Included in Mihir’s Handbook 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
Considerable in-depth information has been provided on design, types, applications, specifications, etc.
Some unique features of the book:
- Unlike theoretical books this book is based on practical process engineering.
- In addition to chemical engineering it has project management chapters.
- Actual worked out calculation examples.
- Process engineering documentation for working engineers.
- Entire chapter on Instrumentation and Control which most other books don’t have.
- Chapter on actual safety studies used in process engineering which most of the books don’t have.
- Sample example of HAZOP is covered.
- Chapter on Special Process Items very useful for working process engineer.
- Chapter on Special Process Studies like RAM, Flow Assurance
- Chapter on Pre-commissioning and Commissioning.
- Cost, Time and Resources (CTR) Estimation, a tool used by companies for engineering effort estimation.
- Chapter on Project types in Chemical Industry and how they are to be handled differently by a process engineer.
- Chapter on Utility systems.
This book is good for (Interdisciplinary Areas)
- Working Chemical Engineers
- Process Engineers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Environmental Engineers
- Manufacturing Engineers
- Operating Chemical Manufacturing Companies
- Engineering Consultancy Companies
- Fresh Graduates & College students