Process Technology Plant Operations

Author: Michael Speegle

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445171

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 2560

Addressing modern process plant operations in an easy-to-understand format, this comprehensive book reveals the important role technicians play in the function of a business unit. The author thoroughly examines operator responsibilities and functions, from recognizing opportunities that improve process operations, to detecting and removing threats to steady-state operation. The book also systematically explores business fundamentals and the importance of quality, as well as the chemistry and physics of process operations, maintenance duties, material handling, and process troubleshooting techniques. Now thoroughly expanded and updated, the Second Edition of this trusted guide includes new chapters on jobs in process technology, environmental compliance, emergency response, and instrumentation. With numerous new and revised tables and photos, as well as additional learning resources to promote Internet research and critical thinking, the book is an even more useful and effective resource for current and future process plant technicians. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Process Technology Plant Operations

Author: Michael Speegle

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285701003

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 2039

Addressing modern-day process plant operations in an easy-to-understand format, this book reveals the important role technicians play in the function of a business unit. Operator responsibilities and functions are thoroughly examined, from recognizing opportunities that will improve process operations to detecting and removing threats to steady-state operation. Business fundamentals and the importance of quality are systematically explored, as well as the chemistry and physics of process operations. Maintenance duties, material handling, and process troubleshooting techniques round out the comprehensive coverage. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Process Technology Plant Operations

Author: Michael Speegle

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418028630

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 7582

Addressing modern-day process plant operations in an easy-to-understand format, this book reveals the important role technicians play in the function of a business unit. Operator responsibilities and functions are thoroughly examined, from recognizing opportunities that will improve process operations to detecting and removing threats to steady-state operation. Business fundamentals and the importance of quality are systematically explored, as well as the chemistry and physics of process operations. Maintenance duties, material handling, and process troubleshooting techniques round out the comprehensive coverage. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Process Technology Systems

Author: Michael Speegle

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418039993

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 927

Process Technology Systems uses a straightforward approach to address the various systems in the processing industry, starting with the most common, such as cooling water, wastewater, and steam, and then progressing to less common concepts such as crystallization and extraction. Each chapter has a small line drawing or P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram) of the system under discussion and photos of some of the equipment, providing readers with visual references as they go. Each topic is covered in-depth, and features important information on its safety implications, as well as troubleshooting. With completely up-to-date information and technology, this book will help readers grasp the fundamentals of all the main process technology systems, as well as the importance of each system for meeting production schedules and determining quality of products and efficiency. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Process Technology Equipment and Systems

Author: Charles Thomas

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285444582

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 2568

Developed by the recognized authority in the field, PROCESS TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS, 4e introduces you to the concepts and techniques used in today’s most sophisticated manufacturing facilities. This book delivers technical accuracy along with an engaging writing style, and supports readings with full-color graphics and photos that show how systems and equipment operate in the real world. Chapters explore the workings of valves, vessels, and piping; pumps and compressors; motors and turbines; heat exchangers, cooling towers, boilers, and furnaces; reactors and distillation; extraction and separation systems; process instrumentation; and much more. Upholding the tradition of excellence established by the first two editions, PROCESS TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS, 4e can help launch your career as a process technology technician! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Quality Concepts for the Process Industry

Author: Michael Speegle

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435482441

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 5522

Quality Concepts for the Process Industry prepares readers for a career as process plant operators. This book covers the classical concepts of quality control in a style and at a depth that should be acquired by all employees of the process industries. Each chapter of the text contains chapter objectives, thorough discussions of the concepts presented, a summary, and end-of-chapter review questions. There is a complete glossary of terms and a list of additional references in the back of the book. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Plant Design and Operations

Author: Ian Sutton

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0128128844

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 598

View: 1983

Plant Design and Operations, Second Edition, explores design and operational considerations for oil and gas facilities, covering all stages of the plant cycle, with an emphasis on safety and risk. The oil and gas industry is constantly looking for cost optimization strategies, requiring plant-based personnel to expand their knowledge base outside their discipline or subject. Relevant reference materials are scattered throughout various official standards, while staff lack the immediate hands-on knowledge to safely facilitate the full operational life cycle of the plant. This second edition is a complete source of solutions for major process projects including offshore facilities, chemical plants, oil refineries, and pipelines. This single reference provides insight for safer operations and maintenance best practices. It has been updated with more focus on safety in design and operations, standards, and compliance, and more detailed information on equipment and system/component design. Explores design and operational considerations for oil and gas facilities, covering all stages of the plant cycle, with an emphasis on safety and risk Includes updated new chapters covering principles of design, security regulations, and human factors Includes more relevant equipment information covering storage tanks, valves, and control systems Remains the only source to provide hands-on solutions for process plants in the refining and chemical industries

Power Generation Technologies

Author: Paul Breeze

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0080983367

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 1313

The new edition of Power Generation Technologies is a concise and readable guide that provides an introduction to the full spectrum of currently available power generation options, from traditional fossil fuels and the better established alternatives such as wind and solar power, to emerging renewables such as biomass and geothermal energy. Technology solutions such as combined heat and power and distributed generation are also explored. However, this book is more than just an account of the technologies – for each method the author explores the economic and environmental costs and risk factors. Each technology is covered using the same basic criteria so that comparisons between technologies can be made more easily. Those involved in planning and delivering energy – including engineers, managers and policy makers – will find in this book a guide through the minefield of maintaining a reliable power supply, meeting targets on greenhouse gas emissions, and addressing economic and social objectives. Provides a unique comparison of a wide range of power generation technologies from oil, coal, nuclear and natural gas, to geothermal, wind, solar, and bioenergy Hundreds of diagrams demystify how each technology functions in practice Evaluates the economic and environmental viability of each power generation system covered New chapters covering fast-advancing renewable and alternative power sources such as municipal waste and concentrating solar plants Fresh focus the evolution of traditional technologies such as natural gas and "clean coal" Expanded coverage of distributed power generation and CHP (combined heat and power) technologies

Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing

Author: Saeid Mokhatab,William A. Poe,James G. Speight

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080466972

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 9350

Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing gives engineers and managers complete coverage of natural gas transmission and processing in the most rapidly growing sector to the petroleum industry. The authors provide a unique discussion of new technologies that are energy efficient and environmentally appealing at the same time. It is an invaluable reference on natural gas engineering and the latest techniques for all engineers and managers moving to natural gas processing as well as those currently working on natural gas projects. * Provides practicing engineers critical information on all aspects of gas gathering, processing and transmission * First book that treats multiphase flow transmission in great detail * Examines natural gas energy costs and pricing with the aim of delivering on the goals of efficiency, quality and profit

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Made Easy

A Practical Guide for Licensure

Author: Frank R. Spellman,Joanne Drinan

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9781932078091

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 232

View: 3349

· Wastewater technologies and math presented in basic, understandable terms · Clear, full explanations of unit processes from screening to activated sludge · Math review focused on wastewater plant and licensure test calculations · Questions and quizzes designed for exam preparation · Numerous drawings and solved problems illustrating key ideas This book gives plant operators and students of wastewater a simple and math-based introduction to all major unit processes in the modern wastewater treatment plant.Written with plant personnel in mind, the book furnishes easy-to-understand explanations of each step in treating wastewater--from screening, through sedimentation and settling, to activated sludge. The work is designed for operators and managers to run plants and to advance their careers by passing state licensure exams. Sample questions and problems in the text have been selected to prepare for operator examinations. Each chapter of the book is devoted to fully clarifying a unit process, and includes sample questions and problems. The book opens with a review of math, as this is applied to wastewater calculations. Many sample problems throughout give the reader an opportunity to practice and apply math formulas in realistic wastewater situations. Step-by-step descriptions of math problems show the reader how to arrive at the correct answer. Many practical tips and sample quizzes are furnished to help operators studying on their own and in courses. Written in a readable, non-technical style, this text is designed to explain wastewater technologies using down-to-earth approaches comprehensible to students. At the same time, it provides complete definitions of the key technical terms a wastewater operator needs to know

Process Technology Troubleshooting

Author: Charles E. Thomas

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781428311008

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 460

View: 3294

For the first time, process technicians have a resource designed specifically for them that will provide a comprehensive, thorough overview of modern troubleshooting methods and models. Process Technology Troubleshooting utilizes a simple to complex approach that encourages readers to master basic concepts before progressing to more advanced ones for increased comprehension. The book covers troubleshooting models that apply concepts from advanced instrumentation, the control loop, and process equipment and systems, and includes coverage of such processes as a simple pump-around and feed system, compressor system, heat transfer system, cooling tower system, boiler system, furnace system, distillation system , stirred reactor system, and separations system. Each of these systems have operational information, set points, and start-up procedures. These sections include "what-if" scenarios and detailed illustrations. Process Technology Troubleshooting is an invaluable resource and reference for any novice, training manager or experienced process technician.

High Pressure Process Technology: Fundamentals and Applications

Author: A. Bertucco,G. Vetter

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080533940

Category: Science

Page: 684

View: 3469

Clear evidence of increasing demands in the processing industry prompted the editors and authors to publish a new book about High Pressure Process Technology: Fundamentals and Applications. This book presents the latest knowledge regarding the high pressure processing aspects combined with that about the modeling, the design and the operation of safe and reliable high pressure plants and equipment. This treatment and selection of the subjects is stimulating and unique. Consisting of nine chapters, each subdivided into several sections, the book addresses the high pressure aspects, providing well selected correlated information connected with a comprehensive overview together with a large number of references. The main body of the first eight chapters refers to subjects like high pressure in general, the thermodynamics and kinetics of the fluids involved, the design of high pressure equipment, the modeling and design of reactors, separation and fractionation units, the safety aspects, the control and economics. In the extended last chapter, examples of promising high pressure applications are explained, such as chemical and enzymatic reactions in supercritical solvents, hydrogenation under supercritical conditions, supercritical water oxidation, polymerization with metallocene catalysts, supercritical extraction, fractionation and precipitation, supercritical pharma processing, ultra-high pressure sterilization and supercritical dry-cleaning.

Introduction to Process Technology

Author: Charles E. Thomas

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305465334

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 6623

Suitable for both aspiring process technicians and active process technology professionals, this wide-ranging guide provides a thorough grounding in the history, science, technology, equipment, systems, operations, and troubleshooting principles associated with modern manufacturing. Following years of widespread use and testing, INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS TECHNOLOGY, Fourth Edition, is a proven product featuring a logical sequence of topics—including safety, instrumentation, applied physics and chemistry, and quality control—aligned to the structure of accredited college courses and professional training programs. Technically accurate and up to date, the Fourth Edition remains affordable, reader-friendly, and highly visual, with ample illustrations and photographs to make complex technical concepts easier to understand and apply. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Instrumentation

Author: Pearson Custom Publishing

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780536859495

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 476

View: 8347


Guidelines for Process Safety Fundamentals in General Plant Operations

Author: CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470938080

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 8626

At last, a book that covers safety procedures and standards with information that is rarely available outside of proprietary materials. A comprehensive source for basic and essential operations and procedures in use in any facility, the book offers chemical operators and first line supervisors guidance in applying appropriate practices to prevent accidents, and suggests which practices to avoid.

Safety, Health, and Environmental Concepts for the Process Industry

Author: Michael Speegle

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133013473

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 8889

Practical and easy to understand, SAFETY, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCEPTS FOR THE PROCESS INDUSTRY, Second Edition is an essential text for anyone who apsires to work in process technology. Through a hands-on approach and direct writing style, the author succinctly covers all of the safety and regulatory issues essential to the industry. In addition, relevant topics such as OSHA regulations and analyzer technology are discussed in detail. Each chapter includes learning objectives, a list of the key terms , a chapter summary, and review questions. This thoroughly revised second edition also includes a chapter specific to OSHA and DOT, upgraded artwork, and relevant articles to enhance student understanding and demonstrate real world relevance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Modeling, Control, and Optimization of Natural Gas Processing Plants

Author: William A. Poe,Saeid Mokhatab

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0128029811

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

View: 9792

Modeling, Control, and Optimization of Natural Gas Processing Plants presents the latest on the evolution of the natural gas industry, shining a light on the unique challenges plant managers and owners face when looking for ways to optimize plant performance and efficiency, including topics such as the various feed gas compositions, temperatures, pressures, and throughput capacities that keep them looking for better decision support tools. The book delivers the first reference focused strictly on the fast-growing natural gas markets. Whether you are trying to magnify your plants existing capabilities or are designing a new facility to handle more feedstock options, this reference guides you by combining modeling control and optimization strategies with the latest developments within the natural gas industry, including the very latest in algorithms, software, and real-world case studies. Helps users adapt their natural gas plant quickly with optimization strategies and advanced control methods Presents real-world application for gas process operations with software and algorithm comparisons and practical case studies Provides coverage on multivariable control and optimization on existing equipment Allows plant managers and owners the tools they need to maximize the value of the natural gas produced

Working Guide to Process Equipment, Third Edition

Author: Norman Lieberman,Elizabeth Lieberman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071640961

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 600

View: 3685

Diagnose and Troubleshoot Problems in Chemical Process Equipment with This Updated Classic! Chemical engineers and plant operators can rely on the Third Edition of A Working Guide to Process Equipment for the latest diagnostic tips, practical examples, and detailed illustrations for pinpointing trouble and correcting problems in chemical process equipment. This updated classic contains new chapters on Control Valves, Cooling Towers, Waste Heat Boilers, Catalytic Effects, Fundamental Concepts of Process Equipment, and Process Safety. Filled with worked-out calculations, the book examines everything from trays, reboilers, instruments, air coolers, and steam turbines...to fired heaters, refrigeration systems, centrifugal pumps, separators, and compressors. The authors simplify complex issues and explain the technical issues needed to solve all kinds of equipment problems. Comprehensive and clear, the Third Edition of A Working Guide to Process Equipment features: Guidance on diagnosing and troubleshooting process equipment problems Explanations of how theory applies to real-world equipment operations Many useful tips, examples, illustrations, and worked-out calculations New to this edition: Control Valves, Cooling Towers, Waste Heat Boilers, Catalytic Effects, and Process Safety Inside this Renowned Guide to Solving Process Equipment Problems • Trays • Tower Pressure • Distillation Towers • Reboilers • 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 • Vacuum Systems • Steam Turbines • Surface Condensers • Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers • Fire Heaters • Refrigeration Systems • Centrifugal Pumps • Separators • Compressors • Safety • Corrosion • Fluid Flow • Computer Modeling and Control • Field Troubleshooting Process Problems

Unit Operations for the Food Industries

Author: WA Gould

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 1845696174

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 182

View: 6792

This compilation brings to the surface technologies that have emerged over the years, making an impact on the industry and the finished product. “The changes in unit operations have produced a switch from hand labor to automation , states Gould. This food processing plant operations book, written in terms the nonprofessional plant worker will understand, is a “must reference for all food processors, food technologists, food executives, sales individuals, students etc. as well as a valuable addition to your technical reference library. Also included are 99 figures, and 8 tables and charts used throughout the book. A must reference for all food processors, food technologists, food executives and sales individuals.

An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design

Author: Sean Moran

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128003820

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 390

View: 7143

An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design is a guide to process plant design for both students and professional engineers. The book covers plant layout and the use of spreadsheet programmes and key drawings produced by professional engineers as aids to design; subjects which are usually learned on the job rather than in education. You will learn how to produce smarter plant design through the use of computer tools, including Excel and AutoCAD, "What If Analysis", statistical tools, and Visual Basic for more complex problems. The book also includes a wealth of selection tables, covering the key aspects of professional plant design which engineering students and early-career engineers tend to find most challenging. Professor Moran draws on over 20 years' experience in process design to create an essential foundational book ideal for those who are new to process design, compliant with both professional practice and the IChemE degree accreditation guidelines. Explains how to deliver a process design that meets both business and safety criteria Covers plant layout and the use of spreadsheet programmes and key drawings as aids to design Includes a comprehensive set of selection tables, covering those aspects of professional plant design which early-career designers find most challenging