Carl R. Branan, Retired El Paso Natural Gas, El Paso, TX, USA

This new edition of the most complete handbook for and engineers incorporates the latest information for engineers and practitioners who depend on it as a working tool. New material explores the recent trends and updates of gas treating and fractionator computer solutions analysis. Substantial additions to this edition include a new section on gasification that reflects the many new trends and techniques in the field and a treatment on compressible fluid flow. This convenient volume provides engineers with hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations to quickly and accurately solve day-to-day design, operations, and problems. Here, in a compact, easy-to-use format, are practical tips, handy formulas, correlations, curves, charts, tables, and shortcut methods that will save engineers valuable time and effort.

Chemical Engineers

Section One: Equipment Design 1. Fluid Flow 2. Heat Exchangers 3. Fractionators 4. Absorbers 5. Pumps 6. Compressors 7. Drivers 8. Separators/Accumulators 9. Boilers 10. Cooling Towers Section Two: Process Design 11. Refrigeration 12. Gasification (by Chris Higman) 13. Gas Treating (updated by Chris Higman) 14. Vacuum Systems 15. Pneumatic Conveying 16. Blending Section Three: Plant Design 17. Process Evaluation 18. Reliability 19. Metallurgy 20. Safety 21. Controls Section Four: Operations 22. Troubleshooting 23. Startup 24. Energy Conservation 25. Shortcut Methods for Decisions 26. Process Modelling Using Linear Programming 27. Properties 28. Approximate Factors Appendixes Appendix 1: Shortcut Equipment Design Methods – Overview Appendix 2: Geographic Information Systems Appendix 3: Archimedes? Method Goes Modern Appendix 4: Process Safety Management Appendix 5 Do-it-Yourself Shortcut Methods Appendix 6: Overview for Students Appendix 7: Guidelines for Equipment Decisions Appendix 8: Process Specification Sheets Index