Rules of thumb for chemical engineers /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Hall, Stephen
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford ; Waltham, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2012.
Edition:5th ed.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of 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.