Student Textbooks

The Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT) has created textbooks for use in community colleges, technical colleges, universities and corporate settings. Educators in many disciplines will find these materials a complete reference for both theory and practical application. Students will find these textbooks to be valuable resources throughout their process and/or instrumentation technology careers.

The following is a list of all the CAPT textbooks. These textbooks are available for purchase through Pearson Publishing.

TITLE: Process Quality
NUMBER OF PAGES: 288
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of Process Quality is to provide the learner with a full understanding of quality as it relates to health, safety, environment, and costs. In clear, precise language, this book illustrates topics such as the history of quality, the use of statistics, possible improvement strategies, and root cause analysis, as well as dealing with customers, management systems, and costs. To maximize the readerís understanding of the concepts, each chapter contains learning objectives, key topics and terms, review questions, and activities. This textbook is ideal for use in community colleges, technical colleges, universities, and corporate settings. It is also an indispensible reference for anyone seeking an understanding of both theory and practical applications of process quality.

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TITLE: Process Technology Equipment
NUMBER OF PAGES: 464 plus a color section
DESCRIPTION: Process Equipment is designed to teach students about equipment used in the process industries. This text includes a variety of topics including, valves, tanks, pumps, turbines, motors, heat exchangers, cooling towers, furnaces, boilers, separation equipment, reactors, filters, dryers and solids handling equipment. Each chapter contains objectives, key terms, a summary, review questions and activities to enhance the learning experience. Students will find this textbook to be a valuable resource throughout their process technology career.

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TITLE: Safety Health and Environment
ISBN-10: 013700401X | ISBN-13: 9780137004010
NUMBER OF PAGES: 416 plus a color section.
DESCRIPTION: Safety, Health and Environment is designed to teach students about the various safety, health and environmental issues associated with the process industries. This text includes a variety of topics including, hazard recognition, types of hazards, cyber security, engineering controls, administrative controls, personal protective equipment, safety-related equipment, first aid, and governmental regulations. Each chapter contains objectives, key terms, a summary, review questions and activities to enhance the learning experience. This text is appropriate for high schools, community colleges, technical colleges, and universities that offer safety, health and environment courses.

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TITLE: Introduction to Process Technology
ISBN-10: 0137004141 | ISBN-13: 9780137004140
NUMBER OF PAGES: 384 plus a color section
DESCRIPTION: Introduction to Process Technology provides the learner an overview of process technology. This text includes a variety of topics including, an overview of various process industries (oil and gas, chemical, mining, power generation, pulp and paper, water and waste water treatment, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical), basic chemistry, basic physics, safety, health, environment and security, quality, process drawings, and process equipment. Each chapter contains objectives, key terms, a summary, review questions and activities to enhance the learning experience. This text is appropriate for high schools, community colleges, technical colleges, and universities that offer introductory process technology courses.

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TITLE: Instrumentation
ISBN-10: 0137004133 | ISBN-13: 9780137004133
NUMBER OF PAGES: 384 plus a color section.
DESCRIPTION: Process Technology Instrumentation is designed to teach students about various instrumentations used in the process industries. This text includes a variety of topics including, control loops, symbology, troubleshooting and safety systems. Each chapter contains objectives, key terms, a summary, review questions and activities to enhance the learning experience. Students will find this textbook to be a valuable resource throughout their process technology career.

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