Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability

Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability

Book Title: Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability

Author: Heinz P. Bloch

Format: Hardback | 288 pages

Publication Date: 30 Jul 2012

ISBN-13: 9780071772877

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Practical techniques for optimizing compressor performanceWritten by experts with more than 100 combined years of industry experience in machinery failure avoidance, Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability &Availability offers proven solutions to a pervasive and expensive problem in modern industry--compressor failure. This succinct, on-the-job guide addresses elusivecauses of compressor failure and clearly maps out permanent remedies you can put to use right away. With a focus on centrifugal and reciprocating compressors,this accessible reference is based on real-world processes and procedures used by successful global companies.

Coverage includes:



Compression principles and internal labyrinths
Selection factors for process compressors
Operation characteristics of turbocompressors
Wet and dry gas seals
Bearings, stability, and vibration guidance
Lube and seal oil systems
Impellers and rotors
Compressor maintenance and surveillance
Inspection and repair of rotors
Machinery quality assessment (MQA)
Failure analysis and troubleshooting
Reciprocating compressor operation, control, maintenance, and rebuilding
Maintenance and operations interfaces
Reciprocating compressor monitoring and surveillance
Training competent compressor engineers