Valve Selection Handbook

Author(s) Peter Smith, R. W. Zappe
Publisher Gulf Professional Publishing
Date 2003
Pages 399
Format pdf
Size 20 Mb







The main declared intention of the authors of this volume was to provide assistance to the piping engineers during the selection of valves for particular application and duly meeting all design parameters of specific process service. The book addresses virtually all types of valves and gives a good resume of the main concepts. The content is fairly comprehensive, the explanations are clear and supplemented by illustrations.

According to the reviews, the volume is remarkably instrumental and helpful when used for the calculation of the pressure drop. The commonly used packing materials have also been covered in detail. This is an excellent choice for both specialists and novices. This latest edition will be equally useful for the designers and project engineers. There are several new chapters added and covering the valve locking devices and actuators, bleed- and double ball valves plus providing the useful glossary of terms.

Ten chapters of the book are focusing on the different important aspects of valve technology. Due attention was paid by the authors to the new generations of valves intended for use offshore. In addition, the book addresses newly introduced environmental friendly equipment and relevant procedures considered critically important issue in the oil and gas industry of today...

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