Performance Control of Reciprocating Compressors: Devices for Managing Load & Flow 2009
This short course aims to provide attendees with the knowledge to fundamental understand the various types of unloading and capacity control devices, the ability to decipher product claims, and the skills to identify methods and equipment used to modify unit performance relative to their needs and budgets. Useful, and unbiased, comparisons between the various performance control devices are detailed via provided quick-reference charts. Additional information provided includes: diagrams, pictures and schematics; advantages and disadvantages; performance considerations; operational limitations; practical applicability. Upon course completion, attendees will be able to identify best possible means to achieve optimum performance control for both current and new units. Furthermore, participants will gain valuable knowledge that can be readily implemented when considering the full economics of real costs versus return on investments.