Reciprocating Compressor Theory (RWB002)

This intermediate-level course was designed to give the student an understanding of the basic theory of compression as it relates to a reciprocating compressor. After a brief understanding of how the compressor operates, students will participate in interactive activities to help them understand basic gas behaviors, piston displacement, principles of compression, valve losses, rod loads, and the relationship of pressure, volume, and temperature. Other lessons will offer the students information on how clearance volume and compression ratios affect capacity and horsepower, and how multi-staging increases a compressor’s efficiency. Review questions throughout the course will help prepare the student for the final examination.

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2016 Dresser-Rand Training Catalog