TULSA, Okla., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GPSA announces the release of the 14th edition of its Engineering Data Book, a two-volume set with more than 1,000 pages of technical and design information pertaining to the midstream industry and its approved practices and procedures. The book has also been widely accepted among the petroleum refining, gas transmission and petrochemical industries.
First introduced in 1935, the Data Book assembles basic design information together with data and procedures that can be used by field and plant engineers to determine operating and design parameters. It is also intended as an aid to design engineers whom, in spite of increasing availability of computer routines and other sophisticated design methods, require a general reference work as a guide to accepted engineering practice for estimating, feasibility studies, preliminary design and for making on-site operating decisions.
Major changes from the previous 2012 edition have been made related to measurement, cooling towers, pumps and hydraulic turbines, compressors and expanders, and prime movers for mechanical drives. Other sections with changes include utility systems and maintenance, hydrocarbon treating, sulfur recovery, physical properties and thermodynamic properties.
GPSA is an organization of 400 companies with specialized knowledge of the supply and service needs of the midstream and related industries and publishes the Data Book as a service to the industry.
The book is compiled by a joint editorial committee composed of technical specialists from both GPSA (suppliers) and the GPA Midstream Association (operators). This committee, known as the GPSA Editorial Review Board, continually reviews and revises the manual. Periodic revisions are issued to holders of record to keep the manual up to date with technology and industry practices.
To learn more about the GPSA Engineering Data Book or to purchase, visit https://gpsa.gpaglobal.org/gpsa-databook.