A Technology for Rotary Compressors

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L. F. Scheel

Ehrhart and Associates, Division of Procon Incorporated, Affiliate of Universal Oil Products, Los Angeles, Calif.

J. Eng. Power 92(3), 207-215 (Jul 01, 1970) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3445343 History: Received July 31, 1969; Online July 14, 2010


This article presents a method of evaluating the three losses of charging, leakage and “warm-up” involved in operating the five different types of rotary displacement compressors. A comprehensive method of determining the compression efficiency, volumetric efficiency and discharge temperature is included. The limiting tip speeds, compression ratios and sizes are presented categorically. Typical application examples are given.

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