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Reciprocating Compressor Calculation
Reciprocating Compressor Calculation
Estimates Temperature Rise and Power Consumed in compressing a gas mixture from an Inlet Pressure to Desired Outlet pressure.
Data
Pressure In
(P1)
Bar A
Temperature In
(T1)
° C
Pressure Out
(P2)
Bar A
Flowrate
(Q)
m³/s
Number of Stages
1
2
3
4
Polytropic Efficiency
(η
_{Poly}
)
%
Intercooler
Yes
No
Cooler Outlet Temperature
° C
Interstage Pressure Drop
(ΔP)
Bar
Mechanical Efficiency
(η
_{Mech}
)
%
Compression Ratio
(CR)
Equal
User Input
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
Properties
Critical Pressure
(Pc)
Bar A
Critical Temperature
(Tc)
° C
Accentric Factor
(ω)
Molecular Weight
Cp/Cv Ratio
(k)
Equation of State
Van der Waals
Redlich Kwong (RK)
Soave Redlich Kwong (SRK)
Peng Robinson (PR)
Peng Robinson Gasem (PRG)
Result
1
2
3
4
Flow
m³/s
400
(k-1)/k
400
(k-1)/(k.η
_{Poly}
)
400
C.R.
400
Power
kW
400
Suction
Pressure
Bar A
400
Temperature
° C
400
k
400
Z
400
Discharge
Pressure
Bar A
400
Temperature
° C
400
k
400
Z
400