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An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design

An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design explains how professional engineers carry out process design in industry. It covers plant layout, the use of spreadsheet programmes and key drawings as aids to design; subjects which are usually learned on the job rather than in education. The design tools discussed within the book will help you to produce tighter plant designs, saving you time. Computer tools discussed include Hysys and AutoCAD; tools to assist the creative process include "What If Analysis" features, statistical plugins and visual basic for more complex problems.

Prof. Moran has pulled together over 20 years’ experience in process design to create a foundational book that is ideal for those who are new to process design. It is fully supported with worked examples and case studies in order to assist learning. The integration of process design with process safety is also covered.  This book is compliant with both professional practice and the IChemE degree accreditation guidelines. The information contained in this book is usually provided on the job by mentors; no other book is available with the same coverage.

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

Hardbound, 250 Pages

Published: July 2015

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-800242-1


  • Introduction
    The nature of the design process
    Design deliverables
    21st Century design tools
    Mass and energy balance
    Design of unit operations
    Hydraulic calculations
    Plant layout
    Process Control
    Integration of design
    The future of design


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