Centrifugal Compressors: A Basic Guide

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PennWell Books, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 662 pages
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Boyce provides an up-to-date reference covering all major aspects of design, operation, and maintenance. 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. Contents: Section 1: Design, theory, and practice An history and overview of centrifugal compressors Aerothermodynamics of compressors Two dimensional design of compressor stages Three dimensional flow in a centrifugal compressor Diffuser design Surge and surge control Off design performance characteristics Mechanical equipment standards An overview of steam turbines An overview of motor drives Appendices (General properties of air; general properties of gases; Equivalent units) Index Summary.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Aerodynamics of Compressors
35
Chapter 3 Compressor Definition and Standards Defining Performance and Mechanical Equipment
69
Chapter 4 Design Characteristics
123
Chapter 5 Diffuser Design Characteristics
183
Chapter 6 OffDesign Performance Characteristics
205
Chapter 7 Surge Control
225
Chapter 8 Gas Turbines
281
Chapter 9 Steam Turbines
359
Chapter 10 Electric Motors
395
Chapter 11 Rotor Dynamics Bearings Lubrication Couplings and Gears
413
Chapter 12 Instrumentation Controls
491
Chapter 13 Compressor Performance Testing
535
Chapter 14 Maintenance Techniques
569
INDEX
643
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Boyce is a registered professional engineer, and president of Boyce Engineering International, Inc.

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