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A concise yet comprehensive reliability manual for compressor troubleshooting and repair Written by experts in the field, Compressor Troubleshooting and Repairoffers proven solutions to a pervasive and expensive problem in modern industry-compressor failure. In this succinct and accessible guide the authors explain elusive causes of compressor failure and clearly map out permanent remedies. The book is ideal for maintenance technicians, design contractors, compressor operators, reliability engineers, and managers. Compressor Troubleshooting and Repair Provides readable, precise content Emphasizes the mechanical aspects of compressors without theoretical equations Discusses misunderstandings and oversights in compressor selection, bearings, seals, impellers, lubricant systems, compressor auxiliaries, operating risks, and installation issues Presents elusive failure causes, such as oil rings that have not undergone annealing steps before finish-machining or the impact of foundation settling after years of compressor operation Focuses on repeat failure avoidance Provides procurement specifications that result in more reliable compressors Detailed coverage: Principles of compression; Compressor types and selection; Foundations and base plates; Piping and gaskets; Centrifugal compressors; Reciprocating compressors; Other positive displacement compressors; Machinery Quality Assessment (MQA); Fits, dimensions, repairs, and related misunderstandings; Compressor failure statistics and successful failure analysis; Training competent compressor engineers
Table of Contents
1. Principles of compression highlighted 2. Compressor types and selection 3. Foundations and base plates 4. Piping and gaskets 5. Centrifugal compressor details 6. Reciprocating compressor details 7. Other Positive Displacement Compressors 8. Machinery Quality Assessment, "MQA" 9. Fits, dimensions, repairs and related misunderstandings 10. Compressor failure statistics and successful failure analysis 11. Training competent compressor engineers