Design And Full Load Testing Of A High Pressure Centrifugal Natural Gas Injection Compressor
This paper discusses the design of a high pressure reinjection centrifugal compressor. This compressor was tested in the manufacturer’s shop under full load to simulate the field operating conditions in terms of inlet/discharge pressures, flows, horsepower, gas density, etc. The test data indicates that with the proper design analysis, stable rotor/bearing systems can be designed for high pressure applications. The pressure transducer data verifies that the pressure pulsations at the inlet and discharge of a centrifugal compressor are very small even at high operating pressures. Reliable centrifugal compressors can be manufactured with the use of state of the art technology.
Sood, Vijay K. (1979). Design And Full Load Testing Of A High Pressure Centrifugal Natural Gas Injection Compressor. Texas A&M University. Gas Turbine Laboratories. Available electronically from