Fluid Machines are equipments capable of producing useful effects by means of energetic interactions with fluid streams.
The fluid machines are classified in two types:
Driving Machines extract energy from fluid streams and make it available from a rotating shaft.
Handling Machines transfer energy to fluids with purposes of transportation and/or pressurization.
The more used fluid machines in industrial services are:
The main obstacle encountered by those interested in dealing professionally with fluid machines is the need of a reasonable amount of knowledge on several different engineering areas.
Just to quote the most important ones: