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Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers

Authors: Stephen Hall Publisher: Elsevier Science Publication date: 2017 Publication language: Angielski Number of pages: 518 Publication formats: EAN: 9780128110386 ISBN: 9780128110386 Category: Environmental science, engineering & technology Industrial chemistry Publisher's index: 9780128110386 Bibliographic note: Stephen Hall graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (1974). His career in the chemical process industries includes jobs for manufacturers and engineering contractors, where he has designed portions of more than 100 projects. Much of his work has been for food, pharmaceutical, or specialty chemical (i.e., batch chemical process) clients, but he has also designed systems for heavy chemical and petrochemical installations. He has published several articles on chemical engineering topics, and writes computer software (www.pipesizingsoftware.com).


Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers, Sixth Edition, is the most complete guide for chemical and process engineers who need reliable and authoritative solutions to on-the-job problems. The text is comprehensively revised and updated with new data and formulas. The book helps solve process design problems quickly, accurately and safely, with hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts and calculations. Its concise sections detail the steps needed to answer critical design questions and challenges. The book discusses physical properties for proprietary materials, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sector heuristics, process design, closed-loop heat transfer systems, heat exchangers, packed columns and structured packings.

This book will help you: save time you no longer have to spend on theory or derivations; improve accuracy by exploiting well tested and accepted methods culled from industry experts; and save money by reducing reliance on consultants. The book brings together solutions, information and work-arounds from engineers in the process industry.

  • Includes new chapters on biotechnology and filtration
  • Incorporates additional tables with typical values and new calculations
  • Features supporting data for selecting and specifying heat transfer equipment


  • Front Cover 2
  • Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers 5
  • Copyright 6
  • Contents 7
  • Preface 15
    • Reference 15
  • Chapter 1: Safety 17
    • Introduction 17
    • Process Safety Management (PSM) 17
    • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) 19
    • Safe Design Practices 19
    • Emergency Vent Systems 21
      • Fire Outside the Vessel 21
      • Blocked-In Line 23
      • Runaway Reaction 23
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