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Troubleshooting Process Operations, 3rd Edition

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Title: Troubleshooting Process Operations, 3rd Edition
Author: Norman P. Lieberman
ISBN: 0878143483 / 9780878143481
Format: Soft Cover
Pages: 550
Publisher: PennWell
Year: 1991
Availability: Out of Stock
     
 
  • Description
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Troubleshooting refinery process equpment is a challenge for engineers and operators. The author draws from his 30 years of experience in solving process equipment and operating problems and details specific steps when troubleshooting process operations. The approach is rooted in practical experience and not in theoretical concepts. Forget complex math—this is a text for people working to solve refinery field problems. This book has been the refinery industry standard for field troubleshooting operations since it's first edition in 1980 and is grounded in common refinery malfunctions and failures—the sort that we must confront daily. Each chapter concludes with a valuable troubleshooting checklist. The book is used as a text in Lieberman's popular refinery troubleshooting seminar.

Dedication
Acknowledgments
Preface to Third Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
Introduction

Section I : Specific Processes
Chapter 1 :
Crude Distillation
Chapter 2 : Delayed Coking Cycles
Chapter 3 : Delayed Coking Process
Chapter 4 : Amine Regeneration and Scrubbing
Chapter 5 : Sulfur Recovery
Chapter 6 : Alkylation
Chapter 7 : Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units
Chapter 8 : FCCU Product Fractionation
Chapter 9 : Saving Energy at Reduced Feed Rates

Section II : Process Equipment
Chapter 10 :
Refrigeration Systems
Chapter 11 : Centrifugal Pumps
Chapter 12 : Distillation Towers
Chapter 13 : Vacuum Towers
Chapter 14 : Treating Liquid Hydrocarbons
Chapter 15 : Process Heaters
Chapter 16 : Water Coolers
Chapter 17 : Alarms and Trips

Section III : Practical Problems
Chapter 18 :
Additional Distillation Problems
Chapter 19 : Fouled Trays
Chapter 20 : Dehydrating Light-Ends Towers
Chapter 21 : Vapor-Liquid Separation
Chapter 22 : Refinery Metallurgy for Novices
Chapter 23 : Unusual Noises and Vibrations

Section IV : Gas Drying & Compression
Chapter 24 :
Gas Drying
Chapter 25 : Gas Compression

Section V : The Process Engineer's Job
Chapter 26 :
Suggestions for New Process Operating Engineers
Chapter 27 : Planning a Performance Test
Chapter 28 : Understanding Control Board Instruments
Chapter 29 : How to Make Field Measurements
Chapter 30 : The People Problem

Appendix
Index

 
 
 
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