Troubleshooting Process Operations, 5th Edition

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The authoritative and highly popular manual for refinery operations and upkeep, Troubleshooting Process Operations, 5th Edition, provides engineers and technicians with unparalleled knowledge. With his expertise and experience, Norman Lieberman, the author, presents a range of problems and troubleshooting methods that are specific to various processes, systems, and equipment. This comprehensive guide helps both beginners and experienced troubleshooters identify the root causes of malfunctions and failures. The latest edition includes updates on maintenance and design techniques, as well as nine additional chapters on reducing CO2 emissions from process units. As a chemical engineer, Norm Lieberman enriches his troubleshooting guide with amusing and insightful anecdotes from his 59 years in the petrochemical and refining industry.

Features & Benefits

  • Nitty-gritty descriptions of common refinery and chemical plant problems and the diagnostic field observations, experiments, and calculations that reveal their origin
  • Troubleshooting checklists and references following each chapter
  • Practical advice for optimizing interactions with key plant operations personnel
  • Key techniques for reducing CO2 emissions from process units


  • Engineers
  • Field level personnel
  • Management
  • Students

About the Author

Norman P. Lieberman is an independent consultant who troubleshoots refinery process problems. His 50+ years of experience have included troubleshooting process plant problems for Amoco Oil and the Good Hope Refinery in Louisiana. He has held positions from technical service fi eld engineer to refinery manager. Most of his career has been devoted to process design and plant operations supervision. Lieberman holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Cooper Union and Purdue. His areas of expertise include delayed coking, alkylation, sulfur recovery, FCCU, and energy conservation. He teaches a popular course, "Troubleshooting Hydrocarbon Processes," based on his books. He has authored several books covering troubleshooting, process engineering, design, and equipment.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 6x9
Pages: 661
Published: July 2024
ISBN: 9781955578202

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