Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability

Hardcover | July 3, 2012

byHeinz P. Bloch, Fred K. Geitner

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Practical techniques for optimizing compressor performance

Written 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

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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 succin...

Heinz P. Bloch is a consulting engineer. Before retiring from Exxon in 1986 after more than two decades, he held long-term assignments as Exxon Chemical's Regional Machinery Specialist for the United States. Bloch has also held machinery-oriented staff and line positions with Exxon affiliates in the United States, Italy, Spain, England...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.3 × 6.1 × 1 inPublished:July 3, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071772871

ISBN - 13:9780071772877

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Table of Contents

1. Principles of compression highlighted
2. Compressor types and selection
3. Foundations and base plates
4. Piping and gaskets
5. Centrifugal compressor details
6. Reciprocating compressor details
7. Other Positive Displacement Compressors
8. Machinery Quality Assessment, "MQA"
9. Fits, dimensions, repairs and related misunderstandings
10. Compressor failure statistics and successful failure analysis
11. Training competent compressor engineers