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Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, 4th Edition by A. Kayode Coker, PhD

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3 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF LIQUIDS AND GASES

An important but time-consuming factor in practically every design situation and in development of flowsheets is the collection and assembly of physical property data for the components of the system in question. Often it is not sufficient to obtain single data points from various tables, since many designs cover rather wide ranges of temperature and pressure, and the effects of these on the properties must be taken into account.

Data may be located in many useful handbooks [1-4] as well as published technical papers and company compilations. However, experience indicates that extensive literature searches may be necessary to locate specific data on a particular compound. It is surprising to find so ...

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