Engineer’s Guide To Rotating Equipment

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Engineer’s Guide To Rotating Equipment

Engineer’s Guide To Rotating Equipment


Clifford Matthews

Book Details

Pages : 353
Size : 4.7 MB

Book Description

This book is intended to be an introductory guide to rotating equipment,
suitable for use as a ‘first port of call’ for information on the subject. It tries
to incorporate both technical and administrative aspects of rotating
equipment manufacture and use, introducing the basic principles of
balancing, vibration, noise, and inspection and testing of a wide range of
equipment. There is some well-established content and a few newer ideas. It
makes references to the most commonly used current and recent pressure
technical codes and standards, and attempts to simplify their complex
content into a form that is easier to understand. By necessity, therefore, the
content of this introductory book is not a substitute for the full text of
statutory instruments, regulations, and technical codes/standards. In all
cases, reference must be made to the latest edition of the relevant document
to obtain full, up-to-date information. Similarly, technical guidelines and
‘rules of thumb’ given in the book should be taken as just that – their only
purpose is to be useful.
This introductory guide to rotating equipment is divided into 14 main
chapters covering practical, theoretical, and legislative aspects of rotating
equipment technology. Content includes website and documentary
references for technical and regulatory information about rotating
equipment design and manufacture. Formal design-related information
appears in the referenced sources, while the websites provide a wide spread
of related information that can be used on a more informal basis. Most
information that you will need can be obtained from the websites, if you
know where to look.
Chapter 1 provides details of engineering units systems and mathematics,
essential to understanding the principles on which rotating equipment
performance is based. The basics of statics and deformable body mechanics
are given in Chapter 2, leading on to Chapter 3, which covers motion and
dynamics. The generic topics of balancing, vibration, and noise are
introduced in Chapter 4; these are common to virtually all types of rotating
equipment. Chapter 5 provides an outline of the various machine elements
that make up rotating machinery. Chapter 6, covering fluid mechanics, is a
necessarily theoretical chapter, providing formal explanations of essential
fluid mechanics principles used in the design of rotating fluid machinery.
Individual types of rotating equipment such as pumps, compressors,
turbines, and their associated power transmission equipment are outlined in
Chapters 7–10. Chapters 11 and 12 are practically orientated, looking at the
basic principles of mechanical design and material choice used in the design
of all types of rotating equipment. In common with other areas of
mechanical engineering, there have been rapid legislative developments
over the past few years; Chapter 13 provides detailed summaries of the
content and implications of The European Machinery Directives, and
mentions the proposed ‘Amending Directive 95/16/EC’ that may cause
further changes in the future.
Finally, the purpose of this introductory book is to provide a useful
pocket-size source of reference for engineers, technicians, and students with
activities in the rotating equipment business. If there is basic introductory
information about rotating equipment you need, I want you to be able to find
it here. If you have any observations about omissions (or errors) your
comments will be welcomed and used towards future editions of this book.

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