Best Reference Books – Process Plant Utilities

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

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Process Plant Utilities 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 "Process Plant Utilities" 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. “Fuels and Combustion” by S Sarkar

Book Review: The book is very systematically and comprehensively organized and is a very good textbook at the undergraduate level for chemical, mechanical, aeronautical and metallurgical engineering branches. The book deals with basic principles, fuel processing, energy resources, combustion basics and combustion appliances. The statistics have been updated thereby providing up-to-date information.

2. “Process and Plant Safety” by Jürgen Schmidt

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“Process and Plant Safety” Book Review: The book examines the usage and applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics in plant safety. It is useful for plant operators and field workers. The book covers the principles, implementations as well as advantages and disadvantages of CFD in process and plant safety. It discusses guidelines, procedures and technological implementations for high safety levels in chemical and petrochemical plants.

3. “Human Error in Process Plant Design and Operations” by J Robert Taylor

“Human Error in Process Plant Design and Operations” Book Review: The book covers risk assessment strategies including human errors. It can be accessed by plant operators, students as well as researchers. The book is based on the SRK model of human error and presents numerous examples and statistics along with the application of illustrated methods. The book discusses topics ranging from operator error, hindrances and inability to function to design errors, and errors in procedures. The book also presents the scope and probability of human error to prevent accidents.

4. “Process Plant Reliability and Maintenance for Pacesetter Performance” by Kenyon Rex

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“Process Plant Reliability and Maintenance for Pacesetter Performance” Book Review: The book presents concepts of process evaluation required to enhance the performance of pacesetter. It can be referred to by plant managers and frontline supervisors. It describes the results-driven practices of the author to increase the efficiency of the plants. It also answers the frequently asked maintenance questions.

5. “Human Factors in Process Plant Operation” by Strobhar

“Human Factors in Process Plant Operation” Book Review: It presents the concepts of human intervention and influence in plant operation. It can be accessed by both control engineers and plant operators. The book discusses the human-system interactions and their impact on efficient and safe plant operations. Readers will gain knowledge on matters such as performance shaping factors, workload and staffing, human-machine interface, levels of automation, worker selection and training, and many other crucial elements. Readers can find the concepts strengthened by various examples.

6. “Process Plant Equipment: Operation, Control, and Reliability” by Chikezie Nwaoha

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“Process Plant Equipment: Operation, Control, and Reliability” Book Review: The book covers various aspects of process plant equipment. It is prescribed to students, process engineers as well as plant managers. Concepts such as operation, maintenance, control and troubleshooting of a process plant are covered in three sections. The first section deals with equipment such as valves, pumps, cooling towers, conveyors, and storage tanks. Further, the second section of the book talks about reliability of the process equipment with the help of failure analysis, Fitness-for-Service assessment, engineering economics for chemical processes, and process component function and performance criteria. The last section of the book emphasises on control and modeling concepts such as flow meters, process modeling and simulation. Readers can find numerous diagrams and illustrations along with several case studies throughout the text.

7. “Process Plant Design: Project Management From Inquiry To Acceptance” by Frank Peter Helmus

“Process Plant Design: Project Management From Inquiry To Acceptance” Book Review: The book presents concepts of multiple facets of a chemical plant. It is recommended to researchers, practitioners in the field as well as chemical engineers. The book begins by a discussion of the various concepts of a chemical plant such as economic factors as well as environmental impact. Capital investment and profit margin estimations are also elucidated. The book then deals with the implementation part of the plant such as plant engineering, material procurement, erection and test-run. The book emphasises on the scope of errors as well as the importance of teamwork and communication in the whole process.

8. “Steam Generators and Waste Heat Boilers: For Process and Plant Engineers” by V Ganapathy

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“Steam Generators and Waste Heat Boilers: For Process and Plant Engineers” Book Review: The book covers concepts of thermal design and performance criteria of steam generators mainly. It targets plant personnel ranging from process engineering, consulting engineers to designers and also students. Various concepts of heat transfer such as tubeside coefficients along with non luminous calculations. HRSG simulation, finned tubes, properties of gases are also explained. The readers can find numerous worked out problems aiding the concepts in the book.

9. “Risk Analysis for Process Plant, Pipelines and Transport” by J R Taylor

“Risk Analysis for Process Plant, Pipelines and Transport” Book Review: The book accounts for the risk and safety analysis methods. It can be accessed by practising safety engineers as well as anyone involved in the field. The book begins with risk identification, probabilities of failure and accidents and human errors responsible for plant operation. The book further discusses evaporation of liquids, dispersion of gases, effects of toxic gases and explosions. The book ends with chapters on computer software for risk analysis and safety management and inspection.

10. “Chemical and Process Plant Commissioning Handbook” by Martin Killcross

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“Chemical and Process Plant Commissioning Handbook” Book Review: The book presents paradigms of a successful process unit. It is recommended to chemical engineers and plant operators. The book entails various commissioning templates aiding the reader. Safety inspection and assessment concepts are presented so that the OSHA and environmental requirements can be fulfilled by the plant. The book covers all the fundamentals of a process unit that the engineers are required to know.

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