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The Asme Code Simplified : Power Boilers
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by Dyer E., Carroll, Dyer E. Carroll Jr
Amazons price: $59.95 (ISBN: 0070116369)
Hardcover - 272 pages 2 edition (September 1996)
McGraw Hill Text; ISBN: 0070116369

Descriptions: ASME Code for Power Boilers Simplified! Now there's a quick, easy way to make sense of one of the industry's most widely used regulatory documents: The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. The ASME Code Simplified: Power Boilers, by Dyer D. Carroll and Dyer E. Carroll, Jr., clarifies every aspect of Section 1 of the Code plus its latest updates. You get dozens of real-world examples that help you apply the Code to the design, fabrication, repair, inspection and testing of all types of power boilers. Much more than just a Code "decoder," it packs easy-to-follow procedures for obtaining "S" and "R" stamps plus scores of sample problems, questions and answers that help you prepare for the National Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board as well as "A" and "B" endorsement exams. You get instant access to the latest requirements for: Cylindrical components under both internal and external pressure; Formed heads; Braced and stayed surfaces; Reinforced openings in heads and shells; Appurtenances and appliances; Much more.

From the Back Cover
The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code explained and illustrated! Here is the first book to summarize, simplify, and explain every aspect of Section I of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and its 1995 updates. Written by two industry experts with over 25 years' experience in training engineers and boiler inspectors, this guide provides a clear understanding of even the most ambiguous Code requirements, drawing on dozens of everyday examples to illustrate the Code's proper application to the design, fabrication, installation, repair, inspection, and testing of all types of power boilers. Skillfully organized, with all related Code information in one place for easy reference, this volume explains the requirements for: Cylindrical components under both internal and external pressure; Formed heads; Braces and stayed surfaces; Reinforced openings in heads and shells; Materials, tolerances, minimums, and maximums; Appurtenances and appliances. This book is more than just a Code "decoder"--you'll also find easy-to-follow procedures for obtaining "S" and "R" stamps, plus a wealth of sample problems, questions, and answers to help you effectively prepare for the National Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board and "A" and "B" endorsement exams. The ASME Code Simplified: Power Boilers is a "must" for all boiler inspectors, engineers, designers, and technicians who need to make sense of one of the industry's most widely used regulatory documents.

Boilers, Evaporators, and Condensers
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by Sadik Kakac
Amazons price: $275.00 (ISBN: 0471621706)
Paperback - 848 pages (April 1991)

Reviews: Booknews, Inc. , July 1, 1991
Boilers, evaporators, and condensers are the three vital components of power-producing plants, process chemical industries, and heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems. This field guide to design, operation, and maintenance presents a real-life look at problems and technical solutions, based on current industrial practice in the US, USSR, China, and Europe. The text explicitly outlines design approaches, supplementing each with case studies and actual engineering problems. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
This up-to-date reference covers the thermal design, operation and maintenance of the three major components in industrial heating and air conditioning systems including fossil fuel-fired boilers, waste heat boilers and air conditioning evaporators. Among the distinguishing features covered are: the numerous types of components in use and the features and relative merits of each, overviews of the major technical sections of the book, with suggested approaches to design based on industrial experience, case studies and examples of actual engineering problems, design methods and procedures based on current industrial practice in the United States, Russia, China and Europe with data charts, tables and thermal-hydraulic correlations for design included, and various approaches to design based on experience in the art of industrial process equipment design.

Steam Distribution Systems Deskbook
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by James F. McCauley
Amazon's price: $116.45
Hardcover - 424 pages (April 12, 2000)

From the Back Cover
Apply proven strategies to eliminate costly steam waste, lower fuel consumption and reduce toxic waste emissions.
This book was written to assist plant engineers and technicians in the areas of cost effective steam distribution and condensate systems management, including the reduction of toxic waste by-products, as now required by government standards. The fully illustrated presentation offers proven engineering and management techniques for simultaneously reducing steam waste, fuel consumption and toxic wastes, thereby resulting in significant long term cost savings. You'll find detailed coverage of the steam and condensate piping structure, layout excavations and enclosures, system protection, thermal insulation, valves, valve drive mechanisms, controls and metering, and steam traps. Appendices provide steam flow charts, engineering conversion tables, steam tables, and more.

Steam : Its Generation and Use
by S.C. Stultz, J.B. Kitto (Editor)
Amazon's price: $100.00
Hardcover 40th edition (June 1992)

Table Of Contents: 1. Fundamentals of steam generation and use (a) Boiling and steam separation (b) Thermodynamics of steam (c) Fluid dynamics (d) Heat Transfer 2. Steam generation from chemical energy (e) Sources of chemical energy (f) Principles of combustion (g) Oil and gas (h) Coal processing and handling (i) Utilization of pulverized coal (j) Stokers (k) Cyclone Furnances (l) Boilers, superheaters and reheaters (m) Economizers and air heaters (n) Temperature, surface, and pressure (o) Fuel Ash (p) Boiler enclosures (q) Stacks, fans, and drafts (r) Combustion by-products (s) Economizers and air heaters 3. Steam generation from nuclear energy 4. Applications of steam 5. Metallurgy and structural design 6. Manufacturing and construction 7. Operation and maintenance 8. Tables of measurement 9. Glossary/symbols

Design of Fluid Thermal Systems
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by William S. Janna
Amazons price: $62.95 (ISBN: 0534953190)
Paperback 2nd edition (June 1998)

Review Comment: Booknews, Inc. , October 1, 1993
Gives a general overview of fluid thermal systems, while covering practical applications of piping systems, heat exchangers, and pumps. Practical guidelines are given on every step of designing fluid thermal systems, from submitting bids and charting project activities to preparing final design analysis reports. Realistic projects test the reader's mastery of system design, cost estimation, and project management. Exercises follow each chapter. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Piping Handbook
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by Mohinder L. Nayyar
Amazons Price: $110.00 (ISBN: 0070468818)

Review comment: Applied Mechanics Review
"This book is well written and coordinated, with equations, examples, tables and figures clearly written. References are located at the end of each chapter, consolidating those references of similar... It should be in the library of all architect and engineering firms for the general use of all personnel involved in engineering systems."

Facility Piping Systems Handbook
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by Michael Frankel, Mike Frankel
Amazons Price: $125.00 (ISBN: 0070218919)

Description: All in one source for the first time, here's detailed advice on how to plan, select, design, and test the entire piping system network. It explores all generally accepted engineering and manufacturing practices that form the basis of today's piping design criteria. Readers will utilize the book's systems concept approach to expedite design and testing of piping, valves, pumps, tanks, plumbing, and all equipment associated with piping inside and outside of buildings. Areas covered include piping for laboratories, research and development, and chemical, industrial, pharmaceutical, biotechnological, and healthcare facilities. All FDA, EPA, and OSHA requirements are provided, along with a guide to codes, standards and appropriate piping materials.

Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers (10th Ed)
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by Eugene A. Avallone (Editor), Theodore, III Baumeister (Editor)
Amazon's Price: $150.00 (ISBN: 0070049971)
Hardcover 10th edition (July 1996)

Description: Newly revised and expanded Marks! TRY TO STUMP IT! Get your hands on the NEW MARKS and you'll solve any mechanical engineering problem quickly and easily-guaranteed! 2,080 pages of mechanical engineering facts, figures, standards and practices; 3,000 illustrations and 900 tables clarify every important mathematical and engineering principle; collective knowledge of 168 experts helps you answer any analytical, design and application question you'll ever have; Most up-to-date engineering data available in a single source on networks, software, bar coding, electronic distance measurement, LSI and FLSI chips, optical design and more! Review: The widely used reference first published in 1916 and most recently in 1987 here contains new and rewritten entries on gearing, autofacturing, HVAC, displacement pumps, vibration, computers, robotics, optics, ferrous and nonferrous materials, composites, fluid film bearings, gas turbines, incineration, industrial plants, and patents and trademarks. Arranged in such sections as mathematics, heat, strength of materials, machine elements, building construction and equipment, and power generation. The index is very detailed. Includes many diagrams, drawings, graphs, and charts, but on bibliography. Cited in BCL 3. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Plastic Piping Systems

by David A. Chasis
Amazons Price: $32.95 (ISBN: 083111181X)

Hardcover - 172 pages 2nd edition (December 1988)

Review Comment: Booknews, Inc. , February 1, 1989
Detailed information for technicians on: material characteristics, general design, joining techniques, product selection, installing plastic pipe, cost comparisons, applications. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Pocket Guide to Flanges, Fittings, and Piping Data

Pocket Guide to Flanges, Fittings, and Piping Data

by R. R. Lee
Amazons Price: From $36.42 (ISBN: 0884150232)
Paperback 2nd edition (March 1992)

Description: This handy little reference is packed with pictures, definitions, and descriptions of ANSI and API piping materials, such as flanges, fittings, bolts, gaskets, and required wrench sizes. It contains basic information and data to answer common questions that arise in materials handling, pipe fitting, and engineering. An excellent guide for "rookies" and a ready reference for "old-timers," this compact information source explains markings on flanges and fittings and gives definitions of piping slang and abbreviations. In addition, it includes stud bolt sizes and lengths for API flanges, and a ring gasket interchangeability chart.

Process Piping Design

by Rip Weaver
Price: Will vary depending on source (ISBN: 0872017591 & 0872017605)

Volume 1 includes General Piping, Process Terms, Plant Arrangement and Storage Tanks, Process Unit Plot Plans, Piping Systems and Details, Pipe Fabrication, Vessels, Instrumentation, Appendix on Conversions.

Volume 2 includes Pumps and Turbines, Compressors, Fired Heaters, Exchangers, Pipe Flexibility

Handbook of Double Containment Piping Systems
by Christopher Ziu
Amazons Price: $22.99 (ISBN: 0070730121)
Hardcover (September 1995)

Book Description: The use of double containment piping systems is required by law for the conveying of more than 800 different chemicals. This reference offers engineers and designer expert guidance on the design, layout, installation, and maintenance of these systems. The book will help them determine when secondary containment is needed, what the various alternatives are, and how to estimate the cost of a system. Included is information on aboveground and underground pressure piping, acid waste piping, emergency spill containment piping, landfill piping, and fuel oil and gasoline station piping. A section on relevant Codes and laws is also provided.

Handbook of Thermoplastic Piping System Design
Mechanical Engineering #114: Handbook of Thermoplastic Piping System Design Ition, Cover
by Thomas Sixsmith, Reinhard Hanselka
Amazons Price: $199.00 (ISBN: 0824798465)
Used $62.99

Book Description:Examining every important aspect of thermoplastic piping systems, this practical, single-source reference offers in-depth coverage of design, engineering, chemical resistance, costs, standards, codes, and specifications. Provides a resistance guide that lists over 800 chemicals and nearly 400 trade names cross-referenced to formal chemical names—furnishing all known chemical resistance data for the most popular thermoplastic piping systems! Covering applications, selection, installation, and maintenance, the Handbook of Thermoplastic Piping System Design addresses both pressure and drainage applications of rigid piping systems comprehensively explains thermoplastic joining methods gives a broad selection of manufacturers' products for ease of comparison discusses each ISO international and American standard pertaining to thermoplastics and employs both U.S. and metric units supplies a product cost-comparison guide describes specification techniques, lists 25 generic product specifications, and illustrates product specification with a sample model and much more! Containing over 180 photographs, drawings, and tables, the Handbook of Thermoplastic Piping System Design is an incomparable day-to-day resource for mechanical, plastics, chemical, piping design, materials, plant, project, industrial, and building engineers; architects; system and equipment designers; installation contractors; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

Machinery's Handbook : A Reference Book for the Mechanical Engineer, Designer, Manufacturing Engineer, Draftsman, Toolmaker, and MacHinist (Machinery'
by Erik Oberg (Editor), Christopher J. McCauley (Editor)

Amazon's Price: $80.00 (ISBN:  0831125756)
Hardcover - 2543 Pages

Description: The standard reference for the metalworking industry, cited in Sheehy and Powell. This revised edition updates the core, practical information on contemporary manufacturing process, mechanics, materials, tooling, machining, fasteners, threads, bearings, machine elements, and engineering standards. New to this edition are sections on bolt tightening torques, motion control systems, ISO 9000, lasers, dividing heads, bandsaws (including speeds and feeds), electrical discharge machining, retaining rings, machinability of wood, and collets. Thumb indexed. Note: CiP shows the ISBN for the 24th edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the Pe Exam : For the Pe Exam

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by Michael R. Lindeburg
Amazons Price: $74.95 (ISBN: 1888577134)
Hardcover - 1232 pages 10th edition (May 1997)

Description: The 10th edition of the "Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual" covers all exam subjects clearly and completely and reinforces key concepts with 342 practice problems. The explanatory text is enhanced by illustrations, tables, figures, formulas, and a detailed index Pub: 5/97.

Solutions Manual for the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual
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by Michael R. Lindeburg
Amazon's Price: $19.96 (ISBN: 1888577150)
Paperback - 392 pages 10th edition (December 1997)

Description: None provided

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Toolbox Manual
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by David Tenenbaum
Amazon's Price: $14.00 (ISBN: 0137702647)
Paperback - 426 pages (July 1990)

Comments: eaklel@uss from uss siapan LHA-2 norfolk, va. , August 17, 1999. 5 out of 5 stars. This book is great to have when your on the job site. It contains everything you need to know. Even if you have   never worked on refrigeration systems before .

Machinery's Handbook Guide to the use of tables and formulas
Machinery's Handbook, 27th Edition (Machinery's Handbook)
by John Milton Amiss, Christopher J. McCauley (Editor), Franklin D. Jones, Robert E. Green, Henry H. Ryffel
Amazon's Price: $75.56 (ISBN:
Hardcover - 2704 pages 27th edition (January 2004)

Synopsis: The 27th edition has been completely updated.

bulletA new more usable organization...every section has been reformatted so that you will never have to search outside of that area for information on the topic you are exploring.
bullet30% MORE math coverage...from the basic to the advanced, you'll find fractions, positive and negative numbers, derivatives and integrals, analytical geometry, circular segments, matrices and engineering economics.
bulletNew or revised material on...cutting tools, screw threads, symbols and abbreviations, threads and threading, disc springs, properties and materials, sine bars, and sheet metal.
bulletUpdated Standards.
bulletNew individual indices for standards, materials, and interactive equations.

Mastering Autocad 14 for Mechanical Engineers
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by George Omura, Steven Keith
Amazon's Price: $47.99 (ISBN: 078212108X)
Paperback - 1135 pages Bk&Cd Rom edition (November 1997)

Description: Designed exclusively for mechanical engineers, this title includes coverage of aspects of AutoCAD specific to the field. The book explores the new tools of VBA and Desktop (a 3D modeling tool), and real world examples. The CD-ROM includes drawings from the book, relevant libraries, a Modern Age Books version of the Instant Reference, useful utilities, and shareware.

Mastering AutoCAD 14 for Mechanical Engineers, a fully revised new version of George Omura's best-seller, is the one-stop authority for Release 14 of AutoCAD. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, this tutorial and stand-alone reference book delivers everything a mechanical engineer could need, from instructions on getting started to detailed explanations of AutoCAD's most advanced features. Learn why AutoCAD is the first choice of engineering professionals - and how AutoCad has been improved. Inside, you'll find thorough coverage of AutoCAD's standard features. You'll also find detailed attention to many new features that will dramatically improve the mechanical drawings you can create with AutoCAD, including the new interface, improved raster image handling, ActiveX automation, the Autosnap inference engine, refined display control, web connectivity, improved layer management tools, and much more. The enclosed CD contains completely searchable electronic versions of two valuable books - AutoCAD 14 Instant Reference and The ABCs of AutoLISP - plus AutoCAD utilities and sample drawing files from the exercises in this book.

Mechanical Engineering Design
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by Joseph Edward Shigley, Jospeh E. Shigley, Charles R. Mischke (Contributor)
Amazon's Price: $119.30 (ISBN: 0070568995)
Hardcover - 779 pages 5th edition (March 1989)

Comments: A reader from NY, USA , August 24, 1999. 5 out of 5 stars. Fantastic, full of great information. This is probably my most used reference book. It is very easy find the formulas you need when you need them. The only down side is that the binding is poor and the book falls appart. Of course, this also shows the amount of use it gets.

A reader from Phoenix, AZ , December 23, 1997. 5 out of 5 stars. Excellent tool for working engineers. This book provides quick, easy to find and use formulas for everyday use at work. It has been extremely helpful in providing information on the strength of welded joints and on determining the preload required for bolted assemblies. A must have for engineers.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology : Concepts, Procedures, and Troubleshooting Techniques
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by William C. Whitman, William M. Johnson, Bill Whitman
Amazon's Price: $71.95 (ISBN: 0827356463)
Hardcover - 1124 pages 3rd edition (January 1995)

Description: None available.

2500 Solved Problems in Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
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by Jack B. Evett, Cheng Liu (Contributor)
Amazon's Price: $22.36 (ISBN: 0070197849)
Paperback Reissue edition (December 1989)

Description: Master fluid mechanics and hydraulics with Schaum's high-performance guide that helps you cut study time, hone problem-solving skills, and achieve your personal best on exams. Compatible with any classroom text, Schaum's guides are complete enough for graduate or professional exam review and allows you to progress at your own pace but find the answers you need fast.

Introduction to Mathematical Fluid Dynamics
by Richard E. Meyer

Amazon's Price: $6.36 (ISBN:  0486615545)
Paperback (October 1982)

Description: None available.

Pumping Station Design
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by Robert L. Sanks
Amazon's Price: $195.00 (ISBN: 075069483)
Hardcover - 1000 pages 2nd edition (June 1998)

Description: In this update of the 1989 edition, 31 principal authors and other contributors explain how to apply the principles of diverse specialties in designing reliable pumping stations. To facilitate the selection of good design engineers, the publisher grants permission to photocopy Chapter 1 for distribution to municipalities and utilities. Among the 29 chapter topics are: flow in conduits, fundamentals of hydraulic transients, electrical fundamentals and power system principles, pump particulars, system design for water and sludge pumping, and last but not least, costs. Also includes codes, standards, other data, and a project review checklist. Due to extensive cross-referencing, the editors recommend viewing the text as an integrated whole.

Pump Application Desk Book
by Paul N. Garay
Amazon's Price: $84.00 (ISBN: 0136077714)
Hardcover - 712 pages 3rd edition (February 1997)

Review: Booknews, Inc. , December 1, 1996
This guide to the problems associated with all types of pump applications examines the pumping of viscous fluids, specifications of variable speed pumping controls, the use of pump curves, slurries and their associated problems, and pump categories and uses. A full chapter is devoted to seals and balancing devices. Includes updates on recent developments in specialized pump applications including slurry pump transport of solid materials as well as numerous illustrates, tables, and figures. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering Systems
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by Ned H. C. Hwang, Robert J. Houghtalen
Amazon's Price: $106.50 (ISBN:  013176603)
Hardcover - 416 pages 3rd edition (January 1996)

Review: Booknews, Inc. , November 1, 1996
A textbook for a one-semester, three-hour undergraduate engineering course, with enough material to choose among several application chapters. A previous course is fluid mechanics is recommended but not required. For the third edition about half the problems are new are revised, a chapter is added on hydrology, and the use of a computer is encouraged for iterative problems. No dates are noted for the previous editions. Computer software is being developed to accompany the text. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
Designed to bridge the gap between basic principles and the techniques applied to the design and analysis of hydraulic engineering systems. This text exposes students to many problems commonly encountered in practice, various solution scenarios (e.g., design formulas, tables, and computer software) that are written by one of the largest commercial vendors of hydrology and hydraulics software.

Theoretical Fluid Dynamics
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by Bhimsen K. Shivamoggi
Amazon's Price: $84.95 (ISBN: 0471056596)
Hardcover - 576 pages 2nd edition (December 1997)

Review: Booknews, Inc.
Steering a middle course between the empiricism of engineering and the abstractions of pure mathematics, the author focuses on those ideas and formulations that will be of greatest interest to students and researchers in applied mathematics and theoretical physics. He covers the main branches of fluid dynamics, with particular emphasis on flows of incompressible fluids. Coverage includes recent developments in stability and turbulence, Hamiltonian formulation, nonlinear water waves and sound waves, stability of a fluid layer heated from below, equilibrium statistical mechanics of turbulence, and two-dimensional turbulence.

Hydraulics of Pipelines : Pumps, Valves, Cavitation and Transients
by J. Paul Tullis

Amazon's Price: $99.00 (ISBN: 0471832855)
Hardcover - 266 pages (February 1989)

Review: Booknews, Inc. , May 1, 1989
Topics covered include basic equations necessary for pipeline design; how to conduct a feasiblity study and perform economic analysis; design considerations for pumps and valves; how to suppress cavitation; hydraulic transients; trapped air; and methods of numerical solution of governing equations (including applications to complex piping systems). Includes twenty-five tables; extensively illustrated. For practicing engineers; accessible to upper-division undergraduates. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, OR.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
This comprehensive text/reference addresses all hydraulic aspects of pipeline design. Incorporates many real-life examples from the author's experience in the design and operation of pipelines. Topics covered include basic equations necessary to pipeline design, how to conduct a feasibility study and perform economic analysis, design considerations for pumps and valves, how to suppress cavitation, hydraulic transients, trapped air, and methods of numerical solution of governing equations (including applications to complex piping systems). Includes twenty-five tables for easy reference. Extensively illustrated.

Centrifugal and Rotary Pumps : Fundamentals With Applications
by Lev Nelik

Amazon's Price: $89.95 (ISBN: 0849307015)
Hardcover - 160 pages (April 1999)

Description: None available.

Absorption Chillers and Heat Pumps
by Keith E. Herold, Reinhard Radermacher, Sanford A. Klein

Amazon's Price: $79.95 (ISBN:  0849394279)
Hardcover - 352 pages Bk&Disk edition (January 1996)

Description: None available.

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