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Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers
 
 

Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers, 5th Edition

 
Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers, 5th Edition,Carl R. Branan,ISBN9780123877857
 
 
 

  

Butterworth-Heinemann

9780123877857

9780123877895

456

276 X 216

For over 15 years chemical engineers have reached for Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers to answer their process engineering problems and to help them get on with the job.

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Key Features

  • Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers brings together solutions, information and work-arounds that engineers in the process industry need to get their job done.
  • New material in the Fifth Edition includes physical properties for proprietary materials, six new chapters, including pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical sector heuristics, process design with simulation software, and guidelines for hazardous materials and processes
  • Now includes SI units throughout alongside imperial, and now accompanied by online calculation tools and a searchable Rules of Thumb library

Description

Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers, Fifth Edition, provides solutions, common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations to help chemical and process engineers deal with practical on-the-job problems. It discusses physical properties for proprietary materials, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sector heuristics, and process design with simulation software, along with closed-loop heat transfer systems, heat exchangers, packed columns, and structured packings. Organized into 27 chapters, the book begins with an overview of formulae and data for sizing piping systems for incompressible and compressible flow. It then moves to a discussion of design recommendations for heat exchangers, practical equations for solving fractionation problems, along with design of reactive absorption processes. It also considers different types of pumps and presents narrative as well as tabular comparisons and application notes for various types of fans, blowers, and compressors. The book also walks the reader through the general rules of thumb for vessels, how cooling towers are sized based on parameters such as return temperature and supply temperature, and specifications of refrigeration systems. Other chapters focus on pneumatic conveying, blending and agitation, energy conservation, and process modeling. Online calculation tools, Excel workbooks, guidelines for hazardous materials and processes, and a searchable Rules of Thumb library are included. Chemical engineers faced with fluid flow problems will find this book extremely useful.

Readership

Chemical Engineers

Carl R. Branan

Carl R. Branan has more than 40 years of worldwide experience in process design and troubleshooting in oil, chemicals, fibers, polymers, coal, natural gas, and LNG. Before retiring from El Paso Natural Gas, he served a process engineer, plant engineer, and project engineer. Mr. Branan is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and is the author of several books on process engineering and fractionators, including Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired El Paso Natural Gas, El Paso, TX, USA

Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers, 5th Edition

1 Fluid Flow

2 Heat Exchangers

3 Fractionators

4 Absorbers

5 Pumps

6 Compressors

7 Drivers

8 Vessels

9 Boilers

10 Cooling Towers

11 Refrigeration

12 Closed Loop Heat Transfer Systems

13 Biopharmaceutical Systems

14 Vacuum Systems

15 Pneumatic Conveying

16 Blending and Agitation

17 Process Evaluation

18 Reliability

19 Metallurgy

20 Safety

21 Controls

22 Troubleshooting

23 Startup

24 Energy Conservation

25 Process Modeling

26 Approximate Conversion Factors

27 Properties

Appendix

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"Branan's useful and convenient handbook for chemical and process engineers (at a bargain price) will be much appreciated by students and practitioners..."
American Reference Books Annual
 
 
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