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October 1, 2006

Heuristics Rules for Process Equipment

If applied with thought and care, heuristics like these can make life much easier during project scoping, process design, equipment specification and similar tasks

A. Durand, J. Miguel, G. Barroso, M. Garcia, and J. Angeles

    Provided that they are updated when appropriate to keep them relevant, time-tested heuristics rules based upon experience, also referred to as rules of thumb, can be useful for the design, specifying and operation of several kinds of equipment...

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Comments (1) for Heuristics Rules for Process Equipment
As co-editor of the Handbook of Industrial Mixing (Wiley, 2004) I would advise readers to set aside the Mixing heuristics in this article.

The authors are highly respected and cite rules that were certainly in use for many years, but the field has changed very substantially in the last 15 years. The Handbook provides information about modern impellers (propellers are rarely recommended and paddles rarely used) and current design standards.
Posted by Suzanne Kresta on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 @ 09:43 AM

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