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Oil-braked Expander Shares Oil with a Process Compressor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019404D
Publication Date: 2003-Sep-12

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Abstract

Oil-braked expansion turbines require recirculating oil to absorb the power developed by the turbine and reject it as heat. The oil system package typically includes oil tank, pump, filter, heater, cooler, piping, valves and instruments. The oil system package can be a substantial fraction of the expander system cost.