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    Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability

    By: Heinz P. Bloch, Fred K. Geitner

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    Practical techniques for optimizing compressor performance

    Written by experts with more than 100 combined years of industry experience in machinery failure avoidance, Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability offers proven solutions to a pervasive and expensive problem in modern industry--compressor failure. This succinct, on-the-job guide addresses elusive causes of compressor failure and clearly maps out permanent remedies you can put to use right away. With a focus on centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, this accessible reference is based on real-world processes and procedures used by successful global companies.

    Coverage includes:

    Compression principles and internal labyrinths

    Selection factors for process compressors

    Operation characteristics of turbocompressors

    Wet and dry gas seals

    Bearings, stability, and vibration guidance

    Lube and seal oil systems

    Impellers and rotors

    Compressor maintenance and surveillance

    Inspection and repair of rotors

    Machinery quality assessment (MQA)

    Failure analysis and troubleshooting

    Reciprocating compressor operation, control, maintenance, and rebuilding

    Maintenance and operations interfaces

    Reciprocating compressor monitoring and surveillance

    Training competent compressor engineers

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