Compressors: Selection and Sizing, third edition is completely updated with new API standards. Additions requested by readers include a new section on diaphragm compressors in the reciprocating compressors chapter, and a new section on rotor dynamics stability in the chapter on diaphragm compressors.
The latest technology is presented in the areas of efficiency, 3-D geometry, electronics, CAD, and the use of plant computers. The critical chapter on negotiating the purchase of a compressor now reflects current industry practices for preparing detailed specifications, bid evaluations, engineering reviews, and installation. A key chapter compares the reliability of various types of compressors.
* Everything you need to select the right compressor for your specific application.
* Practical information on compression principles, equipment, applications, selection, sizing, installation, and maintenance.
* New sections on diaphragm compressors and an introduction to rotor dynamics stability.
Royce N. Brown is the owner of RNB Engineering, a consulting firm in Houston. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas, Michigan, Louisiana, Wisconsin, and California, and a former consulting engineer for Dow Chemical.