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EMPIRICAL HORSEPOWER CURVE DEVELOPMENT

Determines optimum compressor performance for all operating conditions.

Key measurements include the horsepower and torque of the engine. Integrated compressor performance measurement also is a major component of a maintenance alarm system.

Program Description
Using empirical compressor performance data collected over the operating range of the unit, horsepower curves and critical compressor algorithms are developed.

Program features include:
  • Onsite testing (up to 48 hours to collect compressor performance data)
  • Computer generated hp curves
Scheduling includes up to 48 hours of onsite testing and 3-4 weeks to analyze, calculate, and develop compressor hp curves.

Where Testing Is Applicable
Testing is applicable to equipment where horsepower and torque readings are valuable; this may include units that have broad operating ranges, engines with predictive maintenance systems and equipment that is to be operated optimally.

Note
When used in combination with a control system, horsepower curves can be used to automatically load or unload compressors as operating conditions change.