Valve Performance and Life of Reciprocating Compressors

  title={Valve Performance and Life of Reciprocating Compressors},
  author={Klaus Brun},
The operation of a reciprocating compressor is closely linked to the performance of its valves in terms of life and efficiency. Most operators report that the most significant cause of forced outages of reciprocating compressors is related to valve failures. In designing a reciprocating compressor valve, desirable functional attributes include good sealing, rapid opening and closing, sustained high flow area and low flow resistance, minimum bouncing upon impact, toleration of impact forces and… CONTINUE READING