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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Pipelines and Applications

Measurement Uncertainties Encountered During Gas Turbine Driven Compressor Field Testing

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K. Brun, R. Kurz

Solar Turbines Incorporated, San Diego, CA

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 123(1), 62-69 (Nov 01, 2000) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1340628 History: Received March 01, 1998; Revised November 01, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Test instrumentation for a gas compressor
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Typical gas turbine driven compressor during a field performance test
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Power and efficiency uncertainty versus compressor head at 288 K
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Power and efficiency uncertainty versus compressor head at 388 K

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