Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Bloch, H. P.

Process Machinery Consulting, Montgomery, Texas

resides in Montgomery, Texas. His professional career commenced in 1962 and included long-term assignments as Exxon Chemical’s Regional Machinery Specialist for the United States. He has authored or co-written more than 780 publications, among them 24 comprehensive books on practical machinery management, failure analysis, failure avoidance, compressors, steam turbines, pumps, and the just released Optimized lubrication, oil mist technology, and standstill protection.3 He holds BS and MS degrees (cum laude) in mechanical engineering and is an ASME Life Fellow with life-time registration as a Professional Engineer in New Jersey.

Reliability: When to consider liquid-ring compressors

Process Machinery Consulting: Bloch, H. P.

Liquid-ring compressors (FIG. 1) use the centrifugal whirling of a sealing liquid to create a series of piston-like water columns to trap gas or vapor between the impeller cells of a rotor installed eccentric to its casing.

Use straightforward troubleshooting and failure analysis to benefit the HPI

System Improvements, Inc.: Paradies, M.
Process Machinery Consulting: Bloch, H. P.

To operate reliably and profitably, oil refineries, petrochemical plants and gas processing facilities must avoid equipment failures.

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