Compressor Performance - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750673426, 9780080529622

Compressor Performance

2nd Edition

Aerodynamics for the User

Authors: Theodore Gresh
eBook ISBN: 9780080529622
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750673426
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 29th March 2001
Page Count: 224
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Compressor Performance is a reference book and CD-ROM for compressor design engineers and compressor maintenance engineers, as well as engineering students.

The book covers the full spectrum of information needed for an individual to select, operate, test and maintain axial or centrifugal compressors. It includes basic aerodynamic theory to provide the user with the "how's" and "why's" of compressor design.

Maintenance engineers will especially appreciate the troubleshooting guidelines offered.

Includes many example problems and reference data such as gas properties and flow meter calculations to enable easy analysis of compressor performance in practice.

Includes companion CD with computer programs.

M. Theodore Gresh has been with the Elliot Company in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, since 1975, initially working on the mechanical and aerodynamic design and application of centrifugal compressors.

Key Features

Unrivalled coverage of the theory and practical use of all kinds of compressors in industrial use from an industry-leading company source Complete subject reference and learning resource in one stop, suitable for newly graduated engineers and experienced professional reference use Includes companion CD-ROM


Practising mechanical, plant and maintenance engineers and industrial designers. Academic study and library reference.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Symbols; Part 1 - Theory. Introduction to Aerodynamics; Thermodynamics; Aerodynamic Conponents; Compressor Characteristics. Part 2 - Application. Equipment Selection; Operation; Field Performance Testing; Troubleshooting; Flow Meters. Field Analysis of Multi-section Compressors. Part 3 - Reference Material. Appendix A Gas Properties; Appendix B Mollier Diagrams; Appendix C Conversion Tables; Appendix D Identifying Surge; Appendix E Glossary; References; Additional Reading; Compressor Performance Software; Index.


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About the Author

Theodore Gresh

M. Theodore Gresh is president of Flexware, Inc., Grapeville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He has been involved in the design of high efficiency centrifugal compressor staging, field-testing of compressors and steam turbines, troubleshooting various field problems including performance problems, rotor dynamics issues, impeller failures and seal problems for over 40 years. While some of this time was in the Technical Services Dept of Elliott Co., Jeannette, PA, USA, he is presently with Flexware, Inc. a company focused on turbomachinery engineering consulting services, training seminars and software for turbomachinery performance analysis. Gresh received a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971.

Affiliations and Expertise

Flexware, Inc., Grapeville, Pennsylvania, USA

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