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Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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William Leffler's Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, Fourth Edition is designed to give the reader an overview of key refining topics by using relevant analogies, easy-to-understand graphs, formulas, and illustrations. New to this edition is important information on the nature of crude oil and raw materials and a comprehensive discussion on what sets crude oil and oil products price differentials. Also new is a chapter on lubricants as well as the latest technologies employed by refiners. Each chapter was carefully written in nontechnical language to give the reader a basic understanding of the refining industry. The book can be used for self-study, as a classroom textbook, or as a quick reference.
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Using analogies, graphs, formulas and illustrations, the author overviews key topics in the refining industry for professionals in finance and marketing. The third edition reflects changes in petroleum processing and the impact of environmental regulation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593701581
  • Publisher: PennWell Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/13/2008
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 270
  • Sales rank: 175,600
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

• Preface

• The evolution of petroleum refining

• From the oil patch to the refinery

• Crude oil characteristics

• Distilling

• Vacuum flashing

• The chemistry of petroleum

• Refinery gas plants

• Cat cracking

• Alkylation

• Cat reforming

• Hydrocracking

• Isomerization

• Residue reduction

• Gasoline

• Distillate and residual fuels

• Hydrogen, hydrotreating, and sulfur plants

• Asphalt

• Lubricants

• Ethylene plants

• Simple and complex refineries

• Solvent recovery of aromatics

• Fuel values--heating values

• Answers to the exercises

• Glossary

• Index

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