Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers / Edition 4

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The most complete guide of its kind, this is the standard handbook for chemical and process engineers. All new material to reflect recent trends include pinch point analysis on networks of heat exchangers in a process plant, an emerging new technique being used more often. Other new topics include updates on gas treating in process design, heat transfer, and fractionator computer solutions analysis. There is also a new section on gasification to reflect the many new trends and techniques in that field, plus a treatment of compressible fluid flow.

* 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

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"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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