Author: Heinz P Bloch,Claire Soares

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780750670814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 734

View: 1020

Process Plant Machinery is a unique single-source reference for engineers, managers, and technical personnel who need to acquire an understanding of the machinery used in modern process plants, prime movers and power transmission machines; pumping equipment; gas compression machinery; and mixing, conveying, and separation equipment. Starting with an overview of each class, the book quickly leads the reader through practical applications and size considerations into profusely illustrated component descriptions.
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Operation, Control, and Reliability

Author: Michael D. Holloway,Chikezie Nwaoha,Oliver A. Onyewuenyi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118162544

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 728

View: 9999

“Process Plant Equipment Book is another great publication from Wiley as a reference book for final year students as well as those who will work or are working in chemical production plants and refinery…” -Associate Prof. Dr. Ramli Mat, Deputy Dean (Academic), Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia “…give[s] readers access to both fundamental information on process plant equipment and to practical ideas, best practices and experiences of highly successful engineers from around the world… The book is illustrated throughout with numerous black & white photos and diagrams and also contains case studies demonstrating how actual process plants have implemented the tools and techniques discussed in the book. An extensive list of references enables readers to explore each individual topic in greater depth…” –Stainless Steel World and Valve World, November 2012 Discover how to optimize process plant equipment, from selection to operation to troubleshooting From energy to pharmaceuticals to food, the world depends on processing plants to manufacture the products that enable people to survive and flourish. With this book as their guide, readers have the information and practical guidelines needed to select, operate, maintain, control, and troubleshoot process plant equipment so that it is efficient, cost-effective, and reliable throughout its lifetime. Following the authors' careful explanations and instructions, readers will find that they are better able to reduce downtime and unscheduled shutdowns, streamline operations, and maximize the service life of processing equipment. Process Plant Equipment: Operation, Control, and Reliability is divided into three sections: Section One: Process Equipment Operations covers such key equipment as valves, pumps, cooling towers, conveyors, and storage tanks Section Two: Process Plant Reliability sets forth a variety of tested and proven tools and methods to assess and ensure the reliability and mechanical integrity of process equipment, including failure analysis, Fitness-for-Service assessment, engineering economics for chemical processes, and process component function and performance criteria Section Three: Process Measurement, Control, and Modeling examines flow meters, process control, and process modeling and simulation Throughout the book, numerous photos and diagrams illustrate the operation and control of key process equipment. There are also case studies demonstrating how actual process plants have implemented the tools and techniques discussed in the book. At the end of each chapter, an extensive list of references enables readers to explore each individual topic in greater depth. In summary, this text offers students, process engineers, and plant managers the expertise and technical support needed to streamline and optimize the operation of process plant equipment, from its initial selection to operations to troubleshooting.
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Handbook for process Plant project Engineers

Author: Professional Engineering Publishing, Ltd

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 8635

The illustrations in this book are by Natalie Watermeyer and the photographs and drawings are reproduced with permission from Bateman Projects Ltd. I am grateful to Phillip Ashworth, for his review and guidance on the revision to the original text. I would also like to thank the editorial staff of Professional Engineering Publishing, and in particular the commissioning editor Sheril Leich and the co-ordinating editor Mandy Kingsmill, for their very professional work. Project engineering comprises the orchestrated integration of all engineering disciplines to achieve a commercially defined project objective. The quality and effectiveness of project engineering are key components of process plant design and construction, a business which invariably requires complex multi-disciplinary design input and focused customer and commercial awareness. Courses in the individual disciplines such as civil, mechanical, and chemical engineering are offered by many universities and other institutions. By contrast, the art of project engineering is usually acquired the hard way, through practical involvement in project execution. Unfortunately, much of the necessary experience is too often painfully gained by learning from expensive mistakes. Peter Watermeyer has a keen interest in analysing the causes of success, failure, mediocrity, and excellence in project execution. He sees these as a function of not only the performance and management of the engineering work, but also of the way that work and project teams are structured and orientated in relationship to their whole environment. Peter has a wealth of practical experience in the industry. He spent 15 years in the power, hydrocarbons, and process machinery industries before joining Bateman, where he has spent over 20 years in the engineering and management of process plant projects, mainly in the international mining and petroleum industries. This book, which is based on the knowledge, skill, and diverse experience of a master of the art will, I believe, prove to be of great value in guiding aspiring and less experienced project engineers towards achieving full professional competence in this challenging arena. Dr John P Herselman, DrIng, Dipl-Ing, BSc (Chem Eng), FIOD Executive Chairman, Bateman BV
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Shutdown and Turnaround Management

Author: Trinath Sahoo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466517344

Category: Science

Page: 406

View: 8670

In the process industry, shutdown and turnaround costs are responsible for an excessive amount of maintenance expenses. Process Plants: Shutdown and Turnaround Management explores various types of shutdowns, presents recommendations for better management, and offers feasible solutions to help reduce overheads. Because turnaround management is the largest maintenance activity, plant turnaround is the focal point of this text. The book details a plan to lengthen the interval between turnarounds, and curtail costs in process production management by at least 30 percent. This practical guidebook provides a thorough study of shutdown management, discusses different types of shutdown and managing events (emergency, unplanned, planned, and turnaround), and covers all aspects of plant turnaround management including startup, shutdown, and maintenance. It describes the five phases of shutdown management—initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. It contains specific principles and precautions for successful shutdown planning, and highlights many aspects including turnaround philosophy, planning and scheduling, estimation, contractor management, execution, safety management, managing human resources, and post shut down review. Process Plants: Shutdown and Turnaround Management also includes topical information that readers can successfully apply to future shutdown projects. It is suitable for industry professionals and graduate students.
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Practical Machinery Management for Process Plants

Author: Heinz P. Bloch,Fred K. Geitner

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0123860458

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 743

View: 399

This is a trusted, established reference in the field, authored by Heinz Bloch, "a legend almost" and a reputable, well-known authority on failure and reliability. This eagerly awaited update provides a robust go-to reference and training resource for all engineers and managers working in manufacturing and process plants.
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Author: CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470937920

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 189

View: 6018

Dedicated to the Memory and Spirit of Donald F. Othmer Though there are many industry practices for building design and siting, they do not always apply to all sectors of the industry, or ensure consistent levels of safety. This practical book, written by the same author as API Recommended Practice 752, provides the details to implement the recommended practice, "Management of Hazards Associated with Location of Process Plant Buildings." Its contents include safety guidelines on fire and explosion risks to process plant buildings as a result of events external to the building, which can apply across the spectrum of industries, and to conditions at any site. The book also offers guidance on assessing, screening, and managing risks associated with building design and siting. Two appendices give extensive coverage of explosion and fire phenomena, and effects and principles of blast-resistant design.
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A User Guide

Author: D. M. C. Horsley

Publisher: IChemE

ISBN: 9780852953983

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 115

View: 696

This handbook is ideal for the non-specialist, providing advice and guidance on how to set about the problem of commissioning a new plant or a modification to an existing plant. The title also addresses possible problems during commissioning, such lack of attention to detail and control of sub-contractors.
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Author: Ernest E. Ludwig

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080523378

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 712

View: 6738

This third edition of Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, Volume 3, is completely revised and updated throughout to make this standard reference more valuable than ever. It has been expanded by more than 200 pages to include the latest technological and process developments in heat transfer, refrigeration, compression and compression surge drums, and mechanical drivers. Like other volumes in this classic series, this one emphasizes how to apply techniques of process design and how to interpret results into mechanical equipment details. It focuses on the applied aspects of chemical engineering design to aid the design and/or project engineers in rating process requirements, specifying for purchasing purposes, and interpreting and selecting the mechanical equipment needed to satisfy the process functions. Process chemical engineering and mechanical hydraulics are included in the design procedures. Includes updated information that allows for efficiency and accuracy in daily tasks and operations Part of a classic series in the industry
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Author: Sean Moran

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128033568

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 756

View: 4533

Process Plant Layout, Second Edition, explains the methodologies used by professional designers to layout process equipment and pipework, plots, plants, sites, and their corresponding environmental features in a safe, economical way. It is supported with tables of separation distances, rules of thumb, and codes of practice and standards. The book includes more than seventy-five case studies on what can go wrong when layout is not properly considered. Sean Moran has thoroughly rewritten and re-illustrated this book to reflect advances in technology and best practices, for example, changes in how designers balance layout density with cost, operability, and safety considerations. The content covers the ‘why’ underlying process design company guidelines, providing a firm foundation for career growth for process design engineers. It is ideal for process plant designers in contracting, consultancy, and for operating companies at all stages of their careers, and is also of importance for operations and maintenance staff involved with a new build, guiding them through plot plan reviews. Based on interviews with over 200 professional process plant designers Explains multiple plant layout methodologies used by professional process engineers, piping engineers, and process architects Includes advice on how to choose and use the latest CAD tools for plant layout Ensures that all methodologies integrate to comply with worldwide risk management legislation
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Volume 19 - Energy: Costing Thermal Electric Power Plants to Ethanol

Author: John J. McKetta Jr

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824724696

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 9556

"Written by engineers for engineers (with over 150 International Editorial Advisory Board members),this highly lauded resource provides up-to-the-minute information on the chemical processes, methods, practices, products, and standards in the chemical, and related, industries. "
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Author: Heinz P. Bloch

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780884156611

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 680

View: 9862

Requirements specifications. Vendor selection and bid conditioning. Machinery reliability audits and reviews. Maintenance and benchmarking reliability. Life cycle cost studies. Extending motor life in the process plant environment. Equipment reliability improvement through reduced pipe stress. Spare parts and their effect on service factor. Startup responsibilities. Maintenance for continued reliability. Maintenance cost reduction. Lubrication and reliability. Providing safety and reliability through modern sealing technology. Appendix. Index.
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Author: Zacharias B. Maroulis,George D. Saravacos

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420005790

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

View: 9002

Applying the proven success of modern process engineering economics to the food industry, Food Plant Economics considers the design and economic analysis of food preservation, food manufacturing, and food ingredients plants with regard to a number of representative food processes. Economic analysis of food plants requires the evaluation of quantitative data from the design and operation of food processes and processing plants. An accompanying CD-ROM includes prepared Excel spreadsheets for calculating various food plants scenarios by applying appropriate data regarding the cost of equipment and equipment sizing, material and energy balances, and plant operating costs. Beginning with a thorough background in the economics of a food plant, the first three chapters summarize recent advances in food process and research technology, the structure of the food system in the US and EU, and the principles of modern design in food processes, processing equipment, and processing plants. The second three chapters discuss process economics in relation to the food industry by applying the concepts of capital cost, operating cost, and cash flow to estimations of plant profitability. Detailed chapters cover estimations of capital investment and operating costs including statistical data, empirical models, and useful rules of thumb. The remaining three chapters apply the techniques of the previous discussions to food preservation plants such as concentration, canning, and dehydration; manufacturing plants including wine, bread, and yogurt; as well as ingredients plants that produce sugars and oils. A useful appendix contains a glossary, tables, conversions, nomenclature, food properties, and heat transfer coefficients. A practical and comprehensive treatment of process economics, Food Plant Economics provides a complete introduction to the application of this efficient technique to the food industry.
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A Practical Guide to Plant System and Equipment Installation and Commissioning

Author: Martin Killcross

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080971741

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 285

View: 6933

The Chemical and Process Plant Commissioning Handbook is a must have for engineers in the chemical process and process plant sectors, or for those refreshing their skills in this area. It provides a guide and reference to preparing a systematic methodology for converting a newly constructed plant, as well as streamlining equipment into an operational process unit. Includes downloadable commissioning process checklists that comply with industry standard best practice which readers can use and adapt for their own situations. The reference focuses on the critical safety assessment and inspection regimes necessary to ensure that new plants are compliant with OSH(A) and environmental requirements. Martin Killcross has brought together the theory of textbooks and technical information obtained from sales literature, in order to provide engineers with what they need to know before initiating talks with vendors regarding equipment selection. Commissioning files can be found here; http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780080971742. Delivers the know-how to succeed for anyone commissioning a new plant or equipment. Comes with online commissioning process templates which make this title a working tool kit. Extensive examples of successful commissioning processes included, and step-by-step guidance to assist understanding of the wide range of tasks required in the commissioning process.
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Author: CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470935243

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 9139

Written by reliability data experts, the book gives plant managers and supervisors the guidance they need to collect, and use with confidence, process equipment reliability data for risk-based decisions. Focusing on the process industries, it provides the protocol and techniques to collect and organize high quality plant performance, maintenance, and repair data from your own operations, and includes methods and examples on how the data can be converted into useful information for engineering, maintenance, safety, and loss prevention. This data can be used for: facility reliability/availability assessments; making decisions on the need for redundant systems; improving equipment designs; selecting the best equipment for specific tasks; estimating required work force; benchmarking current efforts both frequency and time; integrating predictive and preventive maintenance effort; integrating shutdowns with production needs; quantifying risks; and minimizing human reliability issues.
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Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting

Author: Heinz P. Bloch,Fred K. Geitner

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 668

View: 2995

This newly expanded edition shows plant engineers and maintenance personnel how to systematically analyze and troubleshoot machinery distress and component problems. You will find complete coverage of gears, rolling-element bearings, sliding bearings, bolting, couplings, and mechanical seals, with more on pumps, compressors, electric motors, steam turbines, and similar equipment. Eliminate just the symptoms, and not the root cause, and you will again face equipment downtime and component failure. This book documents and analyzes actual failure events to give you the know-how to discover not just the problem, but its underlying cause. A new chapter examines root cause analysis and shows how to pursue the cause-and-effect relationship. Details on the practical aspects of metallurgical failure analysis have been added and the chapter on vibration analysis has been thoroughly updated. Reliability professionals, process engineers, plant operators, and repair and maintenance personnel will value this new edition as the standard authority on the subject.
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Author: Norman Lieberman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071770216

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

View: 9092

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TROUBLESHOOTING PROCESS EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTIONS Process Equipment Malfunctions offers proven techniques for finding and fixing process plant problems and contains details on failure identification. Diagnostic tips, examples, and illustrations help to pinpoint and correct faults in chemical process and petroleum refining equipment. Complex math has been omitted. An essential resource for plant operators and process engineers, this book is based on the author's long career in field troubleshooting process problems. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Distillation tray malfunctions Packed tower problems Distillation tower pressure and composition control Fractionator product stripping Pumparounds Reboiled and steam side strippers Inspecting tower internals Process reboilers--thermosyphon circulation Heat exchangers Condenser limitations Air coolers Cooling water systems Steam condensate collection systems Steam quality problems Level control problems Process plant corrosion and fouling Vapor-liquid separation vessels Hydrocarbon-water separation and desalters Fired heaters--draft and excess O2 Disabling safety systems Vacuum systems and steam jets Vacuum surface condensers Centrifugal pump limitations Steam turbine drivers Centrifugal compressors Reciprocating compressors
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Author: Maurizio Cumo,Antonio Naviglio

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849367922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 5448

This book presents discussions regarding the design of the main components for steam generation plants, such as evaporators, steam generators for fossil-fueled and nuclear power plants, waste heat boilers for chemical and related field plants, and auxiliary components in steam cycle plants. Information regarding the manufacturing and operational phases of the plants, as well as quality control procedures and environmental requirements, is included. The book features the most advanced technology, in addition to special skills and tricks based on the field experience of some of the leading scientific and technical people in the field. Plant manufacturing and operation engineers, engineering companies, and instructors teaching advanced courses in mechanical and chemical engineering will find this text essential reading.
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Author: Juan A. Asenjo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824782702

Category: Science

Page: 824

View: 9260

Edited to avoid duplication and favor comprehensiveness, 20 contributors detail the recovery, separation, and purification operations of bioprocess technology. Individual chapters in this classic yet still highly relevant work emphasize concepts that are becoming more and more important when applied to the large scale versions of techniques that are considered well established. Aside from fully discussing processes, Separation Processes in Biotechnology includes sections on concentration separation and operation, purification operations, and product release and recovery. It also discusses plant operation and equipment and delves into economic considerations
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Author: A. Kayode Coker

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080469706

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1024

View: 9038

This complete revision of Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, Volume 1 builds upon Ernest E. Ludwig’s classic text to further enhance its use as a chemical engineering process design manual of methods and proven fundamentals. This new edition includes important supplemental mechanical and related data, nomographs and charts. Also included within are improved techniques and fundamental methodologies, to guide the engineer in designing process equipment and applying chemical processes to properly detailed equipment. All three volumes of Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants serve the practicing engineer by providing organized design procedures, details on the equipment suitable for application selection, and charts in readily usable form. Process engineers, designers, and operators will find more chemical petrochemical plant design data in: Volume 2, Third Edition, which covers distillation and packed towers as well as material on azeotropes and ideal/non-ideal systems. Volume 3, Third Edition, which covers heat transfer, refrigeration systems, compression surge drums, and mechanical drivers. A. Kayode Coker, is Chairman of Chemical & Process Engineering Technology department at Jubail Industrial College in Saudi Arabia. He’s both a chartered scientist and a chartered chemical engineer for more than 15 years. and an author of Fortran Programs for Chemical Process Design, Analysis and Simulation, Gulf Publishing Co., and Modeling of Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design, Butterworth-Heinemann. Provides improved design manuals for methods and proven fundamentals of process design with related data and charts Covers a complete range of basic day-to-day petrochemical operation topics with new material on significant industry changes since 1995.
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