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Process Plant Layout, Second Edition, explains the methodologies used by professional designers to layout process equipment and pipework, plots, plants, sites, and their corresponding environmental features in a safe, economical way. It is supported with tables of separation distances, rules of thumb, and codes of practice and standards.
The book includes more than seventy-five case studies on what can go wrong when layout is not properly considered. Sean Moran has thoroughly rewritten and re-illustrated this book to reflect advances in technology and best practices, for example, changes in how designers balance layout density with cost, operability, and safety considerations.
The content covers the ‘why’ underlying process design company guidelines, providing a firm foundation for career growth for process design engineers. It is ideal for process plant designers in contracting, consultancy, and for operating companies at all stages of their careers, and is also of importance for operations and maintenance staff involved with a new build, guiding them through plot plan reviews.
- Based on interviews with over 200 professional process plant designers
- Explains multiple plant layout methodologies used by professional process engineers, piping engineers, and process architects
- Includes advice on how to choose and use the latest CAD tools for plant layout
- Ensures that all methodologies integrate to comply with worldwide risk management legislation
Process design engineers, chemical engineers, design engineers, chemical engineering students, mechanical engineers, manufacturing engineers
Part I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
2 Layout in context
3 Site layout principles
4 Plot layout principles
5 Planning of layout activities
6 Methods for layout, conception and development
7 Layout analogues and visual aids
8 Hazard assessment of plant layout
Part II. DETAILED SITE AND PLOT LAYOUT
10 Bulk Fluid storage
11 Bulk solids storage
12 Warehouse storage
13 Pollution Control
14 Utilities I : General
15 Utilities II : Water and Steam
16 Central services
17 Construction and layout
18 Details of plot layout
19 Layout within buildings
Part III. DETAILED LAYOUT OF EQUIPMENT
20 Tanks and Drums
21 Furnaces and fired equipment
22 Distillation columns and towers
23 Heat exchangers
28 Solids handling plant
30 Filling and packaging
PART IV: Detailed Layout: Materials Transfer Systems
PART V: Detailed Layout: Other
35 Pipe Stress Analysis
Part VI APPENDICES
B. Hazard assessment calculations
C. Typical data for preliminary layouts
D. Variants on the methodology
F. Conversion factors for some common units
G. Consolidated Terminology / Glossary
H. Consolidated Standards and Codes of Practice
- No. of pages:
- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2017
- 23rd November 2016
- Paperback ISBN:
- eBook ISBN:
Professor Moran is a chemical engineer, chartered engineer, chartered waste and environment manager with twenty-five years’ experience in process design, commissioning and troubleshooting. He started his career with international process engineering contractors and worked worldwide on water treatment projects before setting up his own consultancy in 1996, specializing in process and hydraulic design, commissioning and troubleshooting of industrial effluent and water treatment plants. Sean was until 2015 an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, where he coordinated the design teaching program for chemical engineering students. He has now returned to engineering practice, specializing in forensic engineering in commercial disputes centering on plant design issues.
Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Society of Professional Engineers, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
"Sean has done an incredible job of rewriting/updating the original text and figures to reflect current plant layout and piping design practices and methodologies. It's an extremely comprehensive book that ranks as one of the best on the subject that I've ever seen, and is sure to become a classic in its own right." --Richard Beale, author of The Planning Guide to Piping Design
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