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Process Technology Equipment and Systems, 3rd Edition

  • Charles E. Thomas, Ph.D.
  • ISBN-10: 1435499123
  • ISBN-13: 9781435499126
  • 480 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2002
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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Overview

About the Product

PROCESS TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS, 3E is a comprehensive introduction to the workings of a modern manufacturing facility in the process industry. The text, which fits a standard equipment and systems course, provides your students with the information they need to know and uses up-to-date graphics and photos to enhance their understanding of how process systems and equipment actually operate. This book carries on the tradition of excellence established by the first two editions, which have successfully launched thousands of process technicians into the chemical processing industry. Key topics include valves, vessels, and piping, pumps and compressors, motors and turbines, heat exchangers, cooling towers, boilers and furnaces, reactors and distillation, extraction and separation systems, and process instrumentation.

Features

  • Ensures relevant skill mastery and uniform training of new technicians in apprentice--training programs within the chemical processing industry.

  • Is considered the standard against which all successful process technology texts are measured.

  • Designed so that chapters can stand alone, enabling instructors to teach concepts out of order if it better suits their particular program’s needs.

About the Author

Charles E. Thomas, Ph.D.

Charles E. Thomas, Ph.D., is a professor and division chair at Lee College, where he teaches Process Technology, Safety Management, and Manufacturing Engineering. Widely regarded as the foremost textbook author on process technology, Dr. Thomas is credited with creating the discipline in the 1990s. His prior professional experience includes tenure with Exxon Research and Engineering and Exxon Chemicals in a variety of operational, research and development, and training system roles. He earned his B.A. from Western Illinois University, his M.S. from the University of Texas, and his Ph.D. from Texas A & M University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Process Equipment.
2. Valves.
3. Piping and Vessels.
4. Pumps.
5. Compressors.
6. Turbines and Motors.
7. Heat Exchangers.
8. Cooling Towers.
9. Boilers.
10.Furnaces.
11.Instruments.
12.Process Diagrams.
13.Utility Systems.
14.Reactor Systems.
15.Distillation Systems.
16.Extraction and Other Separation Systems.
17.Plastics Systems.

New to this edition

  • New material on storage tank designs, components and safety considerations.
  • The compressor chapter has been expanded to included two new compressors; scroll and diaphragm.
  • New graphics have been included to chapters covering compressors,, heat exchangers,, cooling towers,, boilers,, furnaces,, reactor and distillation to teach systems and operations at earlier stages.
  • Includes 24 additional pages that describe simple pump systems and how to operate them.
  • Contains an expanded supplement package that includes an Instructor Resource featuring PowerPoints with a large number of images and an ExamView Computerized Test Bank,, as well as an Instructor’s Manual and Image Gallery.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1435499115 | ISBN-13: 9781435499119)

Serves as an instructional resource and provides an Instructor's Guide that contains answer to end of chapter review questions, an Image Library, PowerPoint presentation, and ExamView test bank.

Introduction to Process Technology  (ISBN-10: 1435454251 | ISBN-13: 9781435454255)

Appropriate for individuals who are just beginning employment as process technicians, Introduction to Process Technology, 3E explores the development of process technology as well as the science and technology, equipment, systems, operations, and troubleshooting principles associated with modern manufacturing. The 3rd Edition is a proven product, the result of years of use and testing. It features a logical arrangement of topics that provides a strong foundation for a process technology training program, while illustrating how each topic relates to others. Comprehensive coverage explores safety, health, environment, process instrumentation, applied physics, applied chemistry, and principles of quality in an easy-to-understand style that is directly applicable to industry.

Process Technology Plant Operations  (ISBN-10: 1418028630 | ISBN-13: 9781418028633)

Addressing modern-day process plant operations in an easy-to-understand format, this book reveals the important role technicians play in the function of a business unit. Operator responsibilities and functions are thoroughly examined, from recognizing opportunities that will improve process operations to detecting and removing threats to steady-state operation. Business fundamentals and the importance of quality are systematically explored, as well as the chemistry and physics of process operations. Maintenance duties, material handling, and process troubleshooting techniques round out the comprehensive coverage.

Process Technology Safety, Health, and Environment  (ISBN-10: 1418038016 | ISBN-13: 9781418038014)

Extensively rewritten, reorganized, and updated to match the curriculum standard as defined by the Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT), this Second Edition offers an easy-to-follow investigation into the entire spectrum of safety, health, and environmental concerns related to the process industry. Coherent coverage is designed to take learners on a straightforward journey towards understanding the plethora of important regulatory issues governing today's chemical processing arena. Readers will acquire valuable process technology insight as they become acutely familiar with accident prevention, risk assessment and management, policy and procedures preparation, plant operations safety, and more.

Process Technology Systems  (ISBN-10: 1418039993 | ISBN-13: 9781418039998)

Process Technology Systems uses a straightforward approach to address the various systems in the processing industry, starting with the most common, such as cooling water, wastewater, and steam, and then progressing to less common concepts such as crystallization and extraction. Each chapter has a small line drawing or P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram) of the system under discussion and photos of some of the equipment, providing readers with visual references as they go. Each topic is covered in-depth, and features important information on its safety implications, as well as troubleshooting. With completely up-to-date information and technology, this book will help readers grasp the fundamentals of all the main process technology systems, as well as the importance of each system for meeting production schedules and determining quality of products and efficiency.

Process Technology Troubleshooting  (ISBN-10: 1428311009 | ISBN-13: 9781428311008)

For the first time, process technicians have a resource designed specifically for them that will provide a comprehensive, thorough overview of modern troubleshooting methods and models. Process Technology Troubleshooting utilizes a simple to complex approach that encourages readers to master basic concepts before progressing to more advanced ones for increased comprehension. The book covers troubleshooting models that apply concepts from advanced instrumentation, the control loop, and process equipment and systems, and includes coverage of such processes as a simple pump-around and feed system, compressor system, heat transfer system, cooling tower system, boiler system, furnace system, distillation system , stirred reactor system, and separations system. Each of these systems have operational information, set points, and start-up procedures. These sections include "what-if" scenarios and detailed illustrations. Process Technology Troubleshooting is an invaluable resource and reference for any novice, training manager or experienced process technician.

Quality Concepts for the Process Industry  (ISBN-10: 1435482441 | ISBN-13: 9781435482449)

Quality Concepts for the Process Industry prepares readers for a career as process plant operators. This book covers the classical concepts of quality control in a style and at a depth that should be acquired by all employees of the process industries. Each chapter of the text contains chapter objectives, thorough discussions of the concepts presented, a summary, and end-of-chapter review questions. There is a complete glossary of terms and a list of additional references in the back of the book.

Student Supplements

Introduction to Process Technology  (ISBN-10: 1435454251 | ISBN-13: 9781435454255)

Appropriate for individuals who are just beginning employment as process technicians, Introduction to Process Technology, 3E explores the development of process technology as well as the science and technology, equipment, systems, operations, and troubleshooting principles associated with modern manufacturing. The 3rd Edition is a proven product, the result of years of use and testing. It features a logical arrangement of topics that provides a strong foundation for a process technology training program, while illustrating how each topic relates to others. Comprehensive coverage explores safety, health, environment, process instrumentation, applied physics, applied chemistry, and principles of quality in an easy-to-understand style that is directly applicable to industry.

Process Technology Plant Operations  (ISBN-10: 1418028630 | ISBN-13: 9781418028633)

Addressing modern-day process plant operations in an easy-to-understand format, this book reveals the important role technicians play in the function of a business unit. Operator responsibilities and functions are thoroughly examined, from recognizing opportunities that will improve process operations to detecting and removing threats to steady-state operation. Business fundamentals and the importance of quality are systematically explored, as well as the chemistry and physics of process operations. Maintenance duties, material handling, and process troubleshooting techniques round out the comprehensive coverage.

Process Technology Safety, Health, and Environment  (ISBN-10: 1418038016 | ISBN-13: 9781418038014)

Extensively rewritten, reorganized, and updated to match the curriculum standard as defined by the Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT), this Second Edition offers an easy-to-follow investigation into the entire spectrum of safety, health, and environmental concerns related to the process industry. Coherent coverage is designed to take learners on a straightforward journey towards understanding the plethora of important regulatory issues governing today's chemical processing arena. Readers will acquire valuable process technology insight as they become acutely familiar with accident prevention, risk assessment and management, policy and procedures preparation, plant operations safety, and more.

Process Technology Systems  (ISBN-10: 1418039993 | ISBN-13: 9781418039998)

Process Technology Systems uses a straightforward approach to address the various systems in the processing industry, starting with the most common, such as cooling water, wastewater, and steam, and then progressing to less common concepts such as crystallization and extraction. Each chapter has a small line drawing or P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram) of the system under discussion and photos of some of the equipment, providing readers with visual references as they go. Each topic is covered in-depth, and features important information on its safety implications, as well as troubleshooting. With completely up-to-date information and technology, this book will help readers grasp the fundamentals of all the main process technology systems, as well as the importance of each system for meeting production schedules and determining quality of products and efficiency.

Process Technology Troubleshooting  (ISBN-10: 1428311009 | ISBN-13: 9781428311008)

For the first time, process technicians have a resource designed specifically for them that will provide a comprehensive, thorough overview of modern troubleshooting methods and models. Process Technology Troubleshooting utilizes a simple to complex approach that encourages readers to master basic concepts before progressing to more advanced ones for increased comprehension. The book covers troubleshooting models that apply concepts from advanced instrumentation, the control loop, and process equipment and systems, and includes coverage of such processes as a simple pump-around and feed system, compressor system, heat transfer system, cooling tower system, boiler system, furnace system, distillation system , stirred reactor system, and separations system. Each of these systems have operational information, set points, and start-up procedures. These sections include "what-if" scenarios and detailed illustrations. Process Technology Troubleshooting is an invaluable resource and reference for any novice, training manager or experienced process technician.

Quality Concepts for the Process Industry  (ISBN-10: 1435482441 | ISBN-13: 9781435482449)

Quality Concepts for the Process Industry prepares readers for a career as process plant operators. This book covers the classical concepts of quality control in a style and at a depth that should be acquired by all employees of the process industries. Each chapter of the text contains chapter objectives, thorough discussions of the concepts presented, a summary, and end-of-chapter review questions. There is a complete glossary of terms and a list of additional references in the back of the book.