Centrifugal Compressors and Surge


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Centrifugal Compressors and Surge
101031010103111030900 Centrifugal Compressors and SurgeOveramping the Motor DriverHave you ever heard a 12,000-hp, 9000-rpm, multistage centrifugal compressor go into surge? The periodic, deep-throated roar emitted by the surging compressor is just plain scary. Machines, quite obviously, are not intended to make such sounds. But what causes surge?Another question: What happens to the amperage load on a motor-driven centrifugal compressor when the molecular weight of the gas increases? I ask this question in the following conte…
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Norman P. Lieberman; Elizabeth T. Lieberman: Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition. Centrifugal Compressors and Surge, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export