Centrifugal Compressors : A Basic Guide

Title: Centrifugal Compressors : A Basic Guide
Author: Dr. Meherwan Boyce, P.E.
ISBN: 0878148019 / 9780878148011
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 300
Publisher: PennWell
Year: 2003
Availability: Out of Stock
  • Description
  • Contents

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.

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Acronyms
List of Constants

Chapter 1 : Introduction
Chapter 2 : Aerothermodynamics of Compressors
Chapter 3 : Compressor Definition and Standards Defining Performance and Mechanical Equipment
Chapter 4 : Design Characteristics
Chapter 5 : Diffuser Design Characteristics
Chapter 6 : Off-Design Performance Characteristics
Chapter 7 : Surge Control
Chapter 8 : Gas Turbines
Chapter 9 : Steam Turbines
Chapter 10 : Electric Motors
Chapter 11 : Rotor Dynamics, Bearings, Lubrication Couplings, and Gears
Chapter 12 : Instrumentation Controls
Chapter 13 : Compressor Performance Testing
Chapter 14 : Maintenance Techniques