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Surge Control Considerations in Centrifugal Compressors

Posted in Energy on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010. 16 comments so far
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Any process manufacturer that has centrifugal compressors knows about a condition known as surge. Emerson’s Pete Sharpe described it to me: Surge is a condition that occurs on compressors when the amount of gas they are trying to compress is insufficient for the speed of the compressor and the turbine blades lose their forward thrust, […]