Reactors and Reaction Engineering Scaleup and Safety – Volume Two


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Scaleup and safety are two important issues for chemical engineering designing, operating and maintaining reactor-driven systems to convert raw materials to intermediate and finished products. This Chemical Engineering Guidebook features a collection of tutorial-style engineering articles that provide useful tips and best practices for the selection, design, operation and maintenance of reactor systems.

Content provides technical guidance for scaling up reactor-based systems, from concept to commercial-scale production. Several articles focus on issues related to batch production and discuss making the move from batch to continuous production.

Safety-related topics focus on pressure management and overpressure protection, disaster preparedness, physical and cybersecurity, and materials selection. Also included is a selection of Technology Profile articles which give detailed discussion on relevant reactor-based chemical conversions that have commercial importance to chemical process industries facilities.

Delivered in a PDF format, 132 pages.

Articles Include:

LDPE via a High-Pressure Tubular Process

A Checklist for Safer Chemical Batch Reactions: A good understanding of the reaction chemistry is needed for a safe process design

A Safety Checklist for Laboratories: These nine best practices for managing change in laboratories can help ensure a safe workplace

Diammonium Phosphate Production

Methionine Hydroxy Analog Production

Eye Protection, Part 1: Beyond Basic Eye Safety

Eye Protection, Part 2: How to Avoid Fogging

Bio-based Adipic Acid Production from Glucose

Butene via Ethylene Dimerization

Maleic Anhydride from n-Butane (Fixed-bed Process)

Considerations for Estimating the Costs of Pilot-Scale Facilities: The differences between industrial-scale facilities and pilot plants go beyond size, and these intricacies must be understood when estimating the costs associated with pilot-scale facilities

MTBE Production from C4 Raffinate-1

Disaster Preparedness at Manufacturing Facilities: Development of robust preparation and response procedures can help chemical plants to weather disaster events and return to normal operations in a safe and efficient manner

Accelerating Process and Product Development: These simple strategies can be used to speed up and increase the success rates of R&D projects

Managing Small and Medium-sized Capital Projects: A real-life example is provided to show how to stay on program and within budget

The Road to Commercialization: Best Practices: Experts share their best practices in process commercialization

Activated Carbon Production

Plant Functional Safety Requires IT Security: Cybersecurity is critical for plant safety. Principles developed for plant safety can be applied to the security of IT systems

Avoid Safety Pitfalls During Plant Expansion and Modification: Follow this guidance to minimize risk when adding or modifying plant equipment

From Concept to Commercial Production:These four steps of process development are typically necessary to effectively scale a concept into full production

Materials Selection in the CPI: An overview of the many factors to be considered when selecting materials of construction

Hydrogen Peroxide Production

Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate Production

Propane Dehydrogenation: Oxydehydrogenation

Pressure-Relief System Design: Developments and Deficiencies

Sizing Pressure-Relief Valves for Two-Phases: Several methods are available for sizing two-phase pressure relief vales (PRVs). Here, the AP 520 homogeneous direct integration method is compared to a potentially simpler alternative that does not require integration

Isopropanol Production from Propylene

Ethanol from the Direct Gasification of Biomass

Optimizing Pressure Relief Systems: Alternative designs for pressure relief systems may offer investment cost savings

Connecting Operations Personnel to Reliability Efforts: Seven methodologies are described to help operations staff take greater ownership of asset performance

Piping Design for Potentially Lethal Chemicals: Integrity and reliability are critical for piping and equipment that handle chemicals with extreme health hazards

D,L-methionine production via the carbonate process

Emergency Shutdown Valves: A Functional Safety Approach to Selection: The relationship between valve selection and safety certification still causes confusion. A focus on functional safety can help to elucidate

From Batch to Continuous Processing: Continuous flow reactors can provide many benefits over batch processes. This article answers why and how

Reactive Chemistry in the CPI: Improper handling of reactive chemicals can result in catastrophic industrial disasters, and a clear understanding of these materials is essential for safe process-design practices

Vinyl Acetate from Acetic Acid and Ethylene

Production of Polylactic Acid

1,4-Butanediol from Bio-Succinic Acid