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Compressor Handbook: Principles and Practice 1st Edition by Tony Giampaolo . 


  • Chapter 1—Introduction 
  • Chapter 2—General Compressor Theory
  • Chapter 3—Compressor Types 
  • Chapter 4—Effect of Operating Conditions
  • Chapter 5—Throughput Control
  • Chapter 6—Description of Surge
  • Chapter 7—Surge Control
  • Chapter 8—Vibration
  • Chapter 9—Valve Requirements
  • Chapter 10—Instrument Requirements
  • Chapter 11—Detectable Problems
  • Chapter 12—Controlling Reciprocatng and Centrifugal
  • Compressors in Identical Processes
  • Chapter 13—Optimization & Revitalization of Existing
  • Reciprocating Compression Assets
  • Chapter 14—Piston Rod Run-out is a Key Criterion for
  • Recip Compressors 
  • Chapter 15—Effect of Pulsation Bottle
  • Design on the Performance of a Modern
  • Low-speed Gas Transmission Compressor Piston
  • Chapter 16—Resolution of a Compressor Valve Failure:
  • A Case Study

Preface by Anthony Giampaolo: 

Compressors have played a major role in setting our standard of living and they have contributed significantly to the industrial revolution. Early compressors like the bellows (used to stoke a fire or the water organ use to make music) marked the beginning of a series of compression tools. Without compression techniques we could not have efficiently stabilized crude oil (by removing its trapped gasses) or separated the various components of gas mixtures or transported large quantities of gas cross country via gas pipelines. Today, compressors are so much a part of our everyday existence that many of us do not even recognize them for what they are. Compressors exist in almost every business and household as vacuum cleaners and heating & air conditioning blowers. Even those who have worked with compressors (usually only one or two types of compressors) have only a vague awareness of the variety of compressors in existence today. 

It is always interesting to see how the inventive process takes place, and how the development process progresses from inception to final design. Therefore, included in some sections of the book is historical information on the development of various compressors. Due to the number of different types of compressors it was too time consuming to research the origins of each compressor type. For the roots blower and screw compressor the inventive process is clear as discussed in Chapters 1 and 3. However, the origin of the reciprocating compressor is somewhat obscured. No doubt the water organ devised by Ctesibius of Alexandria paved the way. Nevertheless, using water to compress air in a water organ is a far cry from a piston moving within a cylinder to compress gas. True there is significant similarity between reciprocating engines and reciprocating compressors: Just as there is similarity between turbo compressors and turbine expanders.

Compressor Handbook: Principles and Practice 1st Edition by Tony Giampaolo

Many engineers/technicians/operators spend their entire careers in one product discipline (manufacturing, maintenance, test, sales, etc…). Sometimes they have had the opportunity to work in several disciplines. This book is intended to assist in the transition from an academic background to a practical field, or from one field to another. It will assist the reader in his day-to-day duties as well as knowing where to look for additional information. Also people respond better when they understand why they are asked to perform certain functions, or to perform them in a certain order. 

My intention is to provide a basic understanding of the variety of compressors. The need for this book has grown out of the request for seminars and training sessions from utilities and oil & gas companies. Most often these companies hire new employees or relocate and retrain their current employees. The reader may have some experience in the operation or maintenance of some compression equipment from previous assignments. 

This book provides a practical introduction to dynamic and positive displacement compressors, including compressor performance, operation and problem awareness. In reading this book the reader will learn what is needed to select, operate and troubleshoot compressors and to communicate with peers, sales personnel and manufacturers in the field of dynamic and positive displacement compressor applications. In addition to the theoretical information, real life case histories are presented. The book demonstrates investigative techniques to identify and isolate various contributing causes such as: design deficiencies, manufacturing defects, adverse environmental conditions, operating errors, and intentional or unintentional changes of the machinery process that precede the failure. Acquiring and perfecting these skills will enable readers to go back to their workplace and perform their job functions more effectively.

In addition to the content of this book the engineer/technician/ operator will find that the information provided in the appendix will become a useful reference for years to come.

Book Details:

  • ⏩Edition: 1st Edition 
  • ⏩Author: Tony Giampaolo 
  • ⏩Puplisher: CRC Press   
  • ⏩Puplication Date: July 2, 2010  
  • ⏩Language: English
  • ⏩Pages: 376
  • ⏩Size: 15.3 MB
  • ⏩Format: PDF

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