Higher Education

Process Technology Systems, 1st Edition

  • Michael Speegle San Jacinto College
  • ISBN-10: 1418039993  |  ISBN-13: 9781418039998
  • 400 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.75
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Overview

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.

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Features and Benefits

  • 24 chapters discuss common systems in the processing industry, starting with the most common (cooling water, wastewater, steam, etc.) and then to the less common (crystallization, extraction, etc.)
  • Photos and line drawings clearly illustrate important topics, clarifying information for the reader
  • Overviews open each chapter to prepare readers for the information about to be covered
  • Clear, straightforward writing style makes difficult concepts easier to understand
  • Comprehensive glossary included in the back of the book for quick reference of unfamiliar terms

Table of Contents

Preface
1. The Concept of a System
2. Overview of Industrial Water Treatment
3. Water Systems I: Process Wastewater, Fire Water and Storm Water
4. Water Systems II: Potable Water, Process Water and Demineralized Water
5. Cooling Water and Cooling Tower System
6. Nitrogen, Plant Air and Instrument Air Systems
7. Natural Gas and Fuel Gas Systems
8. Steam Generation and Boiler Feedwater System
9. Steam Distribution and Condensate Recovery System
10. Electrical System
11. Relief and Flare Systems
12. Refrigeration System
13. Distillation System
14. Combustion Systems
15. Extraction and Filtration Systems
16. Adsorption Systems
17. Absorption and Stripping Systems
18. Reaction Systems
19. Centrifugation Systems
20. Crystallization Systems
21. Filtration Systems
22. Drying Systems
23. Material Storage and Blending Systems
24. Environmental Compliance Systems
Glossary
Bibliography

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1418040037 | ISBN-13: 9781418040031)

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

Student Supplements

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

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.