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#1 adamsavine


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 10:27 PM



To estimate capital cost of compressor, its power is needed. But how to obtain compressor power?


I am simulating a plant using Aspen hysys. To obtain compressor power, do i need to input performance curve or just input inlet outlet pressures? is the power value obtained by the latter way acceptable for compressor capital cost estimation?



#2 Art Montemayor

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 11:19 PM



Are you a chemical engineering student or studying some other engineering discipline?

If so, then why haven't you been prepared to understand or even develop the method of calculating the power required by a gas compressor?


You say you are "simulating", but how can you qualify to do that if you haven't learned or been taught the basic essentials?


You need to take a course in thermodynamics or a similar unit operations course to learn the steps that are taken to increase pressure in a gas system before attempting to simulate it.  You can't simulate what you don't understand.   You have to learn how to walk before you can run.

#3 breizh


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:38 AM


To support your work.

Another reference is Perry's Chemical engineers' handbook.

Good luck.



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