Experimental and Theoretical Study of Heat Liberation of Reciprocating Air Compressor

Abstract

In this paper an approach is presented to estimate the temperature , heattransfer rate and heat liberation of a reciprocating air compressor . Theexperimental work was performed by using double cylinder compressorworking by three stages to reach the final pressure. In the experimental work,recording the final pressure for three stages ,and recording the temperatureat suction valve, delivery valve and the cylinder wall . In the theoretical parta computer program used to solve model of single zone and depending onstep by step , and calculating the amount of heat liberation by analysispressure diagram ,the program depend upon the first law of thermodynamicand gases .The result that shown the maximum temperature inside compressionspace from TDC , also the rate of heat liberation increased with increase ofcompressor speed.