RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN SIMULATING RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR MANIFOLDS FOR VIBRATION CONTROL.
As compressor fuel prices increase, the demand for removing sources of static pressure loss in compressor manifolds becomes more urgent. One way for achieving this is to minimize the number of pulsation suppression devices installed. An adverse effect of this action is higher vibration due to the increase in pulsation related forces. This paper presents some new approaches for designing manifolds to withstand higher dynamic forces, utilizing frequency tuning and stress based design. Case histories and test correlations are presented to illustrate these new analytical tools developed. (Author abstract. )
author list (cited authors)
Palazzolo, A. B., Smalley, A. J., & Lifshits, A.