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Rough Estimation of Compressor Settle-Out Pressure

Reference: Calculating Settle-out Pressure in Compressor Loops - Heydari Gorji A. & Kalat Jari H.
Hydrocarbon Processing, November 2006

Section

Volume,
m

Line 1
Drum 1
Line 2
Line 3
AE 1
Line 4
Drum 2
Line 5
Antisurge line 1
Drum 3
Line 6
Line 7
AE 2
Antisurge line 2
Line 8

0.7
4
0.4
3
1
1.5
8
0.8
0.2
12
0.7
1.5
0.6
0.3
1

Total

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9
9
9
28
28
27.5
27.3
27.3
27.3
27.1
27.1
71
71
70
70

35.7

Settle-Out Pressure =
Prepared by:

Pressure, Vol.*Press.,
3
barg
m *bara

28.83 barg

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Chemical Engineer
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7.01
40.05
4.01
87.04
29.01
42.77
226.51
22.65
5.66
337.36
19.68
108.02
43.21
21.30
71.01
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
1065.29

Design
Press.,
barg
30.3
30.3
30.3
49.3
49.3
48.8
48.6
48.6
48.6
48.4
48.4
92.3
92.3
91.3
91.3

Compressor Settle-Out Pressure & Temperature (Rigorous Method)


Compressibility Factor Z Calculation

P 5270 101.785 SG
1
T 3.825

where:
P=
SG =

Pressure, kPa (abs)


gas specific gravity, dimensionless
MW
SG
28.96

MW =
T=

gas molecular weight, kg/kmole


Absolute temperature, K

Specific Heat Calculation


Reference:
Variation of Natural Gas Heat Capacity with Temperature, Pressure and Relative Density
John M. Campbell

SG
C p a bT T c d e P P f

0.6
where:
Cp =
T=
P=
a=
b=
c=
d=
e=
f=

0.025

specific heat at constant pressure, kJ/kg-C


Temperature in C
Pressure in MPa
0.9
1.014
-0.7
2.17
1.015
0.0214

Note:
The specific heat correlation is applicable only for Natural gases. This correlation covers wide ranges of
pressure (0.1 to 20 MPa (abs)), temperature (20 to 200C) and specific gravity (0.6 to 0.8)

Section

Volume,
m3

Line 1
Drum 1
Line 2
Line 3
AE 1
Line 4
Drum 2
Line 5
Antisurge line 1
Drum 3
Line 6
Line 7
AE 2
Antisurge line 2
Line 8

0.7
4
0.4
3
1
1.5
8
0.8
0.2
12
0.7
1.5
0.6
0.3
1

Temp. T, C Pressure
P, barg
25
25
25
107
81
55
55
55
55
54.8
54.8
138
94
50
50

35.7

Settleout Temperature =
Settleout Pressure =
Prepared by:
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9
9
9
28
28
27.5
27.3
27.3
27.3
27.1
27.1
71
71
70
70

MW,
kg/kmol
18.4
18.4
18.4
18.4
18.4
18.4
18.4
18.4
18.4
18.4
18.4
18.4
18.4
18.4
18.4

Comp.
Sp Heat
Moles, Mass M, M*Cp*T, kJ M*Cp,
Factor, Z Cp, kJ/kg- kmole
kg
kJ/C
C
0.978
2.340
0.289
5.318
311.1
12.4
0.978
2.340
1.652
30.389
1777.6
71.1
0.978
2.340
0.165
3.039
177.8
7.1
0.973
2.473
2.829
52.049
13771.7
128.7
0.966
2.450
1.020
18.777
3725.6
46.0
0.955
2.436
1.641
30.197
4045.6
73.6
0.955
2.435
8.689 159.870
21409.3
389.3
0.955
2.435
0.869
15.987
2140.9
38.9
0.955
2.435
0.217
3.997
535.2
9.7
0.956
2.434 12.946 238.203
31769.5
579.7
0.956
2.434
0.755
13.895
1853.2
33.8
0.951
2.719
3.321
61.114
22927.4
166.1
0.927
2.662
1.527
28.097
7030.3
74.8
0.888
2.636
0.893
16.437
2166.2
43.3
0.888
2.636
2.978
54.791
7220.8
144.4

0.95

66.4 C
28.89 barg

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Chemical Engineer
ankur_2061@hotmail.com

39.79

732.16

120862.47

1819.06