publication . Article . 2015

Economics of water injected air screw compressor systems

K Venu Madhav; Ahmed Kovacevic;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Country: United Kingdom
There is a growing need for compressed air free of entrained oil to be used in industry. In many cases it can be supplied by oil flooded screw compressors with multi stage filtration systems, or by oil free screw compressors. However, if water injected screw compressors can be made to operate reliably, they could be more efficient and therefore cheaper to operate. Unfortunately, to date, such machines have proved to be insufficiently reliable and not cost effective. This paper describes an investigation carried out to determine the current limitations of water injected screw compressor systems and how these could be overcome in the 15-315 kW power range and deli...
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free text keywords: TA, Gas compressor, Oil free, Mechanical engineering, Rotor (electric), law.invention, law, Filtration, Economic analysis, Petroleum engineering, Compressed air, Engineering, business.industry, business, Reciprocating compressor, Multi stage
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