This course describes the selection and operation of various types of positive displacement compressors. The need for gas compression is discussed. The components and materials of construction are described for different types of positive displacement machines. Descriptions of auxiliary equipment such as separators and heat exchangers explain the improved operational efficiency from the use of this equipment.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the types and operation of positive displacement compressors
- Describe reciprocating compressors
- Describe rotary compressors
- Describe auxiliary equipment and multistage compressors