Tribology Casebook
A Lifetime in Tribology

 

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Tribology Casebook
A Lifetime in Tribology

by J. D. Summers-Smith (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9781860580413

 

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This work describes what actually happens under real life operating conditions. By presenting a collection of incidents drawn from practice, the book illustrates the practical issues and problem-solving approaches needed to deal with real situations that engineers are likely to encounter.


Most books on engineering subjects tend to put forward the view that, if correct principles are applied, any machine which is designed will function as intended. This book describes what actually happens under real life operating conditions. By presenting a collection of incidents drawn from practice, the book illustrates the practical issues and problem-solving approaches needed to deal with real situations that engineers are likely to encounter in their working lives.


 

ISBN 1860580416
ISBN13 9781860580413
Publisher Professional Engineering Publishing
Format Hardback
Publication date 01/01/1996
Pages 224
Weight (grammes) 506
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 240
Width (mm) 167

Part 1 Aeration, foaming and contamination of lubricating oils by water in service: foaming problem in a large double-helical gearbox
foaming in lubrication system of a centrifugal air compressor
foaming in a coal mill gearbox
emulsification and problems with water in lubricating oils. Part 2 Analysis techniques: the oxide of iron
contaminant particle analysis
visual examination of oil in service
Weibull analysis. Part 3 Boundary lubricating properties of polyglycols: temperature in worm gearbox
elimination of coolers and associated pipework on an ammonium nitrate plant
lubrication of filled flexible couplings. Part 4 Climatic effects: little-end bearing failures on high-pressure ethylene compressors
corrosion in gear coupling on methanol synthesis gas compressor
seasonal failures of screw compressors. Part 5 Condition monitoring - temperature measurement: thermocouples in thrust pads
temperature fluctuations in a journal bearing
a case of sudden drop in temperature in a journal bearing
a case of unusually low temperature in a thrust bearing. Part 6 Corrosive wear: wear of effluent drain line
wear of catalyst ram pump
wear of reciprocating compressor cylinders
wear of tyres and rollers on rotary kiln. Part 7 Crankcase explosions: crankcase explosions in reciprocating steam engines
crankcase explosion in ethylene compressor. Part 8 Fires and explosions in air compressors and compressed air systems: fires in oil-flooded rotary air compressors
fires and explosions in a compressed air station (1)
fires and explosions in a compressed air station (2)
dieseling effect of admitting high pressure air into oil-wetted systems
fire in high pressure air compressor and a secondary explosion in the delivery line. Part 9 Lubrication in other environments than air: problems with carbon monoxide
failures of pure nitrogen compressors
failures of reciprocating hydrogen compressors
solution of gas in lubricant
solution of oil in gas. Part 10 manufacturers are not always right: bearing failures on induced draft fans
bearing failures on horizontal centrifuge
failures of oil-lubricated rolling bearings on centrifugal pumps
plastics cages in angular contact ball bearings
plastics extruder bearing failures
an oversight. Part 11 Materials for plain bearings: white metal bearing alloys
ultrasonic testing of white metal bearings
thermal ratcheting of tin-rich white metals
lead-bronze bearings
bearing materials for process fluid lubrication. Part 12 Mechanical seals. Part 13 Plant memory and myths. Part 14 Problems with lubricant additives. Part 15 Problems with lubricated flexible couplings. Part 16 Purification of large lubrication systems. Part 17 Rolling bearings - some personal observations. Part 18 Skulduggery. Part 19 Soft-packed glands and some alternatives for reciprocating rods. Part 20 Specification changes causing unforeseen problems. Part 21 Plain thrust bearings. Part 22 Tribomicrochemistry. Part 23 (Part contents)