- Publisher: NY (1980)
- ASIN: B000N7KLNQ
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language
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David Morris, SPHR.........Director Human Resources
I have to agree with some of the previous reviewers who correctly pointed that some of the information contained in the book, at least from a rigorous technical standpoint, was not entirely correct. However, that was not the intent of the text. The goal of this text is to introduce the key concepts of the petroleum refining industry, and explain them in a way that say, for example, the personal secretary to an oil executive would understand. I found myself having to consult some of my core textbooks in chemical engineering after reading various topics in the book for more detailed technical information. Those of you looking for the hard-core, quantitative, technical information related to this information, such as chemical processes and process economics, will be disappointed with this text. However, those of you who have a technical or scientific background but no real knowledge of the oil industry even at the rudimentary level (like myself) will find this book to be a good starting point for basic explanations of key concepts.Read more ›
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I will want to go on from here to something that is much more in depth, but as a starting point this was exactly what I was looking for.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book as the author explains is for the Layman and an individual employed in the Oil Refining Industry who wants a thorough understanding of the Processes but who is not an... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Walter J. Ramsey
Great book for anyone in the Petrochemical/refining business. Especially a new comer. It really breaks it down.Published on April 9, 2009 by L. H. Cook
It's a okay book. i completed a course in refining and had this book. If you don't understand how different units work or new to the business this book would be a good place to... Read morePublished on January 19, 2009 by S. Rahim
IF YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT PETROLEUM REFINING, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU !!Published on September 23, 2008 by Gustavo Jimenez
This is an excellent book to get insight about Oil Industry without going through the hassel of understanding the technical/chemical info.Published on April 10, 2008 by Alireza Ashtari
Book is not bad, not much technical information in it. I would have liked to see more information written about the various process's. Read morePublished on March 4, 2008 by David
Recommended this to students but they found too much bad information. Maybe nontechnical means not worried about details being correct.Published on December 16, 2005 by Gordon Wei