Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language

ISBN-10: 1593701586

ISBN-13: 9781593701581

Edition: 4th 2008

Authors: William L. Leffler

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William Lefflers Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, Fourth Edition is designed to give the reader an overview of key refining topics by using relevant analogies, easy-to-understand graphs, formulas, and illustrations. New to this edition is important information on the nature of crude oil and raw materials and a comprehensive discussion on what sets crude oil and oil products price differentials. Also new is a chapter on lubricants as well as the latest technologies employed by refiners. Each chapter was carefully written in nontechnical language to give the reader a basic understanding of the refining industry. The book can be used for self-study, as a classroom textbook, or as a quick reference.
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Book details

List price: $95.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: PennWell Corporation
Publication date: 11/13/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 270
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
The Evolution of Petroleum Refining
From the Oil Patch to the Refinery
Oil Patch Operations
Gas Plants
Transportation
LNG
Exercises
Crude Oil Characteristics
Crude Oil Composition
Distillation Curves
Fractions
Cutting Crudes
Gravities
Sulfur Content
Review
Exercises
Distilling
The Simple Still
The Distilling Column
Reflux and Reboil
Cut Points
Setting Cut Points
Variations
Desalting
Review
Exercises
Vacuum Flashing
The Cracking Phenomenon
Effects of Low Pressure
Vaccum Flashing
Adjusting the Distillation Curve
Review
Exercises
The Chemistry of Petroleum
Atoms and Molecules
Hydrocarbons
Naphthenes
Olefins and Aromatics
Exercises
Refinery Gas Plants
Sats Gas Plant
Cracked Gas Plant
Disposition
Storage Facilities
Review
Exercises
Cat Cracking
The Process
Reaction Section
Catalysts
The Regenerator
The Fractionator
Yields
Process Variables
Review
Exercises
Alkylation
The Chemical Reaction
The Process
Yields
Process Variables
Poly Plants
Review
Exercises
Cat Reforming
The History
The Chemical Reactions
The Hardware
Semiregenerative Reformers
Regeneration
Continuous Cat Reforming
Process Variables
Review
Exercises
Hydrocracking
The Process
The Hardware and the Reactions
Review
Exercises
Isomerization
Butane Isomerization
C5/C6 Isomerization
Review
Exercises
Residue Reduction
Thermal Cracking and Visbreaking
Coking
Cat Cracking and Hydrocracking
The Conundrum
Review
Exercises
Gasoline
Gasoline Engines
Vapor Pressure
Octane Number
Leaded Gasoline
Petrochemical Blending Components
Combating Smog and Ozone
TOX, NOx, VOCs, and SOx
Gasoline Blending: Impact on Operations
Review
Exercises
Distillate and Residual Fuels
Kerosene and Jet Fuel
Heating Oil
Automotive Diesel Fuel
Residual Fuels
Review
Exercises
Hydrogen, Hydrotreating, and Sulfur Plants
Hydrotreating
Hydrogen Sources
Sulfur Facilities
Review
Exercises
Asphalt
Composition
Asphaltic Crude Oils
Asphalt Products
Review
Exercises
Lubricants
Properties and Specifications
Refinery Operations
Synthetic Lubes
Grease
Waxes
Review
Exercises
Ethylene Plants
The Process
Refinery Interactions
Products
Review
Exercises
Simple and Complex Refineries
Measuring Profitability
Tracking Profitability
Same Refinery-Different Modes
What Sets Prices
Review
Exercises
Solvent Recovery of Aromatics
Applications
Processes
Benzene and Aromatics Recovery
Review
Exercises
Fuel Values-Heating Values
Thermal Content
Competitive Fuel Value Nomogram
Exercises
Answers to the Exercises
Glossary
Index
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