Compressor Handbook – Paul Hanlon – 1st Edition


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

You get details on everything from fundamentals and theory to advanced applications, techniques, and today’s materials — including 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 can help you:

  • Understand the structure and operation of compressors of all types.
  • Design or select compressors for any use, from power-cleaning to chemical .
  • 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 on and provide designs for ancillary and auxiliary equipment.
  • Invent new applications for compressor technology.
  • Easily find tabular data on gas , efficiency curves, compression 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.

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