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Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, Fourth Edition Hardcover – November 13, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-1593701581 ISBN-10: 1593701586 Edition: 4th

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  • Hardcover: 270 pages
  • Publisher: PennWell Corp.; 4 edition (November 13, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593701586
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593701581
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jersey Kid on December 9, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have a BA degree in International Studies and an MBA in Finance. I have been in market and competitor analysis with energy consulting firms and operating companies for 28 years.

I have relied on this book every step of the way.

Do not expect to get a detailed understanding of how refining works. If that is what you are seerking, you're not in the right place (hint: read the title!). What this spelndid little book does is give a business person enough background to understand the various processes, both individually and as part of the flow from crude oil to, for example gasoline. How good is this book? Well, it has been in continuous publication for some 20 years.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LS on November 10, 2011
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Very Good overview of petroleum refining. Well written.
I would recommend it, as an introduction text, for every engineer working in an oil refinery.
However, it is not written for process engineers looking a technical book, as the process engineering concepts are not covered and sometimes incorrect.
For example, Leffler states that "the perforations permit the vapors to rise through the column and the liquids to fall" to explain how distillation perforated trays work. Liquid flow through the perforations has to be avoided (this is called "tray dumping").
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By raymond villegas on May 13, 2013
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Takes the different processes and breaks them down into terms that lay people can use and understand. A copy was purchased for every control room in our unit
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Cardenas on February 15, 2013
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Loved the speed it shipped! Great book! Price was great also, couldn't be more pleased. I would recommend it to anyone!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wesley L. Johnson on November 26, 2012
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This book is a great read for any novice in the Petroleum Industry. I work in the industry and I have a much better understanding of how everything works after readin this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dmitry on April 14, 2012
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Very well-written book on petroleum refining, with a lot of graphs, pictures and explanations. For a petroleum specialist it might be a little too basic, but if you are not directly involved in oil refining in your day-to-day activities - this book is a very well presented material, covering all modern refining processes. Highly recommend to read.
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