Selection and SizingBy
- Royce N. Brown
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
- 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