Product Category: Compressors, centrifugal

Atlas Copco Compressors Inaugurates Houston Facility

June 2012 Vol. 239 No. 6

Atlas Copco Compressors Product Company has dedicated a new 96,000 square foot facility in Houston, housing customer relations for North and South America as well as producing a wide range of air compressors, dryers and skid packages. The new building brings together 150 employees from several Atlas Copco subsidiaries under one roof to create its largest office in the United States.

Efficiency And Operating Characteristics Of Centrifugal And Reciprocating Compressors

October 2010 Vol. 237 No. 10

Reciprocating compressors and centrifugal compressors have different operating characteristics and use different efficiency definitions. This article provides guidelines for an equitable comparison, resulting in a universal efficiency definition for both types of machines. The comparison is based on the requirements in which a user is ultimately interested. Further, the impact of actual pipeline operating conditions and the impact on efficiency at different load levels is evaluated.