Many of readers in of this technical blog asked me how to calculate reciprocating compressor power. Long time ago I wrote how to estimate centrifugal compressor power.
In this post I want to share how to calculate reciprocating compressor power. This calculation is used for estimation only. For more accurate results, you should consult a compressor manufacturer.
You will find that the method used in this calculation rely on graphical methods. So, please be patient in using this method.
I used calculation method as stated in GPSA.
Let’s start using example. I used example as used in GPSA. Read More