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Pipe Drafting and Design : Using Manual, Autocad, and Pro-Pipe Applications
by Roy A. Parisher, Robert A. Rhea
Amazons price: $39.95 (ISBN: 0884156575)
Hardcover (February 1996)

Review: Booknews, Inc. , December 1, 1996
A step-by-step manual instructing students in the basic skills required for industrial drafting and design including advice on the use of AutoCAD and PRO-PIPE, the most commonly used pipe drafting softwares. The guide walks students through the creation of piping symbols for fittings, flanges, valves, and mechanical equipment. Each step provides a structural foundation for the culminating development of a 3-D model, giving the student an opportunity to visualize an entire piping facility. The volume features over 100 illustrations and photographs, and helpful exercises and questions for review and practice. The six appendices detail dimensional data, lettering, math, architect's scale, and computer use. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Process Plant Layout and Piping Design
by Ed Bausbacher, Roger Hunt (Contributor)
Amazons Price: $67.60 (ISBN: 0131386298)

Review: From Houston, TX. , October 1, 1998
Extensive drawings make this a 'must have' for Designers
Hundreds of detailed drawings demonstrating the best practices of Plant Layout and Design distinguishes this book from its competitors. Clear information on plot plan development, equipment arrangement, and piping layout associated with different types of equipment and structures is described in detail. This book is used by the Society of Piping Engineers in their course on Plant Design.

The Piping Guide : For the Design and Drafting of Industrial Piping Systems
by David R. Sherwood, Dennis J. Whistance
Amazons Price: $89.00 (ISBN: 0914082191)

Review: A reader from Minneapolis, Minnesota , October 2, 1998
A "must have" technical book for every piper's library!
This is one of the best piping books I have come across in years. The book is complete, concise and very informative. It's a great addition to my piping library and would'nt go on the road without it! A "must have" technical book for all draftsmen, designers and engineers!

Engineering Drawing and Design
by David A. Madsen, Terence M. Shumaker, J. Lee Turpin, catheri Stark

Amazon's Price: $96.95 (ISBN:  0827367201)
Hardcover - 992 pages 2nd edition (January 1996)

Description: The most comprehensive and accurate coverage of engineering drawing available including complete coverage of the elements in drafting.

Synopsis: Offering complete coverage of all the elements of drafting, this second edition remains the most up-to-date compendium on engineering drawing and design available. Based on the latest ANSI/ASME standards, this encyclopedic resource spans the engineering disciplines, including fluid power, structural, civil, electrical, piping, and HVAC/sheet metal. Includes updated CADD applications. 1,400 illus.

About the Author: David Madsen is the Department Chair of Drafting Technology and an instructor at Clackamas Community College an Authorized AutoCAD and SmartCAM Training Center in Oregon City Oregon. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Design Drafting Association.

Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching
by C. Thomas Olivo, Thomas P. Olivo, P. D. Olivio

Amazon's Price: $45.95 (ISBN: 0766808416)
Paperback 7th edition (November 1998)

Comments: John Berkey (article@tc.fluke.com) from Everett, WA. , May 29, 1998.  5 out of 5 stars. Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching. This book is excellent for teaching the basic's of blueprint reading. Great illustrations, and assignment sheets. Would highly recommend it for employee training !!
John Berkey.
Chief Quality Specialist,
PCB Manufacturing Operations,
Fluke Corporation.

Drafting Symbol Sourcebook
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by Doug Wolff
Amazon's Price: $39.95 (ISBN: 0070713324)
Hardcover - 400 pages (February 1999)

Description: This book is a collection of over 3,000 drafting symbols used in the various engineering disciplines and architecture. Each symbol is presented in a clear simple format for hands-on use in the field or at the drafting table. Each entry  includes: name of symbol, drawing of represented object, remarks to clarify points of confusion.

Geometric Tolerancing : A Text-Workbook
by Richard S. Marrelli, Patrick J. McCuistion

Amazon's Price: $27.16 (ISBN: 0028018826)
Paperback 2nd edition (June 1996)

Description: None available.

Engineering Drawing and Graphic Technology
by Thomas E. French, Charles J. Vierck, Robert J.  Foster

Amazon's Price: $98.75 (ISBN: 0070223475)
Hardcover - 745 pages 14th Ed. edition (December 1992)

Description: None available.

 

Handbook of Industrial Power and Steam Systems
by Paul N. Garay

Amazon's Price: $95.00 (ISBN:  0131474146)
Hardcover - 449 pages (June 1994)

Review: Booknews, Inc. , August 1, 1995
Developed from a year long series of lectures for the operators of the big steam plant installed at Mare Island Naval Shipyard about 1980, providing a foundation for incorporating changes in power production since then. Describes the design and operation features of industrial power plants, considering such aspects as environmental concerns, basic energy and steam, electrical systems, heat recovery, energy conservation, codes and standards, and information sources. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, OR.

Here is your complete guide to the systems and equipment used for producing electrical power, steam, and utility functions such as heating, refrigeration, ventilation, and water for industrial facilities. The full scope of the various types of boiler plants, turbines, pumps, and cogenerating systems are examined, including design considerations, as well as optimum application of auxiliary equipment. The critical and sometimes competing factors which contribute to the overall success of an installation, such as energy efficiency, solid and gas emissions, overall cost effectiveness and performance, convenience of operation, and safety are put into clear perspective. Energy conservation measures specific to the steam plant including heat recovery, as well as overall plant energy management, are fully explored.

Integrated Design of Water Treatment Facilities
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by Susumu Kawamura
Amazon's Price: $99.95 (ISBN:  0471615919)
Hardcover - 658 pages (March 1991)

Description: The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
Based on the author's over 35 years of experience in all phases of the design of water treatment facilities, it covers research pilot studies, preliminary design studies and the actual design, construction and plant management as well--and is especially geared toward professional engineers and college students who seek emphasis on the practical rather than principle, method rather than methodology. Unlike other books on the subject, this work covers the entire project sequence, describing not only very basic and essential design criteria for each process but also how to design each phase in a way that will maximize overall process efficiency while minimizing operation and maintenance costs. As such, it will serve not only as a useful guide and reference for design of water treatment plants, but also as a tool for project and operations control.

Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers
by Max Stone Peters, Klaus D. Timmerhau

Amazon's Price: $112.90 (ISBN: 0070496137)
Hardcover - 910 pages 4th edition (December 1991)

Description: None available.

The Engineering Design Process
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by Atila Ertas, Jesse C. Jones
Amazon's Price: $92.30 (ISBN: 0471136999)
Paperback 2nd edition (September 1996)

Review: Booknews, Inc. , April 1, 1993
Examines the engineering design process, from recognition of a need and defining design objectives to product certification and manufacture of the prototype. Discussion encompasses all elements, features, and constraints specified by the Accreditation Board of Engineering regarding engineering curricula. Emphasis is placed on design projects that require a variety of considerations by the student, including design, material selection, safety and feasibility studies, cost analysis, and ethical responsibilities. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Booknews, Inc.
A text for use in a two-semester multidisciplinary engineering design course, or a senior design project course, based on the curriculum recommended by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Includes chapters on environmental protection, ethics, and communications. This second edition contains new and expanded material on the engineering design process, manufacturing, lateral thinking, rapid prototyping, design for automated assembly, and statistical process control, plus new open-ended mini-projects and problems. For students in electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering.

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