Here is the listing of Best reference books on Process Equipment Design and Economics.
|1. “Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers” by M.S. Peters and K.D. Timmerhaus
Book Review: This book contains different chapters on process synthesis, computer aided design and chemical reactor design. The book carries out updating of economic analysis, equipment sizing and cost estimation. The book also contains numerous real world examples thereby stressing on usage of computers in design, economic evaluation and optimization. The book also features different concepts, strategies and approaches in the usage of computers. This is a very useful textbook in chemical process design and evaluation.
|2. “Strategy of Process Engineering” by D.F. Rudd and C.C. Watson
Book Review: This book illustrates the concept of decision making in process systems design that occurs either in external environment or assumed process models. The book also discusses the traditional approaches to deal with the uncertainties and also illustrates the application of empirical overdesign factors to different solutions. The book also discusses the approaches that have been proposed to address uncertainties in process design. The book also explains the formulations that have been developed that deal with issues like flexibility, robustness, and controllability and decision theory.
|3. “Cost and Optimization Engineering” by F.C. Jelen and J.H. Black
Book Review: This book describes the concepts of refinery gas turbine cogeneration plants which normally occur in the arab gulf area. The book demonstrates the calculation of number of performance parameters related to thermodynamics. These parameters are steam efficiency, electrical efficiency, power to heat ratio, fuel saving rate to name a few. The book also demonstrates break-even analysis method that is used for economic analysis. The book also illustrates the effects of variations in fixed costs as well as variable costs.
|4. “Chemical Process Equipment: Selection and Design” by James R. Couper
Book Review: This is a very good reference book for engineers who deal with design, specification of chemical and process plants. The book also provides information on selection, sizing, process equipment operations and deals with the decision making on many standard processes. The book also improves productivity and stresses on the real world equipment design and focuses on performance maximization. The book also provides manufacturers data, many examples and shortcut methods to explain design procedures, The book also makes use of graphs and tables to demonstrate performance data.
|5. “Process Equipment Design” by M.V. Joshi
Book Review: This is a very good textbook for students and professionals dealing with chemical engineering and explains the mechanical equipment that is used in the chemical process industry. The book also discusses various aspects of designing and building equipment that is used in chemical engineering industry. The book also explains the basic concepts that are involved in process equipment design. The book contains chapters on storage vessels, reaction vessels, machine element design, heat exchangers, mixers, filters, process hazards and many more.
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