Distillation & Hydrocarbon Processing Practices

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A useful reference guide to the design and operations of hydrocarbon processing facilities, including refineries, petrochemical plants, and gas processing plants. Ashis Nag draws on his 35 years of experience to illustrate advanced practices in distillation with examples of process simulation and basic principles. The book’s many case studies will assist engineering students as well as practicing engineers in understanding the inner workings of these complex facilities.


  • Crude distillation
  • Vacuum distillation
  • Condensate distillation
  • Crude oil upgraders and heavy crude processing
  • Hydrotreating/hydrocracking
  • Gas amine absorbers
  • Amine regeneration
  • Gas concentration
  • Sour water strippers
  • Natural gas processing
  • Catalytic reforming units (CRU/CCRU)
  • Important process calculations
  • Isomerization
  • Troubleshooting


  • Process engineers
  • Chemical engineering students

About the Author

Ashis Nag retired as head of the process design section of Indian Oil Corporation Limited in 2014. As executive director he was engaged in the process design, rating, revamp, and troubleshooting of refineries and petrochemical plants. He has more than 35 years of experience working in different areas in refineries and is the author of several papers for both international journals and forums.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 542
Published: 2015
ISBN: 9781593703431

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1 Review

  • 5

    Best reference for professionas and students working in the downstream oil and gas sector

    Posted by Ranjit Hirode on 30th Dec 2015

    It is one of the very few books which covers the theory, simulation and real field aspects and fundamentals in a very organized way. Though the book length is minimal compared to other available well known books on the same, Mr. Nag has tried the best fit. Distillation- Fractionation is also very thoroughly covered.

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