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Calculate the time needed to fill a compressor

  1. Feb 16, 2016 #1
    Dear all,

    I would like to have your help for a problem that i face. I know that it is a little bit ridiculous, but my brain is stacked right now!

    I have a helium compressor that i want to fill it with helium at room temperature 293K @ 1.013bar. This compressor will be connected with a pipe. As i want to size the pipe i assume that the filling procedure takes about an hour. I have available 500mbar of Δp for a distance of 10-15 meters.

    Which method should i follow?

    Thanks everybody in advance,
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  3. Feb 16, 2016 #2


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    It's not clear what you are trying to do.

    Are you talking about filling a receiver (a tank) with helium gas?
  4. Feb 16, 2016 #3
    Hi steamking,

    thanks for your answer..
    I am trying to size the pipe for filling my compressor. The mass of the compressor that i have to fill is 2m3 of gaseous helium and i try to calculate the size of the line..! I am sorry if i didn't explain better..!

    Thanks again...
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