FLUID MACHINERY FOR THE FOOD INDUSTRY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The purpose is to present a review of the main fluid machines which found applications in the food industries.
Course contents summary
Boiler. Impeller pumps. Leak-free pumps. Positive displacement pumps. Positive displacement compressors. Jet pumps. Refrigeretion plants.
Boiler: typology, efficiency.
Impeller pumps: characteristic curve; cavitation; NPSH.
Leak-free pumps. Positive displacement pumps. Positive displacement compressors.
Jet pumps: theory of operation; performance.
Refrigeretion plants; cooling agents; vapour compression refrigeration plants; Absorption refrigeration plants.
S. Sandrolini – Generatori di vapore – Pitagora Bologna
Appunti del docente relativi alla parte 2
G. Morandi –Macchine ed apparecchiature a vapore e frigorifere – Patron, Bologna
G.Vetter – Leak-free pumps and compressors – Oxford Elsevier
J. Davidson - Process pump selection – Bury St. Edmund, Professional Eng. Pub.
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