A Working Guide to Process Equipment, Hardback Book

A Working Guide to Process Equipment Hardback


The latest methods for troubleshooting and maintaining process equipmentApplicable to a broad range of technicians and industries and fully updated throughout, A Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition, explainshow to diagnose, troubleshoot, and correct problems with chemical and petroleum refining process equipment.

Nine new chapters cover:Tray design detailsShell-and-tube heat exchanger design detailsRelief valve system designVapor lock and exchanger flooding in steam systemsSteam generation operating and design detailsWastewater strippersThermodynamics -- how it applies to process equipmentCentrifugal pumps -- reducing seal and bearing failuresHand calculations for distillation towersVapor -- liquid equilibrium, absorption, and stripping calculationsFilled with examples and illustrations, this practical resource demonstrates how theory applies to solving real-world plant operation problems.

Selected hand calculation methods are also provided. Comprehensive coverage includes:Distillation Tower Trays * Tower Pressure Control * Distillation Towers * Reboilers * Tower Internals * 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 * Steam Generation * Wastewater Strippers * Vacuum Systems * Steam Turbines* Surface Condensers * Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers * Fired Heaters * Refrigeration Systems * Cooling Water Systems * Catalytic Effects * Centrifugal Pumps * Control Valves * Separators * Centrifugal Compressors and Surge * Reciprocating Compressors * Corrosion * Fluid Flow in Pipes * Super-Fractionation Stage * Computer Control * Field Troubleshooting


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 624 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Industrial chemistry
  • ISBN: 9780071828062

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