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Selection and Sizing

This practical reference provides in-depth information required to understand and properly estimate compressor capabilities and to select the proper designs. Engineers and students will gain a thorough understanding of compression principles, equipment, applications, selection, sizing, installation, and maintenance. The many examples clearly illustrate key aspects to help readers understand the "real world" of compressor technology.Compressors: Selection and Sizing, third edition is completely updated with new API standards. Additions requested by readers include a new section on diaphragm compressors in the reciprocating compressors chapter, and a new section on rotor dynamics stability in the chapter on diaphragm compressors.The latest technology is presented in the areas of efficiency, 3-D geometry, electronics, CAD, and the use of plant computers. The critical chapter on negotiating the purchase of a compressor now reflects current industry practices for preparing detailed specifications, bid evaluations, engineering reviews, and installation. A key chapter compares the reliability of various types of compressors.

Hardbound, 640 Pages

Published: June 2005

Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-7506-7545-1


  • PrefaceAcknowledgementsAbout the Author1. Overview2. Basic Relationships3. Reciprocating Compressors4. Rotary Compressors5. Centrifugal Compressors6. Axial Compressors7. Drivers8. Accessories9. Dynamics10. Testing11. Negotiation and Purchasing12. Reliability IssuesAppendix AAppendix BAppendix CAppendix DIndex


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