E-2 Piston Type Compressors

E-2 Piston Type Compressors


PISTON TYPE COMPRESSORS (60 pages with 53 photographs, drawings, and illustrations) This manual describes rotating positive displacement compressors and provides procedures for operating and control of the equipment. Both Metric and English units of measurement are used so the student can work in units with which he is familiar.

Covered Subjects:

  • Description of piston type (reciprocating) compressors and their internal components
  • The lubrication and cooling system
  • Gas flow in typical 1 and 2 stage compressor units
  • Effect on gas volume of changing the pressure and temperature
  • The compressor cycle, cylinder efficiency and cylinder clearance
  • Graphs to determine compressor capacity at various cylinder diameters, strokes, and speeds
  • Compression ratio and its relation to power and temperature rise
  • Lube oil requirements based on piston diameter, speed and stroke
  • Rod load
  • Methods of capacity control; unit speed, clearance pockets, recycle, and cylinder unloading
  • Procedures for start-up, shutdown, and troubleshooting

Questions and problems are included throughout the text with answers in the back that allow students to check their understanding of the subject.

Estimated self-study time: 10 hours

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E-2 Piston Type Compressors - Instructor Kit

The E-2 Instructor Kit, in addition to the E-2 training manual, includes a CD disc that has all of the photographs, diagrams, illustrations and examples printed in the training manual. Answers to all the test questions in the manual are included.

With a few hours of familiarization with the material a knowledgeable supervisor or other individual with group speaking skills may act as the classroom instructor. Using the Instructor Kit CD the training material can be displayed on a computer connected monitor or screen with a video projector.

Alternatively, an experienced PLP instructor can travel to your site to lead the classroom training program. Contact PLP for more information.

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