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A Practical Guide to Compressor Technology

A Practical Guide to Compressor Technology
A Practical Guide to Compressor Technology

A Practical Guide to Compressor Technology by HEINZ P. BLOCH. Compressors are a vital link in the conversion of raw materials into refined products. Compressors also handle economical use and transformation of energy from one form into another. They are used for the extraction of metals and minerals in mining operations, for the conservation of energy in natural gas reinjection plants, for secondary recovery processes in oil fields, for the utilization of new energy sources such as shale oil and tar sands, for furnishing utility or reaction air, for oxygen and reaction gases in almost any process, for process chemical and petrochemical plants, and for the separation and liquefaction of gases in air separation plants and in LPG and LNG plants. And, as the reader will undoubtedly know, this listing does not even begin to describe the literally hundreds of services that use modern compression equipment.

A Practical Guide to Compressor Technology Contents
Theory of compressors
Reciprocating Process Compressor Design Overview
Reciprocating Compressor Performance and Monitoring Considerations
Labyrinth Piston Compressors
Hypercompressors
Metal Diaphragm Compressors
Lobe and Sliding Vane Compressors
Liquid Ring Compressors
Rotary Screw Compressors and Filter Separators
Reciprocating Compressor Performance and Sizing Fundamentals
Simplified Equations for Determining the Performance
Design Considerations and Manufacturing Techniques
Advanced Sealing and Bearing Systems
Couplings, Torque Transmission, and Torque Sensing
Compressor Control
Head-Flow Curve Shape of Centrifugal Compressors
Use of Multiple-Inlet Compressors
Reliability-Driven Asset Management Strategies

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