Volume one of this two-part guidebook series contains tutorial-style articles which provide clear engineering recommendations related to the selection of compressors. Special focus is on cost-engineering and energy-efficiency considerations.
Selection and specification articles focus on screw compressors, reciprocating compressors, centrifugal compressors, axial compressors and more.
Instruction is provided on determining the lifecycle costs and pursuing the lowest cost of ownership of these costly machines. Plus, given the energy-intense nature of these workhorse units, several articles provide useful tips for conducting energy audits and implementing proven strategies to reduce energy use during compressor operation. The guidance focuses on assessing and reducing both capital costs and utility expenses.
These practical, how-to articles were originally published in Chemical Engineering. Several hard-to-find engineering articles are also included.
95 pages. Comes in a PDF format.
Table of Contents
SECTION ONE: SELECTION, SPECIFICATION AND OPERATION
- Choosing Oil-Injected Screw Compressors
- Compressors: N2 Expands the Applicability of Dry Gas Seals
- Compressors: Pursing Lowest Cost of Ownership
- Optimizing Reciprocating Compressors for CPI Plants
- Centrifugal Compressors for CPI Plants
- Anti-Surge Valves for Dynamic Compressors
- Get the Most Out of Reciprocating Compressors
- Avoiding Fatigue Failures in Reciprocation Compressors
- Cost-Effective Compressor Selection and Specification
- Reciprocating Compressor Startup and Capacity Control Methods
SECTION TWO: COST CONSIDERATIONS
- Lifecycle Costs for Capital Equipment in the CPI
- How to Estimate Utility Costs
- Total Cost Analysis Aids Purchasing Negotiations
- Evaluation Capital Cost Estimation Programs
- Optimizing the Air-Power Equation
SECTION THREE: ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES
- Making Energy Efficiency Pay
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