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Process Plant Equipment Operation, Control, and Reliability

ISBN-10: 1118022645

ISBN-13: 9781118022641

Edition: 2012

Authors: Michael Holloway, Chikezie Nwaoha, Oliver A. Onyewuenyi

List price: $132.00
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Description:

This book provides information and serves as a technical reference for the maintenance, operation, reliability, trouble shooting and control of major equipment used in any aspect of the process plant industry. This information is vital for reducing downtime and unscheduled shut-downs, improving operational excellence, and prolonging the service life of equipment. The coverage provides the reader with technical support and expertise in order for them to gain operational excellence, learn maintenance strategies, troubleshoot problems, monitor issues, and proper selection of process plant equipment.
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Book details

List price: $132.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 728
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Contributors
Preface
Process Equipment Operation
Introduction
Valves
Types of Control Valves
Control Valve Actuators
Control Valve Sizing and Selection
Common Problems of Control Valves
Diagnosing Control Valve Problems
Control Valve Reliability and Selection
Control Valve Maintenance
Control Valve Troubleshooting
References
Pumps
Types of Pumps
Pump Applications
Pump Sizing and Selection
Pump Maintenance
Pump Troubleshooting
Pipes
Types of Pipes
Pipe Selection
Pipeline Network Design and Optimization
Pipeline Failure
Pipeline Inspection and Leak Detection
Pipe Maintenance
Pipe Troubleshooting
References
Cooling Towers
Cooling Tower Operation
Types of Cooling Towers
Common Problems of Cooling Towers
Measuring Cooling Tower Performance
Cooling Tower Maintenance
References
Filters and Membranes
Types of Filters
Mechanisms of Filtration
Filter Selection
Particle-Size Measurement Techniques
Filter Location
Membrane Filtration
Filter Maintenance
References
Sealing Devices
Gaskets
Compression Packings
Mechanical Seals
Expansion Joints
General Sealing Device Selection
References
Steam Traps
Steam Trap Operation
Types of Steam Traps
Steam Trap Installation
Steam Trap Checking
Common Problems of Steam Traps
Steam Trap Selection
Steam Trap Applications
Steam Trap Sizing
Steam Trap Maintenance
References
Process Compressors
Types of Compressors
Continuous Compression Compressors
Intermittent Compression Compressors
Centrifugal Compressors
Reciprocating Piston Compressors
Compressor Troubleshooting
References
Further Reading
Conveyors
Industrial Use of Conveyors
Types of Conveyors
Conveyor Selection
Conveyor Safety
Conveyor Maintenance
Summary
References
Storage Tanks
Types of Storage Tanks
Storage Tank Classification
Construction Materials
Common Problems of Storage Tanks
Storage Tank Maintenance
Tank Appurtenances
Storage Tank Maintenance
References
Mixers
Mixing Concepts: Theory and Practice
Fluid Mixing
Solid Blending
Mixing High-Viscosity Materials and Pastes
Mechanical Components in Mixing Equipment
References
Boilers
Types of Boilers
Boiler Accessories
Boiler Selection
Common Problems of Boilers
Boiler Failure Analysis and Welding Defects
Boiler Maintenance
Boiler Troubleshooting
Boiler Chemicals
Boiler Efficiency and Combustion
References
Further Reading
Process Plant Reliability
Engineering Economics for Chemical Processes
Time Value of Money
Cash Flow Analysis
Profitability Analysis
Cost Estimation and Project Evaluation
References
Process Component Function and Performance Criteria
Material Classification
General Physical Quantities and Considerations
Material Transfer and Conveyance Equipment
Conveyors
Pumps
Valves
Pipes
Conclusions
References
Failure Analysis and Interpretation of Components
Assessing the Situation
Failure Defined
Taking Advantage of Failure
Sources of Failure
Failure of Materials and of Machines
Types of Forces
Strength
Creep (Deformation)
Fatigue (Material)
Wear
Property Changes
Temperature
Oxidation: Molecular Transitions and Chemical Influences
Deposit Formation
Factors that Affect Deposit Formation
Documenting Failure
References
Mechanical Integrity of Process Vessels and Piping
Perspectives on Mechanical Integrity, Fitness for Service, and Condition Monitoring
Types of Flaws and Damage Mechanisms
Inspection, Characterization, and Monitoring of Flaws
Fracture Mechanics and Fitness-for-Service Assessment
Control and Prevention of Brittle Fracture
Case Histories and Examples of FFS Applications to Cracks in Process Plant Pressure Vessels
References
Design of Pressure Vessels and Piping
Modes of Failure
Basic Stress Analysis
Design of Pressure Vessels
Design of Piping Systems
References
Process Safety in Chemical Processes
The Hazards
Hazard Analysis
Risk Analysis
Safety Ratings
Development and Design of a Safe Plant
Safety Process Operation
Safety and Reliability Analysis
Summary
References
Process Measurement, Control, And Modeling
Flowmeters and Measurement
Flow Measurement Techniques
Flow-Rate Meters
Common Problems of Flowmeters
Flowmeter Installation and Maintenance
Calibration and Certification
LACT and Prover Descriptions
Troubleshooting LACT and Prover Systems
Troubleshooting Flowmeters
References
Process Control
Control System Components
Control System Requirements
Sensor Response
Control Algorithms
Loop Tuning
Multiloop Control
Final Control Elements
Process Controllers
Process Modeling and Simulation
Process Modeling
Process Simulation
Process Optimization
Commercial Tools for Process Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization
Process Modeling Case Studies
Concluding Remarks
References
Methods for Measuring Process Temperature
Airflow Troubleshooting
MIG Shielding Gas Control and Optimization
Rupture Disk Selection
Pressure Gauge Selection
Corrosion and Its Mitigation in the Oil and Gas Industries
Mixers
Glossary of Processing Terms
Garlock Sealing Technologies
Index