Process machines come in a wide variety of forms and perform many critical functions. They are designed to efficiently and reliably pump liquids, compress gas, move air, generate mechanical power, transmit mechanical power, convert mechanical power to electrical power, etc. Without such machinery, our processes would come to a grinding halt, which is why it is important that all those working in these industries have a basic knowledge of the machines’ purposes and construction.
The purpose of this dictionary is to provide those working around machinery a way to quickly locate frequently used process machinery terms and definitions in order to make better decisions. The dictionary’s succinct format and portable size makes it an ideal field reference. This resource is perfect for plant decision makers, maintenance personnel, process operators, purchasing agents or anyone needing to understand machinery terms.