Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Compressors, Third Edition: Selection and Sizing

  • By Royce N. Brown
  • Publisher:   Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Number Of Pages:   640
  • Publication Date:   2005-06-03
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN:   0750675454
  • ISBN-13 / EAN:   9780750675451

Product Description: 

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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