Troubleshooting Process Operations

Troubleshooting Process Operations

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The author, a highly respected consultant to major U.S. refineries, shares information on topics such as common coke quality questions, catalyst-feed mixing, light hydrocarbon distillation, steam to heater passes, haze in jet fuel, optimizing excess air, convection and radiation, reboiler-induced foaming, flooding and computer control consoles. Of special interest in the new section on gas drying and compression. A troubleshooting checklist accompanies each chapter. The author expertly combines field observations with engineering principles to unravel and solve specific process operation problems using an easy-to-understand style devoid of textbook terminology and excessive mathematics. Contents: Specific processes Process equipment Practical problems Gas drying and compression The process engineer's job Appendix.... inversion, 264 Temperature measuring (process heaters), 331 Temperature monitoring, 361 Temperature shutdown (alarm/trip), 355-356 ... Transfer-line failures (vacuum towers), 298-299: furnace-tube failures, 298-299 Trapout pans ( reboiler problems), 271-273: repair, ... Tray deck upset, 1 1a€”12 Tray design (gas drying), 451-452 Tray flooding, 397 Tray fouling, 389-397: propylene- propane splitter, anbsp;...

Title:Troubleshooting Process Operations
Author:Norman P. Lieberman
Publisher:PennWell Books - 1991


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