For over 15 years chemical engineers have reached for Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers to answer their process engineering problems and to help them get on with the job.
1 Fluid Flow 2 Heat Exchangers 3 Fractionators 4 Absorbers 5 Pumps 6 Compressors 7 Drivers 8 Vessels 9 Boilers 10 Cooling Towers 11 Refrigeration 12 Closed Loop Heat Transfer Systems 13 Biopharmaceutical Systems 14 Vacuum Systems 15 Pneumatic Conveying 16 Blending and Agitation 17 Process Evaluation 18 Reliability 19 Metallurgy 20 Safety 21 Controls 22 Troubleshooting 23 Startup 24 Energy Conservation 25 Process Modeling 26 Approximate Conversion Factors 27 Properties Appendix
P.E. is consultant to chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers. His career in the chemical process industries has spanned plant design and construction, operations, and engineering contracting. He has been project designer on more than 100 projects in sectors including food, pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, heavy chemical and petrochemical installations. He has published several articles on chemical engineering topics, and is an experienced process modeling software developer.
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