Category Archives for RECIPROCATING COMPRESSORS

Compression work vs. temperature rise

A handy rule of thumb to retain for compression troubleshooting jobs is that the theoretical temperature increase of gas due to compression is linearly proportional to compression horsepower. An extremely useful application of this rule of thumb is the following … Continue reading

26. January 2010 by Jack
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Reciprocating Compressor Troubleshooting – Unloader failure

pneumatically operated, automated unloaders. A mal-functioning unloader remains in an open position and thus reduces the capacity of the compressor. To identify this problem, proceed as follows: • Set the compressor to run at a constant speed. • Close the … Continue reading

19. November 2009 by Jack
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Reciprocating Compressor Troubleshooting – Evaluating lost compression horse power

The first step in troubleshooting reciprocating compressors is to quantify the extent of the problem. How much compression work has actually been lost? An approximate rule of thumb is: Inserting the data from the El Gringo operation in the above … Continue reading

19. November 2009 by Jack
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