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Single Stage Compressor Calculation

Compressor calculations are based on standard polytropic compression of an real gas. It is assumed that the compressibility and heat capacity ratios are essentially constant with pressure and temperature.


  • Carl Branan, Process Engineer's Pocket Handbook (Houston, Texas: Gulf Publishing Co., 1981), p. 28-30.
  • Warren McCabe and Julian Smith, Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering (New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1976), p. 199-202.
  • Charles Mitchell, Perry's Chemical Engineer's Handbook 6th Ed. (New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1984), p. 6-17 - 6-21.

    Single Stage Compressor Calculation
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    Last updated 27Dec01