Rules of Thumb for Chemical EngineersBy
- Carl R. Branan
This new edition of the most complete handbook for chemical and process engineers incorporates the latest information for engineers and practitioners who depend on it as a working tool. New material explores the recent trends and updates of gas treating and fractionator computer solutions analysis. Substantial additions to this edition include a new section on gasification that reflects the many new trends and techniques in the field and a treatment on compressible fluid flow.This convenient volume provides engineers with hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations to quickly and accurately solve day-to-day design, operations, and equipment problems. 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.
Published: August 2005
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
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)
- Section One: Equipment Design1. Fluid Flow2. Heat Exchangers3. Fractionators4. Absorbers5. Pumps6. Compressors7. Drivers8. Separators/Accumulators9. Boilers10. Cooling TowersSection Two: Process Design11. Refrigeration12. Gasification (by Chris Higman)13. Gas Treating (updated by Chris Higman)14. Vacuum Systems15. Pneumatic Conveying16. BlendingSection Three: Plant Design17. Process Evaluation18. Reliability19. Metallurgy20. Safety21. ControlsSection Four: Operations22. Troubleshooting23. Startup24. Energy Conservation25. Shortcut Methods for Decisions26. Process Modelling Using Linear Programming 27. Properties28. Approximate Conversion FactorsAppendixes 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 SheetsIndex