Efficiency Upgrade Recip. Compressor

Divider valve for the new lubrication system

LocationSwitzerland
ApplicationPharmaceutical and Biotech Industry
Compressor TypeReciprocating compressor – 4 stg.
ServiceOil free CO2 compression
Power~63 bara
Disch. Pressure6 bara

Challenge

  • The compressor ran at 80-90% capacity most of the time
  • The exceeding capacity is recycled to the compressor inlet and compression energy is wasted

Solution

  • “Flux-to-Flow” system designed and installed on 1st stage
  • Compressor thermodynamic and torsional behaviour verified for reliable and safe operation

Result

~20 KEur/Year saved (15%)