Centrifugal and Axial Compressor Control

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Momentum Press, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 160 pages
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Control engineers, mechanical engineers and mechanical technicians will learn how to select the proper control systems for axial and centrifugal compressors for proper throughput and surge control, with a particular emphasis on surge control. Readers will learn to understand the importance of transmitter speed, digital controller sample time, and control valve stroking time in helping to prevent surge. Engineers and technicians will find this book to be a highly valuable guide on compressor control schemes and the importance of mitigating costly and sometimes catastrophic surge problems. It can be used as a self-tutorial guide or in the classroom with the book's helpful end-of-chapter questions and exercises and sections for keeping notes.
 

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Contents

SECTION 1 Introduction to the Student
1
SECTION 2 Description of Compressors
9
SECTION 3 Description of Surge
21
SECTION 4 Effect of Operating Conditions
43
SECTION 5 Throughput Control
59
SECTION 6 Surge Control
71
SECTION 7 Instrument Requirements
91
SECTION 8 Disturbances
117
SECTION 10 Multiple Compressor Control
129
SECTION 11 Computer Monitoring
135
SECTION 12 Startup
139
APPENDIX A Answers to Questions
143
APPENDIX B ACSL Dynamic Simulation Program for Surge
149
APPENDIX C Application Example
153
References
159
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SECTION 9 Throughput and Surge Control Interaction
123

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Gregory K. McMillan Austin, TX; Consultant in Delta V, Emerson Process Management.

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