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An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design by Sean Moran

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Chapter 17

Beginner’s Errors to Avoid

Beginners at process plant design make a number of common errors which I almost always see in my students, and also frequently in designs from people in their first few years of practice. Sometimes I even see these mistakes in designs produced by chartered engineers. There are also errors they have been allowed (or even trained) to make in academia. Here is a list of them, with explanations of why they are wrong, and guidance on how not to make them.

Keywords

Schoolboy errors; process plant design

Introduction

It takes an engineer to undertake the training of an engineer and not, as often happens, a theoretical engineer who is clever on a blackboard with mathematical formulae but useless as far as production is ...

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