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Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability by Fred K. Geitner, Heinz P. Bloch

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CHAPTER 1
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Introduction, Compression Principles, and Internal Labyrinths
Many good compressor texts start out by explaining that these machines depend on thermodynamic laws to operate. Compressor books then typically progress to the study of thermodynamics. Well, this text doesn’t do that, because we have not planned to add to the body of literature that delves into the academic and mathematical treatment of compressors. In this book we want to keep strictly in mind the goal of capturing topics that are not readily accessible. We want compressor troubleshooting and repair to deal with failure avoidance topics and issues. We also want to put our ...

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