Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers / Edition 4

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Overview

This new edition of the most complete handbook for chemical and process engineers incorporates the latest information for engineers and practitioners who depend on it as a working tool. New material explores the recent trends and updates of gas treating and fractionator computer solutions analysis. Substantial additions to this edition include a new section on gasification that reflects the many new trends and techniques in the field and a treatment on compressible fluid flow.

This convenient volume provides engineers with hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations to quickly and accurately solve day-to-day design, operations, and equipment problems. Here, in a compact, easy-to-use format, are practical tips, handy formulas, correlations, curves, charts, tables, and shortcut methods that will save engineers valuable time and effort.

* The standard handbook for chemical and process engineers

* All new material on pinch point analysis on networks of heat exchangers and updates on gas treating in process design and heat transfer

* Hundreds of common sense techniques and calculations

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Branan's useful and convenient handbook for chemical and process engineers (at a bargain price) will be much appreciated by students and practitioners..."
American Reference Books Annual

"...this book is a handy reference tool for preliminary designs, and has some very useful information on several aspects of plant operation." Chemical Engineering

"Carl Branan's book provides a huge amount of valuable information on a wide variety of chemical engineering applications from sizing pipelines to economic evaluation of process options."
IChemE: Institute of Chemical Engineers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750678568
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 8/30/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Carl R. Branan has more than 40 years of worldwide experience in process design and troubleshooting in oil, chemicals, fibers, polymers, coal, natural gas, and LNG. Before retiring from El Paso Natural Gas, he served a process engineer, plant engineer, and project engineer. Mr. Branan is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and is the author of several books on process engineering and fractionators, including Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers.
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Table of Contents

Fluid Flow; Heat Exchangers; Fractionators; Absorbers; Pumps; Compressors; Drivers; Separators/Accumulators; Boilers; Cooling Towers; Refrigeration; Gasification; Gas Treating; Vacuum Systems; Pneumatic Conveying; Blending; Process Evaluation; Reliability; Metallurgy; Safety; Controls; Troubleshooting; Startup; Energy Conservation; Shortcut Methods for Decisions; Process Modeling Using Linear Programming; Properties; Approximate Conversion Factors; Appendix 1 Shortcut Equipment Design Methods Overview; Appendix 2 Geographic Information Systems; Appendix 3 Archimedes Method Goes Modern; Appendix 4 Process Safety Management; Appendix 5 Do-It-Yourself Shortcut Methods; Appendix 6 Overview for Engineering Students; Appendix 7 Guidelines for Equipment Decisions; Appendix 8 Process Specification Sheets
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