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

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Preface
After we retired from our respective jobs as regional machinery specialists for the petrochemical segment of one of the world’s largest multinational petrochemical and oil refining corporations, we teamed up to write several successful texts on equipment reliability and failure analysis. Our writing tasks were facilitated by a similar career focus on machinery failure avoidance. Fred Geitner represented the corporate reliability interests in Canada and Heinz Bloch did similar work in the United States. As coauthors we carried over into “semi-retirement” what we had learned in over 100 man-years of work exposure. We did indeed spend 100 ...

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