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Compression

Compression

Reciprocating compressors are positive displacement machines in which the compressing and displacing element is a piston having a reciprocating motion within a cylinder. The discussion on the this page on reciprocating compressors includes a description of process configuration for multistage units, as well as an explanation of the concepts of:

  • Speed control
  • Inlet throttling
  • Recycling
  • Pressure relief
  • Blowdown
  • Distance piece venting and draining

(10 HP – 2300 HP)

  • Screw
  • Reciprocating

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