Introducing Kane’s Rotating Machinery Dictionary

Complete with more than 200 hand-drawn illustrations and comprehensive technical information, Kane’s Rotating Machinery Dictionary is designed to help identify equipment, processes, and other machinery-oriented components.

Rotating machinery is a term used to describe a broad category of mechanical equipment often found in industrial installations. Some rotating machines are designed to efficiently and reliably pump liquids, compress gas, and move air, while others are designed to generate mechanical power, transmit mechanical power, convert mechanical power to electrical power, etc. Without rotating machinery, our processes would come to a grinding halt, which is why it is important that all those working around them should have a working knowledge of their construction and function.

The purpose of this dictionary is to help those working around rotating machinery, who may not be machinery experts, to quickly locate frequently used technical terms and definitions in order to make better decisions. This resource is perfect for decision-makers, maintenance personnel, process operators, purchasing agents, and anyone needing to understand machinery terms.

The dictionary contains essential terms pertaining to the following types of rotating machinery:

  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Rotary Pumps
  • Reciprocating Pumps
  • Centrifugal Compressors
  • Reciprocating & Rotary Compressors
  • Fans & Blowers
  • Extruders
  • Electric Motors
  • Gas Turbines
  • Steam Turbines
  • Expanders
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Ancillary Equipment & Components

In addition to specific equipment terms, the following related machinery topics are contained in the dictionary to provide broad coverage of the rotating machinery field:

  • Lubrication
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Vibration & Rotordynamics
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Machine Shop Methodologies

There is also a handy reference section called “Frequently Used Acronyms,” containing all the acronyms contained within this dictionary, along with other commonly used rotating machinery acronyms.

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