Compressor research and experimentation laboratory

Types of trialed compressors:

  • Rotary screw compressors, with and without oil injection;
  • Centrifugal and axial compressors with P < 0.6 MW and n<60,000 RPM;
  • Centrifugal and axial compressors with P<1.3 MW and n<30,000 RPM.

Trial type:

  • Open circuit.

Trial execution:

  • The beneficiary receives the mounting conditions attainable in the laboratory, with drag-along equipment interfacing and tapes to be designed and executed. This activity can also be carried out by specialized collectives of INCDT COMOTI, this being the cooperation relationship sought out.
  • Data acquisition and process lead are carried out in the command room fitted with all the necessary equipment for achieving the objective.

The following parameters are acquired in real-time:

  • Drag – along system:
    • Engine power;
    • Engine revolution;
    • Gearbox exit revolution;
    • Gearbox lubrication oil parameters(pressure, temperature, mass flow);
    • Gearbox vibration level.
  • Test compressor:
    • Inlet pressure and temperature;
    • Outlet pressure and temperature;
    • Air mass flow;
    • Compressor bearing system parameters;
    • Vibrations level, with fail-safe;
    • Compressor torque, real – time variation;
    • Other parameters, bz request of the beneficiary.  

Acquisition system fitted with automatic recorder:

  • Honeywell, 32 simultaneous channels

Torque gauges fitted:

  • Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik, precision class 0.05%.
a) Command room; b) Rotary screw compressor line;
c) Oil cooling system; d) Command panel;