The latest methods for troubleshooting and maintaining process equipment
While directed particularly at chemical and petroleum refining process equipment, the new edition of A Working Guide to Process Equipment, revised and fully up-dated throughout, remains applicable to a broad range of technicians and industries, and explains how to diagnose, troubleshoot, and correct problems, without complex equations and computer simulations, without ever losing sight of the importance of direct field measurements and observations.
Nine new chapters cover:
Determining the Causes of Wet Steam,
Distillation Process Engineering Design Errors
Technical Adventures from the Past
Setting Pressure Relief Valves
Applying Process Engineering Technology to Natural Gas Production
Reduction of Flare Losses
Suppressing CO2 Emissions and Energy Conservation
A Final Word - The Earth's Oxygen Content
Evaluating Distillation Tray Capacity
Filled with examples and illustrations, the new edition of this practical resource continues to demonstrate how theory applies to solving real-world plant operation problems. Selected hand calculation methods are also provided. You'll gain insights from decades of work from the two authors solving process problems and carrying out test runs in the field, revamping equipment for better efficiency, and the questions and answers explored in the Lieberman's Process Equipment Troubleshooting Seminars conducted.