Kolmetz Handbook of Process Equipment Design
(Engineering Design Guidelines)

KLM Technology Group has developed

Engineering Design Guidelines,

Engineering Design and Sizing Software,

Project Engineering Technical Standards

Typical Unit Operating Manuals

Petrochemical Manufacturing Reports

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.


Engineering Design Guidelines

  1. Written Guideline of Design Basis

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

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

    3. Theory - The engineering fundamentals and principals that are used to design the particular piece of equipment - 5 to 20 pages.

    4. Application - How the engineering fundamentals and principals are applied in the field, with an example of the design of the equipment - 5 to 20 pages.

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

  2. 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.

  3. Application Program Based on Written Guideline Content

    We are developing Application Programs based on the Written Guideline Content.


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

Current Guidelines (Currently 45+ and we are adding monthly)

One Engineering Design Guideline and Excel Spreadsheet - USD $599.95

Five or more Engineering Design Guidelines - USD $2695.95 (10% Discount)

Engineering Design Sizing Program - USD $ 599.95

Purchasing Guidelines


Engineering Equipment Fundamentals Group

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

2. Engineering Design Guidelines for Piping Two Phase Fluid Flow Hydraulics Calculations

3. Engineering Design Guidelines for Piping Fluid Flow Hydraulic Surge Calculations

4. Engineering Design Guidelines for Piping Fluid Flow Measurement Selection, Sizing and Troubleshooting

5. Engineering Design Guidelines for Instrumentation Control Valve Selection, Sizing and Troubleshooting

6. Engineering Design Guideline for General Instrumentation Sizing and Selection

7. Engineering Design Guidelines for Pressure Relief Valve Selection, Sizing and Troubleshooting

8. Engineering Design Guidelines for Pump Selection, Sizing and Troubleshooting

9. Engineering Design Guidelines for Heat Exchanger Sizing, Selection and Troubleshooting

10. Engineering Design Guidelines for Compressor Selection, Sizing and Troubleshooting

12. Engineering Design Guidelines for Separation Vessels Selection, Sizing and Troubleshooting

13. Engineering Design Guidelines for Safety in Process Equipment Design

14. Engineering Design Guidelines for Safety in Overpressure Reliving Systems

15. Engineering Design Guidelines for Steam Turbines Sizing and Selection

16. Engineering Design Guidelines for Turbo Expanders Sizing and Selection

17. Engineering Design Guidelines for Filter Separators Sizing and Selection

18. Engineering Design Guidelines for Process Integration with Pinch Analysis

19. Engineering Design Guideline For Air Cooled Fin Fan Heat Exchangers Sizing and Selection

20. Engineering Design Guidelines for Plate Heat Exchangers Sizing and Selection

21. Engineering Design Guidelines for Cryogenic Heat Exchangers Sizing and Selection

22. Engineering Design Guidelines for Process Flow Sheets

23. Engineering Design Guidelines for Statistical Process Control


Engineering Equipment Systems Groups

30. Engineering Design Guidelines for Membrane Selection and Sizing

31. Engineering Design Guidelines for Static Mixer Selection and Sizing

32. Engineering Design Guidelines for Flare Selection and Sizing

33. Engineering Design Guidelines for Storage Tanks Selection and Sizing

34. Engineering Design Guidelines for Amine Gas Dehydration Systems

35. Engineering Design Guidelines for Mole Sieve Dehydration Systems

36. Engineering Design Guidelines for Gas Sweetening Systems

37. Engineering Design Guidelines for Process Control

38. Engineering Design Guidelines for Refrigeration Systems

39. Engineering Design Guidelines for Slug Catcher Units

40. Engineering Design Guidelines of HVAC Systems

41. Engineering Design Guidelines for Cooling Towers Selection and Sizing

42. Engineering Design Guidelines for a Typical Distillation Column Selection and Sizing

43. Engineering Design Guidelines for Trayed Column Hydraulics

44. Engineering Design Guidelines for Packed Column Hydraulics

  • Packing Hydraulics Design Sizing Excel Spreadsheet Part 1 Part 2

45. Engineering Design Guidelines for Reboiler Selection and Sizing

46. Engineering Design Guidelines For Furnaces

47. Engineering Design Guidelines for Boilers and Pressure Vessels

48. Engineering Design Guidelines for Coalescer Selection and Sizing

49. Engineering Design Guidelines for Crystallization Systems

50. Engineering Design Guidelines for Catalyst Systems

51. Engineering Design Guidelines for NOx Removal Units

52. Engineering Design Guidelines for General Plant Cost Estimating

53. Engineering Design Guidelines for Flare Knock Out Drums

54. Engineering Design Guidelines for Silencer Applications

55. Engineering Design Guidelines for Energy Management

56. Engineering Design Guidelines for Evaporation Systems

57. Engineering Design Guideline for Waste Water Treatment Units

58. Engineering Design Guidelines for Solid Waste Treatment

59. Engineering Design Guidelines for Water Treatment Units

60. Engineering Design Guidelines for Burner Management Systems

61. Engineering Design Guidelines for Oil and Gas Produced Water Treatment Systems

65. Engineering Design Guidelines for Reactor Design, Selection, and Sizing

 

Petroleum Crude Oil Refining Systems Group

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

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

72. Engineering Design Guidelines for Refinery Furnaces

73. Engineering Design Guidelines for Crude Unit Desalter Units

74. Engineering Design Guideline for Refinery FCC Units

75. Engineering Design Guideline for Refinery Alkylation Units

76. Engineering Design Guidelines for Hydrotreater Units

77. Engineering Design Guideline for Refinery Catalytic Reformer Units

78. Engineering Design Guidelines for BTX Extraction Units

79. Engineering Design Guidelines for Burner Management Systems

80. Engineering Design Guidelines for Crude Oil Properties


Ethylene and Olefin Plant Systems Group

85. Engineering Design Guidelines of Olefin Compressors

86. Engineering Design Guidelines for an Ethylene Plant Quench Oil Tower Selection and Sizing

87. Engineering Design Guidelines for an Ethylene Plant Quench Water Tower Selection and Sizing

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

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

90. Engineering Design Guidelines for Olefin Furnaces

91. Engineering Design Guidelines for Spent Caustic Treatment Systems

92. Engineering Design Guideline for Water Water Stripper Columns Selection and Sizing

93. Engineering Design Guidelines for Hydrotreater Units

94. Engineering Design Guidelines for BTX Extraction Units

95. Engineering Design Guidelines for Mole Sieve Dehydration Systems

96. Engineering Design Guidelines for Refrigeration Systems

97. Engineering Design Guidelines for Cryogenic Heat Exchangers Sizing and Selection


Management Group

110. Engineering Design Guidelines for Project Management

111. Engineering Design Guidelines for Quality Control Management

112. Engineering Design Guidelines for Benchmarking of Process Units

113 Engineering Design Guidelines for Managing Project Teams

 

Engineering Fundamentals Group

120. Engineering Fundamentals for Solid and Fluid Mechanics

121. Engineering Fundamental Guideline for Engineering Materials and Their Strength

122. Engineering Fundamental Guideline for Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

123. Engineering Fundamental Guidelines for Engineering Ethics

124. Engineering Fundamental Guideline for Thermodynamics and Transport Properties

125. Engineering Fundamental Guideline for Physics and Electromagnetism


Engineering Knowledge Group

140. Engineering Design Guidelines for Introduction to Chemical Engineering

141. Engineering Design Guidelines for General Plant Cost Estimating

142. Engineering Design Guidelines for Process Control

143. Engineering Design Guideline for Electrical Power Supply and Regulation

144. Engineering Fundamental Guideline for Electrical Circuits and Applications



Engineering Safety Group

210. Engineering Design Guidelines for Safety in Process Equipment Design

211. Engineering Design Guidelines for Safety in Overpressure Reliving Systems

212. Engineering Design Guidelines for Process Safety Management

213. Engineering Design Guidelines for Burner Management Systems

214. Engineering Design Guidelines for Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP)

215. Engineering Design Guidelines for Accidents / Incidents Investigation

216. Engineering Design Guidelines for Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

217. Engineering Design Guidelines for Safety Risk Management and Loss Prevention

218. Engineering Design Guidelines for Isolation and Safe Commissioning of Process Equipment

 

Natural Gas Group

301. Engineering Design Guidelines for Slug Catcher Units

302. Engineering Design Guideline for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Units

303. Engineering Design Guideline for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)Units

304. Engineering Design Guidelines for Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Units

305. Engineering Design Guidelines for Cryogenic Heat Exchangers Sizing and Selection

306. Engineering Design Guidelines for Refrigeration Systems

307. Engineering Design Guidelines for Amine Gas Dehydration Systems

308. Engineering Design Guidelines for Mole Sieve Dehydration Systems

309. Engineering Design Guidelines for Gas Sweetening Systems


Specialty Units Group

301. Engineering Design Guideline for Air Separation Units

302. Engineering Design Guideline for Hydrotreater Units

306. Engineering Design Guidelines for Ethylene (Olefin) Units

307. Engineering Design Guidelines for Butadiene Extraction Units

308. Engineering Design Guidelines for Olefin C4 Derivative Units

310. Engineering Design Guidelines for EB/Styrene Units

311. Engineering Design Guidelines for Polyethylene Units

312. Engineering Design Guidelines for Polypropylene Units

313. Engineering Design Guidelines for Mercury Removal Units

314. Engineering Design Guidelines for Ammonia Units

315. Engineering Design Guidelines for 1-Butene Units

 

Facilities Group

401. Engineering Design Guidelines of HVAC Systems

402. Engineering Design Guidelines for Project Management

403. Engineering Design Guidelines for Quality Control Management

404. Engineering Design Guideline for Waste Water Treatment Units

405. Engineering Design Guidelines for Solid Waste Treatment

406. Engineering Design Guidelines for Cooling Towers Selection and Sizing

407. Engineering Design Guidelines for Energy Management