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 DescriptionUsing 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
Where Testing Is ApplicableTesting 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.
NoteWhen used in combination with a control system, horsepower curves can be used to automatically load or unload compressors as operating conditions change.