Turboexpanders and Process Applications

By

  • Heinz P. Bloch, Consulting Engineer, Montgomery, TX, USA
  • Claire Soares, EMM Systems, Dallas, Texas, USAPrincipal Engineer (P. E.), Turbomachinery specialist, managing director of EMM Systems, Dallas, TX, USA

Turboexpanders and Process Applications offers readers complete application criteria, functional parameters, and selection guidelines. This book is intended for the widest possible spectrum of engineering functions, including technical support, maintenance, operating, and managerial personnel in process plants, refineries, air liquefaction, natural gas separation, geothermal mining, and design contracting.The text distinguishes between cryogenic turboexpanders that are used to recover power from extremely cold gases, and hot gas expanders that accomplish the same objective with gases reaching temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. The authors have assembled in this book an optimum combination of process and mechanical technologies as they apply to turboexpanders.
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Audience

This book is intended for the widest possible spectrum of engineering functions, including technical support, maintenance, operating, and managerial personnel in process plants, refineries, air liquefaction, natural gas separation, geothermal mining, and design contracting

 

Book information

  • Published: June 2001
  • Imprint: GULF PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 978-0-88415-509-6


Table of Contents

Why Turboexpanders Are Applied; Overview Of Turboexpander Fundamentals; Application Of Cryogenic Turboexpanders: Processes; Applications Of Hot Gas Turboexpanders; Overview Of Turboexpander Construction Features; Rotor Dynamics; Construction Materials; Fabrication Issues; Installation Guides; Turboexpander Maintenance; Failure Analysis And Troubleshooting