Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers, Sixth Edition, is the most complete guide for chemical and process engineers who need reliable and authoritative solutions to on-the-job problems. The text is comprehensively revised and updated with new data and formulas. The book helps solve process design problems quickly, accurately and safely, with hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts and calculations. Its concise sections detail the steps needed to answer critical design questions and challenges. The book discusses physical properties for proprietary materials, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sector heuristics, process design, closed-loop heat transfer systems, heat exchangers, packed columns and structured packings.
This book will help you: save time you no longer have to spend on theory or derivations; improve accuracy by exploiting well tested and accepted methods culled from industry experts; and save money by reducing reliance on consultants. The book brings together solutions, information and work-arounds from engineers in the process industry.
- Includes new chapters on biotechnology and filtration
- Incorporates additional tables with typical values and new calculations
- Features supporting data for selecting and specifying heat transfer equipment
2. Heat Exchangers
6. Fans, Blowers and Compressors
10. Cooling Towers
12. Closed Loop Heat Transfer Systems
13. Biopharmaceutical Systems
15. Vacuum Systems
16. Pneumatic Conveying
17. Lending and Agitation
19. Process Evaluation
26. Energy Conservation
27. Process Modeling
28. Conversion Factors and Constants
Stephen Hall graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (1974). His career in the chemical process industries includes jobs for manufacturers and engineering contractors, where he has designed portions of more than 100 projects. Much of his work has been for food, pharmaceutical, or specialty chemical (i.e., batch chemical process) clients, but he has also designed systems for heavy chemical and petrochemical installations. He has published several articles on chemical engineering topics, and writes computer software (www.pipesizingsoftware.com).