Range Versus Efficiency - Striking The Proper Balance
The paper addresses the balance between peak attainable efficiency and overall operating range that must be addressed when specifying, designing and/or selecting centrifugal compressors. The relative roles of the various compressor components; i.e., impellers, diffusers, guide vanes, and return channels; in achieving the proper balance are discussed. Finally, the importance of proper component and stage aerodynamic matching is emphasized.
Sorokes, Jim (2015). Range Versus Efficiency - Striking The Proper Balance. Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from