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Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, 4th Edition - eBook

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by William L. Leffler

Great resource for in-house training, academic courses, and self-study!

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.

Contents:

  • Preface
  • The evolution of petroleum refining
  • From the oil patch 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

270 Pages/eBook/November 2008
ISBN10 1-59370-158-6

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by William L. Leffler

Great resource for in-house training, academic courses, and self-study!

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.

Contents:

  • Preface
  • The evolution of petroleum refining
  • From the oil patch 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

270 Pages/eBook/November 2008
ISBN10 1-59370-158-6

PennWell Books has partnered with VitalSource to offer eBooks direct to you through Bookshelf. Bookshelf will be the home of your eBooks. To proceed, you will need to setup an account at https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/user/registration.

Code(s) will be sent within 1 business day of purchase.

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SKU: 9781593709853
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