Compressed Air Operations Manual

Hardcover | May 30, 2006

byBrian Elliott

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Compressed air systems are the third most important utility to industry and are commonly the most misunderstood. Written to appeal to operators, mechanics and junior engineers, this manual is designed to provide a solid understanding of common compression systems and operations techniques. Using this book, the users learn tips and techniques for: creating a baseline of system performance, determining the impact of different compressors and compressor control types for the job at hand, and learning basic approaches to general maintenance.

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Compressed air systems are the third most important utility to industry and are commonly the most misunderstood. Written to appeal to operators, mechanics and junior engineers, this manual is designed to provide a solid understanding of common compression systems and operations techniques. Using this book, the users learn tips and tech...

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Effectively Specify, Install, Maintain, Operate, and Improve Compressed Air SystemsThis manual is essential reading for anyone requiring a concise working knowledge of compressed air systems, support equipment, and pneumatic applications. A must read for those responsible for specifying a new system, maintaining or improving an existin...

Brian S. Elliott is Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing at Air-Options, Inc. With more than thirty years of experience, he is responsible for managing all engineering, manufacturing, field operations, and sales efforts within the company. Brian also oversees all product engineering specifications, R&D, prototyping, testing,...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.1 × 6.1 × 1.1 inPublished:May 30, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071475265

ISBN - 13:9780071475266

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1. The History of Compressed Air

Chapter 2. Compressed Air Applications

Chapter 3. Compressor Types

Chapter 4. The Conservation of Mass and Energy as Applied to Compressed Air

Chapter 5. The Compressed Air Supply

Chapter 6. Compressed Air Dryers

Chapter 7. Support Components

Chapter 8. Pneumatic Controls

Chapter 9. Electrical Controls

Chapter 10. Maintenance

Chapter 11. Energy and Costs Associated with Compressed Air

Chapter 12. System Models

Chapter 13: Specifying a Compression System

Chapter 14: Conducting an Air Audit

Chapter 15: Single-Stage Home-Built Air Compressor

Chapter 16: Home-Built Compressed Air Drying System

Appendix A: Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

Appendix B: Miscellaneous Technical Information

Appendix C: Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Laws and Regulations Concerning Compressed Air

Appendix D: Answers to Chapter Questions

Index