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An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design by Sean Moran

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Chapter 10

How to Design and Select Plant Components and Materials

The selection of system components is a major difficulty for new designers. They lack basic knowledge of the characteristics of different kinds of pumps and so on which allow for rational decision making. They also lack knowledge of appropriate design methodology. In this chapter I explain the broad categories and provide tabulated data to allow choices to be made between options for the most important materials and components.

Keywords

Selection; pump; valve; heat exchanger; materials

Introduction

Engineering is the art of modeling materials we do not wholly understand, into shapes we cannot precisely analyze so as to withstand forces we cannot properly assess, in such a way that ...

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