Chapter 21. Performance Curves for Individual Unit Operations

What You Will Learn

• The relationship between input and output when equipment is fixed (already exists) for

• Fluid flow/pumps/compressors

• Heat exchangers

• Tray columns

• Packed columns

• How to evaluate the performance of the above equipment

• How to represent the performance of the above equipment graphically

• Equipment limitations

As pointed out in the introduction to Section 4, the way in which a process operates will vary significantly throughout its lifetime. Plant operations do not correspond to the conditions specified in the design. This is not necessarily a reflection of a poor design. It is a consequence of changes in the process during the life of the plant. There ...

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