Written by experts with more than 100 combined years of industry experience in machinery failure avoidance, Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability offers proven solutions to a pervasive and expensive problem in modern industry--compressor failure. This succinct, on-the-job guide addresses elusive causes of compressor failure and clearly maps out permanent remedies you can put to use right away. With a focus on centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, this accessible reference is based on real-world processes and procedures used by successful global companies.
Heinz P. Bloch is an American mechanical engineer, author and consultant - born and raised in Germany. He has extensive experience in machine reliability and is widely regarded as an authority on the subject. He had 24 years of service with Exxon as a machinery specialist before embarking on a career as author and consultant. He is the author of over 600 technical papers and similar publications. He has written 18 books on practical machinery management and oil mist lubrication published by major engineering publishers which have been used for lectures and consulting assignments internationally. In addition, Mr. Bloch holds six U.S. patents relating to high speed machinery improvements.
Mr. Bloch graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with B.S. and M.S. degrees (cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering. He was elected to three National Honor Societies, is a Life Fellow of the ASME, and maintained registration as a Professional Engineer in both New Jersey and Texas for many decades. Mr. Bloch also served as a founding member of the advisory board of Texas A&M University's International Pump Users Symposium, is a frequent contributor to important Reliability Improvement Conferences and related publications. In 1990, he became the editor/originator of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine's monthly "HP in Reliability" column.
Mr. Bloch provides his readers and students with a touch of irony in addition to a wealth of knowledge. He often challenges his students to evaluate the amount of time wasted watching valueless TV shows and focus instead on adding value by improving their education and lives.