Surface Production Operations: Volume IV: Pumps, Compressors, and Drivers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128098950, 9780128099223

Surface Production Operations: Volume IV: Pumps, Compressors, and Drivers

1st Edition

Authors: Maurice Stewart
eBook ISBN: 9780128099223
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128098950
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 1st November 2018
Page Count: 970
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


For over thirty years, the Surface Production Operations Series has taken the guess work out of the design, selection, installation, operation, testing, and troubleshooting of surface production equipment. The fourth volume in this series, Pumps, Compressors, and Drivers, is directed to both entry-level personnel and practicing professionals looking for an up-to-date reference book on managing, evaluating, sizing, selecting, installing, operating and maintaining pump and compressor systems. Packed with examples drawn from years of design and field experience, this reference features many charts, tables, equations, diagrams, and photographs to illustrate the basic applications including the following:

  • Pump Hydraulics and Engineering Principles
  • Centrifugal, Reciprocating and Rotary Pump Application and Selection Criteria
  • Pump Performance Curves
  • Operations and Maintenance Considerations
  • Compressor Thermodynamic and Engineering Principles
  • Centrifugal and Reciprocating Compressor Application and Selection Criteria
  • Compressor Performance Maps
  • Application of Compressor Theory and Practical Solutions
  • How to Select a Compressor
  • Pump and Compressor Construction Details and Materials of Construction
  • Process Piping and System Considerations
  • Pump and Compressor Testing, and Installation
  • Retrofitting and Rerating Considerations
  • Commonly Used Drivers such as Motors, Engines and Turbines
  • Electric Motors
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Combustion Gas Turbines and Driver Application and Selection Criteria

Key Features

  • Covers application and performance considerations for all types of pumps and compressors
  • Delivers hands-on manual for applying mechanical and physical principles to select and design pump and compressor systems, supported by many tables and diagrams
  • Gives expert advice on how to apply design codes and standards such as API 610, API 674, ANSI B78.1, API 617, API 11P, API RP 14C and the Hydraulic Institute


Piping Engineers, Designers, Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Petroleum Engineers and Chemical Engineers

Table of Contents

  1. Overview of Pumps
    2. Pump Fundamentals
    3. Centrifugal Pumps
    4. Positive Displacement Pumps
    5. Overview of Compressors
    6. Centrifugal Compressors
    7. Positive Displacement Compressors
    8. Driver Selection


No. of pages:
© Gulf Professional Publishing 2019
Gulf Professional Publishing
eBook ISBN:
Hardcover ISBN:

About the Author

Maurice Stewart

Dr. Maurice Stewart, PE, a Registered Professional Engineer with over 40 years international consulting experience in project management; designing, selecting, specifying, installing, operating, optimizing, retrofitting and troubleshooting oil, water and gas handling, conditioning and processing facilities; designing plant piping and pipeline systems, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, process equipment, and pumping and compression systems; and leading hazards analysis reviews and risk assessments.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Stewart Training Company

Ratings and Reviews