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|Vol||Chapter No.||Title||No. of Pages|
|I||–||Preface, Foreword and Overall Table of Contents||6|
|I||3||Pumps (view sample)||181|
|I||5||Fans and Blowers||59|
|I||6||Heat Exchangers (view sample)||93|
|I||7||Pressure vessels, Tanks and Bullets (view sample)||58|
|I||8||Fractionators and Absorbers||396|
|I||13||Safety Relief Systems||255|
|I||14||Line Sizing, Hydraulics||76|
|I||16||Utilities (view sample)||469|
|I||22||Steam and Gas Turbines||84|
|I||23||Leaching and Extraction||77|
|I||24||Special Process Items (view sample)||191|
|I||25||Additional Process Calculations||50|
|II||26||Project Types (view sample)||13|
|II||27||Engineering Disciplines and Sequence of Engineering||60|
|II||28||Overall Engineering Documentation for all Disciplines in a Project||13|
|II||29||Process Design Documentation (view sample)||256|
|II||30||TBE Guidelines (view sample)||44|
|II||32||Automation and Control||138|
|II||33||Material of Construction||90|
|II||34||Cost, Time & Resource Estimation||10|
|II||35||Inspection and Testing||11|
|II||36||Precommissioning, Commissioning and Guarantee Run||58|
|II||38||Heat Exchanger Optimization||156|
|III||40||Calculation Templates (view snapshot)||(40 numbers)|
|III||43||Technical Bid Evaluation Formats||(11 numbers)|
|III||44||Go-By Reference P&IDs||(41 numbers)|
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You asked, we heard. Interest in Mihir’s Handbook from engineers worldwide has been overwhelming. However, feedback has made us realize two bottlenecks that hold readers back from purchasing the book. Currently, direct-download allows for reading the e-book on only one Windows device. A solution is to purchase the USB Pendrive version, which may be accessed on multiple Windows devices. But that had... read more
Mihir's handbook has 44 eBooks and it is based on practical process engineering and it is written for all level of chemical engineers. It has covered many topics which is not available in any other books. In addition to chemical engineering, the book contains project management chapters. Process engineering documentation are included for working engineers. Included are many worked out calculation examples in each... read more
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 for many users. Both, delivery time and expensive shipping price were holding them back from getting their copy. In order to make it convenient for international users. We... read more
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: Pump Selection Guide Chart Pump Capacity, gpm Fig 3.2 Centrifugal pump selection chart The specification of process pumps involves a step-by-step approach. The process engineer must select a pump with the best efficiency for... read more
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 TEMA B). Refineries typically use only the TEMA “R” heat exchangers due to the generally severe requirements of petroleum applications; however, more moderate process services may warrant consideration of TEMA B construction. Each TEMA heat exchanger consists of following... read more
Case Scenario: A fixed roof tank storing flammable material is having inert gas blanketing. The outlet of nitrogen blanket is taken to a LP flare system. Below is the sequence of pressure set point engineering (refer figure 7.37 below also): First, calculate the inbreathing and outbreathing flow rates based on API 2000. Next based on the flowrate of out-breathing to LP flare and... read more
16.2.2 Liquid Fuel 22.214.171.124 Introduction Fuel oil is a fraction obtained from petroleum distillation, either as a distillate or a residue. Broadly speaking, fuel oil is any liquid petroleum product that is burned in a furnace or boiler for the generation of heat or used in an engine for the generation of power. In this sense, heavy fuel oil (HFO) or diesel... read more
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 necessary for all projects to pass through each and every of below mentioned stages. However, it is important to understand significance of each. It is to be specifically noted that there is a purpose behind each stage of any project. Few... read more