'Auxiliary Systems' deals with types, function and application of each major system type (lubrication, control, liquid and gas seal, cooling, buffer gas and pump flush), component selection and design of - reservoirs, pump systems, control valves and instrumentation, coolers/ filters a transfer valves, design audits and troubleshooting of systems and components, maintenance, key reliability indicators, system condition monitoring and much more. Over recent years there have been substantial changes in those industries which are concerned with the design, purchase and use of special purpose (ie critical, high-revenue) rotating equipment. Key personnel have been the victims of early retirement or have moved to other industries: contractors and end-users have reduced their technical staff and consequently have to learn complex material 'from scratch'. As a result, many companies are finding that they are devoting unnecessary man hours to the discovery and explanation of basic principles, and having to explain these to clients who should already be aware of them. In addition, the lack of understanding by contractors and users of equipment characteristics and operating systems often results in a 'wrong fit' and a costly reliability problem. The stakes can be high, and it against this background that this book has been published. It is the outcome of many years of Bill Forsthoffer's design, start-up and troubleshooting experience which has resulted in well-honed teaching material which is easily readable, understandable and actually enjoyable! This is a five volume set. The volumes are: 1. Fundamentals of Rotating Equipment 2. Pumps 3. Compressors 4. Auxiliary Systems 5. Reliability Optimization thru Component Condition Monitoring and Root Cause Analysis * One of a five volume set which is the distillation of many years of on-site training by a well-known US Engineer who also operates in the Middle East. * A Practical book written in a succinct style and well illustrated throughout.safe and reliable operation checklist 333^ supply source dependability 332 switch calibration 317 types 313, 315 buffer gas valves ... and seal systems 291- 300 additional seal requirements 293-4 booster pump system 298-300 components 298-9 booster system 296, ... breakdown system 294-6 pressure reduction type systems 297-8 preventive maintenance 297 reliability factors 299 sub-systems 299anbsp;...
|Author||:||William E. Forsthoffer|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier - 2005|