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.

Centrifugal Compressors

A Strategy for Aerodynamic Design and Analysis
Author: Ronald H. Aungier
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN: 9780791800935
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 315
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A mechanical engineer with a Pennsylvania turbomachinery company, A ungier describes his own system and strategy for designing and analyzing centrifugal compressor aerodynamics. To address the novice as well as the experienced in the field, he presents the basic thermodynamic and fluid dynamic principles, empirical models, and key numerical methods that form the basis of his methods. His strategy, or design practice, he found harder to describe because it involves a process of reasoning rather than following an established set of principles. He recognizes that his is only one of many possible methods, but makes no effort to compare or contrast his with any other.

Centrifugal and Axial Compressor Control


Author: Gregory K. McMillan
Publisher: Momentum Press
ISBN: 1606501739
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 160
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Control engineers, mechanical engineers and mechanical technicians will learn how to select the proper control systems for axial and centrifugal compressors for proper throughput and surge control, with a particular emphasis on surge control. Readers will learn to understand the importance of transmitter speed, digital controller sample time, and control valve stroking time in helping to prevent surge. Engineers and technicians will find this book to be a highly valuable guide on compressor control schemes and the importance of mitigating costly and sometimes catastrophic surge problems. It can be used as a self-tutorial guide or in the classroom with the book's helpful end-of-chapter questions and exercises and sections for keeping notes.

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.

Compressor handbook


Author: Paul C. Hanlon
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070260054
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 720
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Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing


Author: Saeid Mokhatab,William A. Poe,James G. Speight
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080466972
Category: Science
Page: 672
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Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing gives engineers and managers complete coverage of natural gas transmission and processing in the most rapidly growing sector to the petroleum industry. The authors provide a unique discussion of new technologies that are energy efficient and environmentally appealing at the same time. It is an invaluable reference on natural gas engineering and the latest techniques for all engineers and managers moving to natural gas processing as well as those currently working on natural gas projects. * Provides practicing engineers critical information on all aspects of gas gathering, processing and transmission * First book that treats multiphase flow transmission in great detail * Examines natural gas energy costs and pricing with the aim of delivering on the goals of efficiency, quality and profit

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.

Pumping Station Design

Revised 3rd Edition
Author: Garr M. Jones, PE, DEE,Robert L. Sanks, PhD, PE
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080560052
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1104
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Pumping Station Design, 3e is an essential reference for all professionals. From the expert city engineer to the new design officer, this book assists those who need to apply the fundamentals of various disciplines and subjects in order to produce a well-integrated pumping station that is reliable, easy to operate and maintain, and free from design mistakes. The depth of experience and expertise of the authors, contributors, and peers reviewing the content as well as the breadth of information in this book is unparalleled, making this the only book of its kind. * An award-winning reference work that has become THE standard in the field * Dispenses expert information on how to produce a well-integrated pumping station that will be reliable, easy to operate and maintain, and free from design mistakes * 60% of the material has been updated to reflect current standards and changes in practice since the book was last published in 1998 * New material added to this edition includes: the latest design information, the use of computers for pump selection, extensive references to Hydraulic Institute Standards and much more!

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

Process Plant Equipment

Operation, Control, and Reliability
Author: Michael D. Holloway,Chikezie Nwaoha,Oliver A. Onyewuenyi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118162544
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 728
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“Process Plant Equipment Book is another great publication from Wiley as a reference book for final year students as well as those who will work or are working in chemical production plants and refinery…” -Associate Prof. Dr. Ramli Mat, Deputy Dean (Academic), Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia “…give[s] readers access to both fundamental information on process plant equipment and to practical ideas, best practices and experiences of highly successful engineers from around the world… The book is illustrated throughout with numerous black & white photos and diagrams and also contains case studies demonstrating how actual process plants have implemented the tools and techniques discussed in the book. An extensive list of references enables readers to explore each individual topic in greater depth…” –Stainless Steel World and Valve World, November 2012 Discover how to optimize process plant equipment, from selection to operation to troubleshooting From energy to pharmaceuticals to food, the world depends on processing plants to manufacture the products that enable people to survive and flourish. With this book as their guide, readers have the information and practical guidelines needed to select, operate, maintain, control, and troubleshoot process plant equipment so that it is efficient, cost-effective, and reliable throughout its lifetime. Following the authors' careful explanations and instructions, readers will find that they are better able to reduce downtime and unscheduled shutdowns, streamline operations, and maximize the service life of processing equipment. Process Plant Equipment: Operation, Control, and Reliability is divided into three sections: Section One: Process Equipment Operations covers such key equipment as valves, pumps, cooling towers, conveyors, and storage tanks Section Two: Process Plant Reliability sets forth a variety of tested and proven tools and methods to assess and ensure the reliability and mechanical integrity of process equipment, including failure analysis, Fitness-for-Service assessment, engineering economics for chemical processes, and process component function and performance criteria Section Three: Process Measurement, Control, and Modeling examines flow meters, process control, and process modeling and simulation Throughout the book, numerous photos and diagrams illustrate the operation and control of key process equipment. There are also case studies demonstrating how actual process plants have implemented the tools and techniques discussed in the book. At the end of each chapter, an extensive list of references enables readers to explore each individual topic in greater depth. In summary, this text offers students, process engineers, and plant managers the expertise and technical support needed to streamline and optimize the operation of process plant equipment, from its initial selection to operations to troubleshooting.

Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery


Author: S Larry Dixon,Cesare Hall
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0080962599
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 477
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Turbomachinery is a challenging and diverse field, with applications for professionals and students in many subsets of the mechanical engineering discipline, including fluid mechanics, combustion and heat transfer, dynamics and vibrations, as well as structural mechanics and materials engineering. Originally published more than 40 years ago, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery is the leading turbomachinery textbook. 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. For this new edition, author S. Larry Dixon is joined by Cesare Hall from the University of Cambridge, whose diverse background of teaching, research and work experience in the area of turbomachines is well suited to the task of reorganizing and updating this classic text. Provides the most comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of turbomachinery of any text in the field Content has been reorganized to more closely match how instructors currently teach the course, with coverage of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics moved to the front of the book Includes new design studies of several turbomachines, applying the theories developed 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

Compressor Handbook

Principles and Practice
Author: Tony Giampaolo
Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0881736163
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 361
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Annotation This book examines the full spectrum of compressor types, how they operate, how to control them, and how operating conditions can significantly impact their performance. Discussed in detail are the influence of pressure, temperature, molecular weight, specific heat ratio, compression ratio, speed, vane position, and volume bottles. The various methods of throughput control are also addressed, including discharge throttling, suction throttling, guide vane positioning, volume bottles, suction valve unloaders, and speed control, as well as how each of these control methods affects compressor life. Compressor surge is defined and discussed in detail, along with the types of instrumentation (controllers, valves, pressure and temperature transmitters) available, and which of these are most suitable for controlling surge. Case studies are included to illustrate the principles covered in the text.

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

Plant Equipment & Maintenance Engineering Handbook


Author: Duncan Richardson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071809902
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 592
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The Best On-the-Job Guide to Industrial Plant Equipment and Systems This practical, one-of-a-kind field manual explains how equipment in industrial facilities operates and covers all aspects of commissioning relevant to engineers and project managers. Plant Equipment and Maintenance Engineering Handbook contains a data log of all major industrial and power plant components, describes how they function, and includes rules of thumb for operation. Hundreds of handy reference materials, such as calculations and tables, plus a comprehensive listing of electrical parts with common supplier nomenclature are also included in this time-saving resource. FEATURES DETAILED COVERAGE OF: Compressors * Air conditioning * Ash handling * Bearings and lubrication * Boilers * Chemical cleaning and Flushing * Condensers and circulating water systems * Controls * Conveyor systems * Cooling towers * Corrosion Deaerators * Diesel and gas turbines * Electrical * Fans * Fire protection * Fuels and combustion * Piping * Pumps Turbines * Vibration * Water treatment

Dry Gas Seals Handbook


Author: John S. Stahley
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593700628
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 135
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&Quot;The information found in Dry Gas Seals Handbook will help you make informed decisions regarding the application, operation, and maintenance of dry gas seals. This book presents a complete guide to the technology, from the principle of gas seal operation to "lessons learned" from actual field experience."--BOOK JACKET.

Plant Design and Operations


Author: Ian Sutton
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0128128844
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 598
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Plant Design and Operations, Second Edition, explores design and operational considerations for oil and gas facilities, covering all stages of the plant cycle, with an emphasis on safety and risk. The oil and gas industry is constantly looking for cost optimization strategies, requiring plant-based personnel to expand their knowledge base outside their discipline or subject. Relevant reference materials are scattered throughout various official standards, while staff lack the immediate hands-on knowledge to safely facilitate the full operational life cycle of the plant. This second edition is a complete source of solutions for major process projects including offshore facilities, chemical plants, oil refineries, and pipelines. This single reference provides insight for safer operations and maintenance best practices. It has been updated with more focus on safety in design and operations, standards, and compliance, and more detailed information on equipment and system/component design. Explores design and operational considerations for oil and gas facilities, covering all stages of the plant cycle, with an emphasis on safety and risk Includes updated new chapters covering principles of design, security regulations, and human factors Includes more relevant equipment information covering storage tanks, valves, and control systems Remains the only source to provide hands-on solutions for process plants in the refining and chemical industries

Turboexpanders and Process Applications


Author: Heinz P. Bloch,Claire Soares
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780884155096
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 515
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Why Turboexpanders Are Applied; Overview Of Turboexpander Fundamentals; Application Of Cryogenic Turboexpanders: Processes; Applications Of Hot Gas Turboexpanders; Overview Of Turboexpander Construction Features; Rotor Dynamics; Construction Materials; Fabrication Issues; Installation Guides; Turboexpander Maintenance; Failure Analysis And Troubleshooting.

Industrial Sprays and Atomization

Design, Analysis and Applications
Author: Ghasem G. Nasr,Andrew J. Yule,Lothar Bendig
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447138163
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 501
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An extensive critical compilation of the wide range of manufacturing processes that involve the application of spray technology, this book covers design of atomizers as well as the performance of plant and their corresponding spray systems. The needs of practising engineers from different disciplines: project managers, and works, maintenance and design engineers are catered for. Of interest to researchers in the field of liquid sprays, the book includes outlines of the contemporary and possible future research and challenges in the different fields of application and deals with: • sprays and their production; • sprays in industrial production processes; • processes involving vaporisation and cooling or cleaning of gases; • spray-surface impact processes; • fuel sprays for fixed plant; • spraying of hot surfaces for steel making and other metals; • spraying of molten metals. Guidance is given for the analysis and interpretation of experimental data obtained using different measurement techniques.