A Working Guide to Process Equipment

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Working Guide to Process Equipment, 2nd Ed. carefully and clearly explains all the basic technical issues that you need to know to trouble-shoot most process equipment problems. This guide contains a wealth of useful diagnostic tips, worked-out calculations, practical examples, and informative illustrations to help you quickly pinpoint trouble and repair typical malfunctions in: Trayed and packed distillation towers; Natural and forced reboilers; Partial and total condensers; Steam systems and deaerators; Vaccuum systems; Fired heaters; Shell and tube heat exchangers; Centrifugal compressors; Gas turbines and reciprocating engines; Centrifugal pumps and motor drivers.

In no time at all, this essential problem-solving manual will become your most trusted on-the-job tool for dealing effectively wtih costly equipment malfunctions.

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UNDERSTAND HOW PROCESS EQUIPMENT WORKS – AND IDENTIFY PROBLEMS AT A GLANCE

This Second Edition of what has become a classic in the field carefully and clearly explains everything you need to know to fully understand how process equipment works and effectively troubleshoot even the most complex process equipment problem.

Drawing upon their decades of experience, the authors shed light on the inner workings of continuous process equipment for a broad range of technicians and industries, including plant operators and supervisors and service engineers in chemical, refining, pharmaceutical, and fertilizer plants. Here, in one resource, is a wealth of useful diagnostic tips, practical examples, and illuminating illustrations to help you quickly pinpoint trouble and repair typical malfunctions in:
* Trayed and packed distillation towers
* Natural and forced reboilers
* Partial and total condensers
* Steam systems and deaerators
* Vacuum systems
* Fired heaters
* Shell and tube heat exchanges
* Centrifugal compressors
* Gas turbines and reciprocating engines
* Centrifugal pumps and motor drivers

The new Second Edition includes new and expanded coverage of:
* Fluid flow and non-newtonian fluids
* Field troubleshooting problems
* Corrosion and metallurgy
* Computer modeling and control

About the Author:

Norman P. Lieberman is a chemical engineer with more than 39 years of experience in process plant operation, design, and field troubleshooting. Currently, his company, Process Improvement Engineering, specializes in executing revamp designs for refinery crude, coker, visbreaker, and asphalt. Mr. Lieberman has taught more than 400 technical seminars based on the material found in this book.

Elizabeth T. Lieberman is a chemical engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the process industries. She works with Norm Lieberman in executing process revamp designs and instructing troubleshooting seminars.

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