Capacity Improvement of Large, Two Stage Diaphragm Compressor
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Two stage diaphragm compressor is used to pressurize a process gas stream. As delivered, compressor produced less than 75% of the required flow rate at the specified suction and discharge conditions. Improvement Goal: Increase capacity to deliver minimum required flow to the process. An improvement effort was initiated. This presentation covers the improvements made to the compressor which resulted in a capacity increase to 98% of the design flow rate. The OEM was integral to this process and provided the engineering and shop time to implement the improvements.
Frantz, Gregory; Eizember, Robert; Vazquez, Jose (2013). Capacity Improvement of Large, Two Stage Diaphragm Compressor. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from