations, tables, curves, and explanations, basic “rules of thumb” that any engineer working with equipment will need for basic maintenance and reliability of that equipment. • Access to quick information which will help in day to day and long term engineering solutions in reliability and maintenance • Listing of short articles to help assist engineers in resolving problems they face • Written by two of the top experts in the country

An Applied Guide to Water and Effluent Treatment Plant Design


Author: Sean Moran
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128113103
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 466
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An Applied Guide to Water and Effluent Treatment Plant Design is ideal for chemical, civil and environmental engineering students, graduates, and early career water engineers as well as more experienced practitioners who are transferring into the water sector. It brings together the design of process, wastewater, clean water, industrial effluent and sludge treatment plants, looking at the different treatment objectives within each sub-sector, selection and design of physical, chemical and biological treatment processes, and the professional hydraulic design methodologies. This book will show you how to carry out the key steps in the process design of all kinds of water and effluent treatment plants. It provides an essential refresher on the relevant underlying principles of engineering science, fluid mechanics, water chemistry and biology, together with a thorough description of the heuristics and rules of thumb commonly used by experienced practitioners. The water treatment plant designer will also find specific advice on plant layout, aesthetics, economic considerations and related issues such as odor control. The information contained in this book is usually provided on the job by mentors so it will remain a vital resource throughout your career. Explains how to design water and effluent treatment plants that really work Accessible introduction to, and overview of, the area that is written from a process engineering perspective Covers new treatment technologies and the whole process, from treatment plant design, to commissioning