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Help needed: Choosing the 'right' compressor

  1. Feb 7, 2010 #1
    I have to design a compressor that can compress air from atmosheric pressure to 4 atmosphere, with a mass flow rate of 50898.62 kg/h of compressed air.

    I am stuck between the choice of two types of compressors. They are:

    • Centrifugal Compressor
    • Axial Compressor

    I have looked at their descriptions but cannot decide which one is the better one to design.

    Would someone please guide me through this.

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  3. Feb 8, 2010 #2


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    First things first: Can you name some pros and cons of each design?
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