An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Mar 30, 2015 - Technology & Engineering - 390 pages
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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
 

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Contents

2 Professional Practice
77
3 Low Level Design
127
4 High Level Design
173
5 Advanced Design
247
Integrated Design Example
283
Upset Conditions Table
289
Plant Separation Tables
301
Checklists for Engineering Flow Diagrams
323
Teaching Practical Process Plant Design
347
Glossary
367
Index
369
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Professor Moran is a Chemical engineer, Chartered Engineer, Chartered Process Engineer, and Chartered Biochemical engineer with twenty-five years’ experience in process design, commissioning and troubleshooting. He started his career with international process engineering contractors and worked worldwide on water treatment projects before setting up his own consultancy in 1996, specializing in process and hydraulic design, commissioning and troubleshooting of industrial effluent and water treatment plants. Sean was until 2015 an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, where he coordinated the design teaching program for chemical engineering students. He has now returned to engineering practice, specializing in forensic engineering in commercial disputes centering on plant design issues.

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