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PublisherJohn Wiley And Sons
Publish YearDecember 2006


This is a highly practical troubleshooting tool for today's complex processing industry. Evolving industrial technology-driven by the need to increase safety while reducing production losses-along with environmental factors and legal concerns has resulted in an increased emphasis on sound troubleshooting techniques and documentation. "Analytical Troubleshooting of Process Machinery and Pressure Vessels" provides both students and engineering professionals with the tools necessary for understanding and solving equipment problems in today's complex processing environment. Drawing on forty years of industrial experience in the petrochemical, transportation, and component manufacturing industries, the author introduces analytical models that utilize simple mathematics to provide engineers with the information needed to understand equipment operation and failure modes. This will allow engineering professionals to talk intelligibly with manufacturers, implement modifications required for continued operation, and ultimately help them save millions of dollars in lost production or warranty claims. Readers will find in-depth coverage of factors that can cause equipment failure, including: component wear and fretting; vibration of machines and piping; instabilities and sizing of pumps and compressors; thermal loads and more