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1 No. of Chapters 44
2 No. of Pages 4000
3 Figures 2265
4 Tables 440
5 Calculation Templates 40
6 Datasheets 93
7 TBE Blank Formats 11
8 Checklists 25

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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 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 Overall index 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.

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Top 44 Chemical Engineers Books in the United States | Mihir’s Handbook

Delivering Mihir’s Chemical Engineering Books in United States in device form i.e. USB Pendrive from India to United States takes about 7 to 10 days. And overseas shipping is about $40 which is quite unaffordable... read more

Important Details on Pump Selection – Types, Usages, Series vs Parallel Operation

Volume I | Chapter 3 | Pages 10 to 12 | Pumps 3.5 OVERALL PUMP OPTIONS: The following chart gives an introduction of pump selection options as a function of flow and required head. Fig 3.1:... read more

Selection of Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers – TEMA Types, Comparisons & Usage Applications

Volume I | Chapter 6 | Pages 18 to 23 | Heat Exchangers 6.4.1 TEMA Types TEMA standards cover the heavy-duty heat exchangers (TEMA R) as well as the lighter duty heat exchangers (TEMA C and... read more

Methodology of Pressure Settings on Storage Tanks & Tank PDS Preparation

Volume I | Chapter 7 | Pages 41 to 43 | Pressure Vessels, Tanks, Bullets and Spheres Case Scenario: A fixed roof tank storing flammable material is having inert gas blanketing. The outlet of nitrogen blanket... read more

How to Design Utilities – Liquid Fuels, Compressed Air/Dryers & Boilers

Volume I | Chapter 16 | Pages 9 to 11 | Utilities System Design 16.2.2 Liquid Fuel Introduction Fuel oil is a fraction obtained from petroleum distillation, either as a distillate or a residue. Broadly speaking,... read more

How to Select Project Types / Stages With Examples for a Process Engineer

Volume II | Chapter 26 | Pages 3 to 4 | Types of Projects 26.1 PROJECT STAGES: A process engineer should be aware of the various stages (table 26.1) that a project can undergo. It is not... read more

How To Select & Specify Special Process Items With Important Details On Flame Arresters, Spray Nozzles, Liquid Filtration, Strainers

Volume I | Chapter 24 | Pages 5 to 7 | Special Process Items 24.1 Flame Arresters: Flame arresters are used: to stop the spread of an open fire to limit the spread of an explosive event that... read more

How To Prepare & Specify Process Design Documents. Details On Equipment List, Block Flow Diagram (BFD), Process Flow Diagram (PFD) and Utility Flow Diagram (UFD), Process Safe Guarding Flow Diagram (PSFD)

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

How To Prepare Technical Bid Evaluation of Screw Compressor

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

40 Excel Based Chemical Process Calculation Templates

# Template Number Template Description 1 HCPE-MMP-0001 Three phase horizontal separator – bucket and weir 2 HCPE-MMP-0002 Flow orifice 3 HCPE-MMP-0003 PSV Relief scenario load calculation 4 HCPE-MMP-0004 Heating time calculation for agitated reactor 5 HCPE-MMP-0005 Flare Knock Out Drum 6 HCPE-MMP-0006 Flare Purge Gas 7 HCPE-MMP-0007 Agitated Reaction Vessel calculation (limpet coil) 8 HCPE-MMP-0008 Blow down orifice 9 HCPE-MMP-0009 Solar evaporation pond... read more

Handbook Details

1 No. of Chapters 44
2 No. of Pages 4000
3 Figures 2265
4 Tables 440
5 Calculation Templates 40
6 Datasheets 93
7 TBE Blank Formats 11
8 Checklists 25


The author, Mihir M. Patel 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 has worked all around the globe, 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.

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