Abstract

A series of closed loop development tests were conducted on a new high-efficiency, multi-stage gas compressor. Using the test data and a 1-D compressor analysis software program, stage characteristics were modeled for each of the six stages. Overall stage results from the 1-D model were compared to development test data to validate the model. Once the model was validated, it was used to understand stage-to-stage matching at design and off-design conditions.

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