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Category: Equipment Design
Question: Where can I find design guidelines for sizing a surge drum at the suction of a reciprocating compressor?
Keywords: surge,drum,sizing,compressor
Answer: Get a copy of the Gas Processor Suppliers Association (GPSA) Engineering Data Book, Volume 1.Go to the section on compressors and expanders, pages 13-18 through 13-20.There have been numerous articles published on this subject, particularly in Hydrocarbon Processing magazine and the old Petroleum Refiner. However, I can't find them at the moment. You could use a search engine like Google and find fabricating companies that sell these and who may give you some info.