Introduction to Process Technology, 2nd edition

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Comprehensive overview of process technology

  • Students are introduced to the various process industries, including oil and gas, chemical, mining, power generation, pulp and paper, water and wastewater treatment, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical.
  • Thoroughly Updated Content! Including growth and development of industry into the 2010s; appropriate new legislation; and new data sets.
  • New! Emphasis on Safety throughout and inclusion of industry events that led to new safety legislation.
  • Expanded Content on current methods of oil and gas extraction (fracking); process-auxiliary systems, and process service utilities.
  • An overview of common types of equipment exposes students to the technologies they can expect to encounter on the job.

Skills, roles, and competencies of today’s process technician

  • Coverage of “soft skills” examines the additional knowledge important for success in the work environment.
  • A description of the process technician’s role prepares students for a career in the process industries.
  • A review of related subject areas covers basic chemistry; basic physics; safety, health, environment, and security; quality; process drawings; and process equipment.


Learning aids and practice opportunities

  • New Full Color Design!
  • All New Full Color Art Program! With over 400 fully revised artwork and photos including new visuals of process flow for different industries, quality control, and logic diagrams.
  • New!Key term definitions at beginning of each chapter.
  • Updated Review and Answers Appendix!
  • Updated Checking Your Knowledge questions meet new chapter objectives and now include answers and rationales.
  • UPDATED! Revised learning objectives align the text with the new NAPTA curriculum.
  • Student activities reinforce key chapter content and provide related practice opportunities.
  • All New Instructor Resource Package including lesson plans, test banks, review questions and PowerPoints.

Comprehensive overview of process technology

  • Thoroughly Updated Content! Including growth and development of industry into the 2010s; appropriate new legislation; and new data sets.
  • New! Emphasis on Safety throughout and inclusion of industry events that led to new safety legislation.
  • Expanded Content on current methods of oil and gas extraction (fracking); process-auxiliary systems, and process service utilities.

Learning aids and practice opportunities

  • New Full Color Design!
  • All New Full Color Art Program! With over 400 fully revised artwork and photos including new visuals of process flow for different industries, quality control, and logic diagrams.
  • New!Key term definitions at beginning of each chapter.
  • Revised learning objectives align the text with the new NAPTA curriculum.
  • Updated Review and Answers Appendix!
  • Updated Checking Your Knowledge questions have been meet new chapter objectives and now include answers and rationales.
  • All New Instructor Resource Package including lesson plans, test banks, review questions and PowerPoints.

PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS TECHNOLOGY
1. Process Technology: An Overview
2. Fossil Fuel Industries: Oil, Gas, and Mining Industries
3. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries
4. Power Generation Industry
5. Food and Beverage Industry
6. Water and Wastewater Industry
7. Pulp and Paper Industry

PART 2: SKILLS FOR PROCESS TECHNICIANS
8. Working as Teams
9. Health, Environment, Safety, and Security
10. Quality

PART 3: BASIC KNOWLEDGE FOR PROCESS TECHNICIANS
11. Basic Physics
12. Basic Chemistry
13. Process Drawings

PART 4: EQUIPMENT USED IN PROCESS TECHNOLOGY
14. Piping and Valves
15. Vessels
16. Pumps
17. Compressors
18. Turbines
19. Electricity and Motors
20. Heat Exchangers
21. Cooling Towers
22. Furnaces
23. Boilers
24. Distillation
25. Process Service Utilities
26. Process Auxiliaries
27. Instrumentation

Appendix I. Answers for Checking Your Knowledge

The North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) is an organization of the Process Technology (PTEC) education providers and their business, industry, and community advisors cooperatively working toward their common goals.
The NAPTA is the standard-bearer of the PTEC curriculum. The NAPTA audits PTEC degree programs in North America and endorses those that meet its criteria. Eligible colleges have received the NAPTA endorsement.

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