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An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design

An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design is a guide to process plant design for both students and professional engineers.

The book covers plant layout and the use of spreadsheet programmes and key drawings produced by professional engineers as aids to design; subjects which are usually learned on the job rather than in education. You will learn how to produce smarter plant design through the use of computer tools, including Excel and AutoCAD, "What If Analysis", statistical tools, and Visual Basic for more complex problems. The book also includes a wealth of selection tables, covering the key aspects of professional plant design which engineering students and early-career engineers tend to find most challenging.

Professor Moran draws on over 20 years' experience in process design to create an essential foundational book ideal for those who are new to process design, compliant with both professional practice and the IChemE degree accreditation guidelines.

Process Engineers and Designers. Students of process engineering, technical chemistry, plant safety.

Hardbound, 390 Pages

Published: April 2015

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-800242-1


  • Part 1: Practical Principles
    1. Process Plant Design
    2. Stages of Process Plant Design
    3. Process Plant Design Deliverables
    4. 21st Century Process Plant Design Tools
    5. The Future of Process Plant Design

    Part 2: Professional Practice
    6. System Level Design
    7. Professional Design Methodology
    8. How to do a Mass and Energy Balance
    9. How to do Hydraulic Calculations

    Part 3: Low Level Design
    10. How to Design and Select Plant Components and Materials
    11. How to Design Unit Operations
    12. How to Cost a Design

    Part 4: High Level Design
    13. How to Design a Process Control System
    14. How to Lay Out a Process Plant
    15. How to Make Sure Your Design is Reasonably Safe and Sustainable

    Part 5: Advanced Design
    16. Professional Practice
    17. Beginner's Errors to Avoid
    18. Design Optimization
    19. Developing Your Own Design Style


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