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Process Technology Plant Operations, 1st Edition

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Overview

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.

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Features and Benefits

  • Comprehensive coverage features easy-to-digest chapters that are broken down into more discrete topics so that readers can better manage and process important information
  • Abundant photos and line drawings further clarify complex processes
  • Safety is emphasized throughout

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Process Technology Today
2. Safety I Process hazards
3. Safety II The Permit System
4. Quality as a Competitive Tool
5. Process Economics
6. Communication
7. Process Physics
8. Process Samples
9. Significance of Common Laboratory Tests
10. Routine Technician Duties
11. Maintenance Duties I
12. Maintenance Duties II
13. Material Handling I Bulk Liquids
14. Material Handling II Bulk Solids
15. Material Handling III Oil Movement and Storage
16. Process Unit Shutdown
17. Process Unit Turnaround
18. Process Unit Startup
19. Abnormal Situations
20. Process Troubleshooting
Glossary

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 141803066X | ISBN-13: 9781418030667)

Quality Concepts for the Process Industry  (ISBN-10: 1930528167 | ISBN-13: 9781930528161)

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.

List Price = $136.95  | CengageBrain Price = $136.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $103.25

Safety, Health, and Environmental Concepts for the Process Industry  (ISBN-10: 1930528183 | ISBN-13: 9781930528185)

Safety, Health, and Environmental Concepts for the Process Industry covers the multitude of safety and regulatory issues that every worker in the chemical processing industry should be familiar with. The basic concepts of rapidly changing and often challenging topics like OSHA regulations are covered in easy to understand language. Each chapter includes learning objectives, a list of the key terms in that chapter and their definitions, chapter summary, and review questions. Several appendices include reprints of important OSHA regulations.

List Price = $155.95  | CengageBrain Price = $155.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.00

Student Supplements

Quality Concepts for the Process Industry  (ISBN-10: 1930528167 | ISBN-13: 9781930528161)

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.

List Price = $136.95  | CengageBrain Price = $136.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $103.25

Safety, Health, and Environmental Concepts for the Process Industry  (ISBN-10: 1930528183 | ISBN-13: 9781930528185)

Safety, Health, and Environmental Concepts for the Process Industry covers the multitude of safety and regulatory issues that every worker in the chemical processing industry should be familiar with. The basic concepts of rapidly changing and often challenging topics like OSHA regulations are covered in easy to understand language. Each chapter includes learning objectives, a list of the key terms in that chapter and their definitions, chapter summary, and review questions. Several appendices include reprints of important OSHA regulations.

List Price = $155.95  | CengageBrain Price = $155.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael Speegle

Michael R. Speegle is currently the Department Chairman of Process Technology, Instrumentation and Electrical Technology at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. He holds a master's degree in biology from the University of Texas at Arlington, and has worked for 18 years in the petrochemical and refining industry in various roles. Retired from BP-Amoco, Speegle completed three oil and gas internships sponsored by BP to enhance the teaching of oil and gas exploration and production. He is also the author of several books and articles in the field and co-authored two textbooks for analyzer technicians. Speegle is a member of the Gulf Coast Process Technology Association and has received a certificate in oil and gas production from the Center for the Advancement of Process Technology.