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2nd Edition

The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook
Volume 2 - Design and Operations

ISBN 9781439839645
Published April 2, 2013 by CRC Press
572 Pages 628 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Despite the length of time it has been around, its importance, and vast amounts of research, combustion is still far from being completely understood. Issues regarding the environment, cost, and fuel consumption add further complexity, particularly in the process and power generation industries. Dedicated to advancing the art and science of industrial combustion, The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook, Second Edition: Volume 2 – Design and Operations serves as a field manual for operators, engineers, and managers working in design and operations.

Under the leadership of Charles E. Baukal, Jr., top engineers and technologists from John Zink Hamworthy Combustion examine equipment design and operations in the context of the process and power generation industries. Coverage includes testing, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. This second volume features color illustrations and photographs throughout, and extensive appendices contain property data relevant to industrial combustion equipment and processes.

What’s New in This Edition

  • Expanded to three volumes, with Volume 2 focusing on equipment design and operations
  • Extensive updates and revisions throughout, reflecting new standards, energy sources, processes, and conservation concerns
  • New material on combustion diagnostics and testing
  • Updated material on safety and combustion controls
  • New material on metallurgy, refractories, and blowers
  • Expanded coverage of burners, flares, and thermal oxidizers, including testing, operations, and troubleshooting
  • More property data useful for the design and operation of combustion equipment

The second of three volumes in the new, expanded edition of the bestselling handbook, this volume helps you broaden your understanding of industrial combustion design and operations to better meet the challenges of this field.

For the other volumes in the set, see The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook, Second Edition: Three-Volume Set.

Table of Contents

Charles E. Baukal, Jr.

Combustion Controls
Rodney Crockett and Jim Heinlein

Blowers for Combustion Systems
John Bellovich and Jim Warren

Wes Bussman, Garry Mayfield, Jason D. McAdams, Mike Pappe, and Jon Hembree

Refractory for Combustion Systems
Jim Warren

Burner Design
Richard T. Waibel, Michael G. Claxton, and Bernd Reese

Combustion Diagnostics
Wes Bussman, I.-Ping Chung, and Jaime A. Erazo, Jr.

Burner Testing
Jaime A. Erazo, Jr. and Thomas M. Korb

Flare Testing
Charles E. Baukal, Jr. and Roger Poe

Thermal Oxidizer Testing
Bruce C. Johnson and Nate Petersen

Burner Installation and Maintenance
William Johnson, Mike Pappe, Erwin Platvoet, and Michael G. Claxton

Burner/Heater Operations
William Johnson, Erwin Platvoet, Mike Pappe, Michael G. Claxton, Richard T. Waibel, and Jason D. McAdams

Burner Troubleshooting
William Johnson, Erwin Platvoet, Mike Pappe, Michael G. Claxton, and Richard T. Waibel

Flare Operations and Troubleshooting
Robert E. Schwartz and Zachary L. Kodesh

Thermal Oxidizer Installation and Maintenance
Dale Campbell

Thermal Oxidizer Operations and Troubleshooting
Dale Campbell

Appendix A: Units and Conversions
Appendix B: Physical Properties of Materials
Appendix C: Properties of Gasses and Liquids
Appendix D: Properties of Solids


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Charles E. Baukal, Jr., Ph.D., PE, is the director of the John Zink Institute for the John Zink Company, LLC (Tulsa, Oklahoma), where he has been since 1998. He has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of industrial combustion, pollution control, and heat transfer and has authored more than 150 publications in those areas. Dr. Baukal serves as an adjunct instructor for Oral Roberts University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Tulsa, and the University of Utah. He is the author or editor of thirteen books in the field of industrial combustion.