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Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, Fifth Edition by Debangsu Bhattacharyya, Richard Turton, Joseph A. Shaeiwitz, Wallace B. Whiting, Richard C. Bailie

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Chapter 19: Process Fluid Mechanics

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • The basic relationships for fluid flow—mass, energy, and force balances

  • The primary types of fluid flow equipment—pipes, pumps, compressors, valves

  • How to design a system for incompressible and compressible frictional flow of fluid in pipes

  • How to design a system for frictional flow of fluid with submerged objects

  • Methods for flow measurement

  • How to analyze existing fluid flow equipment

  • How to use the concept of net positive suction head (NPSH) to ensure safe and appropriate pump operation

  • The analysis of pump and system curves

  • How to use compressor curves and when to use compressor staging

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the concepts needed to design piping systems, including ...

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