barrel compressor

barrel compressor

[′bar·əl kəm‚pres·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A centrifugal compressor having a barrel-shaped housing.
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Since the optimum speed for the barrel compressor applications can be easily obtained by ratio changes in the speed increaser, it was thought best to select a power turbine design speed that maximizes the efficiency of existing pipeline booster frame sizes.
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.