Surge Avoidance in Gas Compression Systems

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R. Kurz, R. C. White

Solar Turbines Incorporated, 9330 Skypark Court, San Diego, CA 92123

J. Turbomach 126(4), 501-506 (Dec 29, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1777577 History: Received May 21, 2004; Revised May 27, 2004; Online December 29, 2004
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Compressor station and rotor system consisting of power turbine, coupling, and compressor rotor
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Anti-surge and recycle system; (a) cooled recycle, (b) hot recycle
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Simplified surge cycles, 5
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Compressor characteristics
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Emergency shutdown against closed recycle valve. Test data versus simulation with complete model. Time spans in surge based on vibration data from test flow and reverse flow.
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Emergency shutdown with recycle valve opening; (a) speed and pressures versus time, (b) flow versus time
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Relative difference between discharge pressure and valve pressure
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Comparison between full and reduced model



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