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Advantages & disadvantages of Centrifugal Compressor

Advantages & disadvantages of Centrifugal Compressor:

The Main Advantages & Disadvantages of Centrifugal Compressor are explained as follows: 

Advantages of Centrifugal Compressor:

  • Centrifugal compressors are relatively simple to operate and maintain.
  •  It is highly efficient.
  • It is more reliable.
  • This type of compressor can be used for both liquid and gas applications. The flow rate is also variable so it can be adjusted according to the needs.
  • It is less expensive.
  • Less downtime due to high reliability.
  • It is an ideal compressor, that handles high pressure, low volume liquid, or gas applications that would otherwise require a higher cost pump.
  • This pump has very little maintenance cost as compared to other types of pumps used in air conditioning units.

Disadvantages of Centrifugal Compressor:

  • It is not more stable at high compression.
  • It is Less flexible.
  • The main disadvantage with this type of compressor is that there are no integrated controls available with them, unlike other types which have built-in control systems. It required additional components like solenoid valves etc., They are quite bulky because they need more space for their installation than most other compressors.
  • It generates more vibrations, this may cause damages to parts.
  • The noise produced by these machines is very loud and the moving parts inside the compressor often wear out quickly. 
  • The motor performance does degrade over time but this depends on how well maintained your equipment

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