Hydraulic Shop Performance Testing Of Centrifugal Compressors.
The purpose of this tutorial is to familiarize the rotating equipment engineer with in-shop hydraulic performance testing methods. The tutorial discusses the theory of similarity testing, the assumption, and inherent errors. The presentation includes a selected case for demonstration. It is intended for engineers who define performance test requirements for assigned projects, review test agendas, and witness vendor compressor performance tests. Allowable test departures described in the ASME PTC-10 (1997) are reviewed and discussed.
Colby, Gary M. (2005). Hydraulic Shop Performance Testing Of Centrifugal Compressors.. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from