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Methods and data are presented for use by the process plant engineer, design engineer or consultant dealing with the evaluation or prediction of the performance of process plant equipment and process systems. Computer software and step-by-step calculation methods that indicate the limits of applicability and the limits of accuracy of empirical correlations are included.

Included is information on the cost-effective design and operability of process plant systems including crude oil pre-heat trains and guides on their environmental impact from the perspective of energy use, water use and fouling. Software and methods for the rapid selection, costing, design, performance and retrofit analysis of process heat exchanger are given. Guidance on the selection, design and performance prediction of rotodynamic pumps, jet pumps and fans is given.

Extensive design guidance and correlations for pressure drop and heat transfer prediction are provided for a wide range of pipeline and heat exchanger geometries, components and fittings. Single-phase gas and liquid, two-phase adiabatic, boiling and condensing, non-Newtonian and transient flows are included.

Table of Contents for the ESDU Process Engineering Technology Design Methods and Data

Oil Industry Fouling

Section 1: Crude oil pre-heat train fouling - User Guide

Section 2: Crude oil pre-heat train fouling - Exchanger analysis and crude fouling mitigation software

Section 3: Cooling water fouling - User Guides

Crude Oil Fouling Research - Progress Reports

Section 1: UK Government Funded Crude Oil Fouling Research Program (CROF) - Overview and Description

Section 2: Characterization of Asphaltenes and Fouling Deposits (Sub-Project A)

Section 3: Interfacial and Rheological Properties (Sub-Project B)

Section 4: Fundamental Transfer Processes (Sub-Project C)

Section 5: Thermodynamics and Molecular Modeling (Sub-Project D)

Section 6: Stirred Vessel Fouling Tests (Sub-Project E)

Section 7: Tube and Annulus Flow Tests (Sub-Project F)

Section 8: Control and Mitigation (Sub-Project G)

Process Plant: Design and Operation

Section 1: Process integration - User Guides, software for new plant design and revamp

Cooling Systems

Section 1: Cooling Systems

Process Plant: Water Conservation

Section 1: Water Conservation - User Guide, software

Shell-and-tube Heat Exchangers

Section 1: EXPRESS program for rapid design, rating and revamp

Section 2: ENTRANS program for scoping and rapid design with tube inserts

Section 3: Shellside pressure drop and heat transfer analysis - plain tube banks, tubes, single phase

Section 4: Shellside pressure drop and heat transfer analysis - finned (integral) tubes, single phase

Section 5: Shellside pressure drop and heat transfer analysis - shellside condensation

Section 6: Tubeside pressure drop and heat transfer - single-phase, plain and enhanced tubes

Section 7: Tubeside pressure drop and heat transfer -condensation

Section 8: Tubeside pressure drop and heat transfer - boiling

Section 9: Tubeside heat transfer - water and steam

Section 10: Tube bundle vibration and acoustic resonance

Section 11: Falling film evaporator design and performance prediction

Process Heat Exchangers - Various

Section 1: Selection and costing

Section 2: Condenser selection

Section 3: Thermal design and performance evaluation

Section 4: Falling film evaporator design and performance prediction

Heat Exchanger Fouling (General)

Section 1: Fouling of heat exchanger surfaces - general principles, cooling water

Combustion Plant

Section 1: Fouling and slagging

Physical Properties

Section 1: Normal melting, boiling and critical points.

Section 2: Vapour pressure

Section 3: Liquid density

Section 4: Heat capacity and enthalpy

Section 5: Liquid viscosity

Section 6: Liquid thermal conductivity

Section 7: Gases: Thermal conductivity, viscosity, heat capacity, Prandtl number

Section 8: Thermophysical properties

Section 9: Fire hazard properties. Flash points, flammability limits, autoignition temperatures.

Section 10: Properties of ice, water, steam, heavy water, sea water.

Section 11: Solar heating

Section 12: Data sources

Pipeflow Analysis - Networks

Section 1: Fluid transients in rigid piping systems

Section 2: Fluid-structure interaction in flexible piping systems

Pipeflow Analysis - Straight Pipes

Section 1: Single-phase pressure drop

Section 2: Two-phase pressure drop  

Section 3: Non-Newtonian flow 

Section 4: CFD Guides

Pipeflow Analysis - Fittings

Section 1: Pipeline fittings and components: Two-phase pressure drop  

Section 2: Bends and coils: Heat transfer and pressure losses 

Section 3: Branches and junctions: Pressure losses 

Section 4: Valves, flowmeters  

Section 5: Diffusers: Design and performance prediction  

Section 6: Sudden expansions, contractions, orifice plates

Section 7: Gauzes, flow obstructions

Heat Transfer from Plates, Blocks, Spheres

Section 1: Simply shaped bodies in air and other fluids.

Pump and Fan Selection and Design

Section 1: Rotodynamic pumps

Section 2: Ejectors (jet pumps)

Section 3: Fans

Insulation and Temperature Measurement

Section 1: Refractory lining materials

Section 2: Temperature measurement

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