Process Technology Equipment and Systems

ISBN-10: 1418030678

ISBN-13: 9781418030674

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

List price: $175.95
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Process Technology: Equipment and Systems has withstood the test of time, successfully launching thousands of process technicians into the chemical processing industry. The Second Edition carries on this tradition of excellence by providing state-of-the-art graphics and photos alongside completely current information that keeps pace with industry developments. Key topics include valves, vessels, and piping, pumps and compressors, motors and turbines, heat exchangers, cooling towers, boilers and furnaces, reactors and distillation, extraction and separation systems, and process instrumentation.
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Book details

List price: $175.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Charles E. Thomas, Ph.D., is a professor and division chair at Lee College, where he teaches Process Technology, Safety Management, and Manufacturing Engineering. Widely regarded as the foremost textbook author on process technology, Dr. Thomas is credited with creating the discipline in the 1990s. His prior professional experience includes tenure with Exxon Research and Engineering and Exxon Chemicals in a variety of operational, research and development, and training system roles. He earned his B.A. from Western Illinois University, his M.S. from the University of Texas, and his Ph.D. from Texas A & M University.

Introduction to Process Equipment
Key Terms
Basic Hand Tools
Rotary Equipment
Stationary Equipment
Equipment Checklists
Review Questions
Key Terms
Valve Applications and Theory of Operation
Gate Valves
Globe Valves
Ball Valves
Check Valves
Butterfly Valves
Plug Valves
Diaphragm Valves
Relief and Safety Valves
Automatic Valves
Valve Symbols
Review Questions
Piping and Vessels
Key Terms
Materials: Carbon Steel and Alloys, and Nonferrous Alloys
Vessel Design Sheets
Review Questions
Key Terms
Pump Applications and Classification
Internal Slip
Dynamic Pumps
Centrifugal Pumps
Axial Pumps
Jet Pumps
Positive Displacement Pumps
Rotary Pumps
Reciprocating Pumps
Startup, Shutdown, and Troubleshooting
Pump Symbols
Review Questions
Key Terms
Compressor Applications and Classification
Dynamic Compressors
Blowers and Fans
Positive-Displacement Compressors
Supporting Equipment in a Compressor System
Startup, Shutdown, and Troubleshooting of Compressor Systems
Compressor Symbols
Review Questions
Turbines and Motors
Key Terms
Kinds of Turbines
History of Steam Turbines
Operating Principles of Steam Turbines
Basic Components of a Steam Turbine
Steam Turbine Problems
Start Up a Steam Turbine
Gas Turbines
Electric Motors
Turbine and Motor Symbols
Review Questions
Heat Exchangers
Key Terms
Types of Heat Exchangers
Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
Double-Pipe Heat Exchanger
Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers
Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers
Spiral Heat Exchangers
Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers
Heat Exchangers and Systems
Heat Exchanger Symbols
Review Questions
Cooling Towers
Key Terms
Cooling Tower Applications and Theory of Operation
Basic Components of a Cooling Tower
Cooling Tower Classification
Atmospheric Cooling Tower
Natural-Draft Cooling Tower
Forced-Draft Cooling Tower
Induced-Draft Cooling Tower
Water-Cooling System
The Trouble with Water
Cooling Tower Symbols
Review Questions
Key Terms
Boiler Applications and Basic Operation
Fire Tube Boilers
Water Tube Boilers
Boiler Operation
Steam Systems
Steam System Symbols
Review Questions
Key Terms
Furnace Applications and Theory of Operation
Basic Components of a Furnace
Furnace Types
Cabin Furnace
Cylindrical Furnace
Box Furnace
Common Furnace Problems and Solutions
Furnace Symbols
Review Questions
Key Terms
Basic Instruments
Temperature Measurement
Pressure Measurement
Fluid Flow Measurement
Level Measurement
Basic Elements of a Control Loop
Final Control Elements
Review Questions
Process Diagrams
Key Terms
Types of Process Diagrams
Basic Instrument Symbols
Flow Diagrams
Process and Instrument Drawings
Review of Basic and Specialized Symbols
Sources of Information for Process Technicians
Review Questions
Utility Systems
Key Terms
Introduction to Process Systems
Raw Water and Fire Water System
Boiler Feed Water Treatment
Cooling Water System
Air and Nitrogen Systems
Gas Systems
Electrical Systems
Steam Systems
Industrial Sewer System
Refrigeration System
Relief and Flare Systems
Flare Systems
Storage Systems
Review Questions
Reactor Systems
Key Terms
Introduction to Reactions
Continuous and Batch Reactors
Stirred Reactors
Fixed Bed Reactors
Fluidized Bed Reactors
Tubular Reactors
Reaction Furnaces
General Reactor Design Considerations
Review Questions
Distillation Systems
Key Terms
Overview of Distillation Systems
History of Distillation
Principles of Distillation
Two Distillation Examples
Plate Columns
Packed Columns
Plate Distillation System
Troubleshooting a Distillation System
Review Questions
Extraction and Other Separation Systems
Key Terms
Absorption Columns
Stripping Columns
Water Treatment System
Solvent Dewaxing
Review Questions
Plastics Systems
Key Terms
Granule Storage and Feed Systems
Blending Systems
Product Drying and Storage System
Review Questions
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