Understanding Process Equipment for Operators and Engineers

Understanding Process Equipment for Operators and Engineers
Author: Norman Lieberman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2019-05-08
ISBN 10: 0128161620
ISBN 13: 9780128161623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Process Equipment for Operators and Engineers Book Review:

Understanding Process Equipment for Operators and Engineers explains how process equipment functions. As problems often arise in plants that must be solved by unit engineers, this book offers successful solutions and methods for their implementation. The concepts explained are based on Norm Lieberman’s personal, hands-on experience. Like you, Norm attended a university and was exposed to technical seminars which did not always provide the needed solutions. In this text, you will learn the functioning of a variety of equipment types, including Fired Heater Draft, Centrifugal Pump Head, Distillation Tray Efficiency, Vacuum Jets, Recip Compressors, Steam Turbines, Thermosyphon Circulation Reboilers and Air Cooler. Includes methods and procedures on how to make field measurements Outlines fire heater principles and operation and how they develop draft Describes distillation column operation and methods to increase their efficiency Includes computer modeling and provides use case examples

Process Equipment Malfunctions Techniques to Identify and Correct Plant Problems

Process Equipment Malfunctions  Techniques to Identify and Correct Plant Problems
Author: Norman Lieberman
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011-12-02
ISBN 10: 0071770216
ISBN 13: 9780071770217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Process Equipment Malfunctions Techniques to Identify and Correct Plant Problems Book Review:

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TROUBLESHOOTING PROCESS EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTIONS Process Equipment Malfunctions offers proven techniques for finding and fixing process plant problems and contains details on failure identification. Diagnostic tips, examples, and illustrations help to pinpoint and correct faults in chemical process and petroleum refining equipment. Complex math has been omitted. An essential resource for plant operators and process engineers, this book is based on the author's long career in field troubleshooting process problems. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Distillation tray malfunctions Packed tower problems Distillation tower pressure and composition control Fractionator product stripping Pumparounds Reboiled and steam side strippers Inspecting tower internals Process reboilers--thermosyphon circulation Heat exchangers Condenser limitations Air coolers Cooling water systems Steam condensate collection systems Steam quality problems Level control problems Process plant corrosion and fouling Vapor-liquid separation vessels Hydrocarbon-water separation and desalters Fired heaters--draft and excess O2 Disabling safety systems Vacuum systems and steam jets Vacuum surface condensers Centrifugal pump limitations Steam turbine drivers Centrifugal compressors Reciprocating compressors

Working Guide to Process Equipment Third Edition

Working Guide to Process Equipment  Third Edition
Author: Norman Lieberman,Elizabeth Lieberman
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2008-05-18
ISBN 10: 9780071640961
ISBN 13: 0071640967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working Guide to Process Equipment Third Edition Book Review:

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

Troubleshooting Vacuum Systems

Troubleshooting Vacuum Systems
Author: Norman P. Lieberman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2012-12-03
ISBN 10: 1118290348
ISBN 13: 9781118290347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Troubleshooting Vacuum Systems Book Review:

Vacuum systems are in wide spread use in the petrochemical plants, petroleum refineries and power generation plants. The existing texts on this subject are theoretical in nature and only deal with how the equipment functions when in good mechanical conditions, from the viewpoint of the equipment vendor. In this much-anticipated volume, one of the most well-respected and prolific process engineers in the world takes on troubleshooting vacuum systems, and especially steam ejectors, an extremely complex and difficult subject that greatly effects the profitability of the majority of the world's refineries.

Working Guide to Process Equipment

Working Guide to Process Equipment
Author: Norman P. Lieberman,Elizabeth T. Lieberman
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780071390873
ISBN 13: 0071390871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working Guide to Process Equipment Book Review:

Working Guide to Process Equipment, 2nd Ed. carefully and clearly explains all the basic technical issues that you need to know to trouble-shoot most process equipment problems. This guide contains a wealth of useful diagnostic tips, worked-out calculations, practical examples, and informative illustrations to help you quickly pinpoint trouble and repair typical malfunctions in: Trayed and packed distillation towers; Natural and forced reboilers; Partial and total condensers; Steam systems and deaerators; Vaccuum systems; Fired heaters; Shell and tube heat exchangers; Centrifugal compressors; Gas turbines and reciprocating engines; Centrifugal pumps and motor drivers. In no time at all, this essential problem-solving manual will become your most trusted on-the-job tool for dealing effectively wtih costly equipment malfunctions.

Process Engineering

Process Engineering
Author: Norman P. Lieberman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-04-10
ISBN 10: 1119370272
ISBN 13: 9781119370277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Process Engineering Book Review:

This is not your average technical book! Using a humorous and easy-to-understand approach to solving common process engineering problems, this unique volume is the go-to guide for any veteran or novice engineer in the plant, office, or classroom. Textbooks are often too theoretical to help the average process engineer solve everyday problems in the plant, and generic handbooks are often out of date and not comprehensive. This guide focuses on the most common problems that every engineer faces and how to solve them. The “characters” walk the reader through every problem and solution step-by-step, through dialogues that literally occur every day in process plants around the world. With over half a century of experience and many books, videos, and seminars to his credit, Norm Lieberman is well-known all over the world and has helped countless companies and engineers through issues with equipment, processes, and training. This is the first time that this knowledge has appeared in a format like this, quite unlike anything ever published before in books on process engineering. This is a must-have for any engineer working in process engineering.

Process Plant Equipment

Process Plant Equipment
Author: Michael D. Holloway,Chikezie Nwaoha,Oliver A. Onyewuenyi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2012-08-20
ISBN 10: 1118162544
ISBN 13: 9781118162545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Process Plant Equipment Book Review:

“Process Plant Equipment Book is another greatpublication from Wiley as a reference book for final year studentsas well as those who will work or are working in chemicalproduction plants and refinery…” -Associate Prof.Dr. Ramli Mat, Deputy Dean (Academic), Faculty of ChemicalEngineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia “…give[s] readers access to both fundamentalinformation on process plant equipment and to practical ideas, bestpractices and experiences of highly successful engineers fromaround the world… The book is illustrated throughout withnumerous black & white photos and diagrams and also containscase studies demonstrating how actual process plants haveimplemented the tools and techniques discussed in the book. Anextensive list of references enables readers to explore eachindividual topic in greater depth…”–Stainless Steel World and Valve World, November 2012 Discover how to optimize process plant equipment, fromselection to operation to troubleshooting From energy to pharmaceuticals to food, the world depends onprocessing plants to manufacture the products that enable people tosurvive and flourish. With this book as their guide, readers havethe information and practical guidelines needed to select, operate,maintain, control, and troubleshoot process plant equipment so thatit is efficient, cost-effective, and reliable throughout itslifetime. Following the authors' careful explanations andinstructions, readers will find that they are better able to reducedowntime and unscheduled shutdowns, streamline operations, andmaximize the service life of processing equipment. Process Plant Equipment: Operation, Control, andReliability is divided into three sections: Section One: Process Equipment Operations covers suchkey equipment as valves, pumps, cooling towers, conveyors, andstorage tanks Section Two: Process Plant Reliability sets forth avariety of tested and proven tools and methods to assess and ensurethe reliability and mechanical integrity of process equipment,including failure analysis, Fitness-for-Service assessment,engineering economics for chemical processes, and process componentfunction and performance criteria Section Three: Process Measurement, Control, andModeling examines flow meters, process control, and processmodeling and simulation Throughout the book, numerous photos and diagrams illustrate theoperation and control of key process equipment. There are also casestudies demonstrating how actual process plants have implementedthe tools and techniques discussed in the book. At the end of eachchapter, an extensive list of references enables readers to exploreeach individual topic in greater depth. In summary, this text offers students, process engineers, andplant managers the expertise and technical support needed tostreamline and optimize the operation of process plant equipment,from its initial selection to operations to troubleshooting.

Chemical Engineering Design

Chemical Engineering Design
Author: Gavin Towler, Ph.D.,R K Sinnott
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1303
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0080966594
ISBN 13: 9780080966595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Engineering Design Book Review:

Part I: Process design -- Introduction to design -- Process flowsheet development -- Utilities and energy efficient design -- Process simulation -- Instrumentation and process control -- Materials of construction -- Capital cost estimating -- Estimating revenues and production costs -- Economic evaluation of projects -- Safety and loss prevention -- General site considerations -- Optimization in design -- Part II: Plant design -- Equipment selection, specification and design -- Design of pressure vessels -- Design of reactors and mixers -- Separation of fluids -- Separation columns (distillation, absorption and extraction) -- Specification and design of solids-handling equipment -- Heat transfer equipment -- Transport and storage of fluids.

Problem Solving for Process Operators and Specialists

Problem Solving for Process Operators and Specialists
Author: Joseph M. Bonem
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN 10: 047093462X
ISBN 13: 9780470934623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problem Solving for Process Operators and Specialists Book Review:

This book provides methods to train process operators to solve challenging problems. The book is split into two parts. The first part consists of two parts; first developing a daily monitoring system and second providing a structured 5 step problem solving approach that combines cause and effect problem solving thinking with the formulation of theoretically correct hypotheses. The 5 step approach emphasizes the classical problem solving approach (defining the sequence of events) with the addition of the steps of formulating a theoretically correct working hypothesis, providing a means to test the hypothesis, and providing a foolproof means to eliminate the problem. The initial part of the book focuses on defining the problem that must be solved and obtaining the location, time and quantity based specifications of the problem. This part of the book also presents techniques to find and define problems at an early point before they progress to the critical level. The second part of the book deals with the utilization of fundamental chemical engineering skills to develop a technically correct working hypothesis that is the key to successful problem solving. The primary emphasis is on simple pragmatic calculation techniques that are theoretically correct. It is believed that any operator can perform these calculations if he is provided the correct prototype. Throughout the book, the theory behind each pragmatic calculation technique is explained in understandable terms prior to presenting the author's approach. These techniques have been developed by the author in 50+ years of industrial experience. The book includes many sample problems and examples of real world problem solving. Using these techniques, theoretically correct working hypotheses can be developed in an expedient fashion.

Ludwig s Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants

Ludwig s Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants
Author: A. Kayode Coker, PhD
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 1296
Release: 2014-11-29
ISBN 10: 0080942423
ISBN 13: 9780080942421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ludwig s Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants Book Review:

The fourth edition of Ludwig’s Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, Volume Three is a core reference for chemical, plant, and process engineers and provides an unrivalled reference on methods, process fundamentals, and supporting design data. New to this edition are expanded chapters on heat transfer plus additional chapters focused on the design of shell and tube heat exchangers, double pipe heat exchangers and air coolers. Heat tracer requirements for pipelines and heat loss from insulated pipelines are covered in this new edition, along with batch heating and cooling of process fluids, process integration, and industrial reactors. The book also looks at the troubleshooting of process equipment and corrosion and metallurgy. Assists engineers in rapidly analyzing problems and finding effective design methods and mechanical specifications Definitive guide to the selection and design of various equipment types, including heat exchanger sizing and compressor sizing, with established design codes Batch heating and cooling of process fluids supported by Excel programs

Chemical Process Equipment Selection and Design Revised 2nd Edition

Chemical Process Equipment   Selection and Design  Revised 2nd Edition
Author: James R. Couper,W. Roy Penney,James R. Fair, PhD
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2009-08-11
ISBN 10: 9780080919720
ISBN 13: 0080919723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Process Equipment Selection and Design Revised 2nd Edition Book Review:

A facility is only as efficient and profitable as the equipment that is in it: this highly influential book is a powerful resource for chemical, process, or plant engineers who need to select, design or configures plant sucessfully and profitably. It includes updated information on design methods for all standard equipment, with an emphasis on real-world process design and performance. The comprehensive and influential guide to the selection and design of a wide range of chemical process equipment, used by engineers globally • Copious examples of successful applications, with supporting schematics and data to illustrate the functioning and performance of equipment Revised edition, new material includes updated equipment cost data, liquid-solid and solid systems, and the latest information on membrane separation technology Provides equipment rating forms and manufacturers’ data, worked examples, valuable shortcut methods, rules of thumb, and equipment rating forms to demonstrate and support the design process Heavily illustrated with many line drawings and schematics to aid understanding, graphs and tables to illustrate performance data

Fundamentals of Process Safety Engineering

Fundamentals of Process Safety Engineering
Author: Samarendra Kumar Biswas,Umesh Mathur,Swapan Kumar Hazra
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2021-08-16
ISBN 10: 100042457X
ISBN 13: 9781000424577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Process Safety Engineering Book Review:

This textbook covers the essential aspects of process safety engineering in a practical and comprehensive manner. It provides readers with an understanding of process safety hazards in the refining and petrochemical industries and how to manage them in a reliable and professional manner. It covers the most important concepts: static electricity, intensity of thermal radiation, thermodynamics of fluid phase equilibria, boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE), emission source models, hazard identification methods, risk control and methods for achieving manufacturing excellence while also focusing on safety. Extensive case studies are included. Aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering students and practicing engineers, this book covers process safety principles and engineering practice authoritatively, with comprehensive examples: • Fundamentals, methods, and procedures for the industrial practice of process safety engineering. • The thermodynamic fundamentals and computational methods for release rates from ruptures in pipelines, vessels, and relief valves. • Fundamentals of static electricity hazards and their mitigation. • Quantitative assessment of fires and explosions. • Principles of dispersion calculations for toxic or flammable gases and vapors. • Methods of qualitative and quantitative risk assessment and control.

Process Engineering

Process Engineering
Author: Michael Kleiber
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2016-10-24
ISBN 10: 3110312115
ISBN 13: 9783110312119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Process Engineering Book Review:

This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to chemical process engineering, linking the fundamental theory and concepts to the industrial day-to-day practice. It bridges the gap between chemical sciences and the pratical chemical industry. It enables the reader to integrate fundamental knowledge of the basic disciplines, to understand the most important chemical processes, and to apply this knowledge to the practice in the industry.

Extrusion

Extrusion
Author: Harold F. Giles Jr,John R. Wagner, Jr.,Eldridge M. Mount
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2013-09-21
ISBN 10: 1437734820
ISBN 13: 9781437734829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extrusion Book Review:

The second edition of Extrusion is designed to aid operators, engineers, and managers in extrusion processing in quickly answering practical day-to-day questions. The first part of the book provides the fundamental principles, for operators and engineers, of polymeric materials extrusion processing in single and twin screw extruders. The next section covers advanced topics including troubleshooting, auxiliary equipment, and coextrusion for operators, engineers, and managers. The final part provides applications case studies in key areas for engineers such as compounding, blown film, extrusion blow molding, coating, foam, and reprocessing. This practical guide to extrusion brings together both equipment and materials processing aspects. It covers basic and advanced topics, for reference and training, in thermoplastics processing in the extruder. Detailed reference data are provided on such important operating conditions as temperatures, start-up procedures, shear rates, pressure drops, and safety. A practical guide to the selection, design and optimization of extrusion processes and equipment Designed to improve production efficiency and product quality Focuses on practical fault analysis and troubleshooting techniques

Industrial Chemical Process Design 2nd Edition

Industrial Chemical Process Design  2nd Edition
Author: Douglas Erwin
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2013-11-18
ISBN 10: 0071819800
ISBN 13: 9780071819800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Chemical Process Design 2nd Edition Book Review:

"The most complete, up-to-date, problem-solving toolkit for chemical engineers and process designers. Industrial Chemical Process Design, Second Edition provides a step-by-step methodology and 25 downloadable, customizable, needs-specific software applications that offer quick, accurate solutions to complex process design problems. These applications uniquely fill the gaps left by large, very expensive commercial process simulation software packages used to select, size, and design industrial chemical process equipment. Written by a hands-on industry consultant and featuring more than 200 illustrations, this book thoroughly details: Sizing and cost estimating of process unit operation equipment Design and rating of fractionation equipment and three-phase separation equipment Chemical optimization Commercial distillation Packaged plant cost analysis Estimating cost for modular packages Performing operations such as liquid-liquid extraction and gas liquid separation vessel sizing and rating Green engineering New to the Second Edition: Added focus on sustainability with new green engineering coverage: crude oil database; vegetable oils and plant greenhouse production for use in automobile fuels; gasoline and diesel fuel database; greenhouse fuels; water removal treatment in three-phase vessel design New focus on engineering economics Simplified shell/tube design method and improved shell/tube exchanger software improvements Fluid flow coverage includes both single- and two-phase flow and the very desirable addition of complete process engineering of NOx removal and catalytic SCR reactor processes necessary in all electric generator power plants and refinery furnace systems (per mandatory EPA regulations) Coverage of the Fischer-Tropsch process converting natural methane gas to crude oil products, liquids, gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel - all sulfur-free! Includes a plan to decrease reliance on crude oil imports Contains a packaged cost analysis natural gas-to-liquids plant turn-key software program "--

Heat Transfer in Process Engineering

Heat Transfer in Process Engineering
Author: Eduardo Cao
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2009-08-12
ISBN 10: 0071626131
ISBN 13: 9780071626132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heat Transfer in Process Engineering Book Review:

Cutting-edge heat transfer principles and design applications Apply advanced heat transfer concepts to your chemical, petrochemical, and refining equipment designs using the detailed information contained in this comprehensive volume. Filled with valuable graphs, tables, and charts, Heat Transfer in Process Engineering covers the latest analytical and empirical methods for use with current industry software. Select heat transfer equipment, make better use of design software, calculate heat transfer coefficients, troubleshoot your heat transfer process, and comply with design and construction standards. Heat Transfer in Process Engineering allows you to: Review heat transfer principles with a direct focus on process equipment design Design, rate, and specify shell and tube, plate, and hairpin heat exchangers Design, rate, and specify air coolers with plain or finned tubes Design, rate, and specify different types of condensers with tube or shellside condensation for pure fluids or multicomponent mixtures Understand the principles and correlations of boiling heat transfer, with their limits on and applications to different types of reboiler design Apply correlations for fired heater ratings, for radiant and convective zones, and calculate fuel efficiency Obtain a set of useful Excel worksheets for process heat transfer calculations

Handbook of Multiphase Flow Assurance

Handbook of Multiphase Flow Assurance
Author: Taras Y. Makogon
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0128130636
ISBN 13: 9780128130636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Multiphase Flow Assurance Book Review:

Handbook of Multiphase Flow Assurance allows readers to progress in their understanding of basic phenomena and complex operating challenges. The book starts with the fundamentals, but then goes on to discuss phase behavior, fluid sampling, fluid flow properties and fluid characterization. It also covers flow assurance impedance, deliverability, stability and integrity issues, as well as hydraulic, thermal and risk analysis. The inclusion of case studies and references helps provide an industrial focus and practical application that makes the book a novel resource for flow assurance management and an introductory reference for engineers just entering the field of flow assurance. Starts with flow assurance fundamentals, but also includes more complex operating challenges Brings together cross-disciplinary discussions and solutions of flow assurance in a single text Offers case studies and reference guidelines for practical applications

Troubleshooting Process Plant Control

Troubleshooting Process Plant Control
Author: Norman P. Lieberman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 1119267773
ISBN 13: 9781119267775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Troubleshooting Process Plant Control Book Review:

Examines real life problems and solutions for operators and engineers running process controls Expands on the first book with the addition of five new chapters as well as new troubleshooting examples Written for the working operator and engineer, with straightforward instruction not hinged on complex math Includes real-life examples of control problems that commonly arise and how to fix them Emphasizes single and well-established process engineering principles that will help working engineers and operators switch manual control loops to automatic control

An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design

An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design
Author: Sean Moran
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2019-06-12
ISBN 10: 0128148616
ISBN 13: 9780128148617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design Book Review:

An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design, 2nd edition, is a guide to process plant design for both students and professional engineers. The book covers plant layout and the use of spreadsheet programs and key drawings produced by professional engineers as aids to design; subjects that are usually learned on the job rather than in education. You will learn how to produce smarter plant design through the use of computer tools, including Excel and AutoCAD, “What If Analysis, statistical tools, and Visual Basic for more complex problems. The book also includes a wealth of selection tables, covering the key aspects of professional plant design which engineering students and early-career engineers tend to find most challenging. Professor Moran draws on over 20 years’ experience in process design to create an essential foundational book ideal for those who are new to process design, compliant with both professional practice and the IChemE degree accreditation guidelines. Includes new and expanded content, including illustrative case studies and practical examples Explains how to deliver a process design that meets both business and safety criteria Covers plant layout and the use of spreadsheet programs and key drawings as aids to design Includes a comprehensive set of selection tables, covering aspects of professional plant design which early-career designers find most challenging

Plant Engineer s Handbook

Plant Engineer s Handbook
Author: R. Keith Mobley
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 2400
Release: 2001-05-14
ISBN 10: 0080539041
ISBN 13: 9780080539041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Engineer s Handbook Book Review:

Plant engineers are responsible for a wide range of industrial activities, and may work in any industry. This means that breadth of knowledge required by such professionals is so wide that previous books addressing plant engineering have either been limited to only certain subjects or cursory in their treatment of topics. The Plant Engineering Handbook offers comprehensive coverage of an enormous range of subjects which are of vital interest to the plant engineer and anyone connected with industrial operations or maintenance. This handbook is packed with indispensable information, from defining just what a Plant Engineer actually does, through selection of a suitable site for a factory and provision of basic facilities (including boilers, electrical systems, water, HVAC systems, pumping systems and floors and finishes) to issues such as lubrication, corrosion, energy conservation, maintenance and materials handling as well as environmental considerations, insurance matters and financial concerns. One of the major features of this volume is its comprehensive treatment of the maintenance management function; in addition to chapters which outline the operation of the various plant equipment there is specialist advice on how to get the most out of that equipment and its operators. This will enable the reader to reap the rewards of more efficient operations, more effective employee contributions and in turn more profitable performance from the plant and the business to which it contributes. The Editor, Keith Mobley and the team of expert contributors, have practiced at the highest levels in leading corporations across the USA, Europe and the rest of the world. Produced in association with Plant Engineering magazine, this book will be a source of information for plant engineers in any industry worldwide. * A Flagship reference work for the Plant Engineering series * Provides comprehensive coverage on an enormous range of subjects vital to plant and industrial engineer * Includes an international perspective including dual units and regulations