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Compressor handbook
Hanlon, Paul C.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2001]

Physical Description:
1 volume (in various pagings) : illustrations ; 25 cm
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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 compressors--straight 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

Author Notes

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

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