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Performance Testing of a Multi-Stage Centrifugal Compressor With Sidestream Extraction

[+] Author Affiliations
A. I. C. Hunter, R. G. Nyquist, M. F. Andrews, J. Smith, H. Boice

Atlas Copco, Voorheesville, NY

Paper No. ICONE20-POWER2012-55102, pp. 879-884; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/ICONE20-POWER2012-55102
From:
  • 2012 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and the ASME 2012 Power Conference
  • Volume 4: Codes, Standards, Licensing, and Regulatory Issues; Fuel Cycle, Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Coupled Codes; Instrumentation and Controls; Fuels and Combustion, Materials Handling, Emissions; Advanced Energy Systems and Renewables (Wind, Solar, Geothermal); Performance Testing and Performance Test Codes
  • Anaheim, California, USA, July 30–August 3, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division, Power Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4498-4
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME

abstract

Multi-stage Centrifugal compressors are widely used in air separation, gas and process and power generation applications. ASME PTC 10 [1] and VDI 2045 [2] performance test codes outline standard performance testing requirements for single and multi-stage compressors with or without sidestream inlets/ extractions. This paper outlines the process of testing and validation of a four stage centrifugal compressor with a sidestream extraction at the third stage exit allowing for simultaneous instrument air supply and soot blowing.

Copyright © 2012 by ASME

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