CST14 - Design and Implementation of Swirl Brakes for Enhanced Rotordynamic Stability in an Off?shore Centrifugal Compressor
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Rotordynamic stability of gas compressors at high speeds and operating pressures is a significant technical challenge. Dynamic instability must be avoided for the sake of safe, reliable and continuous operation of turbomachinery. During the last few decades, the industry has successfully used swirl-brakes in a Teeth-on-Stator configuration for many applications. This case study presents the design, testing and successful implementation of swirl-brakes for a Teeth-on-Rotor configuration to improve rotordynamic stability.
Cave, Michael; Moulton, David; Eldridge, Thom; Wilkes, Jason; Clarke, Chris; Venkataraman, Balaji; Moore, Jeff ([201). CST14 - Design and Implementation of Swirl Brakes for Enhanced Rotordynamic Stability in an Off?shore Centrifugal Compressor. Turbomachinery Laboratory; Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station; Texas A & M University. Libraries. Available electronically from