Barrel compressor | Article about barrel compressor by The Free Dictionary
barrel compressor[′bar·əl kəm‚pres·ər]
A centrifugal compressor having a barrel-shaped housing.
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The seven Rolls-Royce RB211 mechanical drive units will power centrifugal barrel compressors
manufactured by Siemens and Dresser-Rand in the technically demanding region of the Gulf of Guinea, off the coast of West Africa.
Two types of oil and gas installations predominate: pipeline boosters that are directly driven and barrel compressors
driven through speed-increasing gears.