Compressors: Selection and Sizing

Other | August 30, 2011

byRoyce N. Brown, Royce N. Brown

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This practical reference provides in-depth information required to understand and properly estimate compressor capabilities and to select the proper designs. Engineers and students will gain a thorough understanding of compression principles, equipment, applications, selection, sizing, installation, and maintenance. The many examples clearly illustrate key aspects to help readers understand the "real world" of compressor technology.

Compressors: Selection and Sizing, third edition is completely updated with new API standards. Additions requested by readers include a new section on diaphragm compressors in the reciprocating compressors chapter, and a new section on rotor dynamics stability in the chapter on diaphragm compressors.

The latest technology is presented in the areas of efficiency, 3-D geometry, electronics, CAD, and the use of plant computers. The critical chapter on negotiating the purchase of a compressor now reflects current industry practices for preparing detailed specifications, bid evaluations, engineering reviews, and installation. A key chapter compares the reliability of various types of compressors.

* Everything you need to select the right compressor for your specific application.
* Practical information on compression principles, equipment, applications, selection, sizing, installation, and maintenance.
* New sections on diaphragm compressors and an introduction to rotor dynamics stability.

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This practical reference provides in-depth information required to understand and properly estimate compressor capabilities and to select the proper designs. Engineers and students will gain a thorough understanding of compression principles, equipment, applications, selection, sizing, installation, and maintenance. The many examples c...

Royce N. Brown is the owner of RNB Engineering, a consulting firm in Houston. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas, Michigan, Louisiana, Wisconsin, and California, and a former consulting engineer for Dow Chemical.

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Format:OtherDimensions:640 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 30, 2011Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080476651

ISBN - 13:9780080476650

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Table of Contents

Overview. Basic relationships. Reciprocating compressors. Rotary compressors. Centrifugal compressors. Axial compressors. Drivers. Accessories. Dynamics. Testing. Negotiation and purchasing. Reliability issues. Appendices. Index.