Pocket Guide to Chemical Engineering


  • Carl R. Branan, Retired El Paso Natural Gas, El Paso, TX, USA

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. Hundreds of common sense techniques and calculations help users quickly and accurately solve day-to-day design, operations, and equipment problems.
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Book information

  • Published: November 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-88415-311-5

Table of Contents

Introduction. Fluid Flow. Control Valve Design. Pumps and Motors. Compressors and Stream Turbines. Vacuum Systems. A Consistent Method for Flow Component Sizing. Pneumatic Conveying. Heat Transfer. Distillation. Absorption. Separations and Accumulators. Refrigeration. Tank Blending. Utility Systems. Pressure Drop in Catalyst Bed. Weighted Spray. Properties. Approximate Conversion Factors. Index.