Compressor Efficiency


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Compressor Efficiency
101031010111061030900 Compressor EfficiencyEffect on Driver LoadLet's assume that we are driving a centrifugal compressor with a constant-speed electric motor. We are compressing natural gas, coming right off a thousand wellheads, in Laredo, Texas. This is not a good idea. There is entrained brine (salty water) in the gas. The brine will dry out inside the compressor case, due to the heat of compression. The resulting salts will deposit on and inside the wheels or stages of the compressor's rotor.The compressor efficiency will be adversely affected. As a consequence:
Citation
Norman P. Lieberman; Elizabeth T. Lieberman: Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition. Compressor Efficiency, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export