Mechanical Engineering - Compressors, Gas Dynamics and Gas Turbines - Discussion


The clearance volume in the compressor is kept minimum because it effects on volumetric efficiency.

[A]. Correct
[B]. Incorrect

Answer: Option A


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Vikram Agarwal said: (Apr 3, 2015)  
A compressor's volumetric efficiency (V) is defined by the ratio of actual volume of gas that it could suck if there was no such thing as clearance volume. Therefore, a compressor with less clearance volume should be more volumetrically efficient.

The volumetric efficiency directly affects the capacity because the capacity depends directly on the cylinder's piston displacement.

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