Key Features

    • Legacy reference for chemical and related engineers who work with vendors to design, specify and make final equipment selection decisions.
    • Copious examples of successful applications, with supporting schematics and data to illustrate the functioning and performance of equipment.
    • Provides equipment rating forms and manufacturers’ data, worked examples, valuable shortcut methods, and rules of thumb to demonstrate and support the design process.
    • Heavily illustrated with line drawings and schematics to aid understanding, as well as graphs and tables to illustrate performance data.

    Readership

    Chemical and process engineers. Industrial and plant engineers.

    Table of Contents

    Dedication

    Preface to the Third Edition

    Preface to the Second Edition

    Preface to the First Edition

    Contributors

    0. Rules of Thumb: Summary

    Compressors and Vacuum Pumps

    Conveyors for Particulate Solids

    Cooling Towers

    Crystallization From Solution

    Disintegration

    Distillation and Gas Absorption

    Drivers and Power Recovery Equipment

    Drying of Solids

    Evaporators

    Extraction, Liquid-Liquid

    Filtration

    Fluidization of Particles with Gases

    Heat Exchangers

    Insulation

    Mixing and Agitation

    Particle Size Enlargement

    Piping

    Pumps

    Reactors

    Refrigeration

    Size Separation of Particles

    Utilities: Common Specifications

    Vessels (Drums)

    Vessels (Pressure)

    Vessels (Storage Tanks)

    Membrane Separations

    Materials of Construction

    Reference

    Bibliography

    1. Introduction

    1.1 Process Design

    1.2 Equipment

    1.3 Categories of Engineering Practice

    1.4 Sources of Information for Process Design

    1.5 Codes, Standards, and Recommended Practices

    1.6 Material and Energy Balances

    1.7 Economic Balance

    1.8 Design Safety Factors

    1.9 Safety of Plant and Environment

    1.10 Steam and Power Supply

    1.11 Design Basis

    1.12 Laboratory and Pilot Plant Work

    Other Sources of Information

    1.1 Process Design

    1.2 Process Equipment

    2. Flowsheets

    2.1 Block Flowsheets

    2.2 Process Flowsheets

    2.3 Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)

    2.4 Utility Flowsheets

    2.5 Drawing of Flowsheets

    References

    3. Process Control

    3.1 The Feedback Control Loop

    3.2 Control Loop Performance and Tuning Procedures

    3.3 Single Stream Control

    3.4 Unit Operation

    Details

    No. of pages:
    864
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2010
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Butterworth-Heinemann
    Print ISBN:
    9780123969590
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780123972361

    Reviews

    "They guide especially new engineers in the design and specification of equipment in preparation for buying it, providing only the material they and their collaborators have found of practical use."--Reference and Research Book News, December 2012