With the proliferation of dedicated digital anti-surge control systems over the last 20Read More
Properly designed compressor controls should not only protect the compressor, they should protect the process.
Centrifugal compressors are common-place in many process plants due to their small [...]Read More
Stonewall occurs in a centrifugal compressor when the velocity of the gas in at least one stage reaches the speed of sound (Mach 1) at the gas conditions in that part of the [...]Read More
Incipient surge is a flow disturbance in the impeller of a centrifugal compressor that occurs at low flows. However, calling this phenomenon “surge” is a bit of a misnomer. Since the disturbance [...]Read More
The common technique for controlling throughput of an axial compressor is to incorporate variable inlet guide vanes for the first few rows of blades. Some manufacturers can vary all the inlet guide [...]Read More