Forsthoffer's Rotating Equipment Handbooks
Compressors v. 3
By (author) William E. Forsthoffer
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Forsthoffer's Rotating Equipment Handbooks by William E. Forsthoffer
Book DescriptionOver recent years there have been substantial changes in those industries which are concerned with the design, purchase and use of special purpose (ie critical, high-revenue) rotating equipment. Key personnel have been the victims of early retirement or have moved to other industries: contractors and end-users have reduced their technical staff and consequently have to learn complex material 'from scratch'. As a result, many companies are finding that they are devoting unnecessary man hours to the discovery and explanation of basic principles, and having to explain these to clients who should already be aware of them. In addition, the lack of understanding by contractors and users of equipment characteristics and operating systems often results in a 'wrong fit' and a costly reliability problem. Forsthoffer's Rotating Equipment Handbooks: Compressors provides detailed coverage of characteristics, types, operation in a process system, (using the concept of required and produced gas head) performance relationships, selection, what determines the turbo compressor curve shape, surge/stall/stonewall, the effects of fouling, the design basis of journal and thrust bearings, balance drums, seals, critical speeds, control and protection guidelines, series and parallel operation, component condition monitoring, troubleshooting and many other aspects. Forsthoffer's Rotating Equipment Handbook: Compressors is the third title in the five volume set. The volumes are: 1. Fundamentals of Rotaing Equipment; 2. Pumps; 3. Compressors; 4. Auxiliary Systems; 5. Reliability Optimization through Component Condition Monitoring and Root Cause Analysis'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856174695
(234mm x 155mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Elsevier Science Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William E. Forsthoffer
Forsthoffer's Best Practice Handbook for Rotating Machinery, Hardback (May 2011)
Offers technical coverage and insider information on best practices derived from lessons learned in the engineering, operation and maintenance of a wide array of rotating equipment. This title includes 'Best Practice' and 'Lessons Learned' chapter framework, providing troubleshooting instruction on complex operation and maintenance issues.
Forsthoffer's Rotating Equipment Handbooks, Hardback (November 2005)» View all books by William E. Forsthoffer
Details the effective method of component condition monitoring for use as both a predictive maintenance and root cause analysis tool. This book also details the major failure causes, the author's proven root cause analysis procedure with exercises and case histories, installation, pre-commissioning planning, and more.
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Author Biography - William E. Forsthoffer
President of Forsthoffer and Associates USA
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