Author: Heinz P Bloch,Claire Soares

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780750670814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 734

View: 8393

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: 1118162528

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 728

View: 1639

“Process Plant Equipment Book is another greatpublication from Wiley as a reference book for final year studentsas well as those who will work or are working in chemicalproduction plants and refinery…” -Associate Prof.Dr. Ramli Mat, Deputy Dean (Academic), Faculty of ChemicalEngineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia “…give[s] readers access to both fundamentalinformation on process plant equipment and to practical ideas, bestpractices and experiences of highly successful engineers fromaround the world… The book is illustrated throughout withnumerous black & white photos and diagrams and also containscase studies demonstrating how actual process plants haveimplemented the tools and techniques discussed in the book. Anextensive list of references enables readers to explore eachindividual topic in greater depth…”–Stainless Steel World and Valve World, November 2012 Discover how to optimize process plant equipment, fromselection to operation to troubleshooting From energy to pharmaceuticals to food, the world depends onprocessing plants to manufacture the products that enable people tosurvive and flourish. With this book as their guide, readers havethe information and practical guidelines needed to select, operate,maintain, control, and troubleshoot process plant equipment so thatit is efficient, cost-effective, and reliable throughout itslifetime. Following the authors' careful explanations andinstructions, readers will find that they are better able to reducedowntime and unscheduled shutdowns, streamline operations, andmaximize the service life of processing equipment. Process Plant Equipment: Operation, Control, andReliability is divided into three sections: Section One: Process Equipment Operations covers suchkey equipment as valves, pumps, cooling towers, conveyors, andstorage tanks Section Two: Process Plant Reliability sets forth avariety of tested and proven tools and methods to assess and ensurethe reliability and mechanical integrity of process equipment,including failure analysis, Fitness-for-Service assessment,engineering economics for chemical processes, and process componentfunction and performance criteria Section Three: Process Measurement, Control, andModeling examines flow meters, process control, and processmodeling and simulation Throughout the book, numerous photos and diagrams illustrate theoperation and control of key process equipment. There are also casestudies demonstrating how actual process plants have implementedthe tools and techniques discussed in the book. At the end of eachchapter, an extensive list of references enables readers to exploreeach individual topic in greater depth. In summary, this text offers students, process engineers, andplant managers the expertise and technical support needed tostreamline 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: 9324

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: 8341

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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Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting

Author: Heinz P. Bloch,Fred K. Geitner

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080510583

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 700

View: 4265

This newly expanded edition discusses proven approaches to defining causes of machinery failure as well as methods for analyzing and troubleshooting failures.
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Author: CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470937920

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 189

View: 2755

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: 2132

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: 8717

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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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: 3281

"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: 579

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: 3773

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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Author: Norman Lieberman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071770216

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

View: 8513

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: CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470935243

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 1072

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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Author: Ulrich Hauptmanns

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642372538

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 661

View: 2302

Störfälle in technischen Anlagen sind Zufallsereignisse; deshalb kann man sie nicht gänzlich vermeiden. Wohl aber lassen sich die Wahrscheinlichkeit ihres Auftretens und das Schadensausmaß verringern. Im Buch werden ausgehend von Gefährdungen durch Stoffe und Betriebsbedingungen mögliche technische und organisatorische Maßnahmen aufgezeigt, Gefährdungen zu mindern. Qualitative Analysemethoden zum Auffinden von Schwachstellen und zur Erhöhung der Sicherheit sowie Modelle zur Abschätzung von Störfallfolgen werden dargestellt. Die quantitative Bewertung der Wirksamkeit von Maßnahmen zur Verbesserung von Anlagentechnik und Sicherheit wird erläutert. Dabei spielen Unsicherheiten eine Rolle; sie folgen aus dem Zufallscharakter des Störfalls und aus Kenntnislücken bei einigen der zu behandelnden Phänomene. Der Leser wird mit Methoden der Störfallsimulation sowie Sicherheits- und Risikoanalysen vertraut gemacht und lernt, Möglichkeiten und Grenzen mathematischer Modellierung einzuschätzen. Als Grundlage sicherheitsrelevanter Entscheidungen wird die Risikoermittlung u.a. auf die Beurteilung der „funktionalen Sicherheit“ und die Bestimmung „angemessener Abstände“ zwischen Industrie und Bebauung angewandt. Zahlreiche ausgearbeitete Beispiele und Fallstudien realer Anlagen und Situationen vertiefen die Inhalte und erleichtern das Selbststudium.
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Author: Norman P. Lieberman,Elizabeth T. Lieberman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071390873

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 527

View: 2279

Working Guide to Process Equipment, 2nd Ed. carefully and clearly explains all the basic technical issues that you need to know to trouble-shoot most process equipment problems. This guide contains a wealth of useful diagnostic tips, worked-out calculations, practical examples, and informative illustrations to help you quickly pinpoint trouble and repair typical malfunctions in: Trayed and packed distillation towers; Natural and forced reboilers; Partial and total condensers; Steam systems and deaerators; Vaccuum systems; Fired heaters; Shell and tube heat exchangers; Centrifugal compressors; Gas turbines and reciprocating engines; Centrifugal pumps and motor drivers. In no time at all, this essential problem-solving manual will become your most trusted on-the-job tool for dealing effectively wtih costly equipment malfunctions.
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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: 4809

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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A Practical Guide to Plant System and Equipment Installation and Commissioning

Author: Martin Killcross

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080971741

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 285

View: 9095

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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