A Working Guide to Process Equipment / Edition 1

A Working Guide to Process Equipment / Edition 1

by Norman P. Lieberman, Elizabeth T. Lieberman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070380759

ISBN-13: 9780070380752

Pub. Date: 11/01/1996

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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

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Overview

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070380752
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
425
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

1 Process Equipment Fundamentals 1

2 Basic Terms and Conditions 13

3 How Trays Work: Flooding 23

4 How Trays Work: Dumping 37

5 Why Control Tower Pressure 47

6 What Drives Distillation Towers 57

7 How Reboilers Work 67

8 Inspecting Tower Internals 79

9 How Instruments Work 89

10 Packed Towers: Better than Trays? 105

11 Steam and Condensate Systems 119

12 Bubble Point and Dew Point 137

13 Steam Strippers 145

14 Draw-Off Nozzle Hydraulics 155

15 Pumparounds and Tower Heat Flows 167

16 Condensers and Tower Pressure Control 177

17 Air Coolers 193

18 Deaerators and Steam Systems 205

19 Vacuum Systems: Steam Jet Ejectors 217

20 Steam Turbines 235

21 Surface Condensers 247

22 Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers 259

23 Heat Exchanger Innovations 279

24 Fired Heaters: Fire- and Flue-Gas Side 291

25 Fired Heaters: Process Side 315

26 Refrigeration Systems 331

27 Cooling Water Systems 339

28 Catalytic Effects: Equilibrium and Kinetics 349

29 Centrifugal Pumps: Fundamentals of Operation 357

30 Centrifugal Pumps: Driver Limits 373

31 Centrifugal Pumps: Suction Pressure Limits 381

32 Control Valves 397

33 Separators: Vapor-Hydrocarbon-Water 407

34 Gas Compression: The Basic Idea 419

35 Centrifugal Compressors and Surge 425

36 Reciprocating Compressors 439

37 Compressor Efficiency 451

38 Safety Concerns 459

39 Corrosion - Process Units 471

40 Fluid Flow in Pipes 487

41 Super-Fractionation Separation Stage 517

42 Computer Modeling and Control 527

43 Field Troubleshooting Process Problems 535

Glossary 547

Index 559

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