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Centrifugal Compressor Configuration, Selection and Arrangement

The detailed sizing and selection of centrifugal compressors may be somewhat of a mystery to the typical user. Once the suction and discharge process conditions and required flow rates are established, they are submitted to an equipment supplier for sizing and selection. The resulting combination of impeller diameters, casing sizes and operating speed determined by the equipment supplier can be puzzling to the engineer charged with evaluating the selections.

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