Home | Technical Articles  | Project Management | Process Simulation  |  News | Operations Commissioning  |  Training  |  Links  |  Up Dates  |  Contact Us |

 

 

 

            

 

 

Kolmetz Handbook

 

of Process Equipment Design

 

Since 2007 we have been developing Engineering Design Guidelines to assist design engineers, operations and maintenance personnel in designing many of the equipment types in refining, off shore production and chemical plant unit operations.

Engineering Design Guidelines are typically a collection of multiple industry references which need to be reviewed by an operations personnel or design engineer when designing or specifying a piece of equipment such as a control valve, relief valve or heat exchanger.  

The references at times can almost seem to contradicted each other.  There is a vast amount of engineering hours spent each year in reviewing these industry references and very often no good recommendation is developed from the reference review. 

To help simplify this process, we have reviewed the industry references and have developed guidelines for engineers to do Preliminary Designs and Process Specification Sheets.  The final design must always be guaranteed for the service selected by the manufacturing vendor, but these guidelines will greatly reduce the amount of up front engineering hours that are required to develop the final design. The guidelines are a training tool for young engineers and a resource for engineers with experience.

There are some very low cost guidelines and programs, sometimes even free, provided by the equipment vendors.  Let the buyer beware, many times these guidelines and programs tend to pick their brand as the best choice - good for the vendor, maybe not so good for the buyer.

                  

 

    

 

 

 

              

   

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter Contents

 

A. Introduction - An introduction which has an overview of each application - 3 to 10 pages.

 

B. Definitions - A list of definitions used in the industry and these guidelines - 1 to 3 pages.

 

C. Theory - The engineering fundamentals and principals that are used to design the particular piece of equipment - 10 to 50 pages.

 

D. Application - How the engineering fundamentals and principals are applied in the field, with an example of the design of the equipment - 10 to 50 pages.

 

E. Process Specification Sheet - For the designed equipment example a typical process data sheet is derived - 1 to 2 pages.

 

F.    Excel Based Spreadsheet based on Written Guideline Content -  The Excel Spread Sheets are based on the written guideline contents.  They also include the designed equipment examples in the written content.  There is one spread sheet with multiple work sheets tabs for the examples.

 

The introduction to each Engineering Design Guideline can be reviewed on the link below.  Please contact us for ordering information and availability.

 

 

Current Sections (Currently 45+ Chapters and we are adding monthly)

 

    One Chapter and Excel Spreadsheet -  USD $499.95

 

    Engineering Design Sizing Program - USD $ 199.95   

Purchasing Guidelines

 

Section One - Engineering Equipment Design Group

 

1.1   Engineering Design Guidelines for Process Flow Sheeting

 

1.2   Engineering Design Guidelines for Piping Fluid Flow Hydraulics Line Sizing and Material Selection

 

         Piping Hydraulics Line Sizing Excel Spread Sheet

 

         Piping Hydraulics Line Sizing Equipment Data Sheet

   

1.3   Engineering Design Guidelines for Piping Two Phase Fluid Flow Hydraulics Calculations

 

         Piping Two Phase Hydraulics Line Sizing Excel Spread Sheet

 

         Piping Two Phase Hydraulics Line Sizing Equipment Data Sheet

1.4   Engineering Design Guidelines for Piping Fluid Flow Hydraulic Surge Calculation

         Piping Surge Calculations Hydraulics Line Sizing Excel Spread Sheet

 

         Piping Surge Calculations Hydraulics Line Sizing Equipment Data Sheet

 

1.5   Engineering Design Guidelines for Piping Fluid Flow Measurement Sizing and Selection

1.6   Engineering Design Guidelines for Instrumentation Control Valve Sizing and Selection

        Instrumentation Control Valve Design Sizing Software Excel Spreadsheet  Part 1  Part 2

        Instrumentation Control Valve Specification Sheet

 

1.7   Engineering Design Guideline for General Instrumentation Sizing and Selection

1.8   Engineering Design Guidelines for Pressure Relief Valve Sizing and Selection

         Pressure Relief Valve Design Sizing Software Excel Spreadsheet

         Pressure Relief Valve Data Specification Sheet

1.9   Engineering Design Guidelines for Pump Hydraulic Sizing and Selection

         Pump Hydraulic Design Sizing Excel Spreadsheet

       

         Pump Process Data Specification Sheet

 

1.10  Engineering Design Guidelines for Heat Exchanger Sizing and Selection

 

          Heat Exchanger Design Sizing Software Excel Spreadsheet

          Heat Exchanger Process Data Specification Sheet

 

1.11  Engineering Design Guidelines for Compressor Sizing and Selection

 

1.12  Engineering Design Guidelines for Separation Vessels Sizing and Selection

 

1.13  Engineering Design Guidelines for Safety in Process Equipment Design

 

 

Section Two - Engineering Systems Design Group

2.1.    Engineering Design Guidelines for Safety in Overpressure Reliving Systems

2.2.    Engineering Design Guidelines for Filter Systems Sizing and Selection

2.3     Engineering Design Guidelines for Membrane Systems Selection and Sizing

2.4     Engineering Design Guidelines for Static Mixer Systems Selection and Sizing

2.5     Engineering Design Guidelines for Flare Systems Selection and Sizing

           Flare Design Sizing Excel Spreadsheet    Part 1   Part 2

           Flare Specification Sheet

 

2.6     Engineering Design Guidelines for Storage Tank Systems Selection and Sizing


2.7     Engineering Design Guidelines for Gas Drying Systems (Liquids)

2.8     Engineering Design Guidelines for Dehydration Systems (Mole Sieves)

2.9     Engineering Design Guidelines for Gas Sweetening Systems

2.10   Engineering Design Guidelines for Reactor Systems

2.11   Engineering Design Guidelines for Process Control System

2.12   Engineering Design Guidelines for Refrigeration Systems

2.13   Engineering Design Guidelines for Slug Catcher Systems

2.14   Engineering Design Guidelines of HVAC Systems

2.15   Engineering Design Guidelines for Cooling Tower Systems Selection and Sizing

2.16   Engineering Design Guidelines for a Typical Distillation Column System Selection and Sizing

 

2.17   Engineering Design Guidelines for Trayed Column Hydraulic Systems

 

           Tray Hydraulics Design Sizing Excel Spreadsheet  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

 

2.18   Engineering Design Guidelines for Packed Column Hydraulics Systems

 

           Packing Hydraulics Design Sizing Excel Spreadsheet    Part 1    Part 2

2.19   Engineering Design Guidelines for Reboiler Selection and Sizing

2.20   Engineering Design Guidelines For Furnaces

 

2.21   Engineering Design Guidelines for Boilers and Pressure Vessel Systems

2.22   Engineering Design Guidelines for Coalescer Systems Selection and Sizing

2.23  Engineering Design Guidelines for Crystallization Systems

2.24  Engineering Design Guidelines for Catalyst Systems

2.25.  Engineering Design Guidelines for NOx Removal Systems

2.26  Engineering Design Guidelines for General Plant Cost Estimating

2.27  Engineering Design Guidelines for Inlet Water Treatment Systems

 

2.28  Engineering Design Guidelines for Waste Water Treatment Systems

2.29  Engineering Design Guidelines for Waste Water Benzene Stripper Column Systems

2.30  Engineering Design Guidelines for Compressor Scrubber Systems

2.31  Engineering Design Guidelines for Corrosion Prevention in Process Systems

 

Section Three - Refinery Plant System Group

3.1    Engineering Design Guidelines for a Refinery Crude Tower System Selection and Sizing.

 

3.2    Engineering Design Guidelines for a Refinery Vacuum Tower System Selection and Sizing.

3.3    Engineering Design Guidelines for Crude Unit Desalter Systems

3.4    Engineering Design Guidelines for Refinery Furnace Systems

 

3.5   Engineering Design Guideline for Refinery FCC Systems

 

3.6    Engineering Design Guideline for Refinery Alkylation Systems

 

Section Four - Ethylene and Olefin Plant Systems Group

4.1   Engineering Design Guidelines of Olefin Compressors Systems

4.2   Engineering Design Guidelines for an Ethylene Plant Quench Oil Tower Systems Selection and Sizing

 

4.3   Engineering Design Guidelines for an Ethylene Plant Quench Water Tower Systems Selection and Sizing

 

4.5  Engineering Design Guidelines for an Ethylene Plant C2 Splitter Systems Selection and Sizing.

 

4.6  Engineering Design Guidelines for an Ethylene Plant C3 Splitter Systems Selection and Sizing.

 

4.7  Engineering Design Guidelines for Olefin Furnaces

 

Section Five - Process Unit Management Group

5.1  Engineering Design Guidelines for Project Management

5.2  Engineering Design Guidelines for Quality Control Management

5.3  Engineering Design Guidelines for Benchmarking of Process Units

5.4  Engineering Design Guidelines for Process Integration utilizing Pinch Analysis

 

Section Six - Manufacturing Processes Group

6.1    Engineering Design Guidelines for the Manufacturing Process of Air Separation Units

6.2    Engineering Design Guidelines for the Manufacturing Process of Hydrotreater Units

6.3    Engineering Design Guidelines for the Manufacturing Process of LPG Units

6.4    Engineering Design Guidelines for the Manufacturing Process of LNG Units

6.5    Engineering Design Guideline for the Manufacturing Process of NGL Units

6.6   Engineering Design Guidelines for the Manufacturing Process of Ethylene (Olefin) Units

6.7   Engineering Design Guidelines for the Manufacturing Process of Butadiene Extraction Units

6.8   Engineering Design Guidelines for the Manufacturing Process of Olefin C4 Derivative Units

6.9   Engineering Design Guidelines for the Manufacturing Process of BTX Extraction Units

6.10 Engineering Design Guidelines for the Manufacturing Process of EB/Styrene Units

6.11 Engineering Design Guidelines for the Manufacturing Process of Polyethylene Units

6.12 Engineering Design Guidelines for the Manufacturing Process of Polypropylene Units

6.13 Engineering Design Guidelines for the Manufacturing Process of Mercury Removal Units

6.14 Engineering Design Guidelines for the Manufacturing Process of Ammonia Units

 

6.15 Engineering Design Guidelines for the Manufacturing Process of 1-Butene Units

 

 

Section Seven - Engineering Fundamentals Group

 

7.1   Engineering Fundamentals of Solid and Fluid Mechanics

7.2   Engineering Fundamentals of Engineering Materials and Their Strength

7.3   Engineering Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

7.4   Engineering Fundamental of Engineering Ethics