Calculating the Capacity of Chemical Plants

August
2014

Production capacity is a vital statistic for describing the performance of a chemical plant, but there is no universally accepted definition or means to evaluate it. This article provides a comprehensive definition of capacity and details the options for deriving it.


 

Author Profiles: 

Russell A. Ogle

Dr. Russell Ogle is a Principal Engineer in Exponent’s Thermal Sciences practice. Dr. Ogle applies his expertise as a chemical engineer to the scientific investigation and prevention of accidents, with particular emphasis on fires, explosions, and chemical releases. He has provided hazard and risk analysis services to the chemical, petroleum, natural gas, pharmaceutical, and environmental industries. He is especially interested in the relationship between equipment design, automation, and human error. He received his B.S in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in...

Copyright Permissions: 

Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.