Description

Updated and better than ever, Design of Gas-Handling Systems and Facilities, 3rd Edition includes greatly expanded chapters on gas-liquid separation, gas sweetening, gas liquefaction, and gas dehydration —information necessary and critical to production and process engineers and designers. Natural gas is at the forefront of today's energy needs, and this book walks you through the equipment and processes used in gas-handling operations, including conditioning and processing, to help you effectively design and manage your gas production facility. Taking a logical approach from theory into practical application, Design of Gas-Handling Systems and Facilities, 3rd Edition contains many supporting equations as well as detailed tables and charts to facilite process design. Based on real-world case studies and experience, this must-have training guide is a reference that no natural gas practitioner and engineer should be without.

Key Features

  • Packed with charts, tables, and diagrams
  • Features the prerequisite ASME and API codes
  • Updated chapters on gas-liquid separation, gas sweetening, gas liquefaction and gas dehydration

Readership

Petroleum Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Production Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Completion Engineer, Operations Engineer, Drilling Manager, Operations Manager, Project Production Engineer, and Project Reservoir Engineer

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter One: Overview of Gas-Handling, Conditioning, and Processing Facilities
    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Heating
    • 1.2 Separation
    • 1.3 Cooling
    • 1.4 Stabilization
    • 1.5 Compression
    • 1.6 Gas Treating
    • 1.7 Gas Dehydration
    • 1.8 Gas Processing
  • Chapter Two: Basic Principles
    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Fluid Analysis
    • 2.3 Physical Properties
    • 2.4 Flash Calculations
    • 2.5 Characterizing the Flow Stream
    • 2.6 Use of Computer Programs for Flash Calculations
    • 2.7 Approximate Flash Calculations
    • 2.8 Other Properties
    • 2.9 Phase Equilibrium
  • Chapter Three: Heat Transfer Theory
    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Objectives
    • 3.2 What Is a Heat Exchanger?
    • 3.3 Process Specification
    • 3.4 Pressure Drop Considerations
    • 3.5 Basic Heat Transfer Theory
    • 3.6 Determination of Mean Temperature Difference
    • 3.7 Selection of Temperature Approach (∆T2)
    • 3.8 Determination of Heat Transfer Coefficient
    • 3.9 Calculation of Film Coefficients
    • 3.10 Tube Metal Resistance
    • 3.11 Approximate Overall Heat Transfer Coefficients
    • 3.12 Determination of Process Heat Duty
  • Chapter Four: Heat Exchanger Configurations
    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Overview
    • 4.2 Shell-and-Tube Exchangers
    • 4.3 Double-Pipe Exchangers
    • 4.4 Plate-Fin Exchangers
    • 4.5 Plate-and-Frame Exchangers
    • 4.6 Indirect-Fired Heaters
    • 4.7 Direct-Fired Heaters
    • 4.8 Air-Cooled Exchangers
    • 4.9 Cooling Towers
    • 4.10 Other Types of Heat Exchangers
    • 4.11 Heat Exchanger Selection
    • 4.12 Comments on Example 4.3
    • Exercises
  • Chapter Five: Hydrate Prediction and Prevention
    • Abstract

Details

No. of pages:
672
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Professional Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780123822086
Print ISBN:
9780123822079
Print ISBN:
9780128100196

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