Optimization of Clearance Volume for Performance Improvement of Reciprocating Compressor
Jayesh Patil1, Rajkumar Bhagat2

1Jayesh Ravindra Patil, Mechanical Department, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, India.
2Rajkumar Bhagat, Mechanical Department, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, India.

Manuscript received on 04 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 July 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 August 2019 | PP: 1688-1694| Volume-8 Issue-10, August 2019 | Retrieval Number: J90020881019/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.J9002.0881019
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Abstract: The paper addresses to engineers who do design and optimization work in the field of reciprocating compressors. In this paper theoretical and exact contemplations are given which permit to foresee the valve misfortunes. Suction valve misfortunes are additionally bring about a decrease of limit. The most effective part in the development of a reciprocating compressor depends strongly on improvement of its performance. For this purpose, a performance characteristic evaluation of a two stroke reciprocating air compressor is carried out in this paper. By and large stream misfortunes of compressor valves are affected by the valve geometry as well as are intensified by valve pocket misfortunes. The aims were to improve compressor performance by illustrating the effects of various parameters such as clearance between head and piston, stroke length, friction losses, compressor running time, background working condition and air leakage. The effect of each parameter was compared with given performance condition and after it was demonstrated the most important parameter on the performance. The parameter was measured using three techniques. The experiment addressed some factors that led to the inefficient performance of the reciprocating compressor air system and cause energy losses. The results advocate the optimal time for starting time of starting each stage of the two–stage reciprocating compressor. The work in addition may give a insight for the development of the design of multi-stage compression and presents some key design parameter.
Keywords: Performance, Volumetric efficiency,
compressor valve

Scope of the Article: Discrete Optimization