AuthorHouse Publishing has released a new book by Julien LeBleu Jr. and Robert X. Perez titled "Operator's Guide to Rotating Equipment: An Introduction to Rotating Equipment Construction, Operating Principles, Troubleshooting, and Best Practices."
Written for operators responsible for monitoring critical rotating equipment, the handy reference book presents proven techniques to enable both novice and veteran operators to detect problems early and eliminate major outages and/or maintenance costs.
With more than 65 years of combined experience on rotating equipment, the authors explain the basics of lubrication systems, bearings, drivers, seals and sealing systems for centrifugal and positive displacement pumps as well as turbines, centrifugal compressors and reciprocating compressors. Common-sense inspection methods for centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, gearboxes, motors, heat exchangers and turbines are also covered.
The 172-page book includes chapters on machine types and critical components, the importance of lubrication, inspection techniques available to operators and field personnel, how to inspect process machinery, an introduction to compressor operations, lubrication advice for operators, and machinery best practices.
The book is currently available for purchase with a dust-jacket hard cover, perfect-bound soft cover or as an e-book at Barnes and Nobles, Amazon.com and Authorhouse.com.