Pump Wisdom

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118056736
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn all the basics about pumps in one place. Clearly written by an ace consultant, this manual for operators and specialists in the petroleum industry gives readers a concise overview of the mechanics of various pumps and reviews the specifications to be considered before a pump is purchased and installed. The straight-forward text explains pump hydraulics without need of involved mathematics and provides expert advice on installing centrifugal pumps in process plants. The book also emphasizes the mechanical aspects of pumps as it delves into misunderstandings and oversights on bearings, seals, impeller trimming, lubricant application, lubricant types, and much more.

Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0123860458
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a trusted, established reference in the field, authored by Heinz Bloch, "a legend almost" and a reputable, well-known authority on failure and reliability. This eagerly awaited update provides a robust go-to reference and training resource for all engineers and managers working in manufacturing and process plants.

Practical Plant Failure Analysis

Author: Neville W. Sachs
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420020005
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Component failures result from a combination of factors involving materials science, mechanics, thermodynamics, corrosion, and tribology. With the right guidance, you don’t have to be an authority in all of these areas to become skilled at diagnosing and preventing failures. Based on the author’s more than thirty years of experience, Practical Plant Failure Analysis: A Guide to Understanding Machinery Deterioration and Improving Equipment Reliability is a down-to-earth guide to improving machinery maintenance and reliability. Illustrated with hundreds of diagrams and photographs, this book examines... · When and how to conduct a physical failure analysis · Basic material properties including heat treating mechanisms, work hardening, and the effects of temperature changes on material properties · The differences in appearance between ductile overload, brittle overload, and fatigue failures · High cycle fatigue and how to differentiate between high stress concentrations and high operating stresses · Low cycle fatigue and unusual fatigue situations · Lubrication and its influence on the three basic bearing designs · Ball and roller bearings, gears, fasteners, V-belts, and synchronous belts Taking a detailed and systematic approach, Practical Plant Failure Analysis thoroughly explains the four major failure mechanisms—wear, corrosion, overload, and fatigue—as well as how to identify them. The author clearly identifies how these mechanisms appear in various components and supplies convenient charts that demonstrate how to identify the specific causes of failure.

Compressors How to Achieve High Reliability Availability

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007177288X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Practical techniques for optimizing compressor performance Written by experts with more than 100 combined years of industry experience in machinery failure avoidance, Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability offers proven solutions to a pervasive and expensive problem in modern industry--compressor failure. This succinct, on-the-job guide addresses elusive causes of compressor failure and clearly maps out permanent remedies you can put to use right away. With a focus on centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, this accessible reference is based on real-world processes and procedures used by successful global companies. Coverage includes: Compression principles and internal labyrinths Selection factors for process compressors Operation characteristics of turbocompressors Wet and dry gas seals Bearings, stability, and vibration guidance Lube and seal oil systems Impellers and rotors Compressor maintenance and surveillance Inspection and repair of rotors Machinery quality assessment (MQA) Failure analysis and troubleshooting Reciprocating compressor operation, control, maintenance, and rebuilding Maintenance and operations interfaces Reciprocating compressor monitoring and surveillance Training competent compressor engineers

Pump User s Handbook Life Extension Fourth Edition

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312084987
Format: PDF, ePub
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Just published in its updated fourth edition, this highly regarded text explains in clear terms how and why the best-of-class pump users are consistently achieving superior run lengths, low maintenance expenditures, and unexcelled safety and reliability. Written by practicing engineers whose working careers were marked by involvement in all facets of pumping technology, operation, assessment, upgrading and cost management, this book endeavors to describe in detail how you, too, can accomplish optimum pump performance and low life cycle cost. A new chapter on breaking the cycle of pump repairs examines the cost of failures and the defined operating range of pumps. The authors also explore mechanical issues, deviations from best available technology, and preventing problems with oil rings and constant level lubricators. Additional topics include bearing housing protector seals, best lube application practices, lubrication and bearing distress, and paying for value.

Pump Characteristics and Applications Third Edition

Author: Michael Volk
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466563087
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Providing a wealth of information on pumps and pump systems, Pump Characteristics and Applications, Third Edition details how pump equipment is selected, sized, operated, maintained, and repaired. The book identifies the key components of pumps and pump accessories, introduces the basics of pump and system hydraulics as well as more advanced hydraulic topics, and details various pump types, as well as special materials on seals, motors, variable frequency drives, and other pump-related subjects. It uses example problems throughout the text, reinforcing the practical application of the formulae and analytical presentations. It also includes new images highlighting the latest generation of pumps and other components, explores troubleshooting options, and incorporates relevant additions into the existing chapters. What’s New in This Edition: Includes more than 150 full-color images which significantly improve the reader’s ability to understand pump drawings and curves Introduces a new chapter on pump case studies in a format that provides case study background, analysis, solutions, and lessons learned Presents important new updates and additions to other chapters Includes a ten-step procedure for determining total pump head Discusses allowable and preferred operating ranges for centrifugal pumps Provides charts covering maximum and normally attainable pump efficiencies, performance corrections for slurry pumps, and mechanical seal flush plans Pump Characteristics and Applications, Third Edition is appropriate for readers with all levels of technical experience, including engineering and pump industry professionals, pump operators and maintenance technicians, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering, and students in engineering technology programs.

Petrochemical Machinery Insights

Author: Heinz P Bloch
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128112468
Format: PDF
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Petrochemical Machinery Insights is a priceless collection of solutions and advice from Heinz Bloch on a broad range of equipment management themes, from wear to warranty issues, organizational problems and oil mist lubrication, and professional growth and pre-purchase of machinery. The author draws on his industry experience to hone in on important problems that do not get addressed in other books, providing actionable details that engineers can use. Mechanical, reliability, and process engineers will find this book the next best thing to having Heinz Bloch on speed dial. Focuses on pieces of hard-won experience from the industry that are rarely included in other books Presents not just a guide to technical problems, but also to crucial themes in management and organization Includes an informal and honest style, making author Heinz Bloch's 40 years of experience accessible to a broad audience of readers Contains a uniting theme that successful asset management requires the separation of application and implementation details

Pump User s Handbook

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0881734535
Format: PDF, ePub
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Simply put, this book explains what exactly needs to be done if a facility wants to progress from being a one, two or three year pump MTBF plant, and wishes to join the leading money-making facilities that today achieve a demonstrated pump MTBF of 8.6 years.

Reciprocating Compressors

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780884155256
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reciprocating compressors and their applications. Design and materials of reciprocating compressor components. Operation and maintenance of reciprocating compressors. Overhaul and repair of reciprocating compressors. Troubleshooting compressor problems. Preventive maintenance of reciprocating compressors. Safety in operation and maintenance. Appendix: Reciprocating compressor calculations. Index.

Vibration Spectrum Analysis

Author: Steve Goldman
Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.
ISBN: 9780831130886
Format: PDF, Docs
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Annotation Written in a clear, understandable style, this new edition of Vibration Spectrum Analysis includes new information on current instrumentation, as well as additional appendices, case histories and practice questions. Vibration analysts, predictive maintenance specialists, and field mechanics will find valuable information on using the latest techniques of spectrum analysis in solving problems and enhancing machine reliability in this key reference text. A book good for both engineers and non-engineers alike.