Performance and Mechanical Running Tests of Centrifugal Compressors I [Best from the web]
This article is the first in a series of very good articles on performance and mechanical running tests of centrifugal compressors that we have identified as one of the most helpful out there in the web.
Have you been handed some responsibilities to oversee or witness performance or mechanical running tests for centrifugal compressors? If you have, then this article is for you. The author(s) from Turbomachinery International provides some useful advice for preparing for and attending monitoring centrifugal compressor performance and mechanical running tests.
The author provides useful tips on preparation and what to look out for or what questions to ask. He also succinctly describes the various types of test according to the ASME PTC-10 test code as well as the typical types of gas mixtures used. This is a good article and a gentle introduction into the world of performance and mechanical run testing of centrifugal compressors.
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