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.
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.
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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- © Newnes 2001
- 29th March 2001
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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.
Flexware, Inc., Grapeville, Pennsylvania, USA