Some of the most consistently popular posts here on the blog involve compressor anti-surge control. It's a condition in centrifugal and axial compressors where a flow reversal condition can occur. Wikipedia defines centrifugal compressor surge as: …the point at which...
Centrifugal and axial compressors are at the heart of many production processes. Effective compressor automation and turbomachinery control not only impacts efficiency, but also safety, reliability, production throughput and energy usage. A complete turbomachinery control system consists of measurement devices, high speed controllers, control valves, guide vane drives, turbine governors and more.
Update: Greg has published a post, Checklist for Compressor Surge Control Tips which should give you some things to consider for your centrifugal and axial compressors. Orginal post: It's great to questions from automation professionals from some of my posts built up...
Before the holidays, ModelingAndControl.comControl Talk blog's Greg McMillan had another set of eBooks, Centrifugal and Axial Compressor Control Student Text and Instructor's Guide. These books were originally published in 1983 and the copyrights were returned to...
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