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Fully updated with all new equipment available Comprehensive Coverage Multi-industry relevance


Chemical and Process Engineering professionals in industry - chemical process, pharmaceutical, petrochemical etc


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About the authors

Claire Soares

Claire Soares is an ASME Fellow and industry consultant with more than 20 years’ experience at such leading manufacturers of gas turbines as GE and Rolls Royce. Claire is a recognized turbomachinery specialist with particular expertise in optimal design selection and specification, and ensuring long-term successful operation for a given application.

Heinz P. Bloch

A consulting engineer residing in Montgomery, texas, Heinz. P. Bloch has held machinery-oriented staff and line positions with Exxon affiliates in the United States, Italy, Spain, England, The Netherlands, and Japan. His career spanned several decades prior to his 1986 retirement as Exxon Chemical's regional machinery specialist for the USA. Since his retirement from Exxon, he has been in demand throughout the world as a consultant and trainer in the areas of failure avoidance, root cause failure identification, and reliability improvement. Mr. Bloch is the author/co-author of thirteen books and over 200 other publications on subjects related to machinery reliability and failure avoidance. He is the Reliability and Equipment Editor of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine and has served as chair of the annual conference program for Hydrocarbon Processing's Process Plant Reliability Conference for a number of years.


This book is an excellent resource for information on plant machinery...highly recommended for plant and process design engineers, technologists, and plant maintenance personnel. The book is easy to read, well organised and indexed. Chemical Engineering. July 2000 'provides chemical, mechanical and plant engineers with the information needed to choose equipment best suited for a particular process' Chemical Industry Digest, Feb 2001