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12495 cfm copper bessemer centrifugal compressor
( 21229 m3/hr copper bessemer centrifugal compressor )

IPPE Stock Number: 222927

Equipment Category COMPRESSOR
Sub Group CENTRIFUGAL
Capacity 12495 CFM / 21229 M3/Hr
Product Description 12,495 ACFM Cooper Bessemer centrifugal gas compressor with Turbodyne steam turbine driver. Copper Bessemer compressor Model RFB-24, manufactured by Copper Bessemer, rated pressure suction 811.2 PSIA @ 127 degrees F; rated pressure discharge is 856 PSI. Maximum pressure 1000 PSI @ 145 degrees F. Maximum continuous RPM is 6070. Rated 4852 HP, 5780 RPM. Previously used as a Methanol Recycle compressor. The compressor is driven by a Turbodyne steam turbine, Model S5, serial number 32596, Order #U-19182. rated 5337 HP, Inlet 600 PSIG @ 750 Degrees F; Exhaust pressure 55 PSIG @ 373 degrees F. 6435 trip speed. Maximum continuous speed 5650 RPM. Frame S5, 2nd critical rpm 11,500. Includes a spare rotor. (NOTE: Turbine can be sold separately -See IPP # 222928 for turbine only).


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Used CompressorsCompressors are designed to compress (over 20 psi) and move air and other gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, etc. IPP's Compressors for sale are listed by the Cubic Feet per Minute or CFM rating and pressure.

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Centrifugal compressors use centrifugal forces to pump air or gas to develop pressure. They typically operate at speeds of 3500 rpm or higher. Multiple stages are used to produce the required pressure rise. This type of compressor is driven by an electric motor, steam turbine, or gas turbine, with or without speed increasing gears.

Rotary compressors, blowers, and vacuum pumps are positive displacement type machines. This type of machine incorporates rotating internal lobes, screws or vanes that compress the gas or air. They are constant volume machines with variable discharge pressure. The volume can be varied only by changing the speed or bypassing or wasting some of the capacity of the machine. The types of rotary compressors are classified by the type of rotor they use. These include: straight-lobe, sliding vane, liquid piston, screw type.

Reciprocating compressors are furnished in either single-stage or multi-stage types. The principle parts of this type of machine are the cylinders and the pistons. The different types you will see include single acting air cooled or water cooled, single stage double acting water cooled, horizontal or vertical.

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