O'Reilly logo

Scaling Chemical Processes by Jonathan Worstell

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 4

Scaling Fluid Flow

Abstract

This chapter presents methods for scaling fluid flow from model to prototype. These scaling methods are based on dimensional analysis and model theory. Of course, these methods can be used in reverse, to downscale from commercial plant to pilot plant or laboratory scales.

Keywords

Fluid flow characteristics; dimensional analysis; dimensionless parameters; flow in smooth pipe; flow in rough-walled pipe; pumps; flow through packed columns

Introduction

Chemical engineering is about delivering feed to a chemical processing unit operation, converting that feed to product, then delivering product to customers. In the commodity chemical industry, nearly all feed deliveries involve a fluid, either a gas or a liquid. Similarly, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required