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Rules of thumb for chemical engineers

Author: Stephen Hall
Publisher: Oxford ; Waltham, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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The most complete guide of its kind, this is the favored handbook for chemical and process engineers who need a reliable and authoritative solution to their practical on the job problems. Includes all new material on new processing sectors, include biopharmaceuticals. The text is comprehensively revised and updated with new data and formulas. Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers solves process design problems  Read more...
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Hall, Stephen.
Branan's Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hall
ISBN: 9780123877895 012387789X 9780123877857 0123877857
OCLC Number: 796466991
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Front Cover; Dedication; Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers; Copyright; Contents; Publisher's Note; Chapter 1 --
Fluid Flow; Introduction; Data Required; General Procedure; Recommended Velocity; Equivalent Length; Shortcut Equation for Pressure Drop Due to Friction; Reynolds Number; Friction Factor; Incompressible Flow; Compressible Flow --
Isothermal; Compressible Flow --
Transmission Equations; Compressible Flow --
Adiabatic; Visual Basic Subroutines for Pressure Drop Due to Friction; Orifices; Control Valves; Partially Full Horizontal Pipes; Two-Phase Flow; Nomenclature; References. Chapter 2 --
Heat ExchangersIntroduction; TEMA; Selection Guides; Design Recommendations; Process Data; Heat Exchanger Configuration and Area; Determining the LMTD Configuration Correction Factor; Tubeside Pressure Drop; Tube Side Film Coefficient; Shell Diameter; Ideal Shell Side Film Coefficient; Shell Side Film Coefficient Correction Factors; Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient; Shell Side Pressure Drop; Heat Transfer Coefficients; Fouling Resistances; Installation Recommendations; Thermal Conductivity of Metals; Vacuum Condensers; Air-cooled Heat Exchangers: Forced vs. Induced Draft. Air-cooled Heat Exchangers: Air DataAir-cooled Heat Exchangers: Thermal Design; Air-cooled Heat Exchangers: Pressure Drop, Air Side; Air-cooled Heat Exchangers: Temperature Control; Nomenclature; References; Chapter 3 --
Fractionators; Introduction; Separation Factor; Relative Volatility; Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium; Activity Coefficients; Establishing the Column Pressure; Minimum Reflux --
Binary; Minimum Reflux-Multicomponent; Minimum Stages; Relationship of Theoretical Stages to Reflux Ratio; Feed Location; Reflux-to-Feed Ratio; Actual Trays; Graphical Methods --
The McCabe-Thiele Diagram. Plotting With Murphree Tray EfficiencyTray Efficiency Rules of Thumb; Using the McCabe-Thiele Plot; Column Internals --
Trays and Packing; Column Tray Spacing; Tower Diameter --
Souders-Brown Correlation; Pressure Drop --
Trays; Control Schemes; Reboilers; Packed Columns; Nomenclature; References; Chapter 4 --
Absorbers; Introduction; Hydrocarbon Absorber Design; Inorganic Absorbers; Packing Height for Mass Transfer in Packed Columns; Overall Mass Transfer Coefficient; Nomenclature; References; Chapter 5 --
Pumps; Introduction; Pump Types and Selection; Pump Testing; System Curves. Operating Point and Pump SelectionFlow Control with Throttling Valve; Charting Control Characteristics; Flow Control by Changing the Pump Speed; Affinity Laws; Power; Minimum Flow; Temperature Rise; Suction System NPSH Available; Suction System NPSH for Studies; Multiple Centrifugal Pumps in Parallel or in Series; Nomenclature; References; Chapter 6 --
Fans, Blowers, and Compressors; Introduction; Rules of Thumb; Fans; Fan Noise; Blower Types; Compressor Types; Surge Control; Performance Calculations; Affinity Laws; Power --
Fan; Power --
Reciprocating Compressor; Power --
Centrifugal Compressor.
Responsibility: Stephen Hall.

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Suitable for chemical and process engineers, this title solves process design problems quickly, accurately and safely, with hundreds of techniques, shortcuts and calculations. It brings together  Read more...

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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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