Pocket Guide to Chemical Engineering

Pocket Guide to Chemical Engineering, 1st Edition

Pocket Guide to Chemical Engineering, 1st Edition,Carl R. Branan,ISBN9780080514147


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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. Hundreds of common sense techniques and calculations help users quickly and accurately solve day-to-day design, operations, and equipment problems.

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.

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

Pocket Guide to Chemical Engineering, 1st Edition

Introduction. Fluid Flow. Control Valve Design. Pumps and Motors. Compressors and Stream Turbines. Vacuum Systems. A Consistent Method for Flow Component Sizing. Pneumatic Conveying. Heat Transfer. Distillation. Absorption. Separations and Accumulators. Refrigeration. Tank Blending. Utility Systems. Pressure Drop in Catalyst Bed. Weighted Spray. Properties. Approximate Conversion Factors. Index.

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