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Safety, Health, and Environmental Concepts for the Process Industry, 2nd Edition

  • Michael Speegle San Jacinto College
  • ISBN-10: 1133013473  |  ISBN-13: 9781133013471
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.00
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Overview

Practical and easy to understand, SAFETY, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCEPTS FOR THE PROCESS INDUSTRY, Second Edition is an essential text for anyone who apsires to work in process technology. Through a hands-on approach and direct writing style, the author succinctly covers all of the safety and regulatory issues essential to the industry. In addition, relevant topics such as OSHA regulations and analyzer technology are discussed in detail. Each chapter includes learning objectives, a list of the key terms , a chapter summary, and review questions. This thoroughly revised second edition also includes a chapter specific to OSHA and DOT, upgraded artwork, and relevant articles to enhance student understanding and demonstrate real world relevance.

Features and Benefits

  • The safety and regulatory issues that workers in the process industry need to be familiar with are covered in detail.
  • Tools to enhance student understanding, such as learning objectives, key terms, and review questions, are included in each chapter.
  • Reprints of important OSHA regulations are included in the appendices.

Table of Contents

1. The Process Employee's Role in SH&E.
2. History of the Safety and Health Movement.
3. Workplace Accidents and the Human Factor.
4. Hazard Recognition.
5. Toxic Hazards.
6. Fire and Fire Hazards.
7. Process Hazards: Pressure, Steam, Electricity.
8. Noise and Vibration Hazards.
9. Hazards of Temperature.
10. Hazards of Process Sampling.
11. Control of Hazards: Engineering Controls.
12. Control of hazards: Administrative Controls.
13. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
14. Hazard Communication (HAZCOM).
15. Respiratory Protection.
16. Process Safety Management (PSM).
17. Permit Systems.
18. Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOPER).
19. OSHA and DOT.
20. The Environmental Protection Agency.
21. Stress, Drugs and Violence.
22. Hurricanes, Plant Security.
Glossary.
Bibliography.

What's New

  • Coverage has been updated to include topics specific to instrumentation and analyzer technicians.
  • Relevant articles are now included in the text for students to read and then report on.
  • Photos and art have been upgraded to appeal to visual learners.

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

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 = $151.95  | CengageBrain Price = $151.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.00

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 = $159.95  | CengageBrain Price = $159.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.00

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 = $160.95  | CengageBrain Price = $160.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.75

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 = $150.95  | CengageBrain Price = $150.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $113.25

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.

List Price = $109.95  | CengageBrain Price = $109.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $82.50

Student Supplements

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 = $151.95  | CengageBrain Price = $151.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.00

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 = $159.95  | CengageBrain Price = $159.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.00

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 = $160.95  | CengageBrain Price = $160.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.75

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 = $150.95  | CengageBrain Price = $150.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $113.25

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.

List Price = $109.95  | CengageBrain Price = $109.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $82.50

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.