Process Equipment Malfunctions: Techniques to Identify and Correct Plant Problems

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-08-02
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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This practical guide contains everything plant operators, supervisors, technicians, and field consultants need to know to troubleshoot process equipment malfunctions. Process Equipment Malfunctionsoffers proven techniques for detecting and fixing process plant problems. This new book extends and expands upon the subject matter covered in the author's classic, Working Guide to Process Equipment, 3rd Edition, but focuses more specifically on troubleshooting equipment malfunctions. This in-depth resource offers comprehensive coverage of all types of process plant tools and potential issues, such as rust, corrosion, failures, and limitations. Process Equipment Malfunctions: Features diagnostic tips, examples, illustrations, and worked calculations for pinpointing trouble and correcting problems in chemical process and petroleum refining equipment Focuses on process equipment malfunctions and solutions Serves as a practical, hands-on field guide

Table of Contents

1. Distillation Tray Malfunctions
2. Packed Tower Problems
3. Distillation Tower Pressure and Composition Control
4. Salt and Rust Formation on Tray Decks
5. Fractionator Bottoms Product Stripping
6. Heat Extraction with Pumparounds
7. Reboiled and Steam Side Strippers
8. Inspecting Tower Internals--Checklist
9. Process Reboilers--Shell and Tube
10. Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers in Sensible Heat Transfer Service
11. Condenser Limitations
12. Air Coolers--Forced- and Induced-Draft Air Side Malfunctions
13. Cooling Water: Towers and Circulation
14. Steam Condensate Collection Systems
15. Steam Quality Problems
16. Level Control Problems
17. Excessive Ambient Heat Losses
18. Process Plant Corrosion
19. Vapor-Liquid Separation Vessels
20. Knock-Out Drums; Demisters and Impingement Plates
21. Hydrocarbon--Water Separation--Electric Desalters and Gravity Settling
22. Natural Draft-Fired Heaters
23. Tube Failure in Fired Heaters
24. Fired Heaters: Air Preheaters
25. Disabling Safety Systems
26. Vacuum Systems and Steam Jets
27. Vacuum Surface Condensers and Precondensers
28. Excess Gas Overloads: Vacuum System Ejectors
29. Centrifugal Pump NPSH Limitations: Cavitation, Seal, and Bearing Failures
30. Centrifugal Pump and Driver Capacity Limits: Lubrication Failures
31. Steam Turbine Drivers
32. Centrifugal Compressors: Surge, Fouling, and Driver Limits
33. Reciprocating Compressors: Unloading and Efficiency
34. Summary: Typical Energy Savings and Efficiency Projects
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