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Deterministic Flexibility Analysis: Theory, Design, and Applications

Chuei-Tin Chang, Vincentius Surya Kurnia Adi
July 27, 2017

Traditionally, design and control decisions are made in sequential stages over the life cycle of a chemical plant. In the design phase, the optimal operating conditions and the corresponding material and energy balance data are established mainly on the basis of economic considerations. In the...

Process Safety: Key Concepts and Practical Approaches

James A. Klein, Bruce K. Vaughen
May 24, 2017

Effective process safety programs consist of three interrelated foundations—safety culture and leadership, process safety systems, and operational discipline—designed to prevent serious injuries and incidents resulting from toxic releases, fires, explosions, and uncontrolled reactions. Each of...

Hazardous Area Classification in Petroleum and Chemical Plants: A Guide to Mitigating Risk

Alireza Bahadori
March 30, 2017

Due to an increase in the wide-range of chemicals in petrochemical processing industries, as well as frequency of use, there has been a steady rise in flammability problems and other hazards. Hazardous Area Classification in Petroleum and Chemical Plants: A Guide to Mitigating Risk outlines the...

Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability: Theory and Applications, Second Edition

Andrew K.S. Jardine, Albert H.C. Tsang
March 29, 2017

A completely revised and updated edition of a bestseller, Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability: Theory and Applications, Second Edition supplies the tools needed for making data-driven physical asset management decisions. The well-received first edition quickly became a mainstay for professors...

Food Plant Engineering Systems, Second Edition

Theunis Christoffel Robberts
November 16, 2016

The component parts of a manufacturing system are important. Without peripherals and services such as pumps, boilers, power transmission, water treatment, waste disposal, and efficient lighting, the system will collapse. Food Plant Engineering Systems, Second Edition fills the need for a reference...

Facilities Design, Fourth Edition

Sunderesh S. Heragu
May 24, 2016

Now in Its Fourth Edition: Your Guide to Successful Facility Design Overcome design and planning problems using the fourth edition of Facilities Design. Dedicated to the proper design, layout, and location of facilities, this definitive guide outlines the main design and operational problems that...

Maintenance Audits Handbook: A Performance Measurement Framework

Diego Galar Pascual, Uday Kumar
February 25, 2016

Maintenance Audits Handbook: A Performance Measurement Framework explores the maintenance function and performance of an organization, and outlines the key aspects required for an effective and efficient maintenance performance measurement (MPM) system. Incorporating different aspects of...

Human Error in Process Plant Design and Operations: A Practitioner’s Guide

J. Robert Taylor
December 11, 2015

In contrast to nuclear plants and aerospace systems, human error is largely ignored in quantitative risk assessment for petroleum and chemical plants. Because of this, current risk analysis methods are able to calculate and predict only about one-third of the accidents happening in practice. Human...

Synthesis, Design, and Resource Optimization in Batch Chemical Plants

Thokozani Majozi, Esmael Reshid Seid, Jui-Yuan Lee
March 04, 2015

The manner in which time is captured forms the foundation for synthesis, design, and optimization in batch chemical plants. However, there are still serious challenges with handling time in batch plants. Most techniques tend to assume either a fixed time dimension or adopt time average models to...

Process Plants: Shutdown and Turnaround Management

Trinath Sahoo
October 04, 2013

In the process industry, shutdown and turnaround costs are responsible for an excessive amount of maintenance expenses. Process Plants: Shutdown and Turnaround Management explores various types of shutdowns, presents recommendations for better management, and offers feasible solutions to help...

Electrical Calculations and Guidelines for Generating Station and Industrial Plants

Thomas E. Baker
September 23, 2011

"This is really a practical, hands-on book for the working engineer." —Phillip Wheeler, former Southern California Edison supervising electrical apparatus engineer and regional IEEE PES/IAS leader A very helpful tool for solving circuit protection problems, Electrical Calculations and Guidelines...

Nomograms for Design and Operation of Cement Plants

S.P. Deolalkar
July 12, 2011

A unique publication, this set of book and CD-ROM is a handy tool for the design and operation of cement plants. Operation requires many calculations that have to be done repetitively. With this book of nomograms – graphical representations of two or more variables related to one another in such a...