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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 precise and convenient process design. Since chemical engineering is a 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. The book aims at making the chemical engineer proficient in the art of process design.

View Table of Content to each chapter and sub-index for each chapter.

Included in this book 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 are included in the content. Special process items like flame arrestor, demister, feed device, pressure reducing and desuperheating station (PRDS), vortex breaker, electric heater, manual valve have been covered.

The topics covered also include process engineering design criteria, process control, material of construction, specialized process studies, safety studies, precommisioning and commissioning have been covered.

The project engineer will also benefit from information provided on types of projects (EPC, EPCM, Cost + Fee, etc) as well as interdisciplinary interaction between various engineering disciplines i.e. process, piping, mechanical, instrumentation, electrical, civil and THSE.

Process engineering documentation like process design basis, process philosophies, process flow diagram (PFD), piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID), block flow diagram (BFD), DP-DT diagram, material selection diagram (MSD), line list, summaries like utility summary, effluent and emission summary, tie in summary and flare relief load summary have been covered with blank templates. Excerpts from a few chapters have been provided. View Sample

Volume I


(Chapters 1 to 25)
This volume provides complete design information on various different equipment encountered by process engineer like separators, pumps, compressors, fired heaters, fans, exchangers, etc. as well as utility systems design.
Considerable in-depth information has been provided on design, types, applications, specifications, etc.

Volume II


(Chapters 26 to 39)
This volume provides the various types of projects, the different engineering disciplines involved, engineering documentation produced by a process engineer, elaboration on contents of each document, specialized studies, safety studies, elaboration on instrumentation & automation, materials of construction, technical bid analysis, details on precommissioning / commissioning, go-by optimized examples of many shell & tube and air cooled heat exchangers, go-by process philosophies, etc.

Volume III


(Chapters 40 to 44)
This volume provides excel based ready to use blank checklists, blank ready to use formats for many process documents, blank ready to use data sheets for equipment / instruments as well as easy to use calculation templates for many process engineering calculations. Additionally, many reference P&IDs are provided.

Handbook Details

Set of 44 eBooks/Chapters in PDF (view)
Total 4000 of Pages
40 Calculation Templates (Excelsheets)
93 Datasheets (Excelsheets)
11 TBE Blank Formats (Excelsheets)
25 Blank Checklists Format (Excelsheets)
2265 Figures
440 Tables

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