Best Reference Books – Plant Engineering

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Plant Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Plant Engineering along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Plant Engineering subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Plant Engineering" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Chemical Engineer`s Handbook” by R H Perry

“Chemical Engineer’s Handbook” Book Review: The book covers a wide variety of concepts of chemical engineering. Chemical engineers involved in various domains can find this book to be of interest. Concepts of condensers, reboilers, evaporators, and vessels are revised to include recent advances in the respective fields. Enhance distillation concepts such as azeotropic, extractive, and reactive methods are discussed. Readers can also find numerous tables, facts and figures strengthening the elucidated concepts. Other topics covered are gas absorption processes, membrane separation processes, biochemical separation processes, materials of construction and materials for process applications.

2. “Metals Handbook” by H E Boyer and T L Gall
3. “Plant Engineer’s Handbook” by R Keith Mobley

Book Review: This book covers many subjects which are of great use to the plant engineer as well as for people who are involved in industrial operations and maintenance. The book demonstrates all the activities performed by the plant engineer like selection of site for factory as well as providing basic amenities like boilers, electrical systems, water, pumping systems and many more. The book also provides a flagship reference work for plant engineering series and many subjects that are very important to plant and industrial engineer.

4. “Power Plant Engineering” by P K Nag

“Power Plant Engineering” Book Review: Concepts of power plants are discussed in this book. It can be of great use to plant engineers and various professionals involved in the industry. Classic and recent advances in the field are covered. Analytical as well as theoretical aspects are studied. Theory along with design methods are elucidated with examples and case studies provided throughout the text.

5. “Power Plant Engineering” by Black Veatch

“Power Plant Engineering” Book Review: The main idea of this book is parameters involved in power plants. It is recommended to engineers of various domains such as mechanical, electrical and environmental. The book provides an overview of all the required concepts of a power plant.

6. “Power Plant Engineering” by Manoj Kumar Gupta

“Power Plant Engineering” Book Review: Fundamentals of power generation are covered in this book. Students of undergraduate and graduate level courses in mechanical or electrical engineering can refer to this book. The book begins by introducing the readers to the basics of power generation strategies and their environmental impacts. Conventional power plant systems thermal, nuclear, hydroelectric, diesel and gas turbines are discussed well in detail talking about their working principles, design and modus operandi. Factors affecting the economics of a power plant such as load, plant design, plant operation and tariffs are also described. Readers can also find several numerical problems in the text along with concepts of renewable energy generation systems.

7. “The Design and Functionality of a Solar Chimney Electric Power Plant” by Reccab Manyala

“The Design and Functionality of a Solar Chimney Electric Power Plant” Book Review: Power generation using solar chimney is emphasised in this book. It targets students as well as working professionals of the field. Underlying principle of the plant’s rising of air when heated is further explored. Principles of this solar chimney plant are elucidated with a focus on its construction. Prerequisites and operation of the plant are also discussed.

8. “Standard Handbook of Plant Engineering” by Rosaler

“Standard Handbook of Plant Engineering” Book Review: Various aspects of plant engineering are covered in this text. It is recommended to students, researchers and working professionals of the field. Important concepts such as equipment selection, plant operation and maintenance are covered. Topics included are power generation and cogeneration, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, water sources, use and disposition mechanical power transmission, instrumentation and automatic control, pollution control and waste disposal, plant safety and sanitation, energy conservation, lubricants and lubrication systems.

9. “Power Plant Engineering” by D.K. Chavan
10. “Food Plant Engineering Systems” by Robberts

“Food Plant Engineering Systems” Book Review: The book focuses on various parts used in food plants. It can be of use to students, researchers as well as working professionals of food plants. Several aspects of the food plant such as pumps, boilers, power transmission, water treatment and waste disposal are tackled in this book. Parts and equipment in food plants are thoroughly discussed. Topics discussed include properties of fluids, electrical systems, steam generation, refrigeration, design strategies and safety norms for the plant as per EPA regulations.

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