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Influence of the Reynolds Number on the Performance of Centrifugal Compressors

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R. A. Strub

Process Compressor Subcommittee, International Compressed Air and Allied Machinery Committee (ICAAMC)

L. Bonciani

Nuovo Pignone; Process Compressor Subcommittee, International Compressed Air and Allied Machinery Committee (ICAAMC)

C. J. Borer

Dresser Industries; Process Compressor Subcommittee, International Compressed Air and Allied Machinery Committee (ICAAMC)

M. V. Casey

Sulzer Escher Wyss; Process Compressor Subcommittee, International Compressed Air and Allied Machinery Committee (ICAAMC)

S. L. Cole

Ingersoll-Rand; Process Compressor Subcommittee, International Compressed Air and Allied Machinery Committee (ICAAMC)

B. B. Cook

Transamerica Delaval; Process Compressor Subcommittee, International Compressed Air and Allied Machinery Committee (ICAAMC)

J. Kotzur

MAN Gutehoffnungshuette GmbH; Process Compressor Subcommittee, International Compressed Air and Allied Machinery Committee (ICAAMC)

H. Simon

Mannesmann Demag; Process Compressor Subcommittee, International Compressed Air and Allied Machinery Committee (ICAAMC)

M. A. Strite

Elliott, United Technologies; Process Compressor Subcommittee, International Compressed Air and Allied Machinery Committee (ICAAMC)

J. Turbomach 109(4), 541-544 (Oct 01, 1987) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3262145 History: Received January 30, 1987; Online November 09, 2009

Abstract

This work is the result of an investigation based on numerous test data supplied by major compressor manufacturers in USA and in Europe. The main objective of the work is to propose improved formulae for the correction of the efficiency, the head, and the flow as influenced by the Reynolds number variation between workshop tests and specified conditions, carried out with the same machine. Tests on hand have shown that a sufficiently good correlation between measured and predicted values can be obtained with the proposed formulae. In addition a proposal is made for the allowable range, taking into account the inherent limitations for accurate testing at low Reynolds numbers. As a conclusion to this study it is recommended that the proposed formulae and allowable range be reviewed by the ASME, the ISO, or any other appropriate associations for adoption in revised test codes for centrifugal compressors.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
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