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ABOUT THE BOOK
The book titled “Mihir’s Handbook of Chemical Process Engineering” will aid the chemical engineer to carry out chemical process engineering in a very practical way. The process engineer can use the excel based calculation templates effectively to do correct and proper process design. Chemical engineering is a very vast and complex field. This book aims to simplify the process engineering design.
Design of a chemical plant involves one being adept in technical aspects of process engineering. This chemical engineering book aims at making the chemical engineer proficient in the art of process design.
View links to Table of Content to each chapter and sub-index for each chapter.
Included are chemical engineering basics on simulation, stoichiometry, fluid property calculation, dimensionless numbers, thermodynamics and on chemical engineering equipment like pump, compressor, steam turbine, gas turbine, flare, motor, fired heater, incinerator, heat exchanger, distillation column, fractionation column, absorber, stripper, packed column, solar evaporation pond, separator. Utility design of nitrogen, compressed air, water, effluent treatment, steam, condensate, desalination, fuel selection is covered.
Many chemical engineering calculations have been included. Special process items like flame arrestor, demister, feed device, pressure reducing and desuperheating station (PRDS), vortex breaker, electric heater, manual valve have been covered.
Process engineering design criteria, process control, material of construction, specialized process studies, safety studies, precommisioning and commissioning have been covered.
Excerpts from various chapters (Sample Content)
Volume I | Chapter 16 | Pages 9 to 11 | Utilities System Design 16.2.2 Liquid Fuel 184.108.40.206 Introduction Fuel oil is a fraction obtained from petroleum distillation, either as a distillate or a residue. Broadly speaking,... read more
Volume II | Chapter 29 | Pages 18 to 22 | Process Design Documentation 29.5 TITLE OF DOCUMENT: Equipment List PURPOSE OF DOCUMENT: Equipment list communicates to rest of engineering team, all of the equipment and... read more
Volume II | Chapter 30 | Pages 17 to 18 | Technical Bid Evaluations 30.7 - Technical Evaluation Guidelines for Screw Compressors: Standard: Generally, screw compressors are specified and manufactured as per manufacturer standard for compressed air... read more
Few snapshots out of 40 calculation templates. View list of 40 templates Template Name Number Purpose Excel Screens Calculation of 3 phase bucket and weir horizontal separator HCPE-MMP-0001 This template designs a three phase horizontal separator with internal bucket and weir... read more
Template name: Calculation of liquid service pressure drop Template number: HCPE-MMP-0021 Purpose: This template calculates pressure drop for liquid service pipelines by 2K or 3K method. How to use Hydraulic Calculation Sheet for Liquid Line Size /... read more
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author, Mihir M. Patel based in Mumbai, India is a Chemical Engineer with a Master’s degree from USA in 1987. He has been practicing chemical engineering over 34 years in process and process safety engineering. Additionally, he is a Project Management Professional (PMP®) from PMI, USA, which gives him a unique overall project perspective in addition to process perspective. He is also a TUV SUD certified Functional Safety Professional.
He has worked around the globe in many countries like India, United States, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Germany, UK, France etc. in small as well as mega greenfield and brownfield projects. The projects have been oil & gas, petrochemicals, polymerization as well as chemical plants. The processes have been continuous as well as batch.
He has worked in premium companies in design as well as in operations field. Companies have been Shaw group (now Technip), Qatar Kentz (now SNC Lavalin), IBI Chematur, Worley Parsons, Larsen & Toubro, Uhde India (now Thyssen Krupp), Pidilite Industries Ltd, SABIC