Summary and Info
Volume I: Piping and Pressure Vessels This new 2-volume set shows you how to design process equipment/components using the latest, most practical techniques available in heat transfer, hydraulics, and static and dynamic analyses. Chemical, mechanical, civil, and nuclear engineers in the petrochemical, food processing, pharmaceutical, power generation, and ship-building industries will find valuable insights into solving key process system design problems. All the techniques and data are ''field tested,'' atid some are published here for the first time; for example, Volume 1 contains new tables of velocity heads and a comparison of the flexibility and stiffness methods of pipe stress analysis. Other topics include heat transfer through pipe supports and vessel skirts, design of horizontal vessel saddles, how to determine when wear plates are required, and many practical methods that simplify pressure vessel design. Most of these techniques and applications are clearly illustrated in worked examples of the design of actual operating units. This allows practicing engineers to use the techniques with confidence, and helps engineering professors better acquaint their students with ''real-life'' design problems.