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dc.creatorHunt, D. G.
dc.creatorTerry, S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-23T21:25:19Z
dc.date.available2014-09-23T21:25:19Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.otherESL-IE-14-05-35
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/152190
dc.description.abstractA study has been performed to determine if inlet air temperature provides an increase in compressor efficiency, seen through reduced power for some specified mass flow. A theoretical analysis suggests that power is not a function of volumetric flow. However, energy use will be a function of mass flow, since processes demand a given mass flow, which is a function of inlet density and time loaded. For flooded oil screw compressors, our experimental results show that for a given mass flow (scfm), compressor power and energy are not a function of inlet air temperature. We believe this to be due to hot compressor oil mixing with inlet air, which dampens any temperature variation due to the high thermal mass of oil. This provides the compressor a near constant effective inlet temperature regardless of outdoor temperature and therefore a near constant power for a given flow.en
dc.publisherEnergy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)
dc.publisherTexas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu)
dc.titleUsing Outside Air for Flooded Oil Screw Compressors at an Industrial Facilityen
dc.contributor.sponsorSchneider Electric
dc.contributor.sponsorNorth Carolina State University


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