Higher Education

Process Technology: Safety, Health, and Environment, 3rd Edition

  • Charles E. Thomas, Ph.D. Lee College in Baytown, TX,
  • ISBN-10: 1111036357  |  ISBN-13: 9781111036355
  • 320 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 1999
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $97.50
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Overview

A full range of safety, health and environmental issues that relate to the process industry are thoroughly covered in this newly updated text. Process Technology: Safety, Health and Environment, 3rd edition includes new material such as responding to the use of weapons of mass destruction, hurricanes, tornados, and other natural disasters along with a comprehensive discussion on conducting a job hazard analysis. New safety problems, line-drawings, study/review questions and instructor directed applications that enhance learning and retention of new text material while integrating safety, science and theory with process equipment and systems. The addition of a thorough review of hazards associated with operating systems common to the chemical industry will make this text an invaluable resource.

Features and Benefits

  • Content has been revised to include more than 100 pages of new material with extensive OSHA regulations integrated throughout.
  • Features more than 80 new topics including hazards associated with liquids, gases, vapors, particulates, toxic metals and more.
  • Explores the complete range of safety, health and environmental issues as defined by the CAPT curriculum.
  • The Instructor's CD contains an Instructor's Guide with answers to the review questions in the text, as well as chapter tests and an extensive image library.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Process Safety.
2. Hazard Classification.
3. Routes of Entry and Environmental Effects.
4. Gases, Vapors, Particulates, and Toxic Metals.
5. Hazards of Liquids.
6. Hazardous Chemical Identification: Hazcom, Toxicology, and Dot.
7. Fire and Explosion.
8. Electrical, Noise, Heat, Radiation, Ergonomic, and Biological Hazards.
9. Safety Permit Systems.
10. Personal Protective Equipment.
11. Engineering Controls.
12. Administrative Controls.
13. Regulatory Overview: OSHA, PSM, EPA, NFDA, and DOT.
14. HAZWOPER.
15. Process System Hazards.
16. Weapons of Mass Destruction, Hurricanes, and Natural Disasters.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • New material on responding to the use of weapons of mass destruction, hurricanes, tornados, and other natural disasters.
  • New safety analysis problems, line-drawings, study/review questions and instructor directed applications that enhance learning and retention of new text material.
  • Thorough review of hazards associated with operating systems common to the chemical processing industry.
  • Integrates safety, science and theory with process equipment and systems.
  • Comprehensive discussion on conducting a job hazard analysis.

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 Resource  (ISBN-10: 1111036365 | ISBN-13: 9781111036362)

The Instructor Resources CD-ROM is an instructor resource which commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

Process Technology Equipment and Systems  (ISBN-10: 1435499123 | ISBN-13: 9781435499126)

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.

List Price = $180.95  | CengageBrain Price = $180.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.75

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.

List Price = $157.95  | CengageBrain Price = $157.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $118.50

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.

List Price = $148.95  | CengageBrain Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75

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.

List Price = $156.95  | CengageBrain Price = $156.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.75

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.

List Price = $147.95  | CengageBrain Price = $147.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.00

Student Supplements

Process Technology Equipment and Systems  (ISBN-10: 1435499123 | ISBN-13: 9781435499126)

PROCESS TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS, 3E will provide you with state-of-the-art graphics and photos, alongside updated information that keeps pace with industry developments. 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. This third edition is comprehensive and both student and industry-oriented and contains excellent line art to better illustrate key points and processes 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.

List Price = $180.95  | CengageBrain Price = $180.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.75

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.

List Price = $157.95  | CengageBrain Price = $157.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $118.50

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.

List Price = $148.95  | CengageBrain Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75

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.

List Price = $156.95  | CengageBrain Price = $156.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.75

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.

List Price = $147.95  | CengageBrain Price = $147.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.