Compressor Handbook – Paul Hanlon – 1st Edition


The benchmark guide for pros. You don’t have to scour piles of technical literature for answers any longer. The Handbook compiled by packs all the answers on design procedures, practical application, and maintenance of compressors—straight from top experts on these widely used .

You get details on everything from fundamentals and theory to advanced applications, techniques, and today’s materials — sought-after data on compressors that inflate tires, spray paint, increase the density of natural gas, or perform any of a myriad of other important industrial and day-to-day functions. This fully illustrated Handbook can help you:

  • Understand the structure and operation of compressors of all types.
  • Design or select compressors for any use, from -cleaning to .
  • Follow step-by-step design procedures for fewer errors and optimized results.
  • Specify leading-edge materials, components, and lubricants.
  • Operate and maintain all types of compressors at peak efficiency.
  • Answer questions on and provide designs for ancillary and auxiliary equipment.
  • Invent new applications for compressor technology.
  • Easily find tabular data on gas properties, efficiency curves, ratios, and horsepower, plus definitions of nomenclature.

Table of Content

1: Compressor Theory.
2: Compressor Performance - Positive Displacement.
3: Compressor Performance - Dynamic.
4: Centrifugal Compressors - Construction and Testing.
5: Compressor Analysis.
6: Compressor and Piping System Simulation.
7: Very High Pressure Compressors (over 100 MPa [14500 psi].
8: CNG Compressors.
9: Liquid Transfer/Vapor Recovery.
10: Compressed Natural Gas for Vehicle Fueling.
11: Gas Boosters.
12: Scroll Compressors.
13: Straight Lobe Compressors.
14: The Oil-Flooded Rotary Screw Compressor.
15: Diaphragm Compressors.
16: Rotary Compressor Seals.
17: Reciprocating Compressor Sealing.
18: Compressor Lubrication.
19: Principles of Bearing Design.
20: Compressor Valves.
21: Compressor Control Systems.
22: Compressor Foundations.
23: Packaging Compressors.