Process Plant Equipment by Michael D. Holloway
Operation, Control, and Reliability

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“Process Plant Equipment Book is another great publication from Wiley as a reference book for final year students as well as those who will work or are working in chemical production plants and refinery…” -Associate Prof. Dr. Ramli Mat, Deputy Dean (Academic), Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

“…give[s] readers access to both fundamental information on process plant equipment and to practical ideas, best practices and experiences of highly successful engineers from around the world… The book is illustrated throughout with numerous black & white photos and diagrams and also contains case studies demonstrating how actual process plants have implemented the tools and techniques discussed in the book. An extensive list of references enables readers to explore each individual topic in greater depth…” –Stainless Steel World and Valve World, November 2012


Discover how to optimize process plant equipment, from selection to operation to troubleshooting

From energy to pharmaceuticals to food, the world depends on processing plants to manufacture the products that enable people to survive and flourish. With this book as their guide, readers have the information and practical guidelines needed to select, operate, maintain, control, and troubleshoot process plant equipment so that it is efficient, cost-effective, and reliable throughout its lifetime. Following the authors' careful explanations and instructions, readers will find that they are better able to reduce downtime and unscheduled shutdowns, streamline operations, and maximize the service life of processing equipment.

Process Plant Equipment: Operation, Control, and Reliability is divided into three sections:

Section One: Process Equipment Operations covers such key equipment as valves, pumps, cooling towers, conveyors, and storage tanksSection Two: Process Plant Reliability sets forth a variety of tested and proven tools and methods to assess and ensure the reliability and mechanical integrity of process equipment, including failure analysis, Fitness-for-Service assessment, engineering economics for chemical processes, and process component function and performance criteriaSection Three: Process Measurement, Control, and Modeling examines flow meters, process control, and process modeling and simulation

Throughout the book, numerous photos and diagrams illustrate the operation and control of key process equipment. There are also case studies demonstrating how actual process plants have implemented the tools and techniques discussed in the book. At the end of each chapter, an extensive list of references enables readers to explore each individual topic in greater depth.

In summary, this text offers students, process engineers, and plant managers the expertise and technical support needed to streamline and optimize the operation of process plant equipment, from its initial selection to operations to troubleshooting.


About Michael D. Holloway

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Michael D. Holloway, AS, BA, BS, MS, CLS, has over twenty-five years of industrial experience in lab synthesis, pilot scale manufacturing, product development, application engineering, sales and marketing management, and most recently as Director of Technical Development and Reliability for NCH Corporation. A graduate of Salve Regina College and the University of Massachusetts, he has served as a contributing writer for, Assembly, and Plant Services and is the author of Spend Analysis and Specification Development Using Failure Interpretation. He resides in North Texas with his wife and two children.Chikezie Nwaoha, AMIMechE, MOSHAN, is a petroleum engineer specializing in process engineering/equipment operations, natural gas processing/distribution, and pipeline integrity. He is a contributing editor to both Control Engineering Asia and PetroMin and a downstream correspondent to Petroleum Africa. He worked with Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) in 2005 and 2007 as an industrial trainee. He is also a guest member of the Subsea Integrity Research Group, University of Aberdeen.OLIVER A. ONYEWUENYI, PE, PhD, is President of MISOL Technology Solutions LLC. He was formerly the program manager of Deepwater Technology/R&D at Shell International and led the award-winning Shell Structural Integrity Analysis Team in Houston. He is the recipient of four industry awards from ASME International and six Shell Special Recognition Awards.
Published August 20, 2012 by Wiley. 728 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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