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Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing Principles and Practices 4th Edition by Saeid Mokhatab, William A. Poe, and John Y. Mak | PDF Free Download.
Saeid Mokhatab is one of the most recognizable names in the natural gas community through his contributions to advancing the technologies in the natural gas processing industry.
He has been actively involved in different aspects of several large-scale gas processing projects, from conceptual design through plant startup and operations support.
He has presented on gas processing technologies worldwide and has published 300 technical papers and two renowned Elsevier’s handbooks in collaboration with leading experts from the largest international engineering companies and prominent process licensors.
His numerous publications, which are widely read and highly respected, have set the technical standards in the natural gas processing industry and are considered by many as major references to be used for any gas processing/LNG project in development.
He founded the world’s first peer-reviewed journal devoted to natural gas science and engineering (published by Elsevier, the United States) and has held editorial positions for many scientific journals/book publishing companies in the hydrocarbon processing industry.
He has also served as a member of technical committees for several professional societies and acclaimed gas processing conferences worldwide.
As a result of his outstanding work in the natural gas industry, he has received a number of international awards and medals, and his biography has been listed in highly prestigious directories.
William A. “Bill” Poe is a Senior Principal Technical Consultant at AVEVA, the United States. He has over 35 years of international business and industrial experience in design, operations, and project management of gas processing plants with a special focus on automation, multivariable predictive control (MPC), advanced process control (APC), optimization design and implementation, and real-time performance monitoring.
Bill started his career at Shell Oil Company, USA, in 1981, working over a decade in natural gas processing plant operations and engineering as well as management of multimillion-dollar projects.
In 1993, he joined Continental Controls to lead the process engineering department in support of executing contracts with the Gas Research Institute, USA, where he developed new multivariable control applications in the natural gas industry.
After joining GE as part of the Continental Controls acquisition, he became vice president of this division of GE where his responsibilities included direction of product development, projects, technical sales support, and customer service for multivariable control and optimization applications in the natural gas industry.
In 2001, Bill joined Invensys Process Systems, USA, where he has developed APC and Optimization Master Plans for international companies such as Saudi Aramco, ADNOC, Statoil, and PDVSA, as well as automation and advanced process control feasibility studies for over 100 natural gas processing plants worldwide.
After Schneider Electric acquired Invensys Process Systems in 2014 and merged its software division with AVEVA in 2018, he has continued to work with the top gas processing companies.
Bill is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, has authored or coauthored more than 60 technical papers, and made numerous technical presentations at prestigious international conferences.
He received the GE Innovators Award in 1999 and attained the Invensys Circle of Excellence in 2011.
John Y. Mak is a Senior Fellow and Technical Director at Fluor, the United States, and leads the technology and design development for Fluor chemical and energy division.
He is the technical expert and SME with Fluor for over 40 years and has been leading major oil and gas, petrochemical and refinery projects from conceptual designs, feasibility studies, FEED development, detailed engineering, to plant start-up and performance testing.
John has made contributions to innovations in natural gas treating and processing, NGL recovery, LNG liquefaction, and regasification, synthesis gas purification, and carbon capture methods.
John is the co-author of the Handbook of Liquefied Natural Gas, first edition (2013) published by Elsevier, the United States.
He has published over 80 technical papers and has frequently presented his findings at technical conferences such as GPA Midstream Convention, GPA Europe, Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference, LNG Summit, Offshore Technology Conference, GAS TECH, and China Coal Forum.
John is the inventor of over 90 patents and patent-pending processes. John is specializing in more complex NGL recovery designs for conventional and unconventional gases, treating high CO2 content gases using physical solvents, acid gas removal with amines, cryogenic nitrogen rejection, and helium recovery.
Natural gas is an abundant global resource and is a clean-burning fuel that offers important environmental benefits compared to other fossil fuels. Natural gas is a versatile and safe source of energy that is necessary to bridge us to the future of renewable sources.
The surge of natural gas production from unconventional sources is remarkable and further underscores the importance of gas processing.
In this regard, it is fitting that the most up-to-date technical materials covering these subjects be well-known to gas producers, gas processors, technical specialists, and project developers.
While many publications and books are available, there is a lack of a comprehensive book that captures the complete natural gas value chain from wellhead to the end-user.
This updated book provides the basic theoretical and practical background, while also covering innovations and new developments in the subject areas.
Many interesting and exciting developments in the natural gas industry have emerged since the publication of the third edition in 2015 that provoked us to add and update several sections.
We reviewed published materials and selected the most appropriate and viable innovations, combined with our own research and practical experience for updating.
The result is a more complete and comprehensive reference that fully covers the ranges of today’s challenging gas processing problems.
Six new chapters have been added to include a detailed discussion of the thermodynamic and energy efficiency of relevant processes, and innovations in processing super-rich gas, high CO2 content gas, and high nitrogen content gas with other contaminants.
This book is a major contribution to the professional literature as we have attempted to concentrate on what we perceive to be an acceptable design and proven practices.
The organization of content addresses the design aspects that are important to students in the engineering curricula, and the operating and trouble-shooting facets for plant operators.
We hope this handbook provides the design reference and conveys valuable experience to both the beginners and the experienced. The preparation of a book that covers such a broad subject requires different sources of information.
We gratefully acknowledge our indebtedness to all of the individuals who contributed to the development of this book. An invaluable contribution to this edition is the insight by experts in their specialties and applications.
Special thanks are due to friends and colleagues, who encouraged, assessed, and made this book possible.
Among them are Dr. Louis Mattar and Dr. Mehran PooladiDarvish of the Fekete Associates Inc., Canada, who prepared the section on ‘Natural Gas Exploration and Production’ in Chapter 1. We also appreciate Mr. Cris Heijckers of Kranji Solutions Pte Ltd., Singapore, for preparing a section on ‘Practical Design of Separation Systems’ in Chapter 5.
We deeply acknowledge the greatest help of Dr. Rainer Kurz of Solar Turbines Inc., USA, in updating Chapter 14. We thank Mr. Sidney P. Santos of At Work Rio Engineering and Consulting Ltd., Brazil, for his constructive comments and suggestions on Chapter 15.
We also express our sincere appreciation to Dr. Scott Northrop of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, USA, and Mr. Michael Mitariten of Air Liquide, USA, who provided valuable comments for the betterment of the book.
Finally, we appreciate the editorial staff members of Elsevier who have been an excellent source of strong support during the preparation and publication of this book.
The accelerated delivery of the information contained in this handbook is important as we all strive to adapt to the latest technology in gas processing for a greener and safer environment.
Our mission is to continuously follow the progress, add new materials in the future editions, and update the fundamental and practical materials already in this edition.
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