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Centrifugal Compressors: A Basic Guide


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by Dr. Meherwan P. Boyce, P.E.

The proper selection of a compressor is a complex and important decision. The successful operation of many plants depends on smooth and efficient compressor operations. To ensure the best selection and proper maintenance of a centrifugal compressor, the engineer must have a knowledge of many engineering disciplines. Boyce provides an up-to-date reference in the field of centrifugal compressors covering all major aspects of design, operation, and maintenance. As well, he includes technical details on sizing, plant layout, fuel selection, types of drives, and performance characteristics of all major components in a co-generation or combined-cycle power plant.


Section 1: Design, theory, and practice

  • An history and overview of centrifugal compressors
  • Aerothermodynamics of compressors
  • Two dimensional design of compressor stages
  • Three dimensional flow in a centrifugal compressor
  • Diffuser design
  • Surge and surge control
  • Off design performance characteristics
  • Mechanical equipment standards

Section 2: Operation & maintenance:

  • Mechanical equipment standards
  • An overview of gas turbines
  • An overview of steam turbines
  • An overview of motor drives
  • Appendices (General properties of air; General properties of gases; Equivalent units)
  • Index
  • Summary

300 Pages/Hardcover/2002
ISBN10 0-87814-801-9

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