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By Norman Lieberman, Elizabeth Lieberman

The most recent tools for troubleshooting and holding method equipment

Applicable to a vast diversity of technicians and industries and completely up-to-date all through, A operating consultant to method Equipment, Fourth version, explains how you can diagnose, troubleshoot, and proper issues of chemical and petroleum refining technique apparatus. 9 new chapters disguise:

  • Tray layout information
  • Shell-and-tube warmth exchanger layout info
  • Relief valve method layout
  • Vapor lock and exchanger flooding in steam platforms
  • Steam iteration working and layout info
  • Wastewater strippers
  • Thermodynamics -- the way it applies to strategy gear
  • Centrifugal pumps -- lowering seal and bearing mess ups
  • Hand calculations for distillation towers
  • Vapor -- liquid equilibrium, absorption, and stripping calculations

Filled with examples and illustrations, this useful source demonstrates how idea applies to fixing real-world plant operation difficulties. chosen hand calculation tools also are provided.

Comprehensive assurance includes:
Distillation Tower Trays * Tower strain keep an eye on * Distillation Towers * Reboilers * Tower Internals * tools * Packed Towers * Steam and Condensate structures * Bubble element and Dew element * Steam Strippers * Draw-Off Nozzle Hydraulics * Pumparounds and Tower warmth Flows * Condensers and Tower strain regulate * Air Coolers * Deaerators and Steam structures * Steam iteration * Wastewater Strippers * Vacuum platforms * Steam generators * floor Condensers * Shell-and-Tube warmth Exchangers * Fired warmers * Refrigeration platforms * Cooling Water platforms * Catalytic results * Centrifugal Pumps * keep an eye on Valves * Separators * Centrifugal Compressors and Surge * Reciprocating Compressors * Corrosion * Fluid circulation in Pipes * Super-Fractionation level * laptop regulate * box Troubleshooting

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For example, the efficiency of the tray shown in Fig. 3 is 100 percent. The efficiency of the tray in Fig. 4 is 0 percent. How about the 10 trays shown in Fig. 5? Calculate their average efficiency (the answer is 10 percent). As the vapor temperature rising from the top tray equals the liquid temperature draining from the bottom tray, the 10 trays are behaving as a single perfect tray with 100-percent efficiency. But as there are 10 trays, each tray, on average, acts like one-tenth of a perfect tray.

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Gauge This is the thickness of metal. The smaller the gauge, the thicker the metal. 1 inch thick. Mesh This is the number of wires in a filter screen. The bigger the mesh, the finer the filter. indd 16 12/04/14 2:29 PM B a s i c Te r m s a n d C o n d i t i o n s 17 Flange I worked at Amoco Oil for nine years before I found out what is meant by a flange. It’s the flat end of a pipe that is used to bolt up to a flange on another piece of piping. Bolts, with nuts at each end, are used to force the flanges together.

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