Process Plant Layout and Piping Design / Edition 1

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Based on the authors' collective 65 years of experience in the engineering construction industry, this profusely illustrated, comprehensive guidebook presents tried-and-true workable methods and rules of thumb for plant layout and piping design for the process industries. Content is organized and presented for quick-reference on-the-job or for systematic study of specific topics. Presents general concepts and principles of plant layout -- from basic terminology and input requirements to deliverables; deals with specific pieces of equipment and their most efficient layout in the overall plant design configuration; addresses the plant layout requirements for the most common process unit equipment; covers piping requirements for the entire plant as well as all equipment types; and considers the computerized tools that are now available to help plant layout and piping designers. Features more than 640 illustrations of equipment, piping and other components of processing facility -- and their configurations. MARKETS: For mechanical and chemical engineers working for engineering construction as well as process manufacturing companies with responsibility for plant layout, piping, and construction; and for engineering students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131386297
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/13/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,446,816
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Basics of Plant Layout Design.

2. Plant Layout Specification.

3. Plot Plans.

4. Compressors.

5. Drums.

6. Exchangers.

7. Furnaces.

8. Pumps.

9. Reactors.

10. Towers.

11. Pipe Racks.

12. Structures.

13. Underground Piping.

14. Instrumentation.

15. Process Liquid Storage Tanks.

16. Stress Analysis.

17. Computer-Aided Design.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2004

    Purchased the book per review, fooled.

    This book claim for fame; is false. The text is very basic and there are no outstanding method of plant equipment layout that is provided, and lack what is most required the use of above brochure and catalog level knowledge. The information is mere introductory and not sufficient for pipe install and design work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2002


    This book is one of the BEST reference materials in my library. I have used it many times in my design work for refreshers and ideas. I was fortunate enough to take the course offered by the author and his associates through a professional organization where this book was the textbook. These people that were involved in the writing and references of this book have many years of experience and study. They have incorporated this experience and teach proven techniques in workable, constructable, and economical ideas. It is written for most all to understand and comprehend, covers many topics, and stimulates thinking of alternatives to the 'same old same old' that so many of us were used to. Answers to the 'why' questions come to light in their 'easy to follow' explanations. Buy it, Read it, and Study it. I have yet to find a better one!!! Just a note of THANKS to the authors and their associates.

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