Working Guide to Process Equipment

ISBN-10: 0070380759
ISBN-13: 9780070380752
Edition: 1997
List price: $84.95
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Description: Chemical engineers and technicians often can't identify the source of equipment malfunctions because they don't understand how the equipment works. This guide explains the inner workings of equipment in continuous process facilities.

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List price: $84.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 425
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.02" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Chemical engineers and technicians often can't identify the source of equipment malfunctions because they don't understand how the equipment works. This guide explains the inner workings of equipment in continuous process facilities.

Norman P. Liebermanis a chemical engineer with more than 47 years of experience in process plant operation, design, and field troubleshooting. An independent consultant, he troubleshoots oil refinery and chemical plant process problems and prepares revamp designs. Mr. Lieberman teaches 20-25 seminars a year on “Troubleshooting Process Plant Operations” and is a top consultant, having authored six book on plant process operations and problems.

Letter to Readers: How to Read This Book
Introduction
How Trays Work: Flooding: Downcomer Backup
How Trays Work: Dumping: Weeping Through Tray Decks
Why Control Tower Pressure: Options for Optimizing Tower Operating Pressure
What Drives Distillation Towers: Reboiler Function
How Reboilers Work: Thermosyphon, Gravity Feed, and Forced
How Instruments Work: Levels, Pressures, Flows, and Temperatures
Packed Towers: Better than Trays? Packed-Bed Vapor and Liquid Distribution
Steam and Condensate Systems: Water Hammer and Condensate Backup Steam-Side Reboiler Control
Bubble Point and Dew Point: Equilibrium Concepts in Vapor-Liquid Mixtures
Steam Strippers: Source of Latent Heat of Vaporization
Draw-off Nozzle Hydraulics: Nozzle Cavitation Due to Lack of Hydrostatic Head
Pumparounds and Tower Heat Flows: Closing the Tower Enthalpy Balance
Condensers and Tower Pressure Control: Hot-Vapor Bypass: Flooded Condenser Control
Air Coolers: Fin-Fan Coolers
Deaerators and Steam Systems: Generating Steam in Boilers and BFW Preparation
Vacuum Systems: Steam Jet Ejectors: Steam Jet Ejectors
Steam Turbines: Use of Horsepower Valves and Correct Speed Control
Surface Condensers: The Condensing Steam Turbine
Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers: Heat-Transfer Fouling Resistance
Fired Heaters: Fire- and Flue-Gas-Side: Draft and Afterburn; Optimizing Excess Air
Fired Heaters: Process Side: Coking Furnace Tubes and Tube Failures
Refrigeration Systems: An Introduction to Centrifugal Compressors
Centrifugal Pumps: Fundamentals of Operation: Head, Flow, and Pressure
Centrifugal Pumps: Driver Limits: Motors, Steam Turbines, and Gears
Centrifugal Pumps: Suction Pressure Limits: Cavitation and Net Positive Suction Head
Separators: Vapor-Hydrocarbon-Water: Liquid Settling Rates
Gas Compression: The Basic Idea: The Second Law of Thermodynamics Made Easy
Centrifugal Compressors and Surge: Overamping the Motor Driver
Reciprocating Compressors: Positive Displacement and Carnot Cycle; Use of Indicator Card
Compressor Efficiency
Safety Equipment: Relief Valves, Corrosion, and Trips
Glossary
The Norm Lieberman Video Library of Troubleshooting Process Operations
Index

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