chapter  4
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Compressors

WithBéla G. Lipták

The transportation of vapors and gases is a major element in the operating cost of processing plants. The optimization of this unit operation can substantially lower the total operating cost of the plant. The goal of this chapter is to describe the strategies available to increase the safety and energy efficiency in these systems. Prior to the discussion of state-of-the-art advanced controls, the basic equipment and the conventional strategies will be described.