A Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition

A Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition
By:Lieberman, Norman; Lieberman, Elizabeth;
Pub Date:May 28th 2014
Format:Hardback 624 pages
ISBN:0071828060 / 9780071828062
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The latest methods for troubleshooting and maintaining process equipment

Applicable to a broad range of technicians and industries and fully updated throughout, A Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition, explains how to diagnose, troubleshoot, and correct problems with chemical and petroleum refining process equipment. Nine new chapters cover:

  • Tray design details
  • Shell-and-tube heat exchanger design details
  • Relief valve system design
  • Vapor lock and exchanger flooding in steam systems
  • Steam generation operating and design details
  • Wastewater strippers
  • Thermodynamics -- how it applies to process equipment
  • Centrifugal pumps -- reducing seal and bearing failures
  • Hand calculations for distillation towers
  • Vapor -- liquid equilibrium, absorption, and stripping calculations

Filled with examples and illustrations, this practical resource demonstrates how theory applies to solving real-world plant operation problems. Selected hand calculation methods are also provided.

Comprehensive coverage includes:
Distillation Tower Trays * Tower Pressure Control * Distillation Towers * Reboilers * Tower Internals * Instruments * Packed Towers * Steam and Condensate Systems * Bubble Point and Dew Point * Steam Strippers * Draw-Off Nozzle Hydraulics * Pumparounds and Tower Heat Flows * Condensers and Tower Pressure Control * Air Coolers * Deaerators and Steam Systems * Steam Generation * Wastewater Strippers * Vacuum Systems * Steam Turbines * Surface Condensers * Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers * Fired Heaters * Refrigeration Systems * Cooling Water Systems * Catalytic Effects * Centrifugal Pumps * Control Valves * Separators * Centrifugal Compressors and Surge * Reciprocating Compressors * Corrosion * Fluid Flow in Pipes * Super-Fractionation Stage * Computer Control * Field Troubleshooting


Table of contents

Ch 1. Modern centrifugal pump double-mechanical seal design
Ch 2. Self-flushed, externally-flushed, and packed pump seals
Ch 3. Use of Mollier Diagram in predicting steam turbine horsepower extraction from motive steam
Ch 4. How centrifugal compressor curve relates to suction throttle valve use and energy saving
Ch 5. Sour water stripper design and operation for greater efficiency
Ch 6. How sagging trays promote flooding in distillation service
Ch 7. Process control - Dangers of positive feed-back loops in fired heaters, deaerators, and distillation towers
Ch 8. Control of vacuum tower's pressures
Ch 9. Helical baffles in heat exchangers - Current applications in crude preheat
Ch 10. Problems with computer control - Fertilizer furnace tube failure - Distillation tower heat balance
Ch 11. Fired heater O2 optimization - Effect of variations in wind and lateral air distribution
Ch 12. Steam condensate collection - Point of optimum drainability
Ch 13. Distillation tray design for mechanical integrity and fouling resistance
Ch 14. Tabulation of ideas to reduce CO2 emissions in process plants with cross-references to relevant section of this book
Ch 15. Steam Generation in Process Plants
-- De-aerator stripping efficiency
-- De-aerator flooding
-- Distribution of silicates
-- Effect of silicate carry-over
-- Air-preheater effect on boiler capacity
-- Level control of boilers
-- Adjusting excess O2 for efficiency
-- Measuring moisture content of steam
-- Adjusting plant steam balnce
-- Boiler feedwater preparation with ion exchange
-- Ideas to maximize condensate return with cross-references to other chapters
Ch 16. Starting NPSH requirement calculation procedure for centrifugal pumps
Ch 17. Relief valve system design


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