Process Plant Layout, 2nd Ed.
Seán Moran, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, U.K., $150, 756 pages, Nov. 2016, ISBN: 978-0-12-803355-5
This book explains the methods used by professional designers to lay out process equipment, piping, plots, plants, sites, and their corresponding environmental controls in a safe and economical way. Tables of separation distances, rules of thumb, and codes of practice and standards support the explanations. More than 75 case studies illustrate what can go wrong when layout is not properly considered. The book includes advice for choosing and using the latest computer-aided design (CAD) tools for plant layout. All methods described integrate with worldwide risk management legislation.
The second edition has been thoroughly rewritten and re-illustrated to reflect advances in technology and best practices, for example, changes in how designers balance layout density with cost, operability, and safety considerations.
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