Computer Controlled Thermodynamic Cycle of A Piston Compressor
- A Computer Controlled Thermodynamic Cycle of a Piston Compressor training plant for studying the energy transfer in a compressed air system.
- The is controlled by a PC and software.
- It includes industrial sensors and transducers.
- The is designed to connect to the to expand the experimental capability.
- The has been designed and manufactured to incorporate all current safety standards
- Analysing the pressure / volume diagram of the first and second stages of the compressor by experiment
- Determining the polytropic index
- Calculating the effective average pressure of the first and second stages of the compressor
Checking the operation of the safety devices
- Using a T-s diagram for air to determine the characteristics of the thermal cycles by experiment
- For detailed study of the air characteristics it is necessary to connect the to the Compressed Air Dehumidification Training Plant
- 2.2 kW three-phase motor
- Twostage piston compressor with approx. 400 cm3 first stage and approx. 120 cm3 second stage
- Frequency converter for continuous variation of motor r.p.m.
- Coil evaporator
- Pipes connecting the various components painted with different colours to aid circuit identification
- Throttling valve
- 100 litre tank with all necessary fittings
- High and medium pressure gauges
Data acquisition software and PC interface card, transducers and sensors for acquisition of the following system parameters:
- Compressor r.p.m.
- Intake and discharge temperatures of the first and second stages of the compressor
- Relative humidity
- Pressure of the first and second stages of the compressor
- Electrical energy analyser
- High pressure switch
- Residual current thermomagnetic circuit-breaker
- Emergency stop button
- Control software