Pocket Guide to Chemical Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780884153115, 9780080514147

Pocket Guide to Chemical Engineering

1st Edition

Authors: Carl R. Branan
eBook ISBN: 9780080514147
Paperback ISBN: 9780884153115
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 4th November 1999
Page Count: 160
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Description

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.

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.

Details

No. of pages:
160
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Gulf Professional Publishing 1999
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Professional Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780080514147
Paperback ISBN:
9780884153115

About the Author

Carl R. Branan

Carl R. Branan has more than 40 years of worldwide experience in process design and troubleshooting in oil, chemicals, fibers, polymers, coal, natural gas, and LNG. Before retiring from El Paso Natural Gas, he served a process engineer, plant engineer, and project engineer. Mr. Branan is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and is the author of several books on process engineering and fractionators, including Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired El Paso Natural Gas, El Paso, TX, USA