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Practical Guide to Compressor Technology
Second edition
by Heinz P. Bloch

A Complete overview of theory, selection, design, operation, and maintenance, Practical Guide to Compressor Technology offers a thorough overview of the operating characteristics, efficiencies, design features, troubleshooting, and maintenance of dynamic and positive displacement process gas compressors.

Practical Guide to Compressor Technology examines a wide spectrum of compressors used in heavy process industries, with an emphasis on improving reliability and avoiding failure. Readers learn both the theory underlying compressors as well as the day-to-day practical issues and challenges that chemical engineers and plant operation personnel must address.

Practical Guide to Compressor Technology features:

  • Latest design and manufacturing details of dynamic and positive displacement process gas compressors
  • Examination of the full range of machines available for the heavy process industries
  • Thorough presentation of the arrangements, material composition, and basic laws governing the design of all important process gas compressors
  • Guidance on selecting optimum compressor configurations, controls, components, and auxiliaries to maximize reliability
  • Monitoring and performance analysis for optimal machinery condition
  • Systematic methods to avoid failure through the application of field-tested reliability enhancement concepts
  • Fluid instability and externally pressurized bearings
  • Reliability-driven asset management strategies for compressors
  • Upstream separator and filter issues

Contents

Positive Displacement Compressor Technology

  1. Theory
  2. Reciprocating Process Compressor Design Overview
  3. Reciprocating Compressor Performance Considerations
  4. Labyrinth Piston Compressors
  5. Hyper Compressors
  6. Metal Diaphragm Compressors
  7. Lobe-Type and Sliding Vane Compressors
  8. Liquid Ring Compressors
  9. Rotary Screw Compressors and Filter-Separators
  10. Reciprocating Compressor Performance and Sizing Fundamentals

Dynamic Compresor Technology

  1. Simplified Equations for Determining Performance of Dynamic Compressors
  2. Design Considerations and Manufacturing Techniques
  3. Dry Gas Seal and Magnetic Bearing Systems
  4. Couplings, Torque Transmission, and Torque Sensing
  5. Lubrication, Sealing, and Control Oil Systems for Turbomachinery
  6. Compressor Control
  7. The Head-Flow Curve Shape of Centrifugal Compressors
  8. Applying Multiple Inlet Compressors
  9. Predicting Compressor Performance at New Conditions

Appendices

  • Properties of Common Gases
  • Shortcut Calculations and Graphical Compressor

Selection Procedures
Index

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Practical Guide to Compressor Technology
Second edition
by Heinz P. Bloch

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