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References On Process Diagnosis And Troubleshooting

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#1 autumnalfog

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:11 AM

Hello all!

 

Could you advise any good references (books, articles) on process diagnosis and troubleshooting? Books by N.P. Lieberman are great, but are there practical-oriented books written in a bit more systematical manner, covering core principles and methods for root cause diagnosis of process poor performance?

 

What are some ways to enhance process understanding additional to operator experience?

 

And what do you think about trendy data analysis methods applied to chemical process diagnosis? Could you advise any good book on this subject?

 

Thank you!



#2 Technical Bard

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:03 AM

Because we are fairly narrow field, there are few books of this nature.  Lieberman is good, Kister's Distillation Troubleshooting is good.  Beyond that the shelf is pretty empty.  

 

As for using "new data analysis techniques", I haven't seen a book on the subject.  Perhaps you could write one? 



#3 Napo

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:22 AM   Best Answer

Autumnalfog,

 

Some books are:

 

- Problem Solving for Process Operators ans Specialist, by J. Bonem (Wiley 2011)

- Process Engineering Problem Solving by J. Bonem (Wiley, 2008)

- Process Plant Design and Operation, by D. Scott and F. Crawley (ICheme, 1994)

- Maintenance of Process Plant, by A. Townsend (IChemE, 1992).

 

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#4 srfish

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:07 PM

Another book is: Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants. by Coker.



#5 Bobby Strain

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 06:42 PM

You will find no substitute for experience. Most problems can be solved by using your engineering skills. And discipline. You must learn to avoid voting for a solution. There are a number of methodologies for approaching problem solving. You might search the web for some. If you look at the topic now posted about reboiler performance, this is a good example of how NOT to troubleshoot.

 

Bobby


Edited by Bobby Strain, 01 April 2018 - 11:07 PM.





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