Energy Assessments for Industrial Complexes

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This e-book discusses methods that businesses may employ to reduce energy costs related to managing industrial buildings through environmentally sustainable methods. There are several chapters ...
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Compressors

Pp. 84-94 (11)

Alexander Spivak, Ashok Kumar and Matthew Franchetti

Abstract

Compressors may offer opportunities for cost savings. Four major areas of such are system pressure reduction, installation of system controls, installation of variable speed drive (VSD), and leak repairs. Each of these areas requires attention of an engineer.

Keywords:

Compressors, compressor maintenance, multiple compressors, compressor controls, VFD, VSD, compressor leaks, positive displacement compressors, reciprocating compressors, single-acting reciprocating compressors, double-acting reciprocating compressors, diaphragm reciprocating compressors, rotary compressors, rotary compressors with helical screw, rotary compressors with liquid ring, scroll rotary compressors, sliding vane rotary compressors, lobe rotary compressors, dynamic compressors, centrifugal dynamic compressors, axial dynamic compressors.

Affiliation:

College of Engineering The University of Toledo Toledo, OH 43606 USA