Valve Selection Handbook, Fifth Edition by Peter Smith
Engineering Fundamentals for Selecting the Right Valve Design for Every Industrial Flow Application

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Valves are the components in a fluid flow or pressure system that regulate either the flow or the pressure of the fluid. They are used extensively in the process industries, especially petrochemical. Though there are only four basic types of valves, there is an enormous number of different kinds of valves within each category, each one used for a specific purpose. No other book on the market analyzes the use, construction, and selection of valves in such a comprehensive manner.

-Covers new environmentally-conscious equipment and practices, the most important hot-button issue in the petrochemical industry today

-Details new generations of valves for offshore projects, the oil industry's fastest-growing segment

-Includes numerous new products that have never before been written about in the mainstream literature

About Peter Smith

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Special Professor in Sustainable Energy, University of Nottingham. Emeritus Professor of Architecture, Leeds Metropolitan University. Director of the Pilkington Energy Efficiency Trust. Former Vice President of the RIBA for Sustainable Development and chairman of its Sustainable Futures Committee
Published January 24, 2004 by Gulf Professional Publishing. 399 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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