Process Technology Plant Operations

ISBN-10: 1418028630
ISBN-13: 9781418028633
Edition: 2nd 2007
Authors: Michael Speegle
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Book details

List price: $150.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 6/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

Addressing modern-day process plant operations in an easy-to-understand format, this book reveals the important role technicians play in the function of a business unit. Operator responsibilities and functions are thoroughly examined, from recognizing opportunities that will improve process operations to detecting and removing threats to steady-state operation. Business fundamentals and the importance of quality are systematically explored, as well as the chemistry and physics of process operations. Maintenance duties, material handling, and process troubleshooting techniques round out the comprehensive coverage.

Preface
Process Technology Today
Core Values and Competencies of Today's Workers
Technicians and the Environment
Roles of Today's Process Technicians
Rethinking Process Plant Roles and Responsibilities
The Process Technician as a Shift Worker
Safety I: Process Hazards
Hazards of Pressure
Hazards of Steam
Hazards of Air
Hazards of Light Ends
Hazards of Water
Hazards of Electrical Shock
Safety II: The Permit System
Hot Work Permit (29 CFR 1910.119)
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) 29 CFR 1910.147
Confined Space Standard (29 CFR 1910.146)
Confined Space Entry Program
Quality as a Competitive Tool
What Is Quality?
Quality Systems
Continuous Improvement
Important Quality Concepts
Strive to Increase Understanding
Get Involved in Quality
Control Charts for Quality
Quality Is a Function of the Process
Process Economics
The Productive Process Technician
Fuel Conservation
Steam Isn't Cheap
Avoid Heat Loss
Relief Valve Leaks
Avoid Waste of Utilities
Communication
The Elements of Good Communication
Communication Methods for the Process Technician
Important Process Unit Documents
Management of Change
Writing Operating Procedures
Procedure Validation
Process Physics
Heat Measurement and British Thermal Units
Vapor Pressure
Steam and Heat Energy
Specific Heat
Thermal Properties of Substances
Linear Expansion
Volume Expansion
Process Samples
Unit Samples
Sample Schedules
Sample Collection and Technician Health
Types of Samples
Sample Containers
Sampling Methods
Sample Identification
Sampling with Gas Detectors
The Significance of Common Analytical Tests
The Usefulness of Analytical Tests
The Importance of Valid Samples
Test Results for Process Control
Testing for Physical Properties
Testing for Impurities
Appearance Tests
Gas Chromatography
Automated OnLine Analyzers
Routine Unit Duties
The Process Unit and Its Crew
Duties of the Outside Technician (Field Technician)
Duties of the Inside Technician (Board Person)
Health, Safety, and Environmental Issues
Duties of the Lead Technician
Maintenance Duties: I
Equipment Reliability
Lubrication
Moisture-A Destructive Lubricant Contaminant
Lubricating Systems
Maintenance Duties: II
Pumps and Pump Maintenance
Electric Motors
Steam Traps
Packing Gland Adjustment
Unplugging Process Lines
Piping Vibration
Material Handling I: Bulk Liquids
Small Bulk Liquid Material Handling
Large Bulk Material Carriers
Material Handling Techniques for Bulk Liquids
Overview of Loading a Tank Truck
Overview of Unloading a Tank Truck Using Pressurized Nitrogen
Overview of Loading a Railcar
Pre-Transfer and Post-Transfer Inspections
Loading and Unloading Tank Trucks and Railcars
Material Handling II: Bulk Solids
Portable Containers
Material Handling of Bulk Solids
Material Handling Equipment
Mechanical Conveying
Hydraulic Conveying
Pneumatic Conveying
Technician Checks for Conveying Systems
Weighing and Metering Bulk Solids
Bagging Operations
Material Handling III: Oil Movement and Storage
Tankage
Tank Gauging
Tank Farm Technician Responsibilities
Process Unit Shutdown
Hazards of Unit Shutdown
Normal Shutdown Process Planning
General Outline for Unit Shutdown
De-Inventory and Equipment Shutdown
Unit Clear Up
Clearing Process Equipment by Purging
Blinding, Opening and Gas Testing for Entry
Process Unit Turnaround
Process Unit Turnarounds
Goals and Objectives
Turnaround Justification
Turnaround Planning
Activities During Turnaround
Safety Concerns During the Turnaround
Piping and Equipment Inspection
Quality of Repair Work
Pre-Startup Activities
Evaluation of the Turnaround
Process Unit Startup
Pre-startup Evaluation of Newly Constructed or Modified Process Units
Process Unit Startup
Turnover and Inspection of Equipment
Commissioning Auxiliary and Utility Equipment and Services
Elimination of Air and Water in Vessels and Piping
Inspection of Piping and Equipment Supports
Blind Removal
Safe Fluid Dynamic Testing of Equipment
Pressure Tightness Test
Turnaround Waste Disposal
Introducing Feedstock to the Unit
Introducing Process Materials
Bringing the Unit Online
Post-startup Review
Abnormal Situations
Control Systems and Abnormal Situations
Types of Abnormal Situations
Keep Running or Shut Down?
Responding to Emergencies
Responding to Specific Abnormal Situations
Weather-Related Abnormal Situations
Process Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting and Interpersonal Skills
Troubleshooting in the Process Industry
Computerized Process Control
Basic Troubleshooting Tools
The Five Phases of Troubleshooting
A Systematic Approach to Problem Solving
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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