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The benchmark guide for compressor technology pros
You don't have to scour piles of technical literature for compressor answers any longer. The Compressor Handbook compiled by Paul Hanlon packs all the answers on design procedures, practical application, and maintenance of compressorsstraight from top experts on these widely used machines. You get details on everything from fundamentals and theory to advanced applications, techniques, and today's materials -- including sought-after data on compressors that inflate tires, spray paint, increase the density of natural gas, or perform any of a myriad of other important industrial and day-to-day functions. This fully illustrated Handbook can help you:
Understand the structure and operation of compressors of all types
Design or select compressors for any use, from power-cleaning to chemical processes
Follow step-by-step design procedures for fewer errors and optimized results
Specify leading-edge materials, components, and lubricants
Operate and maintain all types of compressors at peak efficiency
Answer questions on and provide designs for ancillary and auxiliary equipment
Invent new applications for compressor technology
Easily find tabular data on gas properties, efficiency curves, compression ratios, and horsepower, plus definitions of nomenclature
This handbook is a guide to design procedures, components, application guidelines and fundamental and practical compressor theory. It features diagrams of all major compressor types, and the engineering section covers gas properties, efficiency curves, compression rations and horsepower.
-- An all-in-one resource covering the design, practical application, and maintenance of compressors -- of interest to professionals in compressor manufacturing, chemical and gas processing, and other industries
-- Packed with illustrations and diagrams of all the major compressor types, from paint-sprayers to power-cleaners
-- Engineering data section covers gas properties, efficiency curves, compression ratios, and horsepower
About the Author
Paul Hanlon is manager of product design with C. Lee Cook in Louisville, Kentucky. A mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Cincinnati, he has worked for over 40 years in the design, application, and troubleshooting of seals for engines, compressors, and other major equipment used throughout the chemical, oil, and gas-processing industries. Mr. Hanlon is also the author of numerous articles for leading technical journals.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Compressor Theory.
Chapter 2: Compressor Performance - Positive Displacement.
Chapter 3: Compressor Performance - Dynamic.
Chapter 4: Centrifugal Compressors - Construction and Testing.
Chapter 5: Compressor Analysis.
Chapter 6: Compressor and Piping System Simulation.
Chapter 7: Very High Pressure Compressors (over 100 MPa [14500 psi].
Chapter 8: CNG Compressors.
Chapter 9: Liquid Transfer/Vapor Recovery.
Chapter 10: Compressed Natural Gas for Vehicle Fueling.
Chapter 11: Gas Boosters.
Chapter 12: Scroll Compressors.
Chapter 13: Straight Lobe Compressors.
Chapter 14: The Oil-Flooded Rotary Screw Compressor.
Chapter 15: Diaphragm Compressors.
Chapter 16: Rotary Compressor Seals.
Chapter 17: Reciprocating Compressor Sealing.
Chapter 18: Compressor Lubrication.
Chapter 19: Principles of Bearing Design.
Chapter 20: Compressor Valves.
Chapter 21: Compressor Control Systems.
Chapter 22: Compressor Foundations.
Chapter 23: Packaging Compressors.