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Gpsa Engineering Databook, 13Th Edition, Si Units




Gpsa Engineering Databook, 13Th Edition, Si Units I recently bought the GPSA Engineering databook, 13th Edition, SI units. I haven't had the opportunity to study it in its entirety, but prima facie it appears to be a good investment. In fact, a long pending development related to an excel workbook for sizing of molecular sieve beds for Natural Gas Dehydration was held up due to insufficient information in the SI version of the 12th Edition and which I could only complete after buying the 13th Edition.
 
The GPSA website says that in the 13th edition major changes and updates have been done to the databook. I am quoting what they have mentioned on their website:
 
. Section 3 (Measurement) has new sections for gas and flare measurements
 
. Section 4 (Instrumentation) has new topics dealing with safety instrumented systems and facility network and control systems. Major revisions to Section 5 (Relief Systems), Section 7 (Separation Equipment), Section 13 (Compressors and Expanders), Section 16 (Hydrocarbon Recovery) and Section 21 (Hydrocarbon Treating), Section 23 (Physical Properties) and Section 25 (Phase Equilibria)
 
. Section 8 (Fired Equipment) includes expanded information on low NOx burners and NOx control, plus discussions on thermal efficiency for firetube heaters.
 
. Section 11 (Cooling Towers) adds new topics addressing environmental factors, basin design considerations and saltwater cooling towers
 
. Section 12 (Pumps and Hydraulic Turbines) has a new and simplified pump efficiency chart with the most current data
 
. Section 22 (Sulfur Recovery) incorporates updates to the oligomer equilibrium chart, and has new sulfur thermodynamic data for tables, charts and sample calculation
 
. Section 24 (Thermodynamic Properties) includes new subject matter on acid gas, and rare gas enthalpy and entropy
 
. Plus more new information, specifications and guidelines in other sections
 
In addition some other changes that I noticed are mentioned below:
 
. Section 18 which was earlier titled as "Water Treating" has been given a new title "Utilities" which now includes "Steam Systems", Heating Medium Systems", Instrument Air Systems", "Nitrogen Systems", "Fuel Systems", "Water Treating Systems", "Electrical Systems"
 
. Section 20 - Dehydration has modified constants based on SI units for the Ergun equation for superficial velocity in mole sieve beds.  The Ergun equation is used for determining the superficial velocity for mole sieve beds for natural gas dehydration. In fact in the previous edition, the constants for the superficial velocity based on the Ergun equation were the same for both English units and SI units which was not correct.
 
. Section 17 - Fluid Flow and Piping has corrected the error in the equation 17-13. Both the Spitzglass and the Panhandle B equation for single phase gas flow have been modified in line with the requirements of SI units.
 
. Section 3 - Measurement. As part of this section an excel workbook for orifice sizing calculations using both English and SI units has been provided which deals with both gases and liquids. Examples for natural gas, steam and natural gas liquids are used for calculations in this workbook which provide flow rates for various orifice sizes. Two excel sheets - one providing calculations for orifice well test and another for pipe rupture is also part of this workbook.
 
In a nutshell the GPSA Databook 13th Edition, SI units has fixed errors and modified equations based on real SI units in comparison with the older 12th Edition. New portions have been added keeping in mind the developments that have taken place in the past 6-8 years in the oil & gas sector of chemical engineering.
 
Like me if you are a chemical engineer, a book aficionado and working in the upstream or midstream oil & gas sector, I would strongly recommend investing money in buying the 13th Edition of the GPSA Engineering databook. Both SI & English units of the 13th Edition are available. Price schedules for various combinations (hard & electronic copies) of this book are available at the GPSA website at:
 
http://gpsa.gpaglobal.org/databook/
 
Hoping to get quite a few comments and views from the readers of my blog.
 
Regards,
Ankur.
 

 
 




Many Thanks for the update. Looking forwaard to own a copy of this book

Likewise - I didn't notice publication; order going in pronto. This edition, I hope they provide an 'official' means to update the electronic copy, though - 12ed they claimed that updating the electronic copy was illegal, and you were required to maintain the paper copy. Bah! Humbug!

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Art Montemayor
Feb 16 2013 09:05 AM

Ankur:

 

Thanks a lot for this information on a valuable and important source of engineering information.

 

Every engineer should own this copy (whether books or electronic) of engineering information and instructions.

I use this edition almost every day, really good investment!

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Sadia Urooj
Oct 27 2013 03:52 PM

I follow GPSA. It's life saving.

[In fact, a long pending development related to an excel workbook for sizing of molecular sieve beds for Natural Gas Dehydration was held up due to insufficient information in the SI version of the 12th Edition and which I could only complete after buying the 13th Edition.]

 

Hello Ankur, Thanks for the update info. I was just wondering if you have already prepared the excel sheet as mentioned by you. Would be great to see and discuss it here in the forum.

[In fact, a long pending development related to an excel workbook for sizing of molecular sieve beds for Natural Gas Dehydration was held up due to insufficient information in the SI version of the 12th Edition and which I could only complete after buying the 13th Edition.]

 

Hello Ankur, Thanks for the update info. I was just wondering if you have already prepared the excel sheet as mentioned by you. Would be great to see and discuss it here in the forum.

The excel workbook on Molecular Sieves for NG dehydration is availbale at:

http://www.cheresour...as-dehydration/

 

Regards,

Ankur.

Hi Ankur,

I need a book that concisely describes oil refining. Is there a book similar to GPSA for oil refining?

Thanks

Hi Ankur,

I need a book that concisely describes oil refining. Is there a book similar to GPSA for oil refining?

Thanks

Refer the book:

 

"Handbook of Petroleum Processing" by David S.J. "Stan" Jones and Peter R. Fujado.

 

Regards,

Ankur

 

Hi Ankur,

I need a book that concisely describes oil refining. Is there a book similar to GPSA for oil refining?

Thanks

Refer the book:

 

"Handbook of Petroleum Processing" by David S.J. "Stan" Jones and Peter R. Fujado.

 

Regards,

Ankur

 

Thank you Ankur

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pyromaniac92
Jan 28 2017 06:59 AM

Good morning. Why is the difference between price for studen 120$ and for non-member - 260$?

Hi there, does anyone here have the soft copy of this GPSA Engineering Data book in SI unit. Can i have them cause i need the book to complete my plant design for natural gas processing. Thank you.

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