Skip to main content

Save up to 20% on Elsevier print and eBooks with free shipping. No promo code needed.

Save up to 20% on print and eBooks.

Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants Incorporating Process Safety Incidents

Volume 1

5th Edition - April 3, 2024

Author: A. Kayode Coker

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 1 7 1 9 - 3
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 9 5 8 2 4 - 0

Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants Incorporating Process Safety Incidents is ever evolving starting with the first edition some 60 years ago. Th… Read more

Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants Incorporating Process Safety Incidents

Purchase options

LIMITED OFFER

Save 50% on book bundles

Immediately download your ebook while waiting for your print delivery. No promo code is needed.

Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants Incorporating Process Safety Incidents is ever evolving starting with the first edition some 60 years ago. The volumes in this fifth edition provide improved techniques and fundamental design methodologies to guide the practicing engineer in designing process equipment and applying chemical processes to the properly detailed hardware. As indicative of the new title, process safety incidents are incorporated in many of the chapters, reviewing the root causes, and how these could be mitigated in future. Like its predecessor, this new edition continues to present updated information for achieving optimum operational and process conditions and to avoid problems caused by inadequate sizing and lack of internally detailed hardware. The volumes provide both fundamental theories where applicable and direct application of these theories to applied equations essential in the design effort. This approach in presenting design information is essential for troubleshooting process equipment and in executing system performance analysis.

Volume One covers process planning, flow-sheeting and scheduling, cost estimation and economic evaluation, physical properties of liquids and gases, fluid flow, mixing of liquids, mechanical separations, process safety and pressure-relieving devices, metallurgy and corrosion, process optimization, and process engineering rules of thumb. It builds upon Ernest E. Ludwig’s classic text to further enhance its use as a chemical engineering process design manual of methods and proven fundamentals. This new edition contains twelve chapters, which include new content on three-phase separation, mixing of liquids, ejectors, and mechanical vacuum systems, process safety and pressure-relieving devices, metallurgy and corrosion, and optimization of chemical process/blending.

Some chapters provide case studies for process safety incidents, analysing root causes and providing recomendations, which are well illustrated from US Chemical Safety Hazard Investigation Board (www.csb.gov). Finally, this book contains an extensive glossary of Petroleum and Petrochemical Terminologies and Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Major Hydrocarbons.