petroleum refining­: technology and economics by James H. Gary, Glenn E. Handwerk pdf free download

petroleum refining­: technology and economics by James H. Gary, Glenn E. Handwerk pdf free download

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petroleum refining­: technology and economics by James H. Gary, Glenn E. Handwerk pdf free download.

Petroleum refiners must face billion-dollar investments in equipment in order to meet ever-changing environmental requirements. Because the design and construction of new processing units entail several years’ lead time, refiners are reluctant to commit these dollars for equipment that may no longer meet certain conditions when the units come on stream.

Written by experts with both academic and professional experience in refinery operation, design, and evaluation,Petroleum Refining Technology and Economics, Fifth Edition is an essential textbook for students and a vital resource for engineers. This latest edition of a bestselling text provides updated data and addresses changes in refinery feedstock, product distribution, and processing requirements resulting from federal and state legislation.

Providing a detailed overview of today’s integrated fuels refinery, the book discusses each major refining process as they relate to topics such as feedstock preparation, operating costs, catalysts, yields, finished product properties, and economics. It also contains end-of-chapter problems and an ongoing case study.

I am an investment analyst and used this book to get up to speed on an unfamiliar industry. I found it to be clear, well organized, and containing all the info I needed to understand the dynamics driving the business and the lingo. There was more engineering and scientific info than I needed for my purposes, but it was useful to thumb through those chapters to get a high level understanding of the issues. Highly recommended for people new to the industry.

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Praise for the previous edition…

…this book represents an excellent summary of modern refining processes used in the petroleum industry.
-Chemical Engineering Research and Design

…a most valuable publication.
-Chemical Engineering Journal

…continue[s] to be a highly popular textbook, and because of its invaluable industrial flavour it will also find [an] audience between practicing engineers and chemists.
-Chemical Engineering Science

…well written and easily read…[a] valuable reference for any library.
-Energy & Fuels –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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