barrel compressor

barrel compressor

[′bar·əl kəm‚pres·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
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.