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Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language, 4th Edition

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Authors Don Burdick and Bill Leffler have completely rewritten this time-honored bestseller. With its chapters on all the base chemicals and derivatives, plus seven new ones covering the Fischer-Tropsch process, polyurethane, epoxy resins, and more, the 4th edition presents the broadest available look inside the petrochemical industry.

Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language, 4th Edition is a classic that delivers the information every person in the industry needs, translating difficult concepts into understandable language with easy-to-understand diagrams, charts, and tables, and digestible chapter reviews. Read it cover to cover or by chapter as the subject comes up in your business. Use it as a nontechnical encyclopedia or as a primer in petrochemical economics. “written … in a way that is easy

Features and Benefits

  • Read it cover to cover for a nontechnical education covering 90% (by volume) of the traded petrochemicals.
  • Read a chapter or section as subjects come up in your business life. Each chapter is designed to be a self-contained description of one petrochemical. If you’re too busy, there are short summaries at the end of each chapter.
  • Use it as a nontechnical encyclopedia. The glossary in the back has more than 300 technical terms and is blessedly nontechnical. And if you can’t find what you need in the index at the very end of the book, you should have gone to engineering school because you now have a job where you’re in over your head.
  • Use it as a primer in petrochemical economics. Many of the chapters have material balances that will let you put current prices to them.
  • Recommend it to your team members, team leaders, or anyone else who needs to know at least half as much about petrochemicals as you do.

Audience

  • Petroleum engineers
  • Field level personnel
  • Management
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Authors

William L. Leffler earned an MBA and PhD from New York University and a BS from MIT. After a commission in the US Navy, he worked in the oil and gas and petrochemicals industries for 36 years in the US and abroad. Following that, he taught courses in universities and in companies on the upstream, downstream, and petrochemicals for 20 years while pursuing his writing career.

Dr. Leffler is a prolific petroleum industry writer of magazines and books (almost all with the words in Nontechnical Language in the title.) His books (some with co-authors) include this one on refining as well as petrochemicals, deepwater exploration & production, natural gas, pipelines and oil & gas production.

Details
Type: Hardcover
Size: 6x9 inches
Pages: 401
Published: 2010
ISBN: 9781593702168

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Authors Don Burdick and Bill Leffler have completely rewritten this time-honored bestseller. With its chapters on all the base chemicals and derivatives, plus seven new ones covering the Fischer-Tropsch process, polyurethane, epoxy resins, and more, the 4th edition presents the broadest available look inside the petrochemical industry.

Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language, 4th Edition is a classic that delivers the information every person in the industry needs, translating difficult concepts into understandable language with easy-to-understand diagrams, charts, and tables, and digestible chapter reviews. Read it cover to cover or by chapter as the subject comes up in your business. Use it as a nontechnical encyclopedia or as a primer in petrochemical economics. “written … in a way that is easy

Features and Benefits

  • Read it cover to cover for a nontechnical education covering 90% (by volume) of the traded petrochemicals.
  • Read a chapter or section as subjects come up in your business life. Each chapter is designed to be a self-contained description of one petrochemical. If you’re too busy, there are short summaries at the end of each chapter.
  • Use it as a nontechnical encyclopedia. The glossary in the back has more than 300 technical terms and is blessedly nontechnical. And if you can’t find what you need in the index at the very end of the book, you should have gone to engineering school because you now have a job where you’re in over your head.
  • Use it as a primer in petrochemical economics. Many of the chapters have material balances that will let you put current prices to them.
  • Recommend it to your team members, team leaders, or anyone else who needs to know at least half as much about petrochemicals as you do.

Audience

  • Petroleum engineers
  • Field level personnel
  • Management
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Authors

William L. Leffler earned an MBA and PhD from New York University and a BS from MIT. After a commission in the US Navy, he worked in the oil and gas and petrochemicals industries for 36 years in the US and abroad. Following that, he taught courses in universities and in companies on the upstream, downstream, and petrochemicals for 20 years while pursuing his writing career.

Dr. Leffler is a prolific petroleum industry writer of magazines and books (almost all with the words in Nontechnical Language in the title.) His books (some with co-authors) include this one on refining as well as petrochemicals, deepwater exploration & production, natural gas, pipelines and oil & gas production.

Details
Type: Hardcover
Size: 6x9 inches
Pages: 401
Published: 2010
ISBN: 9781593702168

View Sample

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SKU: 9781593702168
UPC: 9781593702168
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