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.

Ethylene and Olefin Plant Unit Guidelines

Refining Unit Guideline

Safety Guidelines

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 $2249.95 (10% Discount)

Engineering Design Sizing Program - USD $ 999.95

Purchasing Guidelines


Engineering Equipment Fundamentals Group

1. 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

2. 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

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

  • Piping Surge Calculations Hydraulics Line Sizing Excel Spread Sheet

  • Piping Surge Calculations Hydraulics Line Sizing Equipment Data Sheet

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

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

6. Engineering Design Guideline for General Instrumentation Sizing and Selection

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

8. Engineering Design Guidelines for Pump Hydraulic Sizing and Selection

9. Engineering Design Guidelines for Heat Exchanger Sizing and Selection

10. Engineering Design Guidelines for Compressor Sizing and Selection

12. Engineering Design Guidelines for Separation Vessels Sizing and Selection

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

37. Engineering Design Guidelines for Amine Gas Dehydration Systems

38. Engineering Design Guidelines for Mole Sieve Dehydration Systems

39. Engineering Design Guidelines for Gas Sweetening Systems

41. Engineering Design Guidelines for Process Control

42. Engineering Design Guidelines for Refrigeration Systems

43. Engineering Design Guidelines for Slug Catcher Units

45. Engineering Design Guidelines of HVAC Systems

46. Engineering Design Guidelines for Cooling Towers Selection and Sizing

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

48. Engineering Design Guidelines for Trayed Column Hydraulics

49. Engineering Design Guidelines for Packed Column Hydraulics

  • Packing Hydraulics Design Sizing Excel Spreadsheet Part 1 Part 2

50. Engineering Design Guidelines for Reboiler Selection and Sizing

51. Engineering Design Guidelines For Furnaces

52. Engineering Design Guidelines for Boilers and Pressure Vessels

53. Engineering Design Guidelines for Coalescer Selection and Sizing

54. Engineering Design Guidelines for Crystallization Systems

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

56. Engineering Design Guidelines for NOx Removal Units

57. Engineering Design Guidelines for General Plant Cost Estimating

60. Engineering Design Guidelines for Flare Knock Out Drums

61. Engineering Design Guidelines for Silencer Applications

62. Engineering Design Guidelines for Energy Management

63. Engineering Design Guidelines for Evaporation Systems

64. Engineering Design Guideline for Waste Water Treatment Units

65. Engineering Design Guidelines for Solid Waste Treatment

67. Engineering Design Guidelines for Hydrotreater Units

69. Engineering Design Guidelines for BTX Extraction Units

70. Engineering Design Guidelines for Burner Management Systems

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

 

Engineering Design Guidelines for Petrochemcial Crude Oil Refiniing

100. Engineering Design Guidelines for Flare Selection and Sizing

101. Engineering Design Guidelines for Storage Tanks Selection and Sizing

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

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

104. Engineering Design Guidelines for Refinery Furnaces

105. Engineering Design Guidelines for Amine Gas Dehydration Systems

106. Engineering Design Guidelines for Gas Sweetening Systems

107. Engineering Design Guidelines for Process Control

108. Engineering Design Guidelines for Slug Catcher Units

109. Engineering Design Guidelines for Crude Unit Desalter Units

110. Engineering Design Guidelines for Cooling Towers Selection and Sizing

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

112. Engineering Design Guidelines for Trayed Column Hydraulics

113. Engineering Design Guidelines for Packed Column Hydraulics

  • Packing Hydraulics Design Sizing Excel Spreadsheet Part 1 Part 2

114. Engineering Design Guidelines for Reboiler Selection and Sizing

115. Engineering Design Guidelines For Furnaces

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

117. Engineering Design Guideline for Refinery FCC Units

118. Engineering Design Guideline for Refinery Alkylation Units

119. Engineering Design Guidelines for Introduction to Refining

121. Engineering Design Guidelines for Hydrotreater Units

122. Engineering Design Guideline for Refinery Catalytic Reformer Units

123. Engineering Design Guidelines for BTX Extraction Units

124. Engineering Design Guidelines for Burner Management Systems

125. Engineering Design Guideline for Refinery Catalytic Reformer Units

126. Engineering Design Guidelines for Burner Management Systems

127. Engineering Design Guidelines for Crude Oil Properties

 

 

Engineering Design Guidelines for Ethylene and Olefin Plants

150. Engineering Design Guidelines of Olefin Compressors

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

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

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

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

155.Engineering Design Guidelines for Olefin Furnaces

156. Engineering Design Guidelines for Spent Caustic Treatment Systems

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

158. Engineering Design Guidelines for Burner Management Systems

159. Engineering Design Guidelines for BTX Extraction Units

160. Engineering Design Guidelines for Refrigeration Systems

161. Engineering Design Guidelines for Mole Sieve Dehydration Systems

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

163. Engineering Design Guidelines for Hydrotreater Units

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

 

Engineering Knowledge Group

170. Engineering Design Guidelines for Introduction to Chemical Engineering

171. Engineering Design Guidelines for General Plant Cost Estimating

172. Engineering Design Guidelines for Process Control

173. Engineering Design Guideline for Electrical Power Supply and Regulation

174. Engineering Design Guidelines for Statistical Process Control


Management Group

190. Engineering Design Guidelines for Project Management

191. Engineering Design Guidelines for Quality Control Management

192. Engineering Design Guidelines for Benchmarking of Process Units


Engineering Fundamentals Group

200. Engineering Fundamentals for Solid and Fluid Mechanics

201. Engineering Fundamental Guideline for Engineering Materials and Their Strength

202. Engineering Fundamental Guideline for Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

203. Engineering Fundamental Guidelines for Engineering Ethics

204. Engineering Fundamental Guideline for Thermodynamics and Transport Properties

205. Engineering Fundamental Guideline for Physics and Electromagnetism

157. 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 - Safety Integrity Levels

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 Guideline for Gas Processing

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

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

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

305. Engineering Design Guidelines for Refrigeration Systems

306. Engineering Design Guidelines for Amine Gas Dehydration Systems

307. Engineering Design Guidelines for Mole Sieve Dehydration Systems

308. Engineering Design Guidelines for Gas Sweetening Systems

 

 

 

Specialty Chemicals Group

310. Engineering Design Guidelines for Air Separation Units

311. Engineering Design Guidelines for Ethylene (Olefin) Units

312. Engineering Design Guidelines for Butadiene Extraction Units

313. Engineering Design Guidelines for Olefin C4 Derivative Units

314. Engineering Design Guidelines for BTX Extraction Units

315. Engineering Design Guidelines for EB/Styrene Units

316. Engineering Design Guidelines for Polyethylene Units

317. Engineering Design Guidelines for Polypropylene Units

318. Engineering Design Guideline for Mercury Removal Units

319. Engineering Design Guideline for Ammonia Units

320. Engineering Design Guidelines for 1-Butene Units

321. Engineering Design Guidelines for Hydrotreater 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

 

Project Management Group

501. Engineering Design Guidelines for Project Management

502. Engineering Design Guidelines for Quality Control Management

503 Engineering Design Guidelines for Managing Project Teams