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Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers / Edition 2

Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers / Edition 2

by Carl Branan


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ISBN-13: 9780884157885
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 07/01/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 8.41(w) x 10.85(h) x 1.04(d)

About 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.

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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