A highly practical troubleshooting tool for today's complexprocessing industry Evolving industrial technology-driven by the need to increasesafety while reducing production losses-along with environmentalfactors and legal concerns has resulted in an increased emphasis onsound troubleshooting techniques and documentation. AnalyticalTroubleshooting of Process Machinery and Pressure Vessels providesboth students and engineering professionals with the toolsnecessary for understanding and solving equipment problems intoday's complex processing environment. Drawing on forty years of industrial experience in thepetrochemical, transportation, and component manufacturingindustries, the author introduces analytical models that utilizesimple mathematics to provide engineers with the information neededto understand equipment operation and failure modes. This willallow engineering professionals to talk intelligibly withmanufacturers, implement modifications required for continuedoperation, and ultimately help them save millions of dollars inlost production or warranty claims. Readers will find in-depth coverage of factors that can causeequipment failure, including: * Component wear and fretting * Vibration of machines and piping * Instabilities and sizing of pumps and compressors * Thermal loads and stresses * Gear, bearing, shafting, and coupling loading * Corrosion and materials of construction By striking a balance between analytical and practicalconsiderations, each potential problem area is illustrated withcase studies taken from the author's own extensive experience andaccompanied by methods that can be used to address a variety ofrelated challenges.
Author: Anthony Sofronas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
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