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Petroleum Refining

In Nontechnical Language

By William L. Leffler

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Format: Hardcover, 259 pages, 4th Edition
Other Information: Illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 November 2008
William Leffler's ""Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, Fourth Edition"" is designed to give the reader an overview of key refining topics by using relevant analogies, easy-to-understand graphs, formulas, and illustrations. New to this edition is important information on the nature of crude oil and raw materials and a comprehensive discussion on what sets crude oil and oil products price differentials. Also new is a chapter on lubricants as well as the latest technologies employed by refiners. Each chapter was carefully written in nontechnical language to give the reader a basic understanding of the refining industry. The book can be used for self-study, as a classroom textbook, or as a quick reference.

Table of Contents

Preface; The evolution of petroleum refining; From the oil Ppatch to the refinery; Crude oil characteristics; Distilling; Vacuum flashing; The chemistry of petroleum; Refinery gas plants; Cat cracking; Alkylation; Cat reforming; Hydrocracking; Isomerization; Residue reduction; Gasoline; Distillate and residual fuels; Hydrogen, hydrotreating, and sulfur plants; Asphalt; Lubricants; Ethylene plants; Simple and complex refineries; Solvent recovery of aromatics; Fuel values - heating values; Answers to the exercises; Glossary; Index.

EAN: 9781593701581
ISBN: 1593701586
Publisher: PennWell Books
Dimensions: 24.38 x 16.76 x 1.78 centimeters (0.54 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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