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Technical Aspects Of Equipment Procurement

Posted by ankur2061 , in Management 06 June 2014 - * * * * - · 5,063 views
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Dear All,
One of the readers of my blog made a suggestion about writing something related to equipment procurement. Well, I haven’t exactly acted as a procurement engineer in my career but fortunately did have the opportunity to interact with a few procurement engineers and pick up some ideas related to the methodology of equipment procurement....


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Managing Technical Information Exchange With Process Equipment / Package Vendors

Posted by ankur2061 , in Management 15 May 2014 - * * * * * · 5,262 views
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Dear All,
 
Today’s blog entry has shades of technical as well as communication skills. It is not restricted to process engineers and the guidelines provided in the subsequent paragraphs can be utilized by engineers from other disciplines such as Projects, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation etc. in how to manage their dealings with manuf...


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Gas Boot Sizing Upstream Of Fwko Tanks

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 28 April 2014 - * * * * * · 12,110 views
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Gas Boots are provided upstream of a Crude Oil Dehydration tank in order to degass the crude oil before it enters the dehydration tank. Entrained gas in crude oil disturbs the settling process in a dehydration tank and it's removal is required to ensure quick and effective settling for separating bulk water in crude oil dehydration tanks also referred com...


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An Introduction To Corrosion Inhibitors

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 04 March 2014 - * * * - - · 8,634 views
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An Introduction To Corrosion Inhibitors Dear All,
 
There have been quite a few threads devoted to injection of corrosion inhibiting chemicals on "Cheresources". Today's blog entry makes an attempt to give some introductory knowledge related to "Corrosion Inhibitors".
 
The following paragraphs provide the details. The reference for the content of this blog article is provided at the...


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Uklpg (British) Code Of Practice For Safety In Bulk Lpg Storage

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 04 February 2014 - - - - - - · 8,215 views
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Dear All,
 
LPG storage and the related safety considerations have been discussed many times on various threads on 'Cheresources'. Any reader / member of 'Cheresources' can find these threads using the search facility on 'Cheresources'.
 
Today's blog entry presents the British perspective on safety related to bulk LPG storage. The reference for...


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Design Equations For Venturi Scrubbers

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 26 January 2014 - * * * * * · 23,552 views
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Design Equations For Venturi Scrubbers Dear All,
 
Many of you involved in engineering and design of wet scrubbing systems are already familiar with “Venturi Scrubbers”.
 
Venturi Scrubbers are primarily designed to control fine particulate matter (PM) from gaseous streams. Before releasing waste gases that contain PM to the atmosphere, these gases are treated using ventu...


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Hyperfocal Distance Calculator

Posted by ankur2061 , in Just for Fun 07 January 2014 - - - - - - · 3,019 views
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Dear All,
 
This blog entry is not related to chemical engineering but it certainly is related to the science of optics and should provide interesting reading for those chemical engineers who happen to be photography enthusiasts and want to know some intricacies related to the science of photography
 
I have always loved photography right from t...


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Time Dependent Gas Release Through A Hole From A Pressurized Container

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 23 December 2013 - - - - - - · 8,664 views
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Time Dependent Gas Release Through A Hole From A Pressurized Container Dear All,
 
One of the very important books related to process safety is popularly known as the "Yellow Book" published from the Netherlands and having the full title as:
 
"Methods for the calculation of physical effects - due to releases of hazardous materials (liquids and gases)" - 'Yellow Book' - CPR14E
 
The best part of this book is t...


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Frequently Asked Questions (Faq) About Liquefied Natural Gas (Lng)

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 03 December 2013 - * * * * - · 8,247 views
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Frequently Asked Questions (Faq) About Liquefied Natural Gas (Lng) Dear All,
 
LNG is a subject of great interest these days considering that it has become a primary source of energy for many countries deficient in fossil fuel based energy resources. It is also of interest because it is among the cleanest of all fossil fuel based energy resources when compared with other fossil fuel energy sources such as coal and c...


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Pressure Drop Of Pseudo-Plastic Fluids In Pipes

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 14 November 2013 - * * * * * · 8,353 views
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Pressure Drop Of Pseudo-Plastic Fluids In Pipes Dear All,
 
Pseudo-plastic fluids are a type of non-newtonian fluids and account for a majority of the non-newtonian fluids commonly found in the chemical process industry and specifically in the food processing industry.
 
Today's blog entry provides a methodology to calculate the pressure drop of a pseudo-plastic fluid in a pipe. An example pr...


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Branded Clothing And Accessories Versus Engineering Books & Journals

Posted by ankur2061 , in For Students and Young Engineers 01 November 2013 - * * * * * · 6,588 views

Dear All,
 
The title of my blog entry may sound quite strange and incomprehensible to many. However strange it may sound, there is a funny and also quite a sad fact about it which I am going to describe in the next few paragraphs.
 
I have a few excel spreadsheets which are available by paying a very nominal amount of money posted on the online...


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The Flip Side Of Engineering Standards And Practices

Posted by ankur2061 , in Management 07 October 2013 - * * * * * · 8,259 views
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The Flip Side Of Engineering Standards And Practices Dear All,
 
I like to keep myself abreast of the latest engineering standards and practices from international organizations (API / ISO) and from engineering / operating companies. The best thing about them is I don't have to overload my memory trying to remember established engineering and design practices which are generally well...


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Design Guide For Sizing Vertical Oil Treaters

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 23 September 2013 - - - - - - · 8,961 views
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Design Guide For Sizing Vertical Oil Treaters Today's blog entry provides some guidelines for sizing of vertical oil treaters. The procedures described in this blog entry do not give the overall dimensions of the treater, which may include inlet gas separation and free-water knockout sections, dependent on the upstream separation vessels.  However, they do provide a method for specifying heat i...


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Power Consumption Of Vacuum Pumps

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 01 September 2013 - * * * * * · 18,556 views
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Power Consumption Of Vacuum Pumps I am back on my blog after a wonderful holiday to Canada. I had a lot of fun staying in Vancouver and found BC to be a beautiful place.
 
Today's blog entry deals with quick but reliable estimate of the power consumption of vacuum pumps used in the chemical process industry. Some equations are presented below for the benefit of the readers:
 
Li...


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An Introduction To The Concept Of Double Jeopardy In Process Safety

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 05 August 2013 - * * * * * · 20,235 views
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An Introduction To The Concept Of Double Jeopardy In Process Safety Most Process and / or Safety engineers have to perform an analysis for the scenario or case related to the application of a safety relief device during their engineering career. In the chemical process industry, majority of the cases or scenarios for safety relief device are well defined based on experience gathered over the years for operating various ty...


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Guidelines For Fuel Gas Supply To Gas Turbines

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 28 July 2013 - - - - - - · 9,744 views
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Guidelines For Fuel Gas Supply To Gas Turbines Gas turbines (GT) are expensive and a major investment in any oil & gas, refinery, petrochemical or power generation unit. Any breakdown in gas turbines can lead to plant / unit production deferment or loss of power to the power grid if gas turbines are used for electricity genaeration, and spending large sums of money in repairs and overhauling....


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How To Write A Plant Operating Manual

Posted by ankur2061 , in Management 13 July 2013 - * * * * * · 16,500 views
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How To Write A Plant Operating Manual Most Process Engineers, specially the senior process engineers are required to write a plant operating manual for a new greenfield project during their career. Mind you, this is quite different from updating an existing operating manual for a brownfield project where the scope of the project is modification and debottlenecking. Updation of an existing ope...


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Design Guidelines For Tank Truck Loading Terminals

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 25 June 2013 - * * * * * · 17,117 views
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Design Guidelines For Tank Truck Loading Terminals I have been away for 3 weeks from my blog. Well, was busy on the workfront as well as on personal matters. Travelled home to India to be with the family. Spent some brief but quality time with the family who were keen to light one more candle on the cake.
 
Today's blog entry deals with design guidelines for tank tr...


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Natural Gas Pipeline Blowdown Time Calculation

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 02 June 2013 - * * * * * · 31,379 views
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Natural Gas Pipeline Blowdown Time Calculation I have posted a lot of excel spreadsheets on the Cheresources community related to process engineering calculations. I also have posted blog entries where I have outlined the steps along with equations to build an excel spreadsheet for various calculations.
 
The idea of posting blog entries with equations and calculation steps is to encourage young...


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Perforated Pipe Distributor Sizing Calculations

Posted by ankur2061 , in Technical 16 May 2013 - * * * * * · 59,612 views
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Perforated Pipe Distributor Sizing Calculations Perforated Pipe Distributors have been discussed many times on “Cheresources”. How to design a perforated pipe distributor also known as a sparger has been a frequent question on the forum. Some general replies without providing in-depth methodology of sizing a distributor can be seen in the queries raised.

Perry’s Handbook (8th  Editio...






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