Surface Production Operations, Volume 4: Pump and Compressor Systems: Mechanical Design and Specification, the fourth volume in the classic series Pump and Compressor Systems: Mechanical Design and Equipment and Specification presents readers with a hands-on manual for applying mechanical and physical principles to select and design pump and compressor systems. Packed with charts, tables and diagrams, this authoritative book is all a practicing engineer and senior field personnel need for a rigorous and comprehensive understanding of pump and compressor systems theory, fundamentals and applications.
Readers will find expert advice on determining TDH, NPSH, BHP power requirements, discharge temperature, parallel/series operation and their impact on the operating conditions. In addition, the book provides information on how to develop system-head curves, performance considerations and pump and compressor driver selection.
Finally, the authors include a guide on how to apply international design codes/standards, such as API 610, API 674, ANSI B78.1, API 617, API 11P, API RP 14C and the Hydraulic Institute. With this book, readers learn not only what, but how, pump and compressor systems work, including their limitations, operating/maintenance considerations and troubleshooting.
- Presents important information on hydraulic principles, fluid principles and hydraulics
- Includes pump and piping installation guidelines
- Covers application and performance considerations for all types of pumps and compressors
- Includes the applications of compression theory
2. Pump Fundamentals
3. Centrifugal Pumps
4. Positive Displacement Pumps
5. Overview of Compressors
6. Centrifugal Compressors
7. Positive Displacement Compressors
8. Driver Selection
Dr. Maurice Stewart, PE, a Registered Professional Engineer with over 40 years international consulting experience in project management; designing, selecting, specifying, installing, operating, optimizing, retrofitting and troubleshooting oil, water and gas handling, conditioning and processing facilities; designing plant piping and pipeline systems, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, process equipment, and pumping and compression systems; and leading hazards analysis reviews and risk assessments.