Process Plant Equipment – Mixers

Process Plant Equipment – Mixers

Process Plant Equipment: Operation, Control, and Reliability

Chapter 12: Mixers

By Jayesh Ramesh Tekchandaney

This chapter includes a broad range of topics related to industrial mixing technology and equipment. The text provides practical knowledge and understanding on selection, design and operation of industrial mixing equipment used for liquids, solids and viscous materials. The chapter consists of five sections.

Section 12.1 – Mixing Concepts: Theory and Practice

Section 12. 2 – Fluid Mixing

Section 12.3 – Solid Blending

Section 12.4 – Mixing High Viscosity Materials and Pastes

Section 12.5 – Mechanical Components in Mixing Equipment

An additional section on “Advances in Mixing Technology” is included in the appendix of the book. This book can be purchased from

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Process Plant Equipment: Operation, Control, and Reliability is divided into three sections:

  • Section One: Process Equipment Operations covers such key equipment as mixers, valves, pumps, cooling towers, conveyors, and storage tanks
  • Section Two: Process Plant Reliability sets forth a variety of tested and proven tools and methods to assess and ensure the reliability and mechanical integrity of process equipment, including failure analysis, Fitness-for-Service assessment, engineering economics for chemical processes, and process component function and performance criteria
  • Section Three: Process Measurement, Control, and Modeling examines flow meters, process control, and process modeling and simulation

Throughout the book, numerous photos and diagrams illustrate the operation and control of key process equipment. There are also case studies demonstrating how actual process plants have implemented the tools and techniques discussed in the book. At the end of each chapter, an extensive list of references enables readers to explore each individual topic in greater depth.

In summary, this text offers students, process engineers, and plant managers the expertise and technical support needed to streamline and optimize the operation of process plant equipment, from its initial selection to operations to troubleshooting.

Process Plant Equipment

Process Plant Equipment: Operation, Control, and Reliability
ISBN: 978-1-1180-2264-1
728 pages
October 2012