multistage compressor

multistage compressor

[′məl·tē‚stāj kəm′pres·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A machine for compressing a gaseous fluid in a sequence of stages, with or without intercooling between stages.
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It is not possible to install the multistage compressor required in a portable and practical package.
The multistage compressors, for example, have been subjected to a rigorous rotordynamic test programme, taking advantage of the Gas Compressor Test Facility with its 20,000 horsepower (hp) driver, and the capability to test at discharge pressures of up to 3,000 pounds per square inch (psi).

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