Reciprocating Compressors:: Operation and Maintenance

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Gulf Professional Publishing, Oct 8, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 504 pages
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For anyone responsible for purchasing, servicing, or operating reciprocating compressors, this book discusses the theory of operation and explains how to install, troubleshoot, overhaul, and repair all types of compressors.
This broad comprehensive text offers practical details on how to purchase, service, operate, and maintain compressors used in any of the process industries such as pulp and paper, mining, food processing, pharmaceuticals.


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Chapter 1 Reciprocating Compressors and Their Applications
Chapter 2 Design and Materials for Reciprocating Compressor Components
Chapter 3 Operation and Maintenance of Reciprocating Compressors
Chapter 4 Overhaul and Repair of Reciprocating Compressors
Chapter 5 Troubleshooting Compressor Problems
Chapter 6 Preventive Maintenance for Reciprocating Compressors
Chapter 7 Safety in Operation and Maintenance
Reciprocating Compressor Calculations

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A consulting engineer residing in Montgomery, texas, Heinz. P. Bloch has held machinery-oriented staff and line positions with Exxon affiliates in the United States, Italy, Spain, England, The Netherlands, and Japan. His career spanned several decades prior to his 1986 retirement as Exxon Chemical's regional machinery specialist for the USA. Since his retirement from Exxon, he has been in demand throughout the world as a consultant and trainer in the areas of failure avoidance, root cause failure identification, and reliability improvement. Mr. Bloch is the author/co-author of thirteen books and over 200 other publications on subjects related to machinery reliability and failure avoidance. He is the Reliability and Equipment Editor of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine and has served as chair of the annual conference program for Hydrocarbon Processing's Process Plant Reliability Conference for a number of years.

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