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Performance prediction methods for screw compressors

Heiyanthuduwage, M. A., Mounoury, S. & Kovacevic, A. (2011). Performance prediction methods for screw compressors. In: 7th International Conference on Compressors and their Systems 2011. (pp. 411-420). Woodhead Publishing Limited.


Accurate performance predictions are vital for selection and design of efficient screw compressors and their systems. During screw compressor developments, reliable performance data can considerably minimise the costly and time consuming testing of physical prototypes. Software packages for screw compressors may include various performance prediction methods in order to allow both, selection of compressors for a particular application and performance prediction in the design of a new machine. A study was carried out at Howden Compressors Limited with the aim of investigating different performance prediction methods for their new generation screw compressor selection software. This paper aims to provide an overview of the methods currently employed for predicting the performance of screw compressors. These include empirical, analytical and numerical methods which are used in product development, selection software as well as in the design of screw compressor systems for refrigeration and natural gas applications.

Publication Type: Book Section
Publisher Keywords: performances, screw compressors, energy efficiency, product development
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
[thumbnail of full_paper_performance_MH_city_conf_2011_V3.pdf] PDF - Accepted Version
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