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Rules of Thumb in Engineering Practice

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ISBN-10: 352731220X

ISBN-13: 9783527312207

Edition: 2007

Authors: Donald R. Woods

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An immense treasure trove containing hundreds of equipment symptoms, arranged so as to allow swift identification and elimination of the causes. These rules of thumb are the result of preserving and structuring the immense knowledge of experienced engineers collected and compiled by the author - an experienced engineer himself - into an invaluable book that helps younger engineers find their way from symptoms to causes. This sourcebook is unrivalled in its depth and breadth of coverage, listing five important aspects for each piece of equipment: * area of application * sizing guidelines * capital cost including difficult-to-find installation factors * principles of good practice, and * good…    
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Book details

List price: $166.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/9/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 479
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.70" long x 1.12" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Donald R. Woods is Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. He received his BSc from Queen's University, his MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin and worked for a wide variety of industries before joining McMaster University in 1964. His research interests are in process design, cost estimation, surface phenomena, problem-based learning, assessment, improving student learning and developing skill in problem solving, group and team work, self assessment, change management and lifetime learning. He has won numerous awards for leadership and teaching including the Canadian 3M Fellow, honorary Doctor of Science degrees (Queen's University, University of Guelph),…    

Preface
Rules of Thumb
Rules of Thumb about Process Equipment
Rules of Thumb about the Context for a Chemical Process: Physical and Thermal Properties
Rules of Thumb about the Context for a Chemical Process: Corrosion
Rules of Thumb about the Context for a Chemical Process: Process Control (based on communication from T.E. Marlin, McMaster University, 2001)
Rules of Thumb about the Context for a Chemical Process: Batch versus Continuous
Rules of Thumb about the Context for a Chemical Process: Heterogenous Phase contacting
GL Systems
LL Systems
GLS Systems
Particulate Systems
Rules of Thumb about the Context for a Chemical Process: Economics
Rules of Thumb about the Thinking Process: Problem Solving and Creativity
Rules of Thumb about the Thinking Process: Goal Setting
Rules of Thumb about the Thinking Process: Decision Making
Rules of Thumb about the Thinking Process: Thermal Pinch
Rules of Thumb about the Thinking Process: "Systems" Thinking
Rules of Thumb about the Thinking Process: Design
Rules of Thumb about the Thinking Process: Process Improvement
Rules of Thumb about the Thinking Process: Trouble Shooting
Rules of Thumb about the Thinking Process: Environment, Waste Minimization, Safety
Rules of Thumb about the People Part of Engineering: Communication
Rules of Thumb about the People Part of Engineering: Listening
Rules of Thumb about the People Part of Engineering: People Skills
Rules of Thumb about the People Part of Engineering: Team and Group Skills
Rules of Thumb about the Context in Which We Function: Performance Review
Rules of Thumb about the Context in Which We Function: Leadership
Rules of Thumb about the Context in Which We Function: Intrepreneurship (based on Valikangas, 2003 and Cooper, 1987)
Rules of Thumb about the Context in Which We Function: Entrepreneurship
Rules of Thumb about the Context in Which We Function: e-Business
Rules of Thumb about Mentoring and Self-management
Summary
Transportation
Gas Moving: Pressure Service
Gas Moving: Vacuum Service
Liquid
Gas-Liquid (Two-phase Flow)
Pumping Slurries: Liquid-Solid Systems
Solids
Ducts and Pipes
Energy Exchange
Drives
Thermal Energy: Furnaces
Thermal Energy: Fluid Heat Exchangers, Condensers and Boilers
Thermal Energy: Fluidized Bed (Coils in Bed)
Thermal Energy: Static Mixers
Thermal Energy: Direct Contact L-L Immiscible Liquids
Thermal Energy: Direct Contact G-L Cooling Towers
Thermal Energy: Direct Contact G-L Quenchers
Thermal Energy: Direct Contact G-L Condensers
Thermal Energy: G-G Thermal Wheels and Pebble Regenerators and Regenerators
Thermal Energy: Heat Loss to the Atmosphere
Thermal Energy: Refrigeration
Thermal Energy: Steam Generation and Distribution
High Temperature Heat Transfer Fluids
Tempered Heat Exchange Systems
Homogeneous Separation
Evaporation
Distillation
Freeze Concentration
Melt Crystallization
Zone Refining
Solution Crystallization
Precipitation
Gas Absorption
Gas Desorption/Stripping
Solvent Extraction, SX
Adsorption: Gas
Adsorption: Liquid
Ion Exchange
Foam Fractionation
Membranes and Membrane Configurations
Membranes
Membrane Operation and Con