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compressor driver rated power calc

compressor driver rated power calc

compressor driver rated power calc

Dear All,

please find the attached snapshot below, there is 5.5% site derated value mentioned in the bracket, why some compressor vendor considering in the calculation. if anyone explain , shower his knowledge will be appreciated.


RE: compressor driver rated power calc

The Waukesha brochure indicates a gross power at 5000bhp at 100degF at up to 3000ft altitude, so no derate for temp or altitude for your case (65ft / 104degF) -see also table on page 4 of brochure


Would suspect this 5.5% derate on 5000bhp to get to 4725bhp is to account for power to run auxiliaries attached to the gas engine - confirm with Waukesha.

RE: compressor driver rated power calc

If that 275 hp loss is intended for auxiliaries, then the Ariel Performance file isn't configured properly. When the HP is shown like that, someone has entered a % derate for the engine - typically based on site conditions (e.g. elevation as mentioned), but could be anything else that affects engine performance without specifically being an external power draw. Perhaps fuel gas quality?

If it was entered as auxiliary power draw, it would look like this on the performance sheet:

This is what the engine configuration power section looks like in Ariel Performance software.

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