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: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 418
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The first edition proved itself to be a standard reference for chemical engineers. This updated, thoroughly revised new edition helps solve your field engineering problems with its hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations. In addition, this convenient volume reflects the latest developments in geographic information systems, process safety management, and pipeline toughness.

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

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 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.

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

The Architect's Studio Companion

Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design
Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119092655
Category: Architecture
Page: 512
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The time-saving resource every architect needs The Architect’s Studio Companion is a robust, user-friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, parking, accessibility, and more. This new sixth edition has been fully updated with the latest model building codes for the U.S. and Canada, extensive new information on heating and cooling systems for buildings, and new structural systems, all in a form that facilitates rapid preliminary design. More than just a reference, this book is a true companion that no practicing architect or student should be without. This book provides quick access to guidelines for systems that affect the form and spatial organization of buildings and allows this information to be incorporated into the earliest stages of building design. With it you can: Select, configure, and size structural systems Plan for building heating and cooling Incorporate passive systems and daylighting into your design Design for parking and meet code-related life-safety and accessibility requirements Relying on straightforward diagrams and clear written explanations, the designer can lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes—without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts. By introducing building systems into the early stages of design, the need for later revisions or redesign is reduced, and projects stay on time and on budget. The Architect’s Studio Companion is the time-saving tool that helps you bring it all together from the beginning.

Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry


Author: J. E. House,Kathleen A. House
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012802979X
Category: Science
Page: 440
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House’s Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry, Third Edition, provides thoroughly updated coverage of the synthesis, reactions, and properties of elements and inorganic compounds. Ideal for the one-semester (ACS-recommended) sophomore or junior level course in descriptive inorganic chemistry, this resource offers a readable and engaging survey of the broad spectrum of topics that deal with the preparation, properties, and use of inorganic materials. Using rich graphics to enhance content and maximize learning, the book covers the chemical behavior of the elements, acid-base chemistry, coordination chemistry, organometallic compounds, and numerous other topics to provide a coherent treatment of the field. The book pays special attention to key subjects such as chemical bonding and Buckminster Fullerenes, and includes new and expanded coverage of active areas of research, such as bioinorganic chemistry, green chemistry, redox chemistry, nanostructures, and more. Highlights the Earth’s crust as the source of most inorganic compounds and explains the transformations of those compounds into useful products Provides a coherent treatment of the field, covering the chemical behavior of the elements, acid-base chemistry, coordination chemistry, and organometallic compounds Connects key topics to real world industrial applications, such as in the area of nanostructures Includes expanded coverage on bioinorganic chemistry, green chemistry, redox chemistry, superacids, catalysis, and other areas of recent development

Pipeline Planning and Construction Field Manual


Author: E. Shashi Menon
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780123838544
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 576
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Pipeline Planning and Construction Field Manual aims to guide engineers and technicians in the processes of planning, designing, and construction of a pipeline system, as well as to provide the necessary tools for cost estimations, specifications, and field maintenance. The text includes understandable pipeline schematics, tables, and DIY checklists. This source is a collaborative work of a team of experts with over 180 years of combined experience throughout the United States and other countries in pipeline planning and construction. Comprised of 21 chapters, the book walks readers through the steps of pipeline construction and management. The comprehensive guide that this source provides enables engineers and technicians to manage routine auditing of technical work output relative to technical input and established expectations and standards, and to assess and estimate the work, including design integrity and product requirements, from its research to completion. Design, piping, civil, mechanical, petroleum, chemical, project production and project reservoir engineers, including novices and students, will find this book invaluable for their engineering practices. Back-of-the envelope calculations Checklists for maintenance operations Checklists for environmental compliance Simulations, modeling tools and equipment design Guide for pump and pumping station placement

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

Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook

A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Pipeline Engineering Problems
Author: E.W. McAllister
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080524092
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 704
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Now in its sixth edition, Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook has been and continues to be the standard resource for any professional in the pipeline industry. A practical and convenient reference, it provides quick solutions to the everyday pipeline problems that the pipeline engineer, contractor, or designer faces. Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook assembles hundreds of shortcuts for pipeline construction, design, and engineering. Workable "how-to" methods, handy formulas, correlations, and curves all come together in this one convenient volume. Save valuable time and effort using the thousands of illustrations, photographs, tables, calculations, and formulas available in an easy to use format Updated and revised with new material on project scoping, plastic pipe data, HDPE pipe data, fiberglass pipe, NEC tables, trenching, and much more A book you will use day to day guiding every step of pipeline design and maintenance

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.

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.

Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook

An Expert Guide to the Practical Operation, Design, and Optimization of FCC Units
Author: Reza Sadeghbeigi
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123870046
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 352
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This new and improved edition focuses on providing practical information and tools that engineers can use to maximize the profitability and reliability of their fluid catalytic cracking operations. The updated chapters and new content deliver expertise and know-how to an industry that faces significant cost cutting in capital expenditure and R&D, along with the retirement of technical specialists who are taking existing knowledge out of the industry with them. This FCC Handbook provides a valuable easy-to-understand resource for both experienced and inexperienced engineers and anyone else associated with the FCC process. This book gives those who need a quick reference, and gives those who are developing their skills and knowledge trusted information that will help them succeed with their projects. Key features include; Common examples that will enable engineers to achieve increased unit savings Updated with the latest process technologies for handling residue and "deep" hydrotreated feedstock New chapter discussing refractory lining, providing an introduction to the different refractories employed in FCC units, examples of various refractory linings and associated anchors, installation techniques as well as some guidelines for proper drying and curing refractory lining. New troubleshooting chapter, increasing the practical application of the book, along with new visual references to operation optimization About the author; Reza Sadeghbeigi is President of RMS Engineering, Inc. a Houston, Texas based engineering firm providing high-level technical expertise in the area of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) and related processes. Reza has 35 years of hands-on FCC experience in the refining industry, focusing on technical services, troubleshooting, process design, and project management, including major FCC revamps. A licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Texas and Louisiana, Reza has published technical papers and produced industry seminars on refining and catalytic cracking operations and conducted numerous client customized FCC training courses and public seminars. The only practical approach, with tools and techniques for those with FCC responsibilities to help maximize the profitability and reliability of fluid catalytic cracking operations. Updated throughout, with new material focusing on latest developments, the shift to using FCC to process lower quality crudes, and new applied material on troubleshooting. Provides a reference for both experienced engineers who need a quick reference, as well as providing those who are developing their skills and knowledge with access to trusted information that will help them succeed in their projects.

Applications of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry

A Practical Guide, Third Edition
Author: Eugene R. Weiner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439853339
Category: Science
Page: 618
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Professionals and students who come from disciplines other than chemistry need a concise yet reliable guide that explains key concepts in environmental chemistry, from the fundamental science to the necessary calculations for applying them. Updated and reorganized, Applications of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry: A Practical Guide, Third Edition provides the essential background for understanding and solving the most frequent environmental chemistry problems. Diverse and self-contained chapters offer a centralized and easily navigable framework for finding useful data tables that are ordinarily scattered throughout the literature. Worked examples provide step-by-step details for frequently used calculations, drawing on case histories from real-world environmental applications. Chapters also offer tools for calculating quick estimates of important quantities and practice problems that apply the principles to different conditions. This practical guide provides an ideal basis for self-study, as well as short courses involving the movement and fate of contaminants in the environment. In addition to extensive reorganization and updating, the Third Edition includes a new chapter, Nutrients and Odors: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sulfur, two new appendices, Solubility of Slightly Soluble Metal Salts and Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in this Book, and new material and case studies on remediation, stormwater management, algae growth and treatment, odor control, and radioisotopes.

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