Synopses & Reviews
PROCESS TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS, 3E is the ideal book to provide process technology learners 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. PROCESS TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS, 3E is 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.
About the Author
Dr.Charles E. Thomas has been the Division Chair and full-time professor at Lee College in Baytown, Texas since 1994. His program areas include Process Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Safety Management. Prior to joining the Lee College faculty, Dr. Thomas worked for Exxon Research and Engineering and Exxon Chemicals in a variety of operational, training and development positions. He is the author of THE PROCESS TECHNOLOGY HANDBOOK, Process Technology: SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT 2e, INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS TECHNOLOGY 3e, PROCESS TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS 3e,and PROCESS TECHNOLOGY TROUBLESHOOTING. Dr. Thomas holds an Associate of Science Degree from the University of the State of New York, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Illinois University, a Master of Science Degree from the University of Texas and a Doctoral Degree from Texas A&M University.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Process Equipment. 2. Valves. 3. Piping and Vessels. 4. Pumps. 5. Compressors. 6. Turbines and Motors. 7. Heat Exchangers. 8. Cooling Towers. 9. Boilers. 10.Furnaces. 11.Instruments. 12.Process Diagrams. 13.Utility Systems. 14.Reactor Systems. 15.Distillation Systems. 16.Extraction and Other Separation Systems. 17.Plastics Systems.