Process Plant Layout by Sean Moran

Process Plant Layout

bySean Moran

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Process Plant Layout, Second Edition,explains the methodologies used by professional designers to layout process equipment and pipework, plots, plants, sites, and their corresponding environmental features in a safe, economical way. It is supported with tables of separation distances, rules of thumb, and codes of practice and standards.

The book includes more than seventy-five case studies on what can go wrong when layout is not properly considered. Sean Moran has thoroughly rewritten and re-illustrated this book to reflect advances in technology and best practices, for example, changes in how designers balance layout density with cost, operability, and safety considerations.

The content covers the why underlying process design company guidelines, providing a firm foundation for career growth for process design engineers. It is ideal for process plant designers in contracting, consultancy, and for operating companies at all stages of their careers, and is also of importance for operations and maintenance staff involved with a new build, guiding them through plot plan reviews.



  • Based on interviews with over 200 professional process plant designers
  • Explains multiple plant layout methodologies used by professional process engineers, piping engineers, and process architects
  • Includes advice on how to choose and use the latest CAD tools for plant layout
  • Ensures that all methodologies integrate to comply with worldwide risk management legislation

About The Author

Professor Moran is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with twenty-five years experience in process design, commissioning and troubleshooting. He started his career with international process engineering contractors and worked worldwide on water treatment projects before setting up his own consultancy in 1996, specializing in process and hyd...
An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design
An Applied Guide to Process and Plant Design

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Title:Process Plant LayoutFormat:PaperbackDimensions:756 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 23, 2016Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:012803355X

ISBN - 13:9780128033555

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Table of Contents

Part I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES 1. Introduction 2. Layout in context 3. Site layout principles 4. Plot layout principles 5. Planning of layout activities 6. Methods for layout, conception and development 7. Layout analogues and visual aids 8. Hazard assessment of plant layout

Part II. DETAILED SITE AND PLOT LAYOUT 9. Transportation 10. Bulk Fluid storage 11. Bulk solids storage 12. Warehouse storage 13. Pollution Control 14. Utilities I : General 15. Utilities II : Water and Steam 16. Central services 17. Construction and layout 18. Details of plot layout 19. Layout within buildings

Part III. DETAILED LAYOUT OF EQUIPMENT 20. Tanks and Drums 21. Furnaces and fired equipment 22. Distillation columns and towers 23. Heat exchangers 24. Reactors 25. Mixers 26. Filters 27. Centrifuges 28. Solids handling plant 29. Dryers 30. Filling and packaging

PART IV: Detailed Layout: Materials Transfer Systems 31. Pumps 32. Compressors 33. Conveyors 34. Piping

PART V: Detailed Layout: Other 35. Pipe Stress Analysis 36. Instrumentation

Part VI APPENDICES A. CAD B. Hazard assessment calculations C. Typical data for preliminary layouts D. Variants on the methodology E. Masterplanning F. Conversion factors for some common units G. Consolidated Terminology / Glossary H. Consolidated Standards and Codes of Practice