Process Centrifugal Compressors

Basics, Function, Operation, Design, Application
Author: Klaus H. Lüdtke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662094495
Category: Science
Page: 315
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Originating in the process compressor industry, this text primarily addresses: rotating equipment engineers, project engineers, engineering contractors, and compressor user companies in oil and gas field operations, natural gas processing, petroleum refining, petrochemical processing, industrial refrigeration, and chemical industries. It enables the reader to assess compressors and defines the constraints influencing the compressor design.

Process Centrifugal Compressors

Basics, Function, Operation, Design, Application
Author: Klaus H. Lüdtke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540404279
Category: Science
Page: 328
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Throughout the last decades, centrifugal compressor research and development have been revolutionized. Computational fluid dynamics have provided a better understanding of the flow and physical phenomena, and the design of new cen trifugal compressor components has been transformed from an "art" into a "sci ence". New materials and manufacturing techniques now create new geometries that could only be dreamed of in the past, and new challenging applications have pushed the limits beyond what was considered the state of the art. This new book presenting a comprehensive look at industrial compressors is therefore very timely. Readers will find a large amount of information based on extensive experience, a clear and well-founded approach to real-gas handling and solutions to many practical problems. It will provide engineering contractors and users of industrial compressors with a better insight into the "how" and "why" of different design features thus allowing a more profound basis for discussions with manufacturers. It will also cast a light on the day-by-day design practice to academia by revealing the limitations and requirements of practical applications and economics. This book combines a strict mathematical approach with practical experience and is illustrated with many examples. It fills in the gap between academic text books and encyclopaedic descriptions of industrial compressors. I have no doubt that this book, based on several decades of experience in the industry, both in the USA and Europe, will be well received by the centrifugal compressor community.

Process Centrifugal Compressors

Basics, Function, Operation, Design, Application
Author: Klaus H. Lüdtke
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783662094501
Category: Science
Page: 315
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Originating in the process compressor industry, this text primarily addresses: rotating equipment engineers, project engineers, engineering contractors, and compressor user companies in oil and gas field operations, natural gas processing, petroleum refining, petrochemical processing, industrial refrigeration, and chemical industries. It enables the reader to assess compressors and defines the constraints influencing the compressor design.

Compressor handbook


Author: Paul C. Hanlon
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070260054
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 720
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Maintenance Fundamentals


Author: R. Keith Mobley
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080478980
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 424
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No matter which industry a company is a part of, its profitability, like its products, is driven by the reliability and performance of its plant(s). The fundamentals for maintenance found in this volume are applicable to a multitude of industries: power, process, materials, manufacturing, transportation, communication, and many others. This book shows the engineer how to select, install, maintain, and troubleshoot critical plant machinery, equipment, and systems. NEW to this edition: New material includes a chapter on inspections, providing practical guidelines for effective visual inspections, the key to effective preventive maintenance. Also included in the revision will be multiple chapters on equipment, such as pumps, compressors, and fans. Provides practical knowledge about plant machinery, equipment, and systems for the new hire or the veteran engineer Covers a wide array of topics, from shaft alignment and bearings to rotor balancing and flexible intermediate drives Delivers must-have information to the engineer which he/she will use on a daily basis, in day-to-day activities, that will affect the reliability and profitability of the plant

Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook


Author: Meherwan P. Boyce
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080456898
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 962
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The Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook has been the standard for engineers involved in the design, selection, and operation of gas turbines. This revision includes new case histories, the latest techniques, and new designs to comply with recently passed legislation. By keeping the book up to date with new, emerging topics, Boyce ensures that this book will remain the standard and most widely used book in this field. The new Third Edition of the Gas Turbine Engineering Hand Book updates the book to cover the new generation of Advanced gas Turbines. It examines the benefit and some of the major problems that have been encountered by these new turbines. The book keeps abreast of the environmental changes and the industries answer to these new regulations. A new chapter on case histories has been added to enable the engineer in the field to keep abreast of problems that are being encountered and the solutions that have resulted in solving them. Comprehensive treatment of Gas Turbines from Design to Operation and Maintenance. In depth treatment of Compressors with emphasis on surge, rotating stall, and choke; Combustors with emphasis on Dry Low NOx Combustors; and Turbines with emphasis on Metallurgy and new cooling schemes. An excellent introductory book for the student and field engineers A special maintenance section dealing with the advanced gas turbines, and special diagnostic charts have been provided that will enable the reader to troubleshoot problems he encounters in the field The third edition consists of many Case Histories of Gas Turbine problems. This should enable the field engineer to avoid some of these same generic problems

10th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging


Author: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0857096133
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 456
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This book presents the papers from the latest international conference, following on from the highly successful previous conferences in this series held regularly since 1978. Papers cover all current and novel aspects of turbocharging systems design for boosting solutions for engine downsizing. The focus of the papers is on the application of turbocharger and other pressure charging devices to spark ignition (SI) and compression ignition (CI) engines in the passenger car and commercial vehicles. Novel boosting solutions for diesel engines operating in the industrial and marine market sectors are also included. The current emission legislations and environmental trends for reducing CO2 and fuel consumption are the major market forces in the transport (land and marine) and industry sectors. In these market sectors the internal combustion engine is the key product where downsizing is the driver for development for both SI and CI engines in the passenger car and commercial vehicle applications. The more stringent future market forces and environmental considerations mean more stringent engine downsizing, thus, novel systems are required to provide boosting solutions including hybrid, electric-motor and exhaust waste energy recovery systems for high efficiency, response, reliability, durability and compactness etc. For large engines the big challenge is to enhance the high specific power and efficiency whilst reducing emission levels (Nox and Sox) with variable quality fuels. This will require turbocharging systems for very high boost pressure, efficiency and a high degree of system flexibility. Presents papers from all the latest international conference Papers cover all aspects of the turbocharging systems design for boosting solutions for engine downsizing The focus of the papers is on the application of turbocharger and other pressure charging devices to spark ignition (SI) and compression ignition (CI) engines in the passenger car and commercial vehicles

Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery


Author: S Larry Dixon,Cesare Hall
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0123914108
Category: Science
Page: 556
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Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery is the leading turbomachinery book due to its balanced coverage of theory and application. Starting with background principles in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, the authors go on to discuss axial flow turbines and compressors, centrifugal pumps, fans, and compressors, and radial flow gas turbines, hydraulic turbines, and wind turbines. In this new edition,more coverage is devoted to modern approaches to analysis and design, including CFD and FEA techniques. Used as a core text in senior undergraduate and graduate level courses this book will also appeal to professional engineers in the aerospace, global power, oil & gas and other industries who are involved in the design and operation of turbomachines. More coverage of a variety of types of turbomachinery, including centrifugal pumps and gas turbines Addition of numerical and computational tools, including more discussion of CFD and FEA techniques to reflect modern practice in the area More end of chapter exercises and in-chapter worked examples

Compressors

Selection and Sizing
Author: Royce N. Brown
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080476650
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 640
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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.

Centrifugal Compressors

A Basic Guide
Author: Meherwan P. Boyce
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0878148019
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 662
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Annotation The proper selection of a compressor is a complex and important decision. The successful operation of many plants depends on smooth and efficient compressor operations. To ensure the best selection and proper maintenance of a centrifugal compressor, the engineer must have a knowledge of many engineering disciplines. Boyce provides an up-to-date reference in the field of centrifugal compressors covering all major aspects of design, operation, and maintenance. As well, he includes technical details on sizing, plant layout, fuel selection, types of drives, and performance characteristics of all major components in a co-generation or combined-cycle power plant.

Pump Handbook


Author: Igor Karassik,Joseph Messina,Paul Cooper,Charles Heald
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071593359
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1632
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Rely on the #1 Guide to Pump Design and Application-- Now Updated with the Latest Technological Breakthroughs Long-established as the leading guide to pump design and application, the Pump Handbook has been fully revised and updated with the latest developments in pump technology. Packed with 1,150 detailed illustrations and written by a team of over 100 internationally renowned pump experts, this vital tool shows you how to select, purchase, install, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot cutting-edge pumps for all types of uses. The Fourth Edition of the Pump Handbook features: State-of-the-art guidance on every aspect of pump theory, design, application, and technology Over 100 internationally renowned contributors SI units used throughout the book New sections on centrifugal pump mechanical performance, flow analysis, bearings, adjustable-speed drives, and application to cryogenic LNG services; completely revised sections on pump theory, mechanical seals, intakes and suction piping, gears, and waterhammer; application to pulp and paper mills Inside This Updated Guide to Pump Technology • Classification and Selection of Pumps • Centrifugal Pumps • Displacement Pumps • Solids Pumping • Pump Sealing • Pump Bearings • Jet Pumps • Materials of Construction • Pump Drivers and Power Transmission • Pump Noise • Pump Systems • Pump Services • Intakes and Suction Piping • Selecting and Purchasing Pumps • Installation, Operation, and Maintenance • Pump Testing • Technical Data

Compressor Performance

Aerodynamics for the User
Author: Theodore Gresh
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128142200
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 286
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Compressor Performance: Aerodynamics for the User, Third Edition continues the book's 25 year history as a trusted reference on compressor design and maintenance. This new edition is updated throughout to cover new regulations and technology relevant to compressors, with new content adding coverage of strings of equipment, including gas turbines. Users will find sections that run the full spectrum of information needed for an individual to select, operate, test and maintain axial or centrifugal compressors. In addition, basic aerodynamic theory provides users with the how's and why's of compressor design, and troubleshooting guidelines help maintenance engineers save time in the field. Provides detailed instructions for best practice field performance tests to ASME standards Includes illustrations with detailed diagrams of compressor equipment Presents new case studies of equipment string analysis Includes extensive reference material in an appendix, including Mollier diagrams, permissible deviations and fluctuations, and surge identification procedures

Fundamentals of Turbomachines


Author: Erik Dick
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401796270
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 564
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This book explores the working principles of all kinds of turbomachines. The same theoretical framework is used to analyse the different machine types. Fundamentals are first presented and theoretical concepts are then elaborated for particular machine types, starting with the simplest ones.For each machine type, the author strikes a balance between building basic understanding and exploring knowledge of practical aspects. Readers are invited through challenging exercises to consider how the theory applies to particular cases and how it can be generalised. The book is primarily meant as a course book. It teaches fundamentals and explores applications. It will appeal to senior undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering and to professional engineers seeking to understand the operation of turbomachines. Readers will gain a fundamental understanding of turbomachines. They will also be able to make a reasoned choice of turbomachine for a particular application and to understand its operation. Basic design of the simplest turbomachines as a centrifugal fan, an axial steam turbine or a centrifugal pump, is also possible using the topics covered in the book.

Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers


Author: Ricky Smith,R. Keith Mobley
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080552071
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 336
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Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers will give the engineer the “have to have” information. It will help instill knowledge on a daily basis, to do his or her job and to maintain and assure reliable equipment to help reduce costs. This book will be an easy reference for engineers and managers needing immediate solutions to everyday problems. Most civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers will face issues relating to maintenance and reliability, at some point in their jobs. This will become their “go to” book. Not an oversized handbook or a theoretical treatise, but a handy collection of graphs, charts, calculations, tables, curves, and explanations, basic “rules of thumb” that any engineer working with equipment will need for basic maintenance and reliability of that equipment. • Access to quick information which will help in day to day and long term engineering solutions in reliability and maintenance • Listing of short articles to help assist engineers in resolving problems they face • Written by two of the top experts in the country

Process Design for Chemical Engineers


Author: Frank Yu
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481928328
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 34
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Jan. 25, 2015 Note: 1. This book is updated. More detailed calculation of gravity flow line, two phase flow line, and two phase relief are added. 2. This book is now available at Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing: [a better formatted version is provided. 1/25/2015]http: //www.amazon.com/dp/B00CDW3PVY This book is written as a supplement to Process Design for Chemical Engineers with following additions for each of the eight chapters: (1) comments or additional information are provided, (2) exercises and answers are provided, which can be used for readers to test their understanding or for professor to assign them to students as homework, and (3) examples are provided to illustrate some design technique and calculation. A revision list to the first edition of Process Design for Chemical Engineers is also attached. 'Process Design for Chemical Engineers' is available for purchase in following website links: In USA: https: //www.createspace.com/3898924; http: //www.amazon.com/dp/1477619909; In Europe: United Kingdom - http: //www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1477619909; Germany - http: //www.amazon.de/dp/1477619909; Spain - http: //www.amazon.es/dp/1477619909; France - http: //www.amazon.fr/dp/1477619909; Italy - http: //www.amazon.it/dp/1477619909

The Engines of Pratt & Whitney

A Technical History
Author: Jack Connors,Ned Allen
Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &
ISBN: 9781600867118
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 527
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The Engines of Pratt Whitney: A Technical History describes the evolution from piston engines to gas turbines by the engineers who created those engines. Included are hundreds of archival photographs, as well as over a dozen tables listing specifications and applications.

Centrifugal Pump Design


Author: John Tuzson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471361008
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 298
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A hands-on, applications-based approach to the design and analysis of commonly used centrifugal pumps Centrifugal Pump Design presents a clear, practical design procedure that is solidly based on theoretical fluid dynamics fundamentals, without requiring higher math beyond algebra. Intended for use on the factory floor, this book offers a short, easy-to-read description of the fluid mechanic phenomena that occur in pumps, including those revealed by the most recent research. The design procedure incorporates a simple computer program that allows designs to be checked immediately and corrected as needed; readers learn to calibrate the performance calculation program based on their own test data. Other important features of this book include: * Up-to-date coverage of detailed design data * Guidance on selection, troubleshooting, and modification of existing pumps * A numerical example illustrating the design of a pump as readers move through the book * Manual calculations-including worked examples-and personal computer program listings critical to pump design * Ample references to all subjects for further study This unique handbook closes the gap between research and application and puts the fundamentals of advanced fluid mechanics where they will do the most good: in the hands of engineers, teachers, and designers who create industrial pumps.

Petrochemical Machinery Insights


Author: Heinz P Bloch
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128112468
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 784
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Petrochemical Machinery Insights is a priceless collection of solutions and advice from Heinz Bloch on a broad range of equipment management themes, from wear to warranty issues, organizational problems and oil mist lubrication, and professional growth and pre-purchase of machinery. The author draws on his industry experience to hone in on important problems that do not get addressed in other books, providing actionable details that engineers can use. Mechanical, reliability, and process engineers will find this book the next best thing to having Heinz Bloch on speed dial. Focuses on pieces of hard-won experience from the industry that are rarely included in other books Presents not just a guide to technical problems, but also to crucial themes in management and organization Includes an informal and honest style, making author Heinz Bloch's 40 years of experience accessible to a broad audience of readers Contains a uniting theme that successful asset management requires the separation of application and implementation details

Chemical engineering design

principles, practice and economics of plant and process design
Author: Gavin P. Towler,R. K. Sinnott
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1245
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"Bottom line: For a holistic view of chemical engineering design, this book provides as much, if not more, than any other book available on the topic." --Extract from Chemical Engineering Resources review. Chemical Engineering Design is one of the best-known and widely adopted texts available for students of chemical engineering. It deals with the application of chemical engineering principles to the design of chemical processes and equipment. Revised throughout, this US edition has been specifically developed for the US market. It covers the latest aspects of process design, operations, safety, loss prevention and equipment selection, among others. Comprehensive in coverage, exhaustive in detail, it is supported by extensive problems and a separate solutions manual for adopting tutors and lecturers. In addition, the book is widely used by professions as a day-to-day reference.