A Practical Guide to Compressor Technology / Edition 2

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Select,operate,and maintain optimal-cost,high-quality compression equipment that works at peak efficiency with minimum downtime

This incredible process gas compressor guide arms you with field-tested techniques for operating,selecting,and maintaining the full range of positive displacement and dynamic compressor operating characteristics,application ranges,efficiencies,reliability,and more.

You get complete details on the arrangements,materials composition,and basic laws governing compressor design; expert guidance on operating various types of heavy process industry equipment; tips for selecting optimum compressor configurations,controls,components,and auxiliaries; and much more.

Let one of industry's leading authorities on machinery reliability show you how to select,operate,and maintain optimal-cost,high-quality compression equipment that works at peak efficiency with minimum downtime. This indispensable "quick-reference" guide offers you authoritative information on the operating characteristics. . . efficiencies. . . design features. . . reliability. . . and maintenance of positive displacement and dynamic compressors. A Practical Guide to Compressor Technology features: the latest design and manufacturing details incorporated in positive displacement and dynamic compressors. A Practical Guide to Compressor Technology features: the latest design and manufacturing details incorporated in positive displacement and dynamic compressors manufactured in the United States and Europe; complete guidance on the various types of machines available for the heavy process industries; details on the arrangements,material composition,and basic lawsgoverning the design of all important process gas compressors; tips on selecting optimum compressor configurations,controls,and components and auxiliaries for reliability-conscious equipment owners. Essential for mechanical and chemical engineers as well as plant operations personnel,this comprehensive,practical sourcebook will give you the expertise required to capitalize on the newest process gas compressor innovations—and improve our plant's efficiency,maintainability,uptime,and profitability!

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Advises mechanical engineers and plant operations personnel on selecting, operating, and maintaining compression equipment used in the processing of raw material into refined products. Compiling information from a wide range of equipment suppliers, discusses the design and manufacturing details incorporated in positive displacement and dynamic compressors made in the US and Europe; the types of compressors available for the heavy process industries; the arrangements, material composition, and basic laws governing compressor design; and configurations, controls, components and auxiliaries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471727934
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/11/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 590
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Meet the Author

HEINZ P. BLOCH, MS, is a Consulting Engineer. Previously, Mr. Bloch held the position of regional machinery specialist for the United States at Exxon Chemical. He has authored seventeen books and more than 330 papers and articles and conducted more than 500 technical courses on such issues as practical machinery management, failure analysis and avoidance, turbomachinery, oil mist lubrication, and practical lubrication for industrial facilities.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Theory 3
Ch. 2 Reciprocating Process Compressor Design Overview 33
Ch. 3 Reciprocating Compressor Performance Considerations 69
Ch. 4 Labyrinth Piston Compressors 99
Ch. 5 Hyper Compressors 111
Ch. 6 Metal Diaphragm Compressors 127
Ch. 7 Lobe-Type and Sliding Vane Compressors 137
Ch. 8 Liquid Ring Compressors 145
Ch. 9 Rotary Screw Compressors 151
Ch. 10 Reciprocating Compressor Performance and Sizing Fundamentals 179
Ch. 11 Simplified Equations for Determining Performance of Dynamic Compressors 217
Ch. 12 Design Considerations and Manufacturing Techniques 227
Ch. 13 Dry Gas Seal and Magnetic Bearing Systems 325
Ch. 14 Couplings, Torque Transmission, and Torque Sensing 347
Ch. 15 Lubrication, Sealing, and Control Oil Systems for Turbomachinery 367
Ch. 16 Compressor Control 373
Ch. 17 The Head-Flow Curve Shape of Centrifugal Compressors 395
Ch. 18 Applying Multiple Inlet Compressors 411
Ch. 19 Predicting Compressor Performance at New Conditions 427
Appendix A Properties of Common Gases 437
Appendix B Shortcut Calculations and Graphical Compressor Selection Procedures 445
Index 501
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    An extremely valuable text. It acquaints the reader with process

    An extremely valuable text. It acquaints the reader with process compressor technologies that can optimize a process plant's profitability. Profitability is influenced by selection strategies that pay attention to pre-purchase activities, equipment energy efficiency, maintenance frequency, machine reliability and many other factors. This is a practical book, written and compiled by an expert in the field.

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