Process Equipment Malfunctions: Techniques to Identify and Correct Plant Problems [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Process Equipment Malfunctions: Techniques to Identify and Correct Plant Problems

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Overview

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


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071770217
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Norman P. Lieberman is a chemical engineer with 46 years of experience in process plant operation, design, and field troubleshooting. An independent consultant, he troubleshoots oil refinery and chemical plant process problems and prepares revamp process designs. Mr. Lieberman teaches 20–25 seminars a year on “Troubleshooting Process Plant Operations,” and this book is based on his long experience in field troubleshooting refinery and process plant problems.

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Table of Contents

1. Distillation Tray Malfunctions

2. Packed Tower Problems

3. Distillation Tower Pressure and Composition Control

4. Salt and Rust Formation on Tray Decks

5. Fractionator Bottoms Product Stripping

6. Heat Extraction with Pumparounds

7. Reboiled and Steam Side Strippers

8. Inspecting Tower Internals--Checklist

9. Process Reboilers--Shell and Tube

10. Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers in Sensible Heat Transfer Service

11. Condenser Limitations

12. Air Coolers--Forced- and Induced-Draft Air Side Malfunctions

13. Cooling Water: Towers and Circulation

14. Steam Condensate Collection Systems

15. Steam Quality Problems

16. Level Control Problems

17. Excessive Ambient Heat Losses

18. Process Plant Corrosion

19. Vapor-Liquid Separation Vessels

20. Knock-Out Drums; Demisters and Impingement Plates

21. Hydrocarbon--Water Separation--Electric Desalters and Gravity Settling

22. Natural Draft-Fired Heaters

23. Tube Failure in Fired Heaters

24. Fired Heaters: Air Preheaters

25. Disabling Safety Systems

26. Vacuum Systems and Steam Jets

27. Vacuum Surface Condensers and Precondensers

28. Excess Gas Overloads: Vacuum System Ejectors

29. Centrifugal Pump NPSH Limitations: Cavitation, Seal, and Bearing Failures

30. Centrifugal Pump and Driver Capacity Limits: Lubrication Failures

31. Steam Turbine Drivers

32. Centrifugal Compressors: Surge, Fouling, and Driver Limits

33. Reciprocating Compressors: Unloading and Efficiency

34. Summary: Typical Energy Savings and Efficiency Projects

Glossary

Index

The Norm Lieberman Video Library of Process Operations

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