An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design is a guide to process plant design for both students and professional engineers.
The book covers plant layout and the use of spreadsheet programmes and key drawings produced by professional engineers as aids to design; subjects which are usually learned on the job rather than in education. You will learn how to produce smarter plant design through the use of computer tools, including Excel and AutoCAD, "What If Analysis", statistical tools, and Visual Basic for more complex problems. The book also includes a wealth of selection tables, covering the key aspects of professional plant design which engineering students and early-career engineers tend to find most challenging.
Professor Moran draws on over 20 years' experience in process design to create an essential foundational book ideal for those who are new to process design, compliant with both professional practice and the IChemE degree accreditation guidelines.
Professor Moran is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with twenty-five years' experience in process design, commissioning and troubleshooting. He started his career with international process engineering contractors and worked worldwide on water treatment projects before setting up his own consultancy in 1996, specializing in process and hydraulic design, commissioning and troubleshooting of industrial effluent and water treatment plants. Sean was until 2015 an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, where he coordinated the design teaching program for chemical engineering students. He has now returned to engineering practice, specializing in forensic engineering in commercial disputes centering on plant design issues.
Part 1: Practical Principles Introduction 1. Process Plant Design 2. Stages of Process Plant Design 3. Process Plant Design Deliverables 4. 21st Century Process Plant Design Tools 5. The Future of Process Plant Design Part 2: Professional Practice 6. System Level Design 7. Professional Design Methodology 8. How to do a Mass and Energy Balance 9. How to do Hydraulic Calculations Part 3: Low Level Design 10. How to Design and Select Plant Components and Materials 11. How to Design Unit Operations 12. How to Cost a Design Part 4: High Level Design 13. How to Design a Process Control System 14. How to Lay Out a Process Plant 15. How to Make Sure Your Design Is Reasonably Safe and Sustainable Part 5: Advanced Design 16. Professional Practice 17. Beginner's Errors to Avoid 18. Design Optimization 19. Developing Your Own Design Style