Process engineering and design using Visual Basicʼ
 Author/Creator
 Datta, Arun, author.
 Language
 English.
 Edition
 Second edition.
 Publication
 Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2014]
 Physical description
 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Access
Available online
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Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Basic Mathematics Introduction Physical constants Mensuration Algebra Trigonometry Analytical geometry Calculus Differential equations Partial differential equations Numerical analysis Unit conversions Programming References Thermodynamics Introduction Heat, work, and energy First law of thermodynamics Phase rule Reversible process Heat content or enthalpy Heat capacity at constant volume and constant pressure Isothermal process Adiabatic process Equation of state Second law of thermodynamics Thermodynamic properties Flash calculation Programming Nomenclature Greek characters References Fluid Mechanics Introduction Bernoulli's theorem Flow measurements Frictional pressure drop TwoK method Hydraulics: General guidelines Hydraulics: Compressible fluids Heat loss Hydraulics: Twophase flow Programming Nomenclature Greek characters References Heat Transfer Introduction Conductive heat transfer Heat conduction through a composite wall Heat conduction through multiple cylindrical walls Heat conduction through the wall of a sphere Multidimensions steadystate heat conduction Onedimensional unsteady heat conduction Thermal conductivity of various materials/components Thermal conductivities of hydrocarbon liquids Convective heat transfer Estimation of pressure drop Log mean temperature difference Overall heattransfer coefficient Radiation heat transfer Doublepipe heat exchanger Heat exchanger specification Batch heating and cooling Heat transfer in agitated vessels Minimum metal temperature during depressuring operation Programming Nomenclature Subscripts Greek References Distillation Introduction Relative volatility Vaporliquid equilibrium Raoult's law: Ideal solutions Material balance for twocomponent systems McCabeThiele method Smoker equations Approximate column sizing Tray efficiency Column hydraulics and design Tray pressure drop Height equivalent to theoretical plate Entrainment Weeping and dumping Programming References Separators Introduction General principles of separation Vertical vs. horizontal separators Design of a gasliquid separator Design of liquidliquid separators Mist eliminator General dimensions and setting of levels Separator internals Separator control Highperformance separator Design parameters Separator program Nomenclature Greek characters References Overpressure Protection Introduction Definition Types of pressure relief valves Selection of pressure relief valves PRV installation and line sizing Contingency quantification Sizing procedure SIL analysis Programming Nomenclature Greek characters References Glycol Dehydration Introduction Basic scheme Physical properties Design aspects Programming References Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Software tools are a great aid to process engineers, but too much dependence on such tools can often lead to inappropriate and suboptimal designs. Reliance on software is also a hindrance without a firm understanding of the principles underlying its operation, since users are still responsible for devising the design. In Process Engineering and Design Using Visual Basic, Arun K. Datta provides a unique and versatile suite of programs along with simultaneous development of the underlying concepts, principles, and mathematics. Each chapter details the theory and techniques that provide the basis for design and engineering software and then showcases the development and utility of programs developed using the material outlined in the chapter. This allinclusive guide works systematically from basic mathematics to fluid mechanics, separators, overpressure protection, and glycol dehydration, providing basic design guidelines based on international codes. Worked examples demonstrate the utility of each program, while the author also explains problems and limitations associated with the simulations. After reading this book you will be able to immediately put these programs into action and have total confidence in the result, regardless of your level of experience. Companion Visual Basic and Excel files are available for download on under the "Downloads/Updates" tab on this web page.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2014
 Responsibility
 Arun Datta.
 Title Variation
 Process engineering and design using Visual Basic
 Note
 Also available in print format.
 Available in another form
 Print version: 9781439862803 (hardback)
 ISBN
 9781439862810
 1439862818