Industrial Gases — Managing Onsite Production, Storage and Use Guidebook


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A variety of industrial gases — including nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, helium, argon and other noble gases — are either produced onsite or transported to chemical process industries (CPI) facilities, where they are stored and used onsite. Used in both gaseous and liquefied form, these gases can pose significant health and safety risks if not properly stored and handled by plant personnel.

This Chemical Engineering PDF guidebook provides a diverse collection of engineering articles related to the production and use of industrial gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen at chemical process industries (CPI) facilities. 

The articles in this volume profile the various sourcing options for many industrial gases, including onsite generation of oxygen and nitrogen via cryogenic distillation, non-cryogenic processes based on adsorption or membrane separation and production of hydrogen via reforming, and delivery of industrial gases via pipeline, tanker or cylinder.

Also provided are good safety practices for the appropriate handling of cryogenic fluids and compressed gases, compressors, and engineering guidance for tank blanketing or inerting applications, a key use of nitrogen onsite. Here you will learn more about the economies of scale and capital-intensive engineering projects.

Delivered in a PDF format, 95 pages.



New Horizons for Dividing Wall Columns

How to significantly expand the application window of DWCs, both as a new design to enhance potential benefits and as an energy saving retrofit option

Facts at Your Fingertips: Gas Hazard Definitions and Data

Facts at Your Fingertips: Liquefied- Industrial-Gas Safety

Improve Your Contingency Estimates for More Realistic Project Budgets

Reliable risk-analysis and contingency-estimation practices help to better manage costs in CPI projects of all sizes

Compressors: N2 Expands the Applicability of Dry Gas Seals

When the process gas is dirty or corrosive, nitrogen can be used to ensure trouble-free operation of the seal, but it requires special steps

Compressors for Specialized Applications

Follow this guidance to improve the selection, operation and safety of compressors that face challenging conditions

Prevent Combustible Dust Explosions with N2 Inerting

Targeted use of blanketing with inert gas offers an effective strategy for preventing combustible dust explosions in CPI facilities

Industrial Gas Applications

Discover technical solutions, hardware and supply options for a broad range of uses in fine and specialty chemicals production

Compressors: Pursuing Lowest Cost of Ownership

Proper specification, purchase, mechanical-run and shop performance testing, installation, operation and maintenance are all important

Managing Large Chemical Plant Startups

Prudent planning and scheduling during a project’s front end can lead to more expedient commissioning and startup activities

Technology Profile: Hydrogen Production from Natural Gas

Dust Explosions: Prevention & Protection

Understand what causes these disasters and then put these practical measures in place

Your Deliveries of Industrial

Save money and improve your plant’s efficiency by treating its gas supply holistically

Industrial Insulation Systems: Material Selection Factors

To provide the desired functions while being exposed to harsh environments, insulation material should be carefully selected and specified to meet the design goals

The Owner Role in Capital Projects

Avoid delays, cost overruns and more with significant owner involvement

Why Big Always Wins: Examining Economies of Scale

Origami teaches one of the fundamental tenets of chemical engineering

Temperature Effects for High-velocity Gas Flow

Guidelines are presented to better understand the temperature profiles of high-velocity gases